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Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 602 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

Burney-Harris-Lyons is a warm, inviting school whose faculty and staff work tirelessly to enrich the lives of ALL students. This school is Athens best kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school is home to many kids who have had the world against them. Nevertheless, their teachers are committed to education, mentoring, the arts and giving these students every chance in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

This school is a great and wonderful school. You will have a great time and everyone shows school spirit!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I absolutley love this school. I get help when i need it the most and the teachers are great! i absolutley ENJOY the assistant principle Ms. Sigler!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2005

This is a great school. My kids were given extra by teachers after school for free because they thoght my kids could do better. I love the office personel. They're truly professional and always do whats best by the kids. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This school needs some new office personal, and teachers including extra people for cheerleading and more extra sport trainers added on. This is a very safe school but discrimination is high. Despite this schools many disadvantages there is just as many advantages.
—Submitted by a former 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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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89%

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90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
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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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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 54% 37%
Hispanic 33% 12%
White 9% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Melanie Sigler
Fax number
  • (706) 357-5263

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1600 Tallassee Rd
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 548-7208

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