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About This School

Hanby Building Elementary School is a public elementary school in Westerville. The principal of Hanby Building Elementary School is Ms. Jan Fedorenko. 231 children attend Hanby Building Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 10% of the 231 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hanby Building Elementary School is 16:1. Emerson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 63%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 32%
Economically disadvantaged 10% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My son loves this school and we couldn't be happier with his growth there. Everyone is great we feel very lucky to have our son here.

  • (7 months ago)

    i went there myself and i was in the all girls class its a wonderful school u should send your kids there because it is a great plave to learn

  • (1 year ago)

    Hanby is a unique school and should be recognized as such. I have two children and both have attended Hanby. The first was in the gifted program which was Fantastic! My second child attended the standard program at Hanby and has had a very fulfilling education. The principal is outstanding and the majority of the teachers are as well. No it's not a science and math magnet school but it does take an individual approach to each child and really focuses on preparing a thinking self-aware and self-confident student. I am glad my children attended Hanby and would gladly recommend it to other parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are disappointed as well with the lack of academic rigour. It has been a very disappointing year for our family.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is a 1st grader here. After coming to the conclusion that our local elementary school was not going to give her the attention or education that she needs my wife and I decided to try and get into the Magnet program here. My wife is an artist and our daughter has a love for art. Selecting Hanby Magnet was a no-brainer. Since the time she has been there her reading has moved up 5 levels since the start of the school year. She absolutely adores her teacher and the principal. She has even joined a few of the extracurricular activities. The staff here are awesome and the communication is open and direct. I have no words for how involved the parents are here. I would almost describe the PTA here as rabid for their school. Unfortunately it looks like the Magnet program will be ended soon due to budget constraints. That said it looks like we will need to find another option for our daughters continuing education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our 3 children have all received an outstanding education at Hanby. We have a gifted child a child with physical disabilities and a child with reading difficulties. All our children's need have not only been met but each has been individually addressed and have had tremendous growth. The teachers are confident compassionate and caring and are more than willing to provide what's best for our children. They communicate well and welcome parent input and involvement. Art integration is superior and enhances the curriculum. The atmosphere is one of community support encouragement and challenge. We are more than pleased with our children's experience at Hanby.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hanby sells itself as a funky and fun learning environment for kids. It might be both but it lacks leadership and academic rigor. There is little structure and discipline in this building and 1st grade is packed with 26 kids in tiny classrooms with weak teachers. I know someone who worked there as a lunch duty aide who was pushed to the ground by two fifth graders who were given a stern verbal warning! This school has some major discipline problems and I heard there was a child who was expelled from Whittier for behavior problems who now attends Hanby. My daughter went to Hanby for two months (after being admitted from another Magnet school wait list) and after two months of very low academics and lots of "enrichment " her only comment was "at Hanby they treat the kids like rats." There are plenty of involved parents at Hanby and they seem enthusiastic about the building.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is by far the coolest most fun and educational schools that a child could attend. (In my opinion)

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in his second year at Hanby and I have been very impressed by the dedication of the teachers and the caring but firm actions of the principal. I believe that my son is receiving an excellent academic 'base' as well as a good start in organizational skills needed for middle school. Emphasis on cooperation teamwork and social skills has also been a big plus.Parent involvement appears high.

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