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Pierce County Middle School

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Posted May 4, 2010

Everyone at PCMS is committed to making sure our children do their best! The faculty, staff and administration are the most dedicated I have ever worked with...and I've been teaching for 20 years! Without a doubt, PCMS is the Best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

PCMS is focused on helping all students become successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Pierce County Middle School does whatever it takes to help students achieve their goals for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Best students, teachers, and administration! ...a true learning community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

The administration and teachers really care for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The school culture is tremendous. It is such a wonderful and positive place for our children to learn and become successful citizens.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

Excellent school where every student is valued and expected to reach his/her highest potential. There is a family feel here and everybody is so very supportive of one another.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

PCMS puts students first. They strive for excellence in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This school is awesome! They always do the best for kids in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The needs of the students take top priority. Everyone works as a team to strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Pierce County Middle School is focused on helping all students be successful in the learning process. The faculty and staff members do whatever it takes to ensure student learning is taking place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Pierce County Middle goes above and beyond the call of duty to make students successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Pierce County Middle School Faculty and Staff work together like a family. One Team, One Direction is not just a slogan, it's a way of life for us. Our purpose is to nurture and educate our students to become prepared, resourceful, and productive citizens.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

PCMS has a loving,caring and very professional staff !


Posted July 27, 2009

This is the best school ever to me,my kids love it,and everone is nice,caring,and respectful,i rate this school as the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

My daughter use to attend school in Ware Co. and has now been in Pierce Co. Middle School for 2yrs. She is in the 8th grade this year and is now making honor roll. I think the teachers have done a wonderful job of educating the children at this school. She use to have a hard time with reading and math, but is really working hard and has started to get it. I believe they have instilled a ' love of learning' into her. Thank God it has finally sank in. :)
—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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

286 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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

293 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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

283 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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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82%

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Social Studies

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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82%

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87%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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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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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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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 44%
Black 9% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Perry Tison
Fax number
  • (912) 449-2075

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5216 County Farm Rd
Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone: (912) 449-2077

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