Award Year: 2014

Centralhatchee Elementary School

315 Centralhatchee Parkway
Franklin, GA, 30217-4839

(770) 854-4002

Dr. Carol Rogers Thomas, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Heard County Schools

School Website

Mission

Centralhatchee ELementary’s Mission: Committed to Educating All Students

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 88%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Centralhatchee Elementary places great emphasis on parent and community involvement. Principal, Dr. Carol Thomas, Resource teacher, Melissa Jones, and second grade teacher, Kristie Worthey meet with a group of parents and students during one of the many parent meetings held throughout the year.

Centralhatchee Elementary places great emphasis on parent and community involvement. Principal, Dr. Carol Thomas, Resource teacher, Melissa Jones, and second grade teacher, Kristie Worthey meet with a group of parents and students during one of the many parent meetings held throughout the year.

Centralhatchee Elementary School began as a high school in 1933 and has continued the same 'Tradition of Excellence' for over 81 years. The school is home to 195 students in grades Pre-K - 5 and is located 75 miles southwest of Atlanta in the heart of the small town of Centralhatchee, Georgia. The school’s mission statement, "Committed to Educating all Students", clearly describes the school's ultimate goal. At CES, all students are expected to succeed not only in academics, but as well-rounded individuals who are prepared to function in all aspects of life. As one of three elementary schools in Heard County, Centralhatchee proudly bears the reputation of producing high quality students who have an appreciation for academics, family, and community. The Centralhatchee community definitely embraces the old saying that 'it's takes a village to educate a child'. Centralhatchee Elementary takes pride in involving the community in all aspects of the learning process. The school and community believe that every person deserves a fair chance to learn and succeed, and that education is a shared responsibility between staff, parents, students, and community. For over 8 decades, the community has teamed with the school to help mold the many students who have attended CES. As visitors walk down the halls of this small, yet powerful educational facility, they cannot help but feel the pride that covers them like a warm blanket and beckons them to want to be a part of the Centralhatchee Elementary Family!