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Conyers Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 921 students

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Posted June 25, 2014

This school is horrible , the teachers are rude and they get mad at the littlest things . They don't let us have any freedom at all either , we don't have fun in class or nothing . This school is just nasty , the food here isn't even cooked all the way . I'm sorry cms but y'all need to upgrade


Posted June 18, 2014

This is a great school stop tripping like y'all just won't to make us look bad go get a life we are a good school trust me I know cause I go there


Posted March 8, 2014

My son first started Conyers Middle school in the 6th grade. I must say that was the worst school year. My son had terrible teachers and the administration was also bad. My son has special needs and not one of his teachers showed sensitively to his needs. The staff labeled my son which impacted his learning. Because of the lack of support my sons grades were low and he did not pass any of his CRCT. I complained may times during the year with no support from administration. Upon my son entering grade 7 the administration changed with a new Assistant Principle as well as a new Principle " Mr White" I could see the change in the teachers attitude which I feel makes a successful learning environment. My son had good teachers which resulted in his confidence being stronger and my sons grade raised to A's and B's and passing all his CRCTS. Now a 8th grade student I get nothing but great reports on my son. The 8th grade teachers are wonderful !!! The principle is available to the parents and goes out of his way to communicate your child's accomplishments directly to the parent. I am proud to say my son is at a school with caring and qualified Educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

This school shouldn't be well recommended.Most of the teachers are awfully rude and tend to sometimes hit some of the kids.They are also rake there anger out on them.The lunch staff is also rude they served about the nastiest food ever my chicken would sometimws be pink and I would tend to have hair in it also that place is unsanitary. Even the janitorial staff is rude and some of them don't even speak english.One time one of the male janitors swept up a child's ice cream when they had dropped it on the floor other than handing it back to the student that dropped it and another time another janitor bumped into a student that had a bowl of hot grits in there hand and simply walked away.I can say one good thing is that Mr.White the principal is doing a excellent job but other than that if I could give this school no stars I would.


Posted October 21, 2013

I am a parent of Conyers Middle School. I have a High Schooler who attended CMS and a 6th grader who is there now. The current