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McNair Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 848 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

I love the fact that they've inforce the uniform, because the way some of those children dressed was rediculous. I wish they did something about the hair colors too. I hope that the new principal will do better than the last. Not that I thought negative of the last principal, but someone did, why else did they change. They also need to do better with after school activities and getting our children home afterwards. I only pray that this year will be much better tahn last. There is much room for improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

My family and I recently moved here from another state. My first impression of McNair was that school off of the movie "LEAN ON ME." I agree. with the other parent. The kids do run the school. We couldn't get our kids enrolled without students constantly coming in the counselors office without passes/permission from their teacher. My kids come home telling me about different incidents with the teachers and the students and it's never good. I do know that WE as parents have to get involved, but the school administrators need to INFORCE the rules of the school as well. I think nowadays the teachers are afraid of the students. Where I come from the teachers were caring but tough. All of this is new to my kids (school with no structure) but since I'm not familiar with this state/area I didn't know any better. Hopefully next school term we will find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

I have a Son who attends Mcnair and has for 2 year. I think most of the teacher are great but im having a issue with one teacher. I have followed the chain of command and I still havent been able to resolve the issue. I have even meet with the Principal on more than one occasion. I feel left out and this is the second issue with a teacher and nothing has been done. At this point im ready to change schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

i have had one child graduate from McNair and is now a senior at Banneker and i now have a daughter in the 8th. I think McNair is an ok school. what makes the school is the teachers and they have both had some awesome teachers. i don't have anything negative to say about McNair. I understand the principal and teachers have to do what they need to in order to make sure the school is ran safe and suitable for all involved. I think the biggest problem is parent involvement. all schools need more of that especially in the south side schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

i have visit this school on different occassion and im not satisfied with the way the school is being taken over by the students i had a parent teacher conference one day and the teacher couldn't control the kids i sat in her room for approx....20 and we never did get around to the conference and the principle is not such a good one he wouldnt let child get on the right bus one day and i had too leave work early to go to the school and pick her up ..but my ratings on this school is a o...if i had a nother choice it would be something better.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

i attend this school and i believe that it is dashing, marvelous and spectacular. our principal disciplnes us greatley
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

I was once a student at McNair but i was unfortuantly withdrawn in the middle of my 7th grade year.I loved it because it was so much for you to do and get away with. Skipping class was so easy it was sad. Know i attend NorthClayton Middle School and i am in 8th grade. i miss all my freinds at McNair though.


Posted December 8, 2008

McNair can be a better school if the Principal, Assistant Principals, and teachers just listen to what the children have to say also. Children have views as well as adults and should be given that respect. A child can have a bad day just as well as anybody else. On a more positive note, I have had two children to graduate from McNair and two that are still attending McNair, and I think the progress of the student depends on the child. I say this because I have had teachers tell me that my kids are very focused even with distractions from other kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I don not like this school at all. I sent an email to 3 of my daughter's teachers and didn't get a response from any of them. I spoke over the phone with one and told him I would be resending the email, and we could correspond. Never received a response again. One finally responded after speaking with him. The other teacher, nothing. The students do not receive homework every night despite the school saying they do. They are so behind in comparison to the schools in N. Fulton County. The slated high school for tihs school isn't any better. The school websites will tell you alot. Went to a PTA one eveing, and the teachers were literally walking out of the building as parents were trying to talk to them. I am moving at the end of the year, and beginning 2009 my daughter will be attending school in Roswell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

The principal is very involved with student activities. Teachers care and update parents on student progress. I like their administrative set up. Very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

I my opinion this school lacks control of the student body. I droped my daughter off there and made the mistake of waklking through the school to help her carry her books... And I was afraid to leave her there.I have since withdrawn my children from the school. The administration treated me as if I had the problem, not the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

For the 1st time my son is excelling very well among like peers being run by a public school of Professionals. For once, I am glad to see Teachers, Faculty and Administrators are all striving on one accord to achieve the BEST for our students. To help grow the community through free tutorial support services and develop well-rounded youth, preparing them to excel in life and academia, you can't get any better than that. I hope my son continues on this path of excellence! Thus far, I am very proud of the 6th grade curriculum but unfortunately, my son's stay may be short-lived at this school. We may have to move back to Henry County. If so and after reviewing the parental views of the Henry County Middle Schools in the district, I am not eager to make the transfer at all and McNair Middle School will be truly missed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

253 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.

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.

278 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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

270 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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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39%

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37%

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35%
Social Studies

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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56%

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46%

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37%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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69%

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81%

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54%
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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 Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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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 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
Black 98% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Music
  • Jazz band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Paul Brown
Fax number
  • (770) 991-4165

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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2800 Burdett Rd
College Park, GA 30349
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