Hope Hill Elementary School

112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 802-7450

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 365 students 10 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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.
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About this school

Hope Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Hope Hill Elementary School is Maureen Wheeler, whose e-mail is mtwheeler@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 365 students attend Hope Hill Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Hope Hill Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 365 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hope Hill Elementary School is 10:1. Intown Charter Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 92% 79%
Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 12%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 75%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 92% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This is our first year at Hope-Hill and we have had a great experience. Our son's teacher and the principal has given him individual attention when needed and communicates with us frequently. Our son has a medical need and the school nurse has been amazing to work with too. The staff welcomes your involvement in the school and by getting involved we have met several wonderful families in the neighborhood.

  • (11 months ago)

    We enrolled our two girls into Hope Hill two years ago. It was the same year Ms Wheeler became the principal. We love Ms. Wheeler and Hope Hill so much! The school isn't what it used to be for sure new staff lots of volunteers and great new and old teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hope-Hill is a school that has had many transitions from teachers to principles and change can be hard. I started this school not knowing what to expect and it was a interesting change. I had read the reviews and heard the negative talks but I decided to give it a try anyway because it was blocks from my home. That was the best decision I could have made. I am not going to say it was perfect or is perfect but what I will say is that if you get involve with the education of your child they will meet you where you are at. My son's teachers were great!! The teachers listen help and supported me in what I needed to do to have a knowledgeable kid. The present principle Mrs. Wheeler has hit the ground running and is available if you need to talk. It is group effort to get a child through school and I am happy to be apart of a great group. We are going here again this year and again by choice.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is on an upward climb! The principal is on top of it and the teachers are engaged and involved. The PTA has really stepped up their game. I am very pleased with my children's school this year.

  • (2 years ago)

    My family moved to this neighborhood around 2 years ago we are a block away to be zoned in Springdale Park elementary school. I just can't believe the schools this close to the heart of Atlanta is so segregated. Hope Hill elementary school is 95% African Americans & spanish but the neighboring Springdale park elementary school is mostly white. My son is mixed race. We love his kindergarten teachers and they just pull of what I believed the best graduation of all schools. They did a red-carpet style academy award ceremony for the students. It was a lots of work for the teachers and a great way to motivate students. I am so happy the significant improvements of the school. But from the bottom of my heart Atlanta schools need to do better job to include all races & cultures in their student populations. We live in the 21st century now. Especially Hope Hill is right next to the Martin Luther King's Historic site if the situation doesn't change let it be the black school that has the best performance please. There are some parts of this area are poor but they deserve the same education & support. The APS need to give it a better support & staffs to turn it around !

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 sons that attend hill-hope elementary school.Honestly i don't think combining the two schools was a good idea.I never see the principal smile.My kids don't like being there because the feel like they are being treated differently because they are from hill elementary.As far as learning my sons teachers are good.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Hope and to be honest the school is not a great fit for us. Her reading has improved while going to Hope which is a plus. Although the homework has very little direction. If we didn't have internet at our home she would receive failing grades. In the beginning of the school year we never received text books to work from. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and Google. Also I find that there is a lack of discipline for the problem children that prey on the weaker students. Overall it's not a bad school and it's transitioning along with the neighborhood. It's a big improvement from the previous years since the new principal has come aboard. This will be our last year with this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    John hope is a blessing to the kids and the parents. This school has been around 4 a long time my dad went here so did i. The learning experience is wonderful as will. The principle is ok i liked mrs sims better shes more a people person that take out the time to help the teachers and parents with there concerns. Since mrs. Sims has gone half of the teachers have left are they r on edge i donot like her much but the teaching is wonderful

  • (7 years ago)

    Hope Elementary School and its surrounding neighborhood has made numerous changes in the last few years resulting in significant school improvements. It has been named a Title 1 Distinguished School having made Adequate Yearly Progress consistently. Additionally the school has made the targets set forth by the Atlanta Public school system at large. Part of what makes this school special is its sense of community. Small class size allows the students to receive small group instruction enrichment or remediation if needed. The teachers work to meet the needs of every student who enters the classroom using differentiated research based best practices. Our new principal's vision is to prepare students to be professionals in the future. To that end professional dress behavior and academic rigor/achievement is expected. We have found that our students are willing and able to rise to that expectation. T

  • (9 years ago)

    I think hope elem. has a great school atmosphere. I have a sone that is special needs and they have always been there to help and to show me how to learn with my child and his learning. I do feel that the teachers need someone in the class that is better equipt to handle the childern and to encourage the kids to want to learn without you hearing something from other parents and staff memebers. I want to say that my sons teacher Mr. Townsend did great with the resources that he was given in the class room and outside. I think more acemdemics are needed as well as communication with the parents as well.

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