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Gladden Middle School

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Posted March 18, 2010

This is a great school! I am a student here and i enjoy every minute here. The teachers are great and try hard to make sure we understand what we are doing and that we are doing all of our work correctly. Our principal Dr. Bates is very kind and cares about each child individual needs no matter what that need may be.They also have great sports systems and I myself are on the Basketball Team and the Track and field team. I think any one who is looking to attend Gladden Middle School(GMS) would be glad they did. Go GMS Warriors!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2007

There are very few teachers at Gladden Middle (GMS) who understand engaging work. The overwhelming majority of work required of students is ditto-driven and is seldom, if ever, truly aligned with individual student needs. Our child is in his/her third year at GMS and has had a total of two or three instructors who understand this age student. The administrative team listens (although the current AP has not been approached by me/us regarding these issues) but no legitimate action is taken to improve the climate or learning experiences for kids. The facilities are not well kept but that is insignificant compared to the lack of quality work. Answering questions at the end of the chapter, reciting an extracurricular group's creed, and receiving no support when 'I don't understand' is said by students are only a few examples of why we have been extremely disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

Gladden Middle School is leading the way in technology for middle schools. The teachers are wonderful and Dr. Bradley is the best! Every student should be able to attend Gladden.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 19, 2005

I love my daughter being at Gladden. I think that she is learning alot while having fun. I also believe that the teachers really care about the students and their futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2003

This is a really great school. Most of the teachers do a great job. I have alot of fun and this is just a great learning enviorment for me!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 93% in 2013.

270 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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

275 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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

275 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.

285 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 Biology was 75% 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 82% 44%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ardith Bates
Fax number
  • (706) 517-2479

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700 Old Dalton Ellijay Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-7448

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