Hartley Elementary School

Summary:

Hartley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Macon, Georgia, serving 438 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Bibb County School District, which is ranked 175 out of 201 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hartley Elementary School faces significant challenges, with a student population that is over 95% African American and consistently low academic performance. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 6.7% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 38.6%. Despite relatively high per-student spending of around $10,000-$11,000, the school's proficiency rates in ELA, Mathematics, and Science are well below the state and district averages. This suggests that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution to improving educational outcomes, and that other factors, such as teaching quality, curriculum, and school leadership, may play a more significant role.

When compared to nearby schools in the Bibb County School District, such as Williams Elementary, Southfield Elementary, and Union Elementary, Hartley Elementary consistently ranks among the lowest-performing schools in the district and the state. The only exception is Alexander II Magnet School, which outperforms the other schools in the area with significantly higher proficiency rates. This suggests that a more targeted, specialized approach to education may be more effective in this community.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2230 Anthony Rd
       Macon, GA  31204


(478) 779-2500

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1221st of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,321 Help


Students who attend Hartley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Ballard Hudson Middle School
High:    Southwest High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:

African American:
96.3%
Hispanic:
1.6%
White:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hartley Elementary School ranks worse than 98.2% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 16th 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 7.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.3%), Hispanic (1.6%), White (1.4%). (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 Hartley Elementary School is 14.3. 11 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Hartley Elementary School employs 30.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hartley Elementary School is $10,321. 12 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hartley 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 Hartley Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 19.12 967th 1101 12.2%
2007 15.33 1021st 1125 9.2%
2008 2.23 1131st 1134 0.3%
2009 0.91 1130th 1133 0.3%
2010 0.25 1182nd 1183 0.1%
2011 2.45 1200th 1212 1.0%
2012 0.39 1200th 1201 0.1%
2013 3.41 1199th 1225 2.1%
2014 3.28 1202nd 1231 2.4%
2015 8.21 1208th 1240 2.6%
2016 9.57 1173rd 1233 4.9%
2017 6.73 1185th 1205 1.7%
2018 6.03 1196th 1209 1.1%
2019 5.65 1218th 1234 1.3%
2021 7.79 1183rd 1214 2.6%
2022 9.90 1175th 1244 5.5%
2023 7.33 1220th 1242 1.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Hartley 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 533 533
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 517 517
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 519 519
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 479 479
1994 3 477 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1995 0 420 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1996 0 420 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1997 0 395 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1998 1 418 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1999 1 435 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2000 5 457 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2001 7 528 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2002 3 528 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2003 3 528 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2004 5 384 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2005 6 372 0 3 0 n/a n/a 2 383
2006 3 334 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 338
2007 2 304 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 307
2008 7 462 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 471
2009 6 352 0 0 0 n/a n/a 5 363
2010 11 371 0 2 0 0 0 0 384
2011 10 364 0 0 0 0 0 0 374
2012 3 349 0 1 0 0 3 0 356
2013 8 393 1 2 0 0 7 0 411
2014 7 450 1 2 0 0 6 0 466
2015 5 419 1 2 1 0 9 0 437
2016 2 425 2 0 0 0 7 0 436
2017 2 428 1 4 1 0 7 0 443
2018 3 475 0 4 0 0 6 0 488
2019 4 464 1 3 0 0 6 0 478
2020 5 474 0 5 0 0 8 0 492
2021 7 486 0 9 0 0 6 0 508
2022 8 414 0 8 0 0 4 0 434
2023 6 422 0 7 0 0 3 0 438

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 Hartley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 533 36.0 14.8 46.5
1991 517 36.0 14.3 81.6
1992 519 35.0 14.8 88.4
1993 479 27.0 17.7 92.1
1994 480 33.2 14.5 92.1
1995 420 28.0 15.0 91.9
1996 420 28.0 15.0 91.9
1997 395 27.0 14.6 94.9
1998 419 28.9 14.5 95
1999 436 28.4 15.4 95
2000 462 27.0 17.1 98.1
2001 535 28.3 18.9 69.7
2002 532 26.3 20.2 85.9
2003 532 26.3 20.2 85.9
2004 389 20.9 18.6 96.1
2005 383 24.5 15.6 97.4
2006 338 20.1 16.8 98.5
2007 307 20.9 14.7 99.3
2008 471 28.3 16.6 94.2
2009 363 25.9 14.0 100.6
2010 384 26.9 14.2 99
2011 374 27.3 13.6 98.7
2012 356 23.8 14.9 99.2
2013 411 23.4 17.5 99.3
2014 466 25.0 18.6 99.4
2015 437 29.0 15.0 98.6
2016 436 24.0 18.1 99.1
2017 443 28.8 15.3 98.9
2018 488 29.2 16.7 99.2
2019 478 32.7 14.6 99
2020 492 31.9 15.4 94.9
2021 508 30.5 16.6 100
2022 434 32.0 13.5 n/a
2023 438 30.5 14.3 100

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 Hartley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 533 36.0 14.8 46.5
1991 517 36.0 14.3 81.6
1992 519 35.0 14.8 88.4
1993 479 27.0 17.7 92.1
1994 480 33.2 14.5 92.1
1995 420 28.0 15.0 91.9
1996 420 28.0 15.0 91.9
1997 395 27.0 14.6 94.9
1998 419 28.9 14.5 95
1999 436 28.4 15.4 95
2000 462 27.0 17.1 98.1
2001 535 28.3 18.9 69.7
2002 532 26.3 20.2 85.9
2003 532 26.3 20.2 85.9
2004 389 20.9 18.6 96.1
2005 383 24.5 15.6 97.4
2006 338 20.1 16.8 98.5
2007 307 20.9 14.7 99.3
2008 471 28.3 16.6 94.2
2009 363 25.9 14.0 100.6
2010 384 26.9 14.2 99
2011 374 27.3 13.6 98.7
2012 356 23.8 14.9 99.2
2013 411 23.4 17.5 99.3
2014 466 25.0 18.6 99.4
2015 437 29.0 15.0 98.6
2016 436 24.0 18.1 99.1
2017 443 28.8 15.3 98.9
2018 488 29.2 16.7 99.2
2019 478 32.7 14.6 99
2020 492 31.9 15.4 94.9
2021 508 30.5 16.6 100
2022 434 32.0 13.5 n/a
2023 438 30.5 14.3 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hartley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $3,341 (29.7%) $7,902 (70.3%) $11,243
2018 $1,318 (14.0%) $8,104 (86.0%) $9,422
2019 $1,254 (12.1%) $9,067 (87.9%) $10,321

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hartley Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1218th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1220th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hartley Elementary School)3.96.7
 2.8%
   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 (Hartley Elementary School)16.94.1
 12.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Hartley Elementary School)13.98.3
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hartley Elementary School)11.48.3
 3.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hartley Elementary School)12.513.7
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hartley Elementary School)6.94.1
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Hartley Elementary School)6.913.9
 7%
   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 Students478438
 8.4%
African American464422
 9.1%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic37
 133.3%
Pacific Islander00
White46
 50%
Two or More Races63
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%100%
 1%


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

Middle : Ballard Hudson Middle School
High : Southwest High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 438 students attended Hartley Elementary School.

Hartley Elementary School ranks in the bottom 1.8% of Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Hartley Elementary School are 96% African American, 2% Hispanic, 1% White.


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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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