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Inman Middle School

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Posted May 19, 2014

I am currently a student at Inman. I think that this school is as good quality as, say, Woodward Academy, or many other private schools in the Atlanta area. Many parents are concerned about violence, bullying, and drugs, but the truth is that while there are fights, there are not so violent as some people make them out to be, and bullying and drug- use would happen as much, if not more, at a private school. The teachers are excellent and it is very diverse. However, I would say that Inman, unlike some other schools doesn't "hold your hand", so if your child needs a lot of help staying organized and isn't self- sufficient then you might want to look into another school.


Posted May 1, 2014

Great school if you are of European descent or meet certain socio-economic criteria, otherwise you are not welcomed. The surrounding neighborhood, better known as the "Grady Cluster" tries to run this school as if it were their own "private school". This is my child's first year and fortunately she thrives in any environment. Other disadvantaged students may not be so lucky. A new principal is desperately needed, one who will see that the needs of all of the students are met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

My son has an IEP and has absolutely flourished at Inman. I was worried because we were moving into the district from the suburbs. The faculty is outstanding and has so much to offer (for example, a 6th grade social studies teacher at Inman won a Pulitzer for her play). The school has a community feel, is diverse, and welcoming. I get a good feeling every time I drive by. I know my son is safe, has access to all sorts of interesting information, experiences and activities. He comes home everyday feeling positive about his progress. Never before has he been more self motivated. Inman is one of the best schools in the APS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

this is a great school with everything from art to technology classes to creative writing o foreign languages and many more. Teachers and staff are very nice and the student body isn't too bad either.


Posted September 4, 2013

This school is fair at best. Some teachers are excellent, but most are worthless. Very poor communication between school and parents. My son has an IEP and struggles beyond belief. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

My son has had a very experience at Inman and just finished 7th grade. He's been involved in a team sport, intramurals and Beta Club. He's taken advantage of the nice tutorial sessions that teachers provide before or after school. The 6th and 8th grade team of teachers appear to be the strongest, but they made a couple very good teacher highers for the 7th grade team for the 2012-2013 school year that added some talented teachers to the staff. Inman had discipline issues this past year with the increased enrollment, but was forthright with the statistics including holding a public forum on the issue, made changes (including expelling key troublemakers), and the issues improved in the back half of the year. The upcoming year will allow for full/regular registration & orientation of students, which couldn't happen with rezoning process last year, and will help that cause, too. Overall, Inman offers a strong set of teachers, good advanced classes, a pack of involved parents, and lots of strong extra-curricular activities from sports to debate to drama to music. I expect it will be a more settled year for 2013-2014 when all core classes will be inside the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

Some of the teachers are excellent and some are just worthless. The only real problem there is safety and bullying. There are daily fights that involve the school resource officer, blood and violent bullying. The school will act like it isn't happening because they dont want to tarnish its reputation, but it is happening all of the time. They need to start suspending students that are involved in these very dangerous fights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

Yes, it is true that this year the amount of students that feed into the Inman pool is growing, so the 7th grade was moved outside into the trailers, but don't let that stop you. My seventh grade buddies say that they like them. I am in the eighth grade and will be graduating this year. I have loved the past three years here, but to tell you the truth, while the 6th and 8th grade teachers are fantastic, a few of the 7th grade teachers are not so great. I still learned a lot but they were still not as good as what I have had in the past. Despite that, I love the Inman community. There is little to no bullying and the kids are very kind. I would highly recommend it to any parents looking at sending their children here.


Posted December 20, 2012

the reviews are very old. does anybody have a recent experience positive or negative they can share? when i visited it seemed over crowded and school has new administration temporary i believe. how is that working out any info on why old admin is gone?


Posted March 3, 2011

Inman does not meet out discipline fairly. The teachers vary from excellent to unsatisfactory. Some kids who are lucky enough to get the best teachers and avoid unfair treatment will get a good middle school foundation. Most kids will be very happy to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

Love it here.. my child has been exposed to soo much, and I have never seen her graes improve as much as they have... I encourage everyone to try to enrol their students at inman.. i eprsonnally reccomend trying to get your child into Ms. Nunninks class... She's strict btu fun and loving.... i LOVE INMAN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

My daughter started middle school at Inman and is currently in the 7th grade. This Middle school experience at Inman has been the BEST! The teachers are very dedicated and go over and beyond to push the children in the right direction. I LOVE being an Inman Middle school parent and my rising 6th grader is very excited to be apart of the Inman family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I have previously submitted, but I just can't say enough for this school. It really is a great school and you will find that out by looking at the student's attitudes and their grades. As a student, I found that the Inman crowd was some of THE kindest people i had ever met. Having been forcfully relocated to Brunswick this year, I can say that Glynn County Schools have a lot of work to do before they can even fathom reaching APS standards.I would give anything to be back in Atlanta at Grady (Which has a wonderfull Communication Magnet program, and is where all of my friends are) . My friends would tell you only great things about Inman (and Grady!) if you asked them. The friends I made at Inman I can say proudly, and without a doubt in my mind, be with me forever. So will my education.:D
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

My daughter is in 7th grade at Inman and we have been very happy with this school. Excellence is expected and they are doing everything they can to give individualized education to every student. I love this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This school does not have the leadership necessary to guide the attending children in an appropriate manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I love Inman middle school it is so fun and I have learned so much and meet so many people from diffrent cultures and my goals are being meet!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

I attend Inman Middle School and I absolutely love it here. I am in the 8th grade. This is my 3rd and last year here at Inman, and I certainly will have many memories and miss my school alot, but I will fill confident to transition to high school. Inman Middle is a fun learning school with great teaches, activities, learning/ teaching processes. If you are looking for a school for your child, I highly recommend you to let him/ her attend Inman. You may doubt or question me because I am just a child, but I guarantee you will not be let down my Inman. We, as in the students, teachers, parents, and staff are on big happy family with open arms and care for each other greatly. I love Inman, and I will miss it next year :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

Inman is a great school. It focuses on how to prepare the children for the future and how to be a better person. With test scores higher than the state average. Inman has a multi racial population. I have three kids two in seventh grade and one in the sixth grade. They love it and it makes me happy knowing they are in a great school that we all agree is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Inman's academic programs are absolutely wonderful and challenging. The courses prepare the children to go on to high school and they also prepare them for real life experiences. My children enjoyed being in the music program at Inman because it, too, was challenging at times. The teachers definitely demand a lot of their students but I do not view that as a negative. Parents are greatly involved at Inman and that helps make it feel like more of a community than a school, which was great for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

I think Inman is a great school. This year the 8th graders got some of the highest scores on the writing tests. The sixth and seventh graders also did very well. The just finished remodleling our school, and it is a great learning enviornment.
—Submitted by a 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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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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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 English Language Arts was 94% 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.

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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
White 50% 44%
Black 41% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Art teacher(s)
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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Paula Herrema
Fax number
  • (404) 853-4085

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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