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Sylvan Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 444 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2011

This is one of the last honest schools in APS. I admire the teachers and Mrs. Atkinson. I was apart of the 08'-09' school year working in the Hands On Atlanta program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 3, 2009

sylvan was a fun schoo and my seventh grade year was the best i admired my coach coach.eberhart he taught me that i was special in ways i didnt and in track sms track and field girls was the best in atlanta public scools and my p.e teacher coach.morrow was the best and than my 8th grade year they was gone!but i still enjoyed myself with shataura
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I think the school is great overall. I can say the teachers will call and advise the parents of any behavior problems and missing classwork etc.. There is no limit on what I will do to ensure my child is educated and I think that the staff at Sylvan Middle School feels the same. The Schools Website could use a little more update (that's just my opinion). I think that teaching staff at sylvan middle school does a great job informing me a situation before it gets out of hand. And if you are a parent express your concern in regards to your child's education and I am sure you will receive the same. Let's remember it takes the village to raise the children. I'm out, Peace!
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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92%

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84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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94%

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80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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58%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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50%

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41%

2010

 
 
61%
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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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86%

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86%

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90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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78%

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74%

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73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
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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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 97% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Gwen Atkinson
Fax number
  • (404) 756-2290

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1461 Sylvan Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
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