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Hayes Elementary School

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Posted September 11, 2013

Just checked the ratings and I can tell you SOMETHING is NOT right here. My child was a straight A student. She was miserable because of the bullying and out of control classrooms. I have 5 older kids that all attended public schools and were honor grads from High School. Say what you want, but the parent's complaints here are NOT because they are not involved with their kids - its because they ARE! Please do your homework parents! Check out what's going on...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Hayes has not met AYP for the most recent year of statistics. Parents should seriously take that into consideration when choosing a school for their kids. I personally believe the AYP standards for the state and the country are pretty low, so to not meet those already low standards is incredibly concerning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

My daughter was bullied and teased at this school after moving into the district. Both the teachers and principle did nothing to resolve the propblem and my daughter cried every week asking to go to another. As a mother, this is the most horrible thing to endure. Please research schools before sending your children to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

Love Hayes!! My son is in first grade, and is thriving in this school. With the help of some fabulous teachers, my son is mastering the curriculum and enjoys all subjects. These teachers make learning fun, and I only have great things to say about how their classrooms are run. I feel that if there were more parents that actually participated in their children's class ( the doors are always open to volunteers) they would see how great a job these teachers do, and how well these kids listen and are truly engaged in what they are being taught. The diverse group of kids makes for an interesting and highly educational environment for all their peers to learn from. This is a fabulous school and I look forward to sending my daughter next year. If you want your child to be a successful leader, send them to Hayes Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

My son has just completed K-5 at Hayes and he has had a wonderful experience. He did struggle in some areas, however he was continuously given the tools and support in order to be successful. The administration does focus on parental responsibility and accountability. For some parents this may be considered a liability (bassed on reading some of the negative posts). EVERY school has teachers who are not very good. At Hayes, they are the exception.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

Behind a great student is a great parent. Do not blame someone just because they dont do your job. My daughter love this school. her teacher loves her. We enjoy to help her with every task, question, homework etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

My child has been at Hayes for 3 years, and I am extremely impressed with the quality of the staff and teachers, as well as the dedication of so many wonderful parent volunteers. Hayes is a diverse school in many ways - and I love that this is recognized and celebrated by the faculty. Communication from the school to parents has always been clear and timely. I am happy reading the reviews written here, because it seems that most of the negative reviews come from people with unrealistic expectations. If you want your child in an enviornment where they can master the curriculaum, learn about the diverse nature of our world and be surrounded by dedicated teachers and parents working together, you will be very happy at Hayes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Apparently there is some disdain for Hayes on this site. On the contrary, my daughter has attended Hayes for 3 years, made the honor role and principal's list all semesters. It is obvious that some parents are not as involved in their children's school lives as they should. This is apparent is some of the negative messages left on this board. In addition, I believe Hayes does quite well with the amount of diversity and socioeconomic differences in the school. As we all know, it is imperative in today's society that we tolerate the differences in others. Otherwise, you will be alone, disadvantaged and closed minded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

Great school..my child has had several classmates who moved to Hayes from Private school--Mt. Paran, and those kids were behind in the curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

My child has gone to Hayes for 3 yrs finally I withdrew him the school kept loosing my child putting him on this bus when he was a car rider about the 4th time I was done. Majority of the teachers are not patient with the students they do not spend time making sure the child understands what is being asked I have set in on my sons class and watch the students run the class room and very little teaching was happening He had one good teacher the k5 Ms Morgan he adored but other than that it was bad experience with communiation with the staff and getting things handled or done. I had no peace of mind while my child attended that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The administrators at Hayes are terrible & I agree with another poster that some teachers are ok but some are pretty bad. The admins were always calling saying my son was misbehaving. I moved him & my daughter to another school in Cobb under school choice & they are in their 2nd yr at the "new" school & I haven't been contacted by the admins one time! SOmething stinks at Hayes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

We have only been pleased with Hayes. Our son is a 4th grader now. He has always had teachers who not only follow the curriculum, but really care about our him. The administration has changed since he was in Kindergarten. You can tell that they care about each student in the school. The parents have a voice in the school as well. There are so many opportunities for parent and community involvement. Last week, they actually went out into a local neighborhood and met parents/served dinner! Way to go Hayes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

Hayes elementary has definetly changed over the past several years. There are some wonderful and caring teachers and then several poor ones. I disagree about Ms. Jones being an excellent teacher. Several students switched out of her class and many more parents went to the administration to complain about her. Nothing was done about her and I will definetly make sure that my other two children do not end up in her classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

My daughter had a terrible experience at this school. She attended this school for Kindergarten and first grade. This school did nothing to build her self esteem or help her be successful. They were very quick to judge and label her. And they did everything in their power to blame her or us for the issues we had, suggesting family counseling or medication rather than taking the time to address the actual problems and offer realistic solutions. My child was all but failing at this school, I moved her to Kennesaw Charter and have seen a DRAMATIC change in her behavior, her self esteem has imporoved significantly and she has been on the honor roll all year! She is excited about learning again and is so much happier. I am not sure what went so wrong at Hayes, but our experience at this school was HORRIFIC, AWFUL, and TERRIBLE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

This school has gone down hill over the 10 years that I have had children in this elementary school. They put the teachers or PTSA members kids in the target program, that do not show the test scores for. This school 'groups' the kids by target and does not encourage the rest of the children. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Any Student, Any School, Anywhere can only perform great things when there is a great parent or teacher supporting them. We are lucky to have both great parents and teachers at Hayes Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

My daughter previously attended Hayes for the 4th grade. Her teacher was Ms. Charvette Jones. She is an excellent teacher and had a curriculum that was challenging for each student. She covered so much material in such a short time. Ms. Jones took the time with each child to make sure that they understood the subject matter. She was very concerned with her students well being and raised the bar academically for each and every student. My daughter learned so much and enjoyed being in Ms. Jones class. Due to a move, I had to withdraw my daughter from Hayes. I miss Hayes, but more importantly, Ms. Jones. She is definitely an asset to Hayes Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Right now my son is getting good grade s so i love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Please don't look at the rating, but the comments over the past school year. This school has had a complete transformation since they have had Mr. Pearce as their principal. I can tell you from experience that Ms. Duerr is a terrific grade 1 teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

We switched from Mt. Paran to Hayes. It far exceeds Mt Paran in teachers, curriculum and Administration. Top-notch school! Neighbors recommended the school with new administration...thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 34% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 26% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David C. Pearce
Fax number
  • (678) 594-8129

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1501 Kennesaw Due West Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (678) 594-8127

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