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East Jackson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 419 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

the teachers, coaches, & staff!! are the best in the world !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

The East Jackson Middle School faculty sets high standards for its teachers, students, and parents. The teachers are caring and supportive of students, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure student success. The school faculty goes above and beyond to give the students of East Jackson a world class education. The school offers a fantastic after school program to help students meet the standards for the CRCT. Students get extra help in math and reading twice a week for two hours. I would rank this faculty among the best in the state. East Jackson Middle School connections offerings are varied and the sports teams are competitive. The football team won the league championship last fall. The overall school climate is one filled with pride and success stories in all areas of school operation. Thanks to great leadership at all levels, the students who attend EJMS are truly champions.


Posted February 4, 2008

EJMS has shown great improvement in recent years, starting with the admin, teachers, students, and parents. Collectively the mentioned groups work together as one united team. The admin and teachers have a respectful relationship which shines in their work with students. Parents and students alike feel welcomed and supported by teachers and administration. The administration works very diligently to improve student performance and relationships with the outside community. Teachers express an interest in improving themselves as professionals. Students are recognized for success on a regular basis. Parents are always welcomed in the building. This school has proven itself amongst the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

This school is excellent. The teachers care about the students and what they are learning. The administrative staff is very organized and are there to help in any way possible. The schools appearance is clean and functional, easy to fine classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

EJMS has shown great improvement in recent years, starting with the admin, teachers, students, and parents. Collectively the mentioned groups work together as one united team. The admin and teachers have a respectful relationship which shines in their work with students. Parents and students alike feel welcomed and supported by teachers and administration. The administration works very diligently to improve student performance and relationships with the outside community. Teachers express an interest in improving themselves as professionals. Students are recognized for success on a regular basis. Parents are always welcomed in the building. This school has proven itself amongst the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

EJMS is a wonderful learning environment for students. The teachers and administrators work together to make their program successful. The building is always clean and the doors are always open to parents and community. Students are rewarded for their successes through different incentive programs in the school. It does not matter at what time you enter the building, you always feel welcome by the administrators, teachers and students. It is obvious that everyone respects their school and supports it tremendously. It is good to know that my student is receiving a top education in a very safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

Students at EJMS are supported tremendously by the faculty and staff. Administrators work hard with teachers to support them during instruction and with any other issues that arise. Administrators are very supportive of parents and the community as well. The large mentor program helps those students that need extra support from outside the school. EJMS offers numerous clubs and after school activities to help students grow and learn though activities outside the classroom. The teachers are top notch and work hard with parents and students to make the student as successful as possible. The parents know their child is in a safe environment because of the SRO (School Resource Officer) program that is in place. Safety is also a major factor with the administration. They run a very secure school by working well with the SRO to provide a very safe school environment. The administration took this step to the next level with the installation of Lobby Guard. Lobby Guard is an electronic sign-in program that monitors visitors by scanning their driver s license and alerting the office staff if there is a problem. EJMS was the pilot school for this program and as a result all Jackson County schools now have this system in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

This school has one of the worse admins in the county. When a child has a problem and that problem is solved they will nit pick just to find something else to complain about. The teachers are good at comumicating with you but the admin puts a stop to that to.
—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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% 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.

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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

136 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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%
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.

123 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 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 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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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 81% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Black 5% 37%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Heidi Hill
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  • (706) 335-0935

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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