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Harmony-Leland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 588 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted Friday, October 17, 2014

This school is an older school building and does not have all the "bells and whistles" that a lot of the newer campuses have, but the teachers and administration are dedicated and teaching top-notch practices every day! We have had amazing teachers that challenge high-level students and help students that need more assistance catch up to be on grade-level in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2014

We just relocated to Mableton and are excited for our children to be attending Harmony Leland. The administration and staff are extremely friendly and loving toward the students. The school has been recognized as a Distinguished Title I school for multiple years based on student achievement. I love the diversity of the school as well. Mrs. Brown in the main office is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

My daughter is in kindergarten and this is our first school experience. It is a great experience for me and my child. We love her teacher (Ms Williams) and the staff here at the school. I've witnessed the superior learning experience that the children receive and it's a refreshing feeling to watch the kids grow and excel with the help and support of the teachers, tutors, mentors and guidance. I'm extremely happy we chose to enroll our daughter at HLES. The PTA team is awesome and supportive. I commend the Principal and Assistant Principal for all that they do and commit to seeing that out children are provided the best opportunity to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

HLES is a wonderful school where my 1st grader and 3rd grader are thriving academically. The teachers and administration are well qualified and supported by a growing community of parents, church and civic groups as well as local businesses. There are many great clubs and extra curricular activities for the students to explore and learn beyond the classroom setting. The PTA is active and encourages families to participate through their blog and Facebook pages. The school building might be old but it's the environment of engaging learning that allows parents like me to look beyond the physical building and focus on the great things happening inside. HLES is an excellent public school option in Mableton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

My children have been going to HLES since my oldest started school and this is her last year before middle school. We have never had a teacher who wasn't loving, caring or wasn't amazing towards each student at the school. I am very involved at the school and have never heard or seen a teacher or another staff member be mean or rude to any child. We love HLES and all of the amazing loving teachers am staff members at the school. HLES is one of the big reason we Haven't moved out of the area!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

This school is terrible, I placed my son there for 2 weeks at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. I was told by the counselor Ms.Shepherd that they couldn't do anything with my son who was in 2nd grade. They said they would have to move him back to first grade and it would be good and should fit his personality better. The teachers/staff are mean to the students, unless your child is accustomed to people handling them mean and rudely they will not adapt here. It's ashame tax payers in this school district cannot get anything for the taxes we pay. We can't get descent teachers to care for an teach our beautiful children. Cobb County shame on you for allowing these people to represent this side of Cobb. The school definitely need friendly, loving and kind teachers. First you need to get the child to love you before you can teach. My son is excelling in private school now because he loves his teacher and he loves learning. I speak for a good bit of this district who are zoned for this school in saying this school is not a place you would put your child for nurture and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My child is attending this school for 3 years and its been a wounderfull experience so far. We came from the private school and our concerns flew away very quickly. The teachers are profetional, caring and involved. The principal and her assistant where attentive to any request and concern we had. I love this school and hope it will go higher in the rate cause its worth more!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

This is one of the worst school experience I have ever know. We moved from out of state, from a state that is not know for its public schools. Our old school looks fantastic compared to this dump. The school is unclean, they have no funding, and the leadship has a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, we bought a house in this school district, and will have to pay to move our kids to private school next year. We are very disappointed in this school, our kids are learning a year behind. VEry below average school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

Go to the District!! The Principal's Boss Start at the top. Better yet the Super. The school need a cleaning and an unexpected observation from Cobb County Schools staff from Glover Street. They need to come out and see, hear whats going on behind the "smiles". The asst. principal, Mckinney is awesome, only asset of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

My child has thrived in this school. When she started Kindergarten, she only knew a few sight words, now she is an accelarated reader, reading at a first grade level! She has learned so much this year, and I have to give credit to her dedicated and wonderful teacher. The Principal is approachable and easy to talk to. Parental involvement could be better, but we are working on it. We are definitely going back for first grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

the teachers at this school are horrible!!! they bully the kids and speak very bad to them!!!! how can i change my childs school? the principal doesnt do anything!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

