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Coan Middle School

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Posted April 28, 2014

I would rate Coan a five star school because of the caring staff, the performing students and the involvement of the parents and partners.


Posted October 21, 2009

Coan Middle School is a place with excellent, skilled and caring teachers. The office staff is the friendliest and most family oriented place within the building. True enough Coan has not always been the choice where many parents wanted their children to attend but it has truly change for the better over the years and the staff and administration is to thank for it all. Kudos!!!!


Posted October 17, 2009

This school is great because the teachers strive and support you at every step , no matter what.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2008

A great place to work, a great place for kids, a great place for leadership, a great place for children. The building is nice and clean, the principal is extremely visible and knows all the children. I love this place.


Posted September 26, 2008

A great school, with great teachers,great children and an extrodinary principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

This is the best middle school in atlanta. I love the principal, his teachers and the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

this school is unacceptable. The students cuss out the principal. The students are wild outside in the morning and in the afternoon. I have had my child complain about how the principal spoke to them. The parents who have had nice things to say about the principal are not in their right mind. Which makes me ask, if the school is so great, why did they get a 4?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

I found the school dissatisfying. There are a few exceptions Ms Byrd for one who is the Counselor and Ms Haggins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

A great school, a great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

A wonderful place for kids
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2007

i think the school have change a lot from the pass years and i really want to thank the principal
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

I am amazed at how competent this principal is. He runs that school like a drill sargant and yet admirable to the children in the school. He is well spoken and knows his stuff. He sat down with me and explained all the options that were available to my failing and sometimes disruptive child. He is not afraid to tackle his staff when they fall out of place. the teaching staff needs some improvement but in my three years at the school he has replasced more than half of the staff. The ILS and the assistant principal are both following in his lead. Coan is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

At first my mom though the school wasn't going to be the best but it turned out to be terrific. Im proud to say I went to Coan. The teachers are awesome. we had fun but stayed on task. It may look tough but one of the few best.
—Submitted by a former 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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

99 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

106 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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

99 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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54%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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94%

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94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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61%

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38%

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53%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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44%

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41%

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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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85%

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66%
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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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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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

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

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% 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 98% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Leah Goodwin
Fax number
  • (404) 371-7135

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

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
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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1550 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
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