Heard Elementary School

Summary:

Heard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Macon, Georgia, serving 541 students in grades PK-5. Despite being part of the low-performing Bibb County School District, Heard Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic assessments, with a more diverse student population and higher per-student spending compared to nearby schools.

Heard Elementary's student population is more racially diverse, with a higher percentage of White (38.08%) and Hispanic (9.8%) students compared to nearby schools. Academically, the school has strong performance, with 35% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts in 2022-2023, compared to 22.7% for Bibb County and 38.6% for Georgia. Heard Elementary also spends more per student ($10,508 in 2018-2019) and has a lower student-teacher ratio of 13.5 in 2022-2023, which may contribute to its academic success.

When compared to nearby schools like Centerville Elementary, Eagle Springs Elementary, and Hartley Elementary, Heard Elementary stands out as a relatively high-performing school within the Bibb County School District. This is particularly noteworthy given the district's overall low performance, suggesting that Heard Elementary may have unique strengths that contribute to its academic success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6515 Houston Rd
       Macon, GA  31216


(478) 779-4250

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
666th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,508 Help


Students who attend Heard Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rutland Middle School
High:    Rutland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  541

Racial breakdown:

African American:
43.3%
White:
38.1%
Hispanic:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Heard Elementary School ranks worse than 53.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 6th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (43.3%), White (38.1%), Hispanic (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Heard Elementary School is 13.5, which is the 4th best among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Heard Elementary School is $10,508. 10 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Heard Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Bibb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Bibb County 175th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Heard Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 59.88 506th 1101 54.0%
2007 60.44 486th 1125 56.8%
2008 61.32 474th 1134 58.2%
2009 48.15 668th 1133 41.0%
2010 52.57 668th 1183 43.5%
2011 58.99 590th 1212 51.3%
2012 59.09 592nd 1201 50.7%
2013 61.08 578th 1225 52.8%
2014 49.32 751st 1231 39.0%
2015 52.91 545th 1240 56.0%
2016 55.01 492nd 1233 60.1%
2017 60.81 418th 1205 65.3%
2018 48.35 582nd 1209 51.9%
2019 42.51 698th 1234 43.4%
2021 38.34 700th 1214 42.3%
2022 40.09 704th 1244 43.4%
2023 41.28 666th 1242 46.4%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, August 29, 2016

Open Quote This school has enthusiastic staff and a warm atmosphere. I always feel like my child is treated fairly and enjoys learning. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Heard Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 488 488
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 467 467
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 511 511
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 556 556
1994 574 19 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1995 567 25 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 598
1996 567 25 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 598
1997 532 25 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1998 532 28 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1999 519 32 3 4 1 n/a n/a 0 559
2000 510 42 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 559
2001 523 50 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 579
2002 491 62 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2003 491 62 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2004 420 79 6 5 2 n/a n/a 0 512
2005 362 103 6 8 0 n/a n/a 5 484
2006 381 136 6 9 0 n/a n/a 9 541
2007 356 134 4 16 0 n/a n/a 14 524
2008 362 130 9 20 0 n/a n/a 17 538
2009 379 134 17 26 0 n/a n/a 28 584
2010 410 145 22 36 0 0 19 0 632
2011 432 152 15 36 0 0 17 0 652
2012 407 165 16 38 0 0 26 0 652
2013 394 174 12 43 2 0 20 0 645
2014 343 167 14 43 1 0 18 0 586
2015 335 176 13 40 1 0 19 0 584
2016 351 190 10 48 0 0 26 0 625
2017 337 161 12 49 1 0 24 0 584
2018 320 184 7 46 0 0 20 0 577
2019 293 195 8 43 1 0 21 0 561
2020 281 228 4 40 0 0 21 0 574
2021 214 238 7 42 0 0 25 0 526
2022 196 238 5 63 0 0 28 0 530
2023 206 234 5 53 0 0 43 0 541

