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Buford Middle School

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Posted February 14, 2014

I am a 7th grade student at Buford Middle. I put 3 stars on the school because yes it is sanitary, good teaching, etc. But sometimes there is just too much homework. I have to wake up 6 in the morning, never getting enough sleep. Most of the kids are troublesome and can't be under control. And most of the teachers are just flat out mean. And the school is so focused on getting awards and certificates that I don't think it's ever about seeing someone actually learn something new everyday. Bullying still goes on, but no one wants to be a tattle tale. Like for me not too long ago. And coming to school everyday feels like going to prison. The only thing that makes me go to school is my friends. Plus, we don't need ANY other students! We're already packed with too many people. So if you are looking for a school. Don't go to this one.


Posted March 2, 2009

This school is awsome all of the teachers here actually care whether you pass or fail.I am in 8h grade here at bufor middle and excited to be tranitioning to high school.I am just glade that i know that i am leaving awsome teachers at te middle school for more awsome teachers at the high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

In this previous year(2007-2008), and my last, at Buford Middle School, it's been tough. BMS isn't all it's cut out to be. You become suppressed, and if you're there long enough, you don't know what's 'appropriate' in a non-uniform school. Yeah, the teachers and atheletics may be great, but, it's not the best learning enviroment there is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

I had my son in a private school for 5 years. My husband and I could not afford it any more with another child on the way. We were in the market for a home and when researching this area we fell in love with the schools! Everyone is great and they want parents to be very involved. My two nieces also go to the schools and are involved in the band. My son just started in band is very excited. The football team is awesome also. When the kids were excited about going back to school I knew we made the right choice for our kids !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Buford City Schools are the best schools my daughter has been to. The schools are clean and well kept. The teachers are all very nice. All of their sports systems are wonderful, not to mention that the high school football team has one the state championships for the last three years in a row. I am very pleased with the Buford school systems!


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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.

321 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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

332 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.

265 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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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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

286 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.

259 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 Biology was 75% in 2013.

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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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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
White 55% 44%
Hispanic 26% 12%
Black 13% 37%
Two or more races 3% 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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School Leader's name
  • Rachel Adams
Fax number
  • (770) 904-3689

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2700 Robert Bell Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
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