Bethune Elementary School

220 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-8200

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 339 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bethune Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Bethune Elementary School is RoseMary Hamer, whose e-mail is 339 students attend Bethune Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Bethune Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 339 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 97% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bethune Elementary School is 12:1. Atlanta Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 79%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 75%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I left this school to take my girls to Charter and quickly realized that the move was a mistake. I brought them back to Bethune and we all love it there. The staff is helpful and attentive. The teachers are teaching my daughter's so well they are both above average students. They care about the kids and take responsibility for the children's education and their FUTURE.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Bethune for 4 years. The staff has always been extremely helpful. I appreciate the dedication of the principal and the staff as they continue to develop our most valuable resource.... the future leaders in our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love this school. My son and I have been so warmly welcomed. The principal and the staff have been great. My son hated school each day last year at his previous school. This year he loves school and looks forward to going daily.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child loves the atmosphere that Bethune Elementary provides a great atmosphere for learning. She loves how the teachers interact with them as well as with the parents. The Bethune Family is great! We as a family enjoy the after school program that is offered through the local YMCA. The Outlaw family

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Bethune... My kids are sad that they have to be transfered. This is a school of excellence!!!!! The Taylor family

  • (8 years ago)

    Love the school and after school care.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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