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Bowdon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 317 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers and parents are there to help the students.


Posted November 20, 2009

The teachers are good, but the mentality of the students and community is horrible. I would not move a child into this environment if they are different from the norm in any way. Physical difference or physiological or psychological differences are not accepted by the student body or community. Sports are more important to some than academics. They groom them for life at Bowdon High School, an equally bad or worse school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

Jaguars was used when mt zion students also attended jms. This was for neutrality. When mz students left jms, the students voted to change the mascot to red devil. It is not stupid. It only makes sense as these students will be attending bowdon high school where the mascot is the red devil. As far as the school being based solely around football, i beg to differ. The teachers at jms stress academics and the administration stresses attendance - don't let your child be out unless they are to the point of death!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Jonesville is an excellent school, my 8th grade son is not only a football player but is also very interested in what was called 'geek' classes- art and academics! Both my husband and myself are alumni of Bowdon High and agree with the name change to the Red Devils- Jonesville is a 'feeder-school' to BHS- A very proud school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

96 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

112 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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98%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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97%

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97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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87%

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75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Scott Estes
Fax number
  • (770) 258-4374

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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129 N Jonesville Rd
Bowdon, GA 30108
Phone: (770) 258-1778

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