School Profile

  • Thank you for visiting our website & learning more about Hickory Hills. Hickory Hills provides students with a unique learning environment, where critical and creative thinking skills are supported through arts integration. All students receive weekly instruction in art, music, dance and drama. The staff of Hickory Hills is committed to the achievement of all students, striving to inspire and empower students in a positive learning environment.  

    If you need to reach our staff, please email Mrs. Beaudin at

    If you need to request student records, please email Bridget MacPherson at:

    Our Vision

    Inspire. Empower. Achieve.

    Our Mission

    To prepare students for life success through an academically rigorous environment enhanced with the arts.

    Our Core Values


    We honor our students’ diversity and value everyone as having great potential. We demonstrate this by words, behaviors and personal choices that show compassion for others. We recognize children develop a sense of their own self-worth through positive interactions with others.


    Family, school, and community collaboration is seen not as an isolated set of activities, but essential in school success. Working as a team our school becomes stronger.


    Forging a pathway for individual excellence, we foster environments where all students can excel in academics and the arts, setting high expectations and celebrating success. We instill a passion in our students and develop their unique strengths.


    We facilitate engaging instruction by creating environments that promote meaningful exploration and discovery. We nurture the creativity in each of our students by reasoning, experimenting, and thinking critically.


    We are accountable and set a good example for others through our actions, words, and attitudes. We take ownership for what we do and consider the impact of our choices.


    We create an environment of shared understanding with open dialogue that establishes a culture of trust among students, staff, families, partners, and community members. We equip our students with communication skills for life success, including listening, analyzing, and expressing thoughts and feelings.

    Additional Information

  • The Hickory Hills Front Office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. In order to ensure a timely and safe dismissal for our students, we will not be able to dismiss students from the front office after 2:45 p.m. each day. Please note that any changes in afternoon transportation should be communicated no later than 12 p.m. each day.

    Daily Bell Schedule

    • School Day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
    • Morning Arrival: 8 a.m. Students may begin entering the building at this time.
    • Morning Tardy Bell: 8:30 a.m. After this time, students will be considered tardy and should be checked in by an adult in the front office.
    • Afternoon Dismissal (Car/Walker/Daycare Van): 3:10 p.m. All walkers and car riders should be picked up by 3:30 p.m.
    • Afternoon Bus Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.
  • Awards & Honors

    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accredited
    • Title I Distinguished School


    • School underwent full renovation in Summer of 2023
    • Arts wing includes professional art, music, dance, and drama classrooms
    • Full student performance stage
    • Two playground areas
    • 1:1 Chromebook access for students in grades K-5
    • Interactive SMART board in every classroom
    • LCD projector and multimedia equipment in every classroom
    • Extensive classroom libraries used for differentiating instruction
    • Gymnasium with rope course
    • Parent Resource Room

    Instructional Program

    • Standards-based classrooms, which implement rigorous Common Core State Standard and Georgia Performance Standards
    • All students receive differentiated small group instruction to meet their specific learning needs – acceleration, extension, or intervention
    • 50 minute daily Specials instruction in the areas of art, music, dance, drama and physical education
    • Special Student Services: Gifted, special education, ESOL, A Multi-tier System of Support (MTSS)
    • Teachers engage in high levels of professional development throughout the school year

    Students & Teachers

    • Student Enrollment: 400 (Jan 2024)
    • Average homeroom size: 20
    • Number of Teachers: 45
    • One full-time Media Specialist
    • One full-time School Counselor
    • Four Reading Specialists