Award Year: 2018
To develop self-motivated, globally minded thinkers through inquiry and reflection.
- Black/African American: 8%
- White: 77%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Asian: 5%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 4%
- ELL: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 17%
Heards Ferry Elementary School, located in Sandy Springs, Georgia in the Fulton County School District, is home to 793 PK-5th grade students. Our mission is to develop self-motivated, globally minded thinkers through inquiry and reflection. Inquiry is at the center of everything we do allowing students to guide the learning process. We take great pride in not only producing students who achieve at high levels, but also students who are well-rounded, engaged, and self-motivated.
We strive to create educational experiences for students that meet their unique learning profiles. Through our commitment to personalized learning and continuous achievement, we allow students to learn at their own pace. We are rich in technology that includes 3D printers, a comprehensive e-library, and a bring-your-own device program. We have a dedicated science lab with an instructor to provide our students with rich, hands-on experiences. We have a learning garden with a farm to table nutrition program in our cafeteria.
Our students are encouraged to take action when they see a need and many have created their own school-wide service projects in addition to the various school-wide service projects planned each year. HFE strives to strike an important balance between holding the highest academic standards and ensuring the development of the whole child physically, emotionally, intellectually, and ethically. We work tirelessly to create and maintain an environment where students feel valued and empowered as citizens who are tasked with the important job of making a difference in the community and the world.