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Hesse School

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Posted August 4, 2006

The best K-5 education in the Savannah area, ranked equal with or even above the private schools available. A true neighborhood school representing a cross-section of the community- from the affluent to the modest of income-with outstanding teachers, administration, counselors. We came from out of state. One of the primary factors in choosing our home was to live in this school's district. We have not been disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

Unfortunately, Hesse has become victim to political correctness. The children who excel or are doing marginally over the average are grouped together in 'Search Clusters' while the rest of the average and below average children are grouped together. There is not peer pressure for these children to improve. The teachers assigned to these classes are just as good as the others but as a result of this grouping, they spend more time disciplining the disruptive students with what little power they have and the well behaved ones are falling through the cracks due to the lack of attention. The principal does not support his staff and therefore the teachers are powerless to do what is necessary to take control of their classrooms. Check out the private schools! Many parents are pulling their children and putting them there. Most teachers at this school have their own children in private school. Ask them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I currently have 2 children who attend Hesse and we love the school. I have had no problems over the last 4 years at all. The principal is very involved and it shows. My children adore their teachers and look forward to going to school every morning. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

We love this school. Our oldest daughter is currently attending Hesse. She has been there for four and a half years now. We have never had any problems with the principals, staff or students. We would recommend this school to anyone. However, they have been taken off the magnet school program. Which is really sad becaus that program was working so well for us military moms and dads. We were really heart-broken because our younger two children could not attend Hesse. They are at another school, and yes, we can tell the difference.
—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.

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

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

77 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 92% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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

9th Grade Literature

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

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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

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n/a
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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n/a

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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.

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n/a

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n/a

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Integrated Math II

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

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Physical Science

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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n/a
U.S. History

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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
White 69% 44%
Black 16% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lawrence Butler, Jr.
Fax number
  • (912) 303-6450

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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