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Harper-Archer Middle School

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Posted April 7, 2014

Harper Archer is getting better . I like Harper archer but their need to be some improvement academic . We need more resources to help our kids and teachers to help the school to be above average". Parent Involvement is very important so we need resources to get them involve. I believe the school can improve with more help and ideas to help the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This school has a terrible environment. This establishment has no control over its students and their behavior. This school has not even made AYP this school has poor grades and academic performance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2008

Poor leadership. Low teacher morale and low student interest. Parental input very low
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

I'm not too thrill of this school base on the performance(s) from the students. I can't possible understand why there are so many students not attending the school as they are instructed on a regular basis. I have seen students attending class late/tardy, the attitudes are rude, and curriculums are not up to part. The security stucks. Too many students are not happy within that school and base on the test's score; I truly am not satisfy with the results. I wouldn't recommend but I prefer the Department of Education to strictly shut down the lack of discipline and safety, improve the performance of the students relating to the tests, curriculums and activities. More computers (new not hand me downs), New and updated educational books, provide more field trips to varies of places and/or out-of-town events, debates, competitions - cheerleading, football, basketball, chess, and baseball's. These are the varieties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

Harper-Archer is the very best school. The teachers and staff are the nicest people. I have never heard of any violence at this school of all my years here. My 10th grader went there and my now 8th grader. Parent this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

I think this school is a wonderful environment for children to learn the teachers and faculty are nice and considerate
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2005

Harper-Archer Middle School is destined to fail due not to the immediate administration (Principal), but the higher administration . You have a school that is constantly under a micro-scope because the executive director of the building wants to point fingers instead of offering a helping hand. I think Mr. Pennington is doing a great job. Overall, Harper-Archer will continue to fail our kids, not because of the teachers, who I may add are totally burned out, but because of the lack of upper administrative support.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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82%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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37%

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39%

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33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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28%

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25%

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29%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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13%

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27%

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17%
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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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82%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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70%

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61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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87%

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68%

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73%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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63%

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49%

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54%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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44%

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29%

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32%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

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82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Allison Marks
Fax number
  • (404) 699-4569

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3399 Collier Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
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