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Hardy Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 515 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2014

I've been to this school,And I love it Because i went there from k-5 my whole elementary Years where spent here I have even graduated from here This school is fun,you will have laughs,make friends And most of the teachers there are very nice But when i was goin there for some reason they had paddles And they would whoop us just because we did something wrong But they never whooped me.But the principals that we had where nice,mean,kind,loving And on some occasions this school made us feel like we where safe but this was a long time ago I'm in 8th grade now I do not know what this school is doing at this time in life


Posted May 15, 2014

This is a horrible school! They try their best to keep the "best school" image, so they sweep many things under the rug. The staff is very rude and unprofessional. Principals included. My child was being bullied on the regular, and the teachers talked down on several students. Whenever I would try to have a meeting to address my concerns; the secretary, principals, AND teachers would give me the run around. The time I finally had a chance to meet with them, nothing was accomplished. They called me in a meeting full of police as if I were a criminal on trial. Then they tried to make me think nothing was going wrong and my child made everything up. I spoke to several other parents that all received the same treatment. This school was so unsafe that I eventually removed my child. No more bad grades or drama! Don't believe the hype! This school is HORRIBLE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

The teachers make Hardy a terrific school! But the office staff is unprofessional! They don't answer phones during business hours, then when they do they have attitudes like you are bothering them! Other schools that I have called or visited make u feel welcomed but Hardy rubs me the wrong way! Maybe the office staff need a little more training on being professional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

Hardy Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in Chattanooga. In fact it's holds a "Generation of Blessings" - everybody in my family attended Hardy including myself and I am 43 years old. The principal, Mrs. Ferguson and the assistant principal are excellent leaders in the school and community. They are so professional and dedicated and use the right balance when administering counseling or disciplining. Most of all, they never pass up the opportunity to engage the parents or visitors, instead, they always sacrifice personal time to talk and listen. The teacher are like the "icing on the cake" they really top it off in all areas of learning with an excellent teacher student ratio. They go over and beyond their call of duty in making sure "no child is left behind." I just love being the proud parent to a grandson that attends Hardy SMILE. 4/09/2012
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I like this school because the teachers take the time to teach each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I Love Hardy one because the teachers take time with the student, there math program is great. I have 3 nieces , i nephew that attends Hardy they love it. and i do to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

This has been a great school for my son for the last 2 years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

This is an excellent school for your children. The staff takes time out to get to know you and your child .
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 23%
White 2% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2100 Glass St
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 493-0300

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