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Bonaire Middle School

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Posted January 22, 2014

My son has been at Bonaire Middle School since the 6th grade. He is now in 8th grade Honors classes. He has had absolutely NO issues at all thoughout his time there. His positive attitude and many friends there has made it a great experience for him. I personally have had NO issues with the office staff NOR communcation issues with any of the teachers.... NOT ONE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

I am a new student to BMS but am from the Houston county area. as a student everyone has been very stuck up and the band program is horrible compared to my old school Thomson middle school. Unfortunately i have to stay at this sorry excuse for a school.


Posted July 4, 2013

My daughter very happy attending Bonair- We are from New Jersey and the school was so different. I'm happy she's finding herself, and trying to be apart of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I am a former student. This school is may not be perfect but the band program is absolutely perfect. The band director is very talented, chooses excellent music pieces, and will help your child succeed. She is always kind and definitely makes you feel at home. I went into band not knowing how to play a single note. She has taught me so much over those 3 years. She is very professional and band will be the best thing your kid will ever do. She is a wonderful person and has had a lot of experience. She is 100% devoted to helping your child on their instrument. She is probably the best teacher at BMS. The band program makes BMS a better school. It was an amazing learning and growing process and I will always look back on it as a great thing in my life.


Posted May 29, 2012

Office staff very rude, most people when they see you standing there and they are busy would at least say I'll be with you in a minute. Not these people just keep on working like you aren't even there. So glad to be done with that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

I am a former student of Bonaire middle school and my experience there was the best. I miss it alot although I am glad to be in high school I would go back to Bonaire and do it all again. I was not a cheerleader or a football player there and I always felt very welcomed and loved at the school. The staff and teachers were always very kind to me and could call me by name if they saw me in the hallway. My teachers were nothing but the best I had a maybe one not so good teacher in all 3 of years there. I really recommend this school it is one of the best in the county if not the best. But every school has faults, so keep that in mind as you read through all of these reviews.


Posted February 6, 2012

I was a student at Bonaire middle before. And I have to say, I had my ups and downs but I would do it again if I got a chance. I didn't like 6th grade too much but it wasn't the schools fault, I was going through family problems. This school was very welcoming and the learning standards were high. I do not see any problems why you or your child should not go here. Nothing bad ever happens and if your having any sort of problem they will fix it to the best of their ability. If you see any bad comments on here it's probally some wuss who didn't make the team or warmed the bench! This may not be the best school in the world, but I will never forget it and the times I've had here.


Posted September 16, 2011

My oldest went to BMS and is now at Veterans. My middle son is now in the 8th grade, and my youngest son is in the 6th. My complaint is with the football program and Coach Peavy (a terrible coach) in particular. My oldest played for Bonaire but I say "played" loosely - mostly he sat on the bench. My second son is experiencing the same thing. Peavy plays his favorites. What is frustrating is that he consistently plays the same players on both offense and defense when twenty or more players are sitting. A real coach could teach some of these kids how to play and give them more opportunities to do so. He says he wants the kids to come to him, well my middle son did come to him (although scared to do so) and the last game Peavy put him in for one play at the end of a game they were winning by 15 points. As a final point, my oldest is now one of two starting tight ends for Veterans and the coaches love him. My middle son is so frustrated he nearly tears up when we try to encourage him to stay involved long enough to play for real coaches. Hey Peavy! You know if you played more players - you would have more players who could actually play! What a concept!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

the coachs at bonaire are the best maybe they do cuss so what thy need to cuz it well stay in your head to do better.coach hershburger is the best football coach ever jst lik the other coachs and he doesnt bother your kids your kids lik him if u ask them ull c thy flirt with him he doesnt flirt wit your kids.this is darrion again


Posted December 30, 2010

worst school my daughter has been to yet! she's in 6th grade, but she hates it! i'm considering privet school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

The school is horrible. We are military and have been to schools all over the country and over seas and this is the worst I have ever seen. Even the schools of the upper crust of D.C. were not as bad as this one. The peopel (partents and kids) who go there are as snooty acting as they come. They are people who think they are someone who are no one. We are a military family and were not treated well at all my sone was treated diferently and picked on by students and teachers. The coaches cus at the players, one in particular hersburger is way to friendly with young girls. My son witnessed several time the teachers cussing at the students and doing the same in class in class. We moved to Perrry and it was the best move we ever made. Great coaches who are calm and don't cuss and teachers who are roll models for the kids. BONAIRE MIDDLE IS TERRIBLE. Stay away military families. If you don't donate money your kids don't play sports. If you are not HOMEGROWN you are not accepted. The students are a directe refection of the parents, teachers and coacnes at the school. IF YOU CAN GO TO PERRY you will be much happier. The HCBOE is just as bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

This school has got to be the worse school I have ever sent my child to ( were a military family). The kids that go here are rude and very ignorant and the Principle is not there for all the children she is only there to see how popular she can get with all the Cheerleaders and Football players, She makes excuse after excuse for the way the children treat new children. It is nothing but a popularity contest for this school. If you dont have to send your child to this school I recommend taking them to a different school. My child who loves school now hates school. Think twice before making this mistake that I have made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

One of the best middle schools in Houston County. Teachers and principle are accessable. Honors program is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

I go to BMS as a student right now and I love the school. They have so many extracurricular activities and clubs. I think this, no wait, I know htis is the best school I've ever been to. They have a great Athletic Department and Band Progam. It easy to say this is one of the best school in the country. Go Big Purple


Posted November 2, 2009

i had a great middle school experience at this school. i am now in high school and bms helped prepared me for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Awesome teachers and Awesome band director and music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

My son attended this school for 6th grade. He had a terrible experience in Honors Math. Some of the other parents who's children did well in the class said they felt the teacher seemed disengaged. His Honors Science teacher was awsome. Other than his Science Class the school really didn't live up to it's reputation. Staff seemed cold and stressed. They made it hard for parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Bonaire is the best school I ahve ever been to! The teachers are always helping and supportive, all the students strive for excellence, and altogether it's probably the best school in academics, sports, and performing arts. I highly encourage you to enroll your child at BMS! We would love to add some newbies to our Jag family!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

Great school! I feel fortunate to have my child attending BMS. The administration, school staff, and teachers have been nothing but very supportive and friendly! The educational environment is phenomenal! I hope it stays the same when my younger ones attend middle school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Bonaire Middle School is one of the most wonderful middle schools that I have had the privilege of sending my children to. This is the third middle school my child has attended and the seventh grade teachers are wonderful. The social studies teacher keeps parents informed via email, the science teacher has a zoo that keeps students interested. . Having my children attend Bonaire is the best choice I have amde so far.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% 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.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% 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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

307 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

296 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

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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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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 66% 44%
Black 22% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Ga Highway 96 E
Bonaire, GA 31005
Phone: (478) 929-6236

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