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White County Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 19, 2014

MY CHILD ABSOLUTELY LOVES THIS SCHOOL, IS THRIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, AND IS MAKING STRAIGHT A's. THE TEACHERS ARE CARING, HELPFUL, YET QUITE DEMANDING. THE STUDENTS TEND TO BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER. JUST AS WITH MOST SCHOOLS, IF A STUDENT IS WELL-BEHAVED, RESPECTFUL, SAYS, "PLEASE" & "THANK YOU," AND IS ATTENTIVE IN CLASS --THEY GENERALLY DO WELL. VERY NICE STUDENTS IN THIS SCHOOL. MR. TURNER IS A GREAT SCHOOL COUNSELOR AND PROVIDES HELPFUL GUIDANCE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS. THE SECRETARY AT THE FRONT DESK IS NOT ALWAYS TACTFUL, BUT SHE CAN MUTLI-TASK. THE SCHOOL OFFERS MANY FIELD TRIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT. MY ONLY REAL COMPLAINT IS THAT I THINK THEY SHOULD MOVE TO REDUCE/ELIMINATE HOMEWORK. WE ARE A LARGE COUNTY WITH ONLY ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE KIDS ARE GONE FROM 6:30-4:30 (INCLUDING BUS RIDE) AND WHAT LITTLE TIME IS LEFT WHEN THEY GET HOME, IS NEEDED FOR DINNER, SHOWER, CHORES, ANY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SOME CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FAMILY TIME.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

As a parent I'm very disappointed with this school. My 7th grader has yet to have a text book to study at home. Being out of school for nearly twenty years I cannot remember the things I learned in 7th grade science. It is very difficult to help from home. A teacher at the school informed me that no textbooks had been purchased in years because the superintendent doesn't like them. She also pointed out a nearby school that's considering not using text books. But that school is wanting to switch to tablets, not just drop books with no other tool to replace them. At least they don't have one administrator they had last year, who referred to himself in third person! I still can't believe a school system tolerated that. I agree with the other parent who felt some of the adults have a bully type approach. On another sour note, kids in my area catch a bus before 6:30am, and arrive at school fifty minutes before class. I'm sorry to say there isn't really anything I like about the school. My child now hates going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

From a concerned parent's point of view, this school is seriously undisciplined. The administration is inconsistent and bullying of the students. Adults teaching children should not have issues from their own shortscomings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

This school has a great learning environment. The teachers are very hands-on with their asiignments and projects. You can tell from a day at the school that the kids are having fun.
—Submitted by a student


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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 93% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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88%

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87%
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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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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98%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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91%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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98%

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96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

307 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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76%
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.

303 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.

101 students were tested at this school 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.

96 students were tested at this school 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 92% 44%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 37%
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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Cleveland, GA 30528
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