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Central Middle School

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Posted August 9, 2013

The teachers and education here are great, and my kids excel educationally here. But *sigh*, I missed another work meeting because the bus, yet again, drove past my house without stopping. My child in tears... and I'm making excuses to my boss. This has happened often over the 8 years my children have been here. And as always, the transportation dept phone just rings and rings and goes to a full mailbox where you cannot leave a message. Even if they did answer, past history tells me they'll be rude and non-chalant about it anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

My child was in a Christian School in the area, and we wanted to put her in Central Middle School. She has been there for 2 years now, and we absolute love it! The teachers are great. It did not take long for us to realize how much this School puts into a child's education. They are so caring, loving. It has so far been a overwhelming experience. Thank you Central Lions!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

My child is a 7th grader at CMS and has attended the Central Schools since Kindergarten. What a great school! Excellent teachers and hands-on administrators. These are people who truly care about my child. Not only has my child been challenged academically (and been taught to rise to the challenge), they have a wonderful peer group of students from all types of family backgrounds. It is amazing to me how kids from all these backgrounds get along and socialize together. It doesn't matter what your social or economic "status" is. It's great to see this. Plus there is also something for everyone when it comes to extracurricular activities, especially sports. Every kid can find a sport or activity to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

My experience with this school has been a poor one. Parent concerns are not addressed in a timely manner. Unfortunately, I have found a lack of concern for my child's welfare on administration's part. Some teacher communication is poor as well. This school definitely does not meet my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

I just want to say that my child loves this school. She is in the 6 th grade at Central Middle and I am very proud of all the teachers and counslors there. Every time that I go in up there they make me feel right at home. And for the teachers they are wonderful. They keep you well informed on how your child is doing. My child use to be a B and C student in the 5 th and now she is a A and B student. They welcome parent involvement with open arms and encourage all parents to come. The academic programs are great. I would recommend this school to everyone. Way to go Central Middle. Number 1 in my eyes.
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Posted August 25, 2005

I just recently moved here from Douglasville, and I can say this school is much more organized than the one in Douglas co. Teachers seem more helpful, and my son seems much happier here. Also they do not have the excessive overcrowding issues that other co's may have. Only thing I do not really like is the middle school kids here ride on the bus with the high school kids, and my son has told me some stories of things the high schoolers say on the bus. Other than that I have no issues with the school 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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

285 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.

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.

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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.

259 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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

266 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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

274 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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%
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.

278 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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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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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 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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
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
  • Shannon David Christian
Fax number
  • (770) 836-2782

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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155 Whooping Creek Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116
Phone: (770) 832-8114

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