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New Hope Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 672 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 1, 2014

This school nurtures each child to be their best! They have the best test scores out of every elementary school in the county! Education is a team effort and as long as you do your part as a parent, the teachers will pull your child to the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

The principal is horrible, and it trickles down from there. I have heard many stories of students being pulled out to be homeschooled or placed in private school. As a substitute teacher, I have seen a lot, and this school has potential, but is very sad and fearful for staff and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2012

My son's K teacher is the best! Mr. B is the best in the business!


Posted July 11, 2011

I have been very dissappointed with this school. I agree with some of the other parents on here that there is an overall "coldness" here. I actually ended up pulling one of my children out and homeschooling her after she attended NHE. I also had never seen my children so stressed and worried about passing tests. My third grader could not sleep well the night of a test. I really feel like children are losing the ability to truly enjoy their childhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I have had children attend 3 different elementary schools in Henry County (because of all the rezoning the past several years) and New Hope has been the best by far. Great parental involvement, caring and supportive teachers and staff. My youngest will be starting 3rd grade in 2011 and I hope that all the rezoning is over and he will get to attend all 5 years at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Good years have been completely hit & miss.Thankfully, we've been blessed with great 5th grade teachers.We've had 2 great years, 1 average, & 2 horrible.(Issue = teachers)I m familiar with the "coldness".It's widespread at NHE.It's not about "coddling".It's about encouragement & positivity to increase learning.I've been told from many including those within the school system that their bad attitudes are related to the principal.From my experiences with the principal, I can see how miserable the teachers could be.The vice principal is great!I know that some teachers have been forced to transfer to NHE & were not happy about it.Once again, there are some great teachers at NHE, but there also are some that I wish I could remove completely from any school.My advice to parents is to choose another school.Elementary school should be learning from good memories.More than likely, you will have at least one awful year.If you have no choice principal=waste of time & viceprincipal=resolution I give NHE only 2 stars.The bad times have been stressful on our family & I feel that our child was continuously treated poorly."Learning for All...Whatever It Takes" (NHE motto)...I don't think so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

It's amazing what parents will write on here. If the truth be told, some parents need to grow up and be parents. I am a parent of a first grader at New Hope. My child's teacher couldn't be better and I am thankful for the hard work these teachers put in. It is unfortunate that parents do not realize that it is not the teacher's job to "coddle" their child, it's the parents. cold??? are you kidding... so what...are they learning?? I've never been so embarrassed to be apart of a community that does not back their teachers. If we ever want to compete in this global society, then we will push our kids to be better than the best! It's time to stop believing everything that comes out of our children's mouths about teachers and start looking to them to fix whatever they did wrong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

I am very disappointed with the attitudes that my child's 5th grade teachers display. I get the feeling that the homeroom teacher is irritated when I ask questions concerning my child's grades and policies. My child has always had a love of learning and enthusiasm for school. However, the 2010-2011 school year has been daunting. My child refers to her teachers as strict and cold(the same sentiments that I get when I speak with them). I am aware that teachers wear many hats but an important one is showing a sense of caring. The presence of caring teachers or lack of it, can make or break a child's spirit for learning! Thank God I am an educator and know how to keep my child motivated. However, I am saddened that other students' academic progress may be hindered in that cold environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I have never been more of a proud parent. New Hope Elementary is just an overall great school. My daughter is always coming home with so many stories that are great to hear. I have met her teachers and other staff and just think that they are very generous and on hands with my child and every child for that matter. I wouldn't want to change this school. New Hope Elementary is really great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Awesome School! my daughter is learning so much and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

Great school and we are down to one trailer!!! The teachers are awesome my daughter loves it there...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

My kids go here and the principal and vice principal are super!!! You all have the wrong city listed for New Hope Elementary, we are in Locust Grove, GA, 30248, New Hope Road, 770-898-7362
—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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
92%
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 80% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1655 New Hope Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: (770) 898-7362

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