School Details

New Mountain Hill Elementary School

33 Mountain Hill Rd, Fortson, GA 31808
(706) 323-1144
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 389 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Harris County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
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93%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Harris County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Mountain Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hamilton. The principal of New Mountain Hill Elementary School is Mark Gilreath, whose e-mail is gilreath-m@harris.k12.ga.us. 389 students go to New Mountain Hill Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the New Mountain Hill Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 389 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 31% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Mountain Hill Elementary School is 14:1. Double Churches Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 76%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 33%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    New Mountain Hill Elementary in Fortson Georgia. Our son just began attending their pre-K program. I waited outside for more than 18 hours (really!) to get him in and can say honestly that I see why parents are willing to do that to get their children into this school. The teachers are warm caring but professional and I feel so blessed to have my son attending.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am overjoyed that my son goes here for PreK. My husband camped out overnight for 18 hours to get a spot (limited because it is a lottery program) along with all the other parents...but here's the thing they were happy to do it. We are proud of our school and love that the staff all seem to take a hand in caring for your child in some way because it is a smaller school. The facilities are clean and well taken care of. I also appreciate that you are invited to come to the school to check in on their progress and to see how it is being run. We couldn't imagine being anywhere else and will gladly camp out again when our next child starts preK!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been at NMHE for 3 yrs now and my kids have absolutely loved it!!! Each year the teachers have been great!! We are very sad to be PCSing to Ft Bragg... For those of you moving to Ft Benning from Ft Knox due to BRAC I HIGHLY recommend this school. You're not going to find schools that top Harris County!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I 'love' the school because they are a small school that appears to mostly care about the children. My grandchildren appear to be as educated as well as the public school has to ofter these days and I appreciate that. Whenever I visit to pick up the children the staff is always pleasent and I see examples of how they care. Example One day they were having 'hat day'. One little guy had his hat on backwards. The staff member asked why he had his hat on backwards he said because his brother (older) wears his this way. (she did not know I had walked up to overhear this) . The staff member said 'well we don't wear our hats backwards here'. The backwards hat is a tell tell sign of a negative attitude/ 'loser' my opinion only.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have loved every day my children have gone to NMHE! It is a well-run school (thanks Mr. Ray) and the teachers are awesome! I have been VERY impressed with everything my kids are able to do. They have the toughest curriculum to make the smartest kids. As a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Muscogee county area believe me I know that not all school districts are the same. I take care of kids from 5 different school districts and NMHE & the other 3 elementary schools make thei students learn. NMHE teachers keep their parents informed and on top of the kids' education!! I cannot say enough about this school!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Strong parental support. Great teachers. Safe place to be. Great place to be!

  • (6 years ago)

    We were new to NMH last year and it took quite a bit of adjusting. We were used to a open and friendly enviroment. I would not describe NMH this way. The students can not talk at all during lunch. They cant use the restroom when any class is in the school is testing. If the fifth grade is testing 1st cant use the restrooms. We have wonderful teacher this year and it has made the many stringent rules and unfriendly staff tolerable. I know that there are many safety and security issues that schools have to unfairly deal with but I have seen other schools do this with out loosing the warm atmoshere. This is not what I would want elementary school to be for my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Perhaps the best public elementary school in this area. A retired public school educator myself I could not be more pleased to have my granddaughter at NMHE.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so glad my daughter is going to this school. The staff are great!

  • (8 years ago)

    Nmhe has been a godsend to our family. I cannot say enough good things about it. Parents are always welcome in the classrooms learning is fun here. My kindergartner is reading chapter books and even doing fractions. The best school in the county and surrounding 5 counties.

  • (9 years ago)

    New Mountain Hill exceeds every other elementary school is Harris County and the surronding counties. The teachers are the real prize at NMH and put a lot of focus on the children and the childrens' educations. Mr. Ray the principal runs the school with masterful precision though he has had his minor faults as does everyone. Still he is an excellent administrator. The only complaints I would have would be certain members of the office staff -- but don't let them fool you NMH is an EXCELLENT school nonetheless.

  • (10 years ago)

    I really loved NMHE alot. All of the teachers were excellent. Wome teachers I really miss are Mrs. Galyon Mrs. McClurg Mrs. Cone and Mrs. Carlisle. My parents think that NMHE is way better than the Middle School(Carver). Personally I like them both.

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