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Langford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 616 students

 

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Posted December 5, 2013

horrible school with a terrible staff, the teachers really do not care and have a bad attitude don't send your child there


Posted April 8, 2013

This write up saddens me as I type, as I read, and as I think of all the good students and teachers who want to do the right thing. This school is terrible to attend to say the least. I am a very involved parent, however despite my involvement that fact remains that I am only the parent of two children that attend. One of my sons is very quiet, reserved, and to himself. This makes him a bullying target, and this has been the greatest problem of all. This school lacks authority and discipline. It seems that the bullies are held to a higher standard than the children that try to follow that rules. Teachers want to be friends with the bad children just to make it throught the day and this is just sad. My child has been hit, kicked, pushed, glasses slapped off his face (of course I had to replace them) and none of this seemed to matter to those with authority. They just seem to make excuses for this thuggish behavior. I realize now why none of the neighborhood kids go to this school. How can a school that sits in the middle of Augusta's historical neighborhoods, up the street from ASU be such a disgrace to the community. TOTAL LACK OF RESPECT FOR ACADEMICS and AUTHORITY!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

This Middle School Is Actually A Nice School.I was a 6 grade student there for the 2011-2012 school year and i had fun.Only 5 fights broke out over the whole year.They just started the I-B Program and this school year the whole school will be I-B


Posted November 29, 2011

Doesn't look like i'll be sending my children to this district or school. This isn't the only place I have read bad, very bad reviews on the staff and 'institution' as a whole, maybe its time for a sweeping siginificant change, teacher unions and lazy administrators bring down a district faster than lazy non compliant parents/children. Time to remove the cancer thats eating that place alive.


Posted November 10, 2011

i go to this school, but i will not say what grade i am in. all that i will say is ,im in the new IB program, the teatchers are nice, the school LOOKS nice, but its not nice. i am giving my honest oppinon about this, alot of other students are very rude to me, they yell at me, they talk bad things about me,shove me, get in my face, and almost tripped my best friend for no reson why! all they just say they dont like me or my friends. if they keep doing this to me for no reson, i will tell my mom if i can live with my dad or move to another state with my aunt and uncle, and go to school there. im not kidding i will! and if i leave, it will just be another loss for the school.


Posted November 3, 2011

Dear Parents, we do what we can with what we have and what you send our way for us to try and teach.. If you don't like the way the school is ran, you have the right to take your child and withdrew him or her and registered them in another educational institution but do not expect us to try and raise your child and do not blame us for their failure because it's up to them whether they want to take advantage of the opportunity of a free education or not and you as a parent to teach them home manners, morals and values and to respect.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2011

My son started L.angford this year as a 6th grader. This school is awful. Registered my son and at open house name was not on a roster. Reported Monday morning sat until 10:55 before being placed in a class. The staff needs a serious attitude adjustment towards parents & students. The resource officer sits in his ffice during dismissal, the car lne is a zoo. Students & cars all over the place, no one directing traffic. My child comes home with all this info. about diffrent clubs, connection classes, etc. and nothings sent home for parents to read. If you ask someone it's left up to the students to listen during announcements. HELLO i'm not in school to hear what's what, the school web page is outdated, everyone doesn't have books, so they read at school and can't bring them home. 95% staff need attitude adjustments. How do you expect kids to respect you when you disrespect them even when they ask questions, you all are snappy and I know because since school has started i've visited on a daily basis just to see if things are changing. It's SAD because our taxes are funding this mess and we deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

I teach at Langford. The children come to be entertained. The staff does what it can to keep the entire place from burning down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2010

If the schools had camers in the rooms where parents could log in to see how the kids were acting I think some or most of them would behave different. Kids dont respect the teaches as we did years ago and the teachers don't have the authority that they use to have over the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I subbed at this school yesterday (March 4,2010) and it was HORRIBLE. Total chaos. A fight broke out... I called for an officer and the officer never showed up. I asked several teacher if it was always like this or was it because the kids were showing out because I was a sub and the ALL the teacher said that it was wild every day and they are always losing teachers in the middle of the school year. IT's really bad. I feel sorry for any child that wants to learn something but can't because of their surroundings at school.. If you are a parent and your child is zoned for Langford.. pull some strings and get them out of there!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2008

This school lacks discipline and poor leadership. The students have taken over and are now teaching the teachers how to be thugs. Everyday it seems as though a teacher was getting beat up. Can anyone help this school? The kids that truly want to learn are separated into all girl classes or all boy classes which seems like a good idea but its just an experiment gone bad. The teachers get fustrated and quite in the middle of the school year and no one cares. It is the worst school system I have had to deal with. What is happening to our public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I totally agree 100% with all that was said on the posted dated November 17,2006 reveiw. I my self, a single mother of three,originated from NYC, think this so called school needs a complete make over inside and out.The majority of these so called parents really need to also get more involved. Then just maybe Langford would not exist no more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I think that this school need's a BIG improvement. This school need's a better learing education, instead of getting on kids and saying well you should know this (which alot of kids might but just forgot or they just dont know how to do it. But if they dont know the teachers shouldnt get on them for not knowing it instead just sit down and just explain it to and if you dont have the time doing all of that im sure you can hire another teacher in the same classroom and help out more students by having 2 teachers. or why dont the school have a after school program after school. And another thing is that the teachers have NO control over their class. And thats what i think of langford. One more thing parents if want your child going to a multicultural school thats defenitly isnt the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

My point of view on Langford is that it needs a little work but it's not the worst school in the county, and many of the parents say that langford has bad teachers but I'm pretty sure that the parents haven't met all the teachers because most of them are great and actually teach us something. They are rebuilding the school one section at a time to try to help us have better memories on are middle school careers, so unlike most schools in this county they're trying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2006

I'm not sure what happened to this school over the past year, but discipline is absolutely non-existent in this school. My child is having a hard time receiving an education at this school. The classes were loud and the teachers had no control over the students. It reminded me of a typical poor inner city school in New York City that we see on TV--astounding. As they say, 'the inmates have taken over the asylum.' What a shame. I might have to break my lease and move to another district so my child can receive a proper education because she's not receiving one now. What a shame to see a school go down so drastically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

I think that the school should communicate better and that starts with the principal I don't know who she is.I have never seen her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I love langford because it really has the kids in order, and because they have a strict vice-principal.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

290 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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

303 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.

241 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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

249 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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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93%

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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46%

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Social Studies

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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56%
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.

197 students were tested at this school 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

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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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 37%
White 11% 44%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Vicki Reese
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