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Heritage Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2013

Great school excellent teachers the teachers help the kids to get great and their activity also social skills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

The school does not allow for recess periods regularly for the children, the teachers are disgruntled, the staff members of the office promote a negative environment by making negative comments about children. These teachers are overwhelmed and unsupported. Unfortunately, this reflects in the way that they treat the children. For example, a teacher told a third grader that she would see him next year in third grade after taking a State test. Derogatory comments like this almost seem to be a philosophy of the school. I believe that there really should be a no tolerance for unacceptable behaviors from students with positive reinforcement. I think it is sad that often single students suffer because their classmates do not follow the rules; I feel that this reinforces the idea that there is no reward for good behavior. There is a laundry list of opportunities for this school. There are no after school programs. I am uncertain why mandarin would even be a focus for the children when there is little focus on core subjects like science and mathematics. I would be cheating my child if I left her there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

My name is Colette Edghill, Brooklyn New YORK, My 3 grandchildren attends the HERITAGE SCHOOL in Macon and needless to say I had concern about the type of education they are receiving...In Brooklyn, N.Y. they attended an excellent Elementary School. They excelled in all subjects.Aamani Odle 4th Grader was elected to attend Princeton University Young Scholar Program.Hopefully your school is doing just as well by their students. A concern Nana.


Posted June 2, 2011

I have always found this school to be very welcoming. Administration is always visible (they even stand out in the heat during dismissal). Both Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Sadler love the students and take a lot of time getting to know each of them. I feel like my children are safe and are receiving a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

i have two boys that have been at heritage since kindergarten and have always been kept up to date on any and all circumstances i've always been supported by mrs. jackson and have talked to her personally several times i love this school people please realize that all bad things can't be kept away from our children all we can do is make sure our children are not a problem but the solution
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Please give us new administration for the 2009-2010 school year. The only principal that parents could talk to has left. We need a parent and student friendly principal. Donna Jackson is never at the school and even when she is she does not have time to talk to parents or students. Jennifer Sadler does not even know who the parents are and we do not know her. Kaye Hlavaty knew all the students names by sight and knew many of the parents too. She was available and we could talk to her. Please bring her back or find us a parent and student friendly principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

We are thrilled with Heritage. We were skeptical about the Bibb County School system but decided to give it a try before we went to a private school. The key to success is for the parents to get involved. I am the room mom for my son's class. It is a lot of work, but VERY rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I wish we would get another new pricinpal. We opened this school with my oldest 2 children and currently have one child there and will have another there next year. I have many more years of Heritage left. I have seen it go from a wonderful place where parents, teachers and students were happy to a miserable place. Many of our great teachers we opened with have gone and I fear that more will leave after this year. Ms Jackson is worse than Dr Hlavaty ever was. We need Mr Montgomery to be our principal. I wish that Ms Patterson would have taken our recommendations at the principal meeting held late last year before they named Ms Jackson our principal. She is making life miserable for all, and the worse thing about it is that she does not even see it, she blames everything on PTA, teachers and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

The students don't seem effected by punishment. Too many horrible things are happening but it doesn't seem to be getting any safer. I feel it will get to the point of searching backpacks and monitoring the playground and walk and talk areas. It has got to change before something terrible happens and we end up on the national news.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Heritage is an outstanding school. My children and I are very pleased. The new principal is caring and concerned about the safety and happiness of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Glad to see Heritage is getting a New Principal! We need a committed person to take over and make this school as wonderful as it should be.I should not need to worry about my children being harmed while at school, if they are harmed or harassed, I need to know that it will be handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I am surprised to read that a parent at Heritage could be dissatisfied with our school! The administration and teachers are more than willing to work with parents who approach them with questions or concerns. I have found the staff to be caring and devoted to all of the students! I am very fortunate that my children attend Heritage Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

I am very impressed with Heritage. My boys (1st and 5th grade)love their teachers and are getting an excellant education. It is obvious that the teachers, parapros and administration love the students at Heritage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

The teachers, parapros and principals are excellant and obviously care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

My daughter has been at Heritage since 2003. The school has since then gone down bad. The teachers are always frustrated and the Principals do not care about the well being of your child. When my daughter was being harrassed by several kids they didn't do anything about it. We will not be sending our other child here and we will be glad when this year is over. Dr. Hlaverty is very rude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

Less than stellar security. ANYONE can enter from unlocked doors all over building. Trailers for K5 & 3rd are old and dirty/disgusting. Neighborhoods feeding into Heritage becoming increasingly bad. Parking HORRIBLE at 3:15, teachers/parapros seem unhappy/angry all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

This school is great! My child goes there. She's in Mrs.Valtierra's class.She's also in Beta Club, Reach = a program for gifted & smart.Heritage is great!
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

111 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

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

English Language Arts

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%

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
Black 53% 37%
White 34% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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
  • Donna James Jackson
Fax number
  • (478) 471-5818

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6050 Thomaston Rd
Macon, GA 31220
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