Hahira Elementary School

350 Claudia Dr, Hahira, GA 31632
(229) 794-2626

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 768 students 14 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
  • Lowndes County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hahira Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hahira. The principal of Hahira Elementary School is Suzanne Tanner, whose e-mail is stanner@lowndes.k12.ga.us. 768 students go to Hahira Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Hahira Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 768 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 42% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hahira Elementary School is 14:1. Sallas Mahone Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 64%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 48%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 46% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are great at the school. My children received a great education. Although the principal will not acknowledge you when you pass her in the hall. Partiality occurs at the school to students who's parents are friends of the principal and teachers at the school. Also the P.E. teachers who stand outside in the morning to recieve the children before school seem so unhappy. They never smile. To me this protrays an unfriendly environment for my children to be entering into in order to learn. Many people judge by the first impression that they have with someone and seeing this in the morning sets off a bad impression. This school could be great but some changes seem to need to happen to make it better. Maybe it needs to start at the top because the teachers and staff are a reflection of their administrator.

  • (5 years ago)

    What a great school in a wonderful community. The teachers are top notch and they even have a program for gifted students. My kids love it here!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has had a great experience at HES! The school has a great small community feel friendly upbeat atmosphere and hard-working teachers. Whenever I've had a concern all I had to do was to write a note to the teacher or call for a conference. I even received a personal email from my child's teacher at the beginning of the year just to let me know that things were going well. The office staff are helpful and friendly. The administrators are accessible and helpful in working out issues. I would recommend this school to anyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Hahira Elementary School because it already receives awards and my child's teachers have been so patient and caring the entire time.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hahira Elementary School has the best teachers principals and children in any other school I have seen.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children really like HES and for the most part I as a parent do as well. I have never really been impressed with the principle. She may be a good administrator but doesn't communicate well if at all with parents. She will walk by you 100 times & never speak unless you address her first. I really feel she could make parents feel more welcome & acknowledge their presence.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hahira has a wonderful academic program. They have a new math program using everyday mathmatics that really involves the child in hands on learning. There is a discovery program for accelerated children for grades K-5. The art and music programs are wonderful. The fourth and fifth grade have a chorus that put on fantstic programs twice a year. There is a very active level of parent participation and there are many oportunities for parents to be a part of their childs school. There are excellent overnight field trips for 3rd-5th grade (Jeckyll Island Atlanta Eagle Rock) that are very educational

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of a first grader at HES. The school atmosphere is very friendly and kid oriented. The teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to see all students achieve.

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