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Baker Middle School

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Posted August 22, 2013

Baker Middle School. My son attends. he is a 6th grader & does not like this school. He has been bothered daily because he speaks English, doesn't fancy popular rap music & doesn't use bad language. He is a good kid & he's quiet & gets plenty of grief from kids because he is not like the majority of the souls that frequent & inhabit the more southern side of this town. I would like to have more options concerning my son's education. I KNEW there would be wretchedness attending school on skid-row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

This school is horrible. My daughter was bullied the first 3 months of her 7th grade year. Everybody knew but me. The principle over discipline told me it was nothing to worry about he was handling it. REALLY??? for 3 months first of all when was i going to be contacted. My son has a hard time staying focused i tried to talk to the teachers and they claim he was ok. His grades were awful but they said he was doing good the few that i met said he was doing good. Everytime i made an appointment parent teacher conference the same 3 teachers always had something else to do. To this day i still havent met them i wouldnt know what they look like if they walked past me now. My daughter teacher only wanted to talk about herrlationship, and another one was borrowing money from my baby. My chold attended blackmon Rd her 6th grade year and she either brought home all As or As amd Bs but whrn tjey changed her school to baker due to transportation she brought home 2 to 3 Fs every reporting period. I would never tell anyone to semd their children to Baker. Yhe children are out of control just as well as the adults. This is only a few things we dealt with the 2012-2013 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2012

I am a student a baker right now in 2012 it is not a bad school the parents need to learn how to discipline their kids and maybe people would not have nothing to say about that school while we are at marshall that is horrible we need to be back at baker. Baker Middle School is an average school and i love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

This school should be scraped and start all over again! Too many issue make this school ineffective.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2009

The principal has babied these students and let them do as they pleased. The teachers have been striped of their authority and have no support from the principal. The kids are disrespectfull. But there is good news there is an addition to the staff and he has made sure to set things straight. I think he can make it better for the school and he should be the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

Baker Middle is the better schools in the aouth side of Columbus. It's academics do not compare with the rest of the schools on the North side of town.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 30, 2004

I am not a parent I am a Student and I just left Baker, going to the ninth grade. I have been there for three years and I must say that I have learned alot. Some of the teachers have a bad attitude but in an overall outcome they had the attitude to help the students. This year out of all the years I have been there this was my best year because they had many new programs to give us a better understanding of things. Now Baker is a year round school and it will give the students to prepare for the tough situations they will come about in life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 22, 2004

I feel this school needs to practice respect in all aspects towards parents and students. I am disappointed of how things are being handled by the teachers and how the communication is not followed closely by the teacher/principal. Guidelines set forth by the School District in informing parents of severe cases are not being met and this is by my own experience. I thought this school valued parent/student involvement. This is by my own experience. Not to put this school down but I feel that some guidelines to help students and parents should be followed in order to keep things running smoothly. This makes for a better and healthier communication.
—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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

161 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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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66%

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59%

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Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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86%

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74%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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35%

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46%

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60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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82%

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81%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
23%

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20%

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33%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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31%

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23%

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45%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%

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63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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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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.

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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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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
Black 79% 37%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 44%
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
  • Marvin Crumbs
Fax number
  • (706) 683-8731

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1830 Shepherd Drive
Columbus, GA 31903
Phone: (706) 683-8721

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