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Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet

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Posted July 27, 2010

it was horribile i costantly got in trouble for stupid stuff the teachers harrased me the dress code basicly made me get out and get new stuff which put a strained my mom the teacher constantly preeched during class time and made me feel uncomfortable then the teacher got made and gave me detintion for snezzing it was horrible getting out of that school was the best decision i ever made


Posted October 17, 2009

Its not as happy and hunky-dory as you think considering i go there. Dress code sux, some of the rules are pointless. But other thn that, it's not all that bad
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

I think Robert Cross is a good middle school for your child to go to they will be well prepared for high school. The teachers and principal support is good also I am a current student at robert cross and I think your child will be in a safe enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2009

'If you want a challenging,safe,school environment where your child is important...Robert Cross is it!' Do not believe this! Robert Cross not a good school at all. My experience there was full of teachers who did not respect me. As a fromer student there i feel that Robert Cross was a waste of DOCO's money because in all essence it was not a magnet school just a regular school with a fancy name. And further more it does not prepare You for high school.


Posted July 15, 2008

Too Scrict with dress code but, most teachers are very caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

It is a good school and has a great envirroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

I am a current student at Robert A. Cross . It is a good school as far as accademics is concerned. If you would like for your student to get a good education with much safety them this is the school of best chioce !
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

I think Robert a. Cross is a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

it is a very challenging school and Ii believe it has great potential and I am so happy that my child is able to attend the school her 8th grade year. She truly enjoys being in Mrs. Walker's homeroom. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

All three of my children attended Robert Cross Middle Magnet School. Sending them to this disciplined, academic challenging school has been one of the best decision we've made. The teachers and staff expect nothing less than excellence from each and every person that walks through the door. As a result, the students rise to the expectations. The teachers and staff are proactive whereas unacceptable behaviors are stopped before it begins. The students receive Friday folders which contain weekly grades...parents are always informed. If you want a challenging,safe,school environment where your child is important...Robert Cross is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I attended Robert Cross my 6th, 7th, and my 8th grade years. I am in the 9th grade now and I don't think that i would have been prepared if I didn't attend it. I know that it was challenging, yet it helped to prepare me for high school. I hope that parents should really consider putting their child at Robert Cross.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

i am a former student from robert cross. i attended robet cross my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade year. even though it was hard and challenging i got through it. i highly reccomend robert cross to any parent who cares about their childs education. i am now about to be a 10th grader and i dont think i could have made it throught the 9th grade without the discipline and academic skills that this school offers.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 82% 37%
White 13% 44%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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324 Lockett Station Rd
Albany, GA 31721
Phone: (229) 431-3362

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