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Harmony-Leland Elementary School

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted March 28, 2007

School is moving in right direction but lack of parental involvement keeps school from reaching full potential. As a mentor I just do not see enough from parents. If we look at some of the higher ranking schools parental involvement is off of the charts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

Under Mrs. Ervin, the school was a wonderful innovative place for our children's education. The current administration, especially the principal, are destroying the school from the inside out. They spend all of their time covering for each others incompetence rather than focusing on quality education. Most, if not all of the good teachers are leaving. Parental involvement is at an all time low. More than likely because we are seen as the enemy and not as a partner in our kids' education. No one cares about this school anymore. All of the blame lies at the feet of the principal. The administration is obstinate, secretive and very protective of itself. This is a sad and shameful circumstance that has befallen what was once a shining star the community could be proud of. If the administration isn't removed, this once great school will undoubtedly continue on its rapid descent into mediocrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up - starting with the so-called leadership! God help our children...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

Unfortunately, this school suffers from many of the same issues that most of the South Cobb area schools do. The leadership in the school is inadequate. There is no clear vision, the principal seems very disconnected from the students and parents. This had adversely affected parental support and activism. In a very short period of time, this school has really deteriorated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

HLES at one time had the best interest of the kids at heart. My daughter attended K-5 and was able to achieve high scores throughout. There have been alot of good teachers that have left over time. The few great teachers who are left are facing an administration that discourages alot of positive energy within the faculty. The bureauercracy is taking the light out of our children. The middle schools nor the high schools in this district are very promising. Parents, GET EDUCATED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

I am the parent of a fourth grader at Harmony Leland. Under past leadership, this school was one of the most innovative schools in the county. I am extremely dissappointed in the new administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

My children love this school tremendously. The staff is caring and dedicated. Parent involvement is good but could be better. I have remained in an apartment complex for 3 1/2 years just to stay in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I am the parent of a 1st grader at Harmony-Leland, a Leonard Bernstein School of the Arts. I am totally pleased with my experiences within the school. There is an awesome environment of nurturing, caring and learning throughout. Under the direction of the Principal, Mrs. Ervin, the school has made and continues to make wonderful progress. Kudos also to Mr. Weathers, Ms. Maynard, the counselors, teachers and paraprofessionals. My son attends one of the best elementary schools in Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2003

My son is in 1st grade at Harmony-Leland. Harmony-Lelannd is a school with great leadership, which causes high moral with teachers and staff which transpires effective teaching. Students respect each other and their teachers. Students are challedged and learn in a loving and caring environment. It is truly harmonious, living up to the schools'name!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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

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