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Heard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 488 27.0 18.0 7.2
1991 467 28.0 16.6 8.6
1992 511 27.0 18.9 12.7
1993 556 27.0 20.6 12.9
1994 596 32.2 18.5 16.9
1995 598 30.0 19.9 25.3
1996 598 30.0 19.9 25.3
1997 563 29.0 19.4 28.2
1998 567 29.9 19.0 28.4
1999 559 32.6 17.1 30.1
2000 559 30.0 18.6 29.7
2001 579 31.8 18.2 34
2002 568 33.5 17.0 30.3
2003 568 33.5 17.0 30.3
2004 512 30.5 16.8 35.2
2005 484 30.1 16.1 39.7
2006 541 31.8 17.0 42.9
2007 524 33.8 15.5 48.4
2008 538 35.9 15.0 46.6
2009 584 36.3 16.1 46
2010 632 37.8 16.7 48.4
2011 652 38.3 17.0 51.8
2012 652 35.5 18.3 56.1
2013 645 36.3 17.7 59.8
2014 586 31.9 18.3 61.1
2015 584 32.0 18.2 98.5
2016 625 34.0 18.3 99.2
2017 584 34.0 17.1 99
2018 577 37.5 15.3 99.1
2019 561 39.0 14.3 98.9
2020 574 38.5 14.9 94.9
2021 526 37.7 13.9 100
2022 530 39.8 13.3 n/a
2023 541 40.0 13.5 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Heard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 488 27.0 18.0 7.2
1991 467 28.0 16.6 8.6
1992 511 27.0 18.9 12.7
1993 556 27.0 20.6 12.9
1994 596 32.2 18.5 16.9
1995 598 30.0 19.9 25.3
1996 598 30.0 19.9 25.3
1997 563 29.0 19.4 28.2
1998 567 29.9 19.0 28.4
1999 559 32.6 17.1 30.1
2000 559 30.0 18.6 29.7
2001 579 31.8 18.2 34
2002 568 33.5 17.0 30.3
2003 568 33.5 17.0 30.3
2004 512 30.5 16.8 35.2
2005 484 30.1 16.1 39.7
2006 541 31.8 17.0 42.9
2007 524 33.8 15.5 48.4
2008 538 35.9 15.0 46.6
2009 584 36.3 16.1 46
2010 632 37.8 16.7 48.4
2011 652 38.3 17.0 51.8
2012 652 35.5 18.3 56.1
2013 645 36.3 17.7 59.8
2014 586 31.9 18.3 61.1
2015 584 32.0 18.2 98.5
2016 625 34.0 18.3 99.2
2017 584 34.0 17.1 99
2018 577 37.5 15.3 99.1
2019 561 39.0 14.3 98.9
2020 574 38.5 14.9 94.9
2021 526 37.7 13.9 100
2022 530 39.8 13.3 n/a
2023 541 40.0 13.5 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Heard Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $824 (9.3%) $8,045 (90.7%) $8,869
2018 $810 (8.7%) $8,554 (91.3%) $9,364
2019 $880 (8.4%) $9,629 (91.6%) $10,508

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Heard Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 698th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 666th of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Heard Elementary School)4035
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)26.922.7
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Heard Elementary School)49.533.8
 15.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Heard Elementary School)46.724.1
 22.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Heard Elementary School)46.733.3
 13.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Heard Elementary School)3936.6
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Heard Elementary School)26.829.6
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Heard Elementary School)34.144.9
 10.8%
   5th Grade Science (Bibb County)2725.4
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students561541
 3.6%
African American195234
 20%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian85
 37.5%
Hispanic4353
 23.3%
Pacific Islander00
White293206
 29.7%
Two or More Races2143
 104.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.9%100%
 1.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Heard Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 541 students attended Heard Elementary School.

Students at Heard Elementary School are 43% African American, 38% White, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.

Students who attend Heard Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rutland Middle School
High : Rutland High School

Heard Elementary School ranks 666th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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