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William S. Hutchings Career Center

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Posted October 29, 2012

I am a parent of a child with a learning disorder. I decided to send her to Hutchings this year because there are fewer students and thus, smaller class sizes. She has been thrilled with the school and her teachers show great leadership skills concerning children with learning disabilities. They have tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays which helps immensely. The parent can stay in touch with the teachers through e-mail, which is always answered promptly, or by way of the parent portal. The parent can call at any time and talk to administration about most concerns. The teachers are the main reason my child loves this school. They are always willing to help when asked and go the extra mile to help the student understand the material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I'm going to be a senior this year, and yeah it maybe a little lame that there is no sports but the teachers and staff are mmazing. They are always willing to help. You have to admit that no matter what school you go to there is going to be a certain level of lameness. In my case i am extremely close to my graduating class, because the school is small you can actually get to know all your classmates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

This school isn't good at all the administration isn't good they pick there favorites. The teachers are the same they don't help the kids unless they ask for help when they need to be help and they care more about dress code than they do the grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I am a Junior at Hutchings Career Center. The teachers are amazing when it comes to breaking down the material for us. The keep us focused and interested. The staff is really friend and strict when they need to be. I could not ask for a better school to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2005

I liked it, it is a small school and the teachers there really do care about the kids. They are involved in the students learning, and will tutuor if needed. The smaller student/teacher ratio really helps students excel. There are no sports there but there are clubs like FBLA and Beta, to name a few. Parents are welcome to involve themselves in the school environment. They also offer training in a career feild and teach children what it takes in the real world of work. It is a great school in my opinion and I would encourage any parent to put their children there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2005

I feel really good about sending my child to Hutchings Career Center. Negative feedback about the Career lead me to believe this school was for students with academic and behavioral problems. I was highly impressed with the school, the academic programs, the principal, and the teachers during open house(orientation). Afterwards I did not have a problem with my son attending Huctchings Career Center. He's happy taking Honor Classes and eager to learn as never before. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to challenge their student. As a parent, I am excited about what I can do in helping to keep this school a great one and improving in the future! Check It Out For Yourself! Satisfied Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

My child has been at the Hutchings Career Center since last year. I have never met a more concerned, dedicated staff who are determined to get the best out of every student. Many parents don't know about this program and when I talk about it they think it is for students who are not as smart as other kids. That is not the case. My child is taking honors level classes and is taking classes to prepare her to go into a career or to college. The staff at Hutchings believes in teaching the whole child not just the child's mind. I am grateful every day my daughter walks through those doors.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
68%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
22%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
12%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 79% 37%
White 12% 44%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Clarence Russell Chesser
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  • (478) 621-2742

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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