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Hightower Elementary
4236 Tilly Mill Road
678-676-7300 (Information)
678-676-7302 (Office)
678-676-7307 (Clinic)
678-676-7310 (Fax)
678-676-7336 (PTA Voice Mail
Principal: Mr. Oliver J. Lewis, III
Grades: PreK - 5th
Enrollment: 580
Community Information: Morning Bus Routes
School Calendar
Board Members: Mrs. Nancy Jester
Dr. Pam Speaks
PTA President: Christine Hunt
Business Partners: City of Doraville
Advanced Disposal
Amerigroup
Jim Ellis Porcshe
School Website: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hightower/
OVERVIEW
Hightower Elementary School has been in existence since 1958 and has served its community for 49 years. Hightower's student population represents over 30 different nationalities, and the school is known for its caring and child centered atmosphere. Hightower's motto is "Committed to Excellence: One Vision, One Team, One Success."
SCHOOL GOALS
The mission of Hightower Elementary is to provide a standards-based instructional environment that will insure that all students transition to middle school without the need for remediation.
UNIQUE ASSETS
Hightower has been a standards-based school since 2001. As a result, the instructional program is rigorous and is one that celebrates students for achieving academic performance goals. Our school culture is one that comprises many different cultures and many different native languages. We celebrate our school’s diversity and unity. Likewise, our students maintain their native cultures, while exceeding in the acquisition of the one in which they currently live. As a school, our students are expected to read 400,000 books each year. The students have exceeded this goal each year. This year, our student body read over 460,000 books.

Hightower’s teachers are some of the best-trained and instructionally-knowledgeable in our state. Staff collaboration and consistent analysis of our school practices ensures that we maintain high standards and expectations. Hightower enjoys the privilege of developing its teachers as instructional leaders. We are fortunate to have a team-oriented atmosphere, which includes our parents and several dynamic business partners. We have a strong community connection and our mantra is, “One Team, One Vision, One Success.”
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Title I Distinguished School for 6 consecutive years
  • Adequate Yearly Progress for 9 consecutive years
  • Noteworthy Component Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education Safe and Drug-Free Schools Recognition
  • Standards-Based Demonstration Site



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