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Merry Acres Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 765 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

i love my school . i am just starring this year and im in 8th , and ihave already learned many things.Mr . rusconi, ms roberts, ms stolze, ms. shultz, and ms shepherd are awesome ! Their Excel Program Is Awesome . Ms Shultz . My Hr Teacher , teaches awesome spanish ! Ilove going here


Posted August 1, 2012

The EXCEL Program at Merry Acres is AWESOME!! The class sizes are small, the teachers are caring - I couldn't ask for a better place for my daughter to go to school. Her CRCT scores were fantastic last year - because of the education she has received there the past two years. The principal is also a great guy who is doing a great job too! I do not regret sending my daughter to Merry Acres at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

Merry Acres is extremely overrated, especially the EXCEL program. Most of the teachers though certified are hardly qualified to deal with the unique personalities of these brilliant students. This program instead of encouraging and promoting "excellence" does exactly the opposite discourages and dampens the spirits of bright children who truly inspire to learn.My child's grades plumaged significantly due to the actions of certain EXCEL teachers. More emphasis is placed on discipline instead of education at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2011

GHETTO< GHETTO< GHETTO!!!!!!! This school is and has been a terrible school for at least fifteen years. The teachers are hardly qualified to deal with their little ghetto charges so they just let them do whatever they please and the other students who are forced to go to this school suffer. If I had the money to send my child to a private school, I would have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

MY DAUGHTER IS IN SECOND YEAR AT MERRY ACRES. WHAT PARENTS DONT KNOW WHOSE KID IS NOT IN EXCEL, IS THERE ARE GOOD TEACHERS WITH MOSLTY BAD STUDENTS. THIS MAKES IT A LITTLE HARDER FOR SOME KIDS TO LEARN. GET RID OF THE PROBLEM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

I love the Excel Program! My teachers are amazing, I love my science teacher Ms. Roberts especially when she sits with my friends and I at lunch! She is AWESOME! Thanks Ms. Roberts! I love MAMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

The excel program is awesome, but the school location is bad
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2008

this school is awesome i highly reccomend this school and the excel program is awesome too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2006

I love merry Acres. also the excell program!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


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 93% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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About the tests


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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


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

9th Grade Literature

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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


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 83% 37%
White 13% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ufot Akpan Inyang
Fax number
  • (229) 431-3477

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1601 Florence Dr
Albany, GA 31707
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