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King Middle School

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Posted May 15, 2014

We are doing great things here. The leadership team, led by Mr. Brown has been a terrific change for the kids and continues to meld the school to great accomplishments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

This is a school that is on the rise to greatness! Wonderful things are happening here. Teachers are motivated, caring and innovative. Students are eager and ready to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2014

I love King MIddle School and am saddened by the undeserved, poor reputation that it still has. Like any parent, I was concerned about my child entering middle school and the new social challenges he would face; however, the format of grouping children into learning communities limits their exposure to older children and facilitates a bond between the cohorts and the teachers. I am impressed with how accessible all the teacher's have been when I needed to discuss my son's academic progress or behavior. We have worked together to help him become more focused in the classroom and to utilize his potential. I feel like I have a team working with me for my child's education. The principal is a wonderful leader with a positive attitude. He makes me believe that our children are going to recieve the education and the support they need to do well in middle school and beyond. As a Title I School, King offers a variety of supplimental services to assist children with both their academics and their character. I look forward to the day when this gem of a school is recognized within the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

My son attend King Middle and now, will be leaving the 8th grade, I am an active parent in the school, as well as part of the P.T.A. and LSC, I must say the teachers and staff here is really good, and I'm not just saying that....We do have uniform code, we also ,have good programs, that are good for healthy development. This is a school, that is diverse, and good choice for gifted and special needs children....We are Title 1 as well.... This school, will be getting a makeover coming....The kids here do go on exciting field trips...This school also, is growing in numbers, we have over 500 students here....So, let this gem of a choice be where your child can grow in this middle school...It was definitely mine and I am very happy at that...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love the location. I feel that teachers really care about the students. I Iike the free before and atfercare program. I think free tutorial service is wonderful and very hepful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

King is in a very transitional period. I believe with the leadership of Mrs. Battle and MORE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT it will become the school that it was always meant to be. Many of the teachers are Challenge certified and really focus on teaching to the childs needs. I believe that a school is a reflection of its community so what does this say of the Grant Park and Summerhill communities. Both which I grew up in and attended King myself. They used to be communities where neighbors, businesses and schools supported one another and sadly now it seems every man for himself.... and we wonder why the world is in such turmoil. My son is an honor student, band and chorus participant and is involved in several academic and enrichment programs at the school. King is a great school that deserves a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

King middle school is a school that is in need for a whole lot of improvement. It's easy for me to say that it is a terrible school, but the truth is children are acting like this at all of the schools. I am sure some more than others. I also fault the parents for King not being the school that it should be because parental involvement is very low. Some of the teachers at King appear to be good teachers; but I don't like the comparisons that are being made about the 'bad kids' were the kids that came from King. I'm sure Walton had their share of 'bad kids' as well. You can't be a fair teacher and place stereotypes on the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

150 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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

160 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

130 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 94% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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92%

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87%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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57%

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66%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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89%

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91%

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84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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56%

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60%

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60%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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68%

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74%

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77%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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72%

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67%

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67%
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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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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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Peter McKnight
Fax number
  • (404) 330-4196

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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545 Hill St SE
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