I am very dis-pleased over all with this school's principal and some of the teachers.I have had a teacher put their hands on my child,i have attended school dance functions that have foul language rap playing.I have seen the Principal put out to the entire school and students her political views.I have had teachers say horrible things to my children so bad that i have been documenting everything.This has been a horrible experience for me and i will not have my children attend this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

In the two years my children have been at HLES, they have thrived! Thanks to the committed and responsive teachers, they are growing both academically and socially. The assistant principal and the principal are more than available for my questions. Plus, with the various clubs--art, chorus, blogging, violin, cheerleading, LM Smart, etc.--there is plenty of opportunity for well rounded experiences. PLUS, classrooms are quiet; kids are focused. There aren't the disciplinary distractions at HLES that there are at other schools. I just wish the PTA had more cash to work with. My kids are challenged and happy. So come on parents! Support your school! Don't waste your money on private school, save that financial burden for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

My daughter attends Harmony Leland. The principal is unapproachable and parents are often redirected to the Assistant Principal. The teachers and staff, with whom I have had dealings, show a genuine concern for the children and their academic achievement. It is my guess that involvement from parents will improve if/when the HLE administration make a conscious effort to continue in the initiative to recruit and solicit for fathers to become more involved, without completely disregarding and/or alienating mothers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

My son attended this school from Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and I was impressed by the continuous strides they made towards excellence during his time there. Through it s partnership with PTA, the school has increased parental involvement and implemented numerous programs that directly support the enrichment of the students learning experience. The teachers and staff are awesome. I continuously see them working longer hours even though their pay has decreased. For ALL the HLES teachers reading this review, allow me to say WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

My daughter recently graduated from HLES, I have another daughter in the 3rd grade and a son in the 1st grade... This school has gone through some serious changes and it's AWESOME! They have secured some of the finest quality teachers around and the parent/teacher communication is bar none! Thanks HLES, for a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Harmony has been great for my son. The PTA is active and informative. The teachers and staff communicate well with the parents, and this has been a great transition from a Charter School. The extra curricular programs are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I see a real change happening at this school (Harmony Leland Elementary). The school (by parents' votes) is enforcing a uniform code. I see more parents getting involved (our PTA jumped over 100 % in 2008-09). The PTA is offering 2 new programs designed to get even more parents involved : three4me (where parents committ 3 volunteer hours per school year) and the All Pro Dads program, designed to get fathers on deck. If you are a parent out there in the 30126 district that is nervous of public schools, specifically Harmony Leland Elementary; feel the need to pour into other local public schools, I encourage you to give this school a chance. Harmony offers a slew of art programs through YAMS. I have 3 kids (twins in kindergarten and a 3rd grader) and am a proud member of the PTA. Thanks for reading :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

I am a very proud parent of a kindergartener at Harmony-Leland. My daughter's primary teachers are Mrs.Causey and Mrs.Cox. I've had the opportunity to visit the classroom during instructional time and found their interaction with the students to tremendous. Also, I've had the opportunity to interact with the Principal ( Mrs. Simmons-Deveaux) and her staff on several occasions and they are great! My daughter came from a local private school and truthfully we were a bit skeptical upon entering Harmony-Leland. I am proud to say we are extremely happy with the academic environment and ,more importantly, the level of care for the students from the faculty and staff. As result, my daughter has had a great experience thus far at Harmony-Leland. Thanks Harmony-Leland for a GREAT kindergarten year.....Russell Gibson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

I am A very proud former Student From Harmony~Leland. Harmnoy Lealand had the best 5 years of my life and I will miss this Awesome school very dearly! The principal Mrs.Simmons-Deveaux and Assistent Principal Miss.Maynard (who we will all miss because she was moved to another school) are the best principals in the whole world. The teachers are also really great and will give your child a good education. The best teachers at Harmony~Leland are-Mrs.Grizzle,Mrs.Barnes,Mrs.Kim Williams,Mrs.Raki,Mrs.G and Mrs.Fredrick!!! I love all my teachers like mommys :) Go Cheetahs!!!! ~ *Karla Leiva *~


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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

77 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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

100 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 88% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

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 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

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 94% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
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
Black 55% 37%
Hispanic 23% 12%
White 16% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Hermia Charnelle Simmons-Deveaux
Fax number
  • (770) 819-2485

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5891 Dodgen Rd SW
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: (770) 819-2483

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