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Hambrick Elementary School

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Posted February 16, 2014

This school is easily the best in Dekalb or at least the best elementary one. I've been here since the 2nd grade and have been in love since. Though Im in eight grade now im always looking forward to coming back for say a very well put together play or musical- a creative event that always involves the community, or Just a smile on everyones face. Im ALWAYS nearly brought to tears from the memories. I dont know what it is. everyone is such a good and kind soul, though the best of the staff are almost all gone and I dont know fully yet what they have been replaced by the school has definitely not lost its charm Just yet. I would kill to do 5th grade over again. The kids have funny and charming and mostly respectful I mean they are kids. They have a morning t.v show and a number of extracurricular activities. Just, this place radiates warmth and friendliness once you walk through the front door, there's beautiful artwork on every hallways and the sounds of excited and inspired children. The school is really diverse (for Dekalb county anyway) and you get a good insight on others' cultures and ways of life. I love the idea of this place and will one day hope to send my kids here.


Posted August 29, 2013

I love Hambrick. My kids have been going there since kindergarten. They are currently attending. The teachers there are excellent. The school is well organized. I don't have a problem out of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

I was a student at Hambrick Ekementary from kindergarten to 5th grade. I believe they gave me the tools i needed to be successful not only in middle school but in life. This school provides its students with an excellent acedemic experience, and a caring set of teachers. They give you confidence, and they have a special awards program at the end of the year where every student has the chance to feel a little special. Hambrick Elementary has a wonderful reading initiative, and they give away 10 bikes to the top male and female readers in each grade. I have no complaints, and I believe that if you have elementary school age children, this is the best place to go.


Posted December 21, 2009

I am the proud dad of two very intelligent young ladies, who have blossomed academically at Hambrick. They both started at Hambrick in kindergarten and now one is at another school ( high acheivers) and the other is in fith grade(high acheivers) at Hambrick. They have won many awards on the local and state level, with Hambrick teachers and faculty playing a tremendous part. The school may not have all the bells and wistles that some other schools have, but when it comes to what really counts(our childrens education) they are right there with the more highly touted elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

My child attended Hambrick in 2nd and 3rd grade. Hambrick has a high achiever's component in each grade beginning in 3rd. We had a very good student/teacher ratio, I love the Hambrick television/anchor set-up for morning announcements and the teachers were very good. I was pleased with the school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

For a public school I was very impressed with Hambrick Elementary. Great Academically, Teachers are on top of things and very cooperative with parent involvement. I just wish they had more extra curricular activities or sports for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

As we intend for our children to attend college in the future we made the choice to send our children to private school. Hambrick does have several excellent and dedicated teachers as well as those that make us question where they received their own education. My honest advice to parents is be involved! know your child's teacher. Closely examine notes home. If the teacher is not able to use correct written and spoken english this should be a red flag! don't leave your child's education up to the school. Provide exposure to this great world around us. Read to your children and turn off the tv. Be the example for your children in all facets of daily life.
—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 86% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

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

English Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
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 82% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Linda Priester
Fax number
  • (678) 676-5610

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1101 Hambrick Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (678) 676-5602

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