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Heard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 527 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2014

My autistic son went to this school for a year. After repeatedly telling them my son need consent supervision because if he goes to the bathroom by himself he would eat soap, play in the trash can and ply in the bathroom. They still allowed him to wonder around the school by himself. The school doesn't have very much security. After they caught my son coming back from the bathroom chewing they assume he was eating out of the trash can and called DFCS or Child Protective service and told them I wasn't feeding my child. This happened in 2012. I had a plenty of food and my son is the correct weight for his height. If your child autistic keep them away from this school because the school has little knowledge about autistic kids. Long story short DFCS didn't find my kid was starving just the school was not supervising him enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Amazing opportunities for the students not offered at the other local schools. Fantastic teachers that really care about their students and want to see them succeed, while also loving them. A general sense of family here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

My daughter attends and overall we are very happy with her teachers and the program at Heard. My one complaint, they need to get rid of Dorothy Bland. She is one of the nastiest people I have met!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2011

ms satcher is one of the best. Coming from the number one state for education. I would easily, without doubt, list her amoung the best. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, but she cares about each student and goes out of her way to taylor the acedemics for each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

We took our daughter out of a private school and placed her at Heard for financial reasons. We heard great things about Heard elementary- great principal. Well, the principal left and a new one came. It has been a long and trying year. My daughter is a straight "A" student but cries and says she wants to go back to her old school. The students are unruly and there is definately no comparison to a private school education so far. Also, my daughter has learned things that she really shouldn't at her age. I hope it gets better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

My grandchild has been going to heard since she was in the 1st grade. Her teachers Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Newsome are awesome teachers. If only heard could go through 12th grade. She would still be there. Please lets not forget about Mr. Heater the principle. He is the greatest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

As this school year is coming to a close I am so glad that this was my choice for my children. I have hope again in public schools. Mrs. Molz is a great kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Odom is a great 2nd grade teacher. (if anyone was wondering)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

After much deliberation between private and public school in Savannah, we decided to give Heard's Advance Learning Academy a try. I am so glad we did! My son is in Kindergarten this year and has loved every minute! I have been very pleased with his teacher and his progress this year. Heard offers strong academics as well as strong special subjects! Highly recommend! We are staying and looking forward to enrolling my second child in a few years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

This is my grandchildrens' first term at Heard, during the enrollement stage, I was very impressed with all of the faculty that I meet. Have only heard good comments and am looking for a good year so far Heard Elem. is four stars from granny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

Our daughter entered the magnet program in Kindergarten with Ms Blakewood and Ms Galins. She was fortunate to have Ms Burns as her First Grade teacher. The exposure that she had to education exceeded our expectations. She was introduced to violin, music, spanish, art, science, health and PE. She also was in the Gifted Education Program (GEP), where she further expanded her mind. We were thrilled with this school. Mr Heater is a great principal and was really engaged with the students. We will miss all the teachers and staff. They really had our little girl loving school. :-) Melany L
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Posted March 7, 2008

My child attended Heard for first and second grade. Ms. Kelly and Ms. Smith are wonderful, loving teachers who made my child's education exciting and challenging. I would recommend this school to any family locating to the Savannah area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

My child has been a student at Heard Elementary for the past three years. I believe that Heard Elementary is a good school academically. The parent-teacher assocition is strong and has a lot of support and the PTA's presence and the Principal's leadership shows all the way to the physical keeping of the school campus. I have seen teachers scoulding very angrily, or speaking to children in a deamining tone. I teach my children to respect others, and I believe that if teachers expect their students to respect them, they should respect the students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

Great School... Love the principal & teachers... data clerk is the best in savannah.... keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

Love it!!!!Great kindergarten class. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

I have two children in the magnate program at this school (2nd and 5th grade). The academic programs are excellent and well rounded. I have one child with special needs (speech and occupational therapy) and who is also
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Posted May 16, 2006

Great school and teachers. My child is currently in his first year and he is really growing academically. If I was staying in Savannah, this would be my school of choice for my children.
—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 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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

112 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
64%
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 44% 37%
White 29% 44%
Two or more races 19% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sylvia Wallis
Fax number
  • (912) 303-6637

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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414 Lee Blvd
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 395-6630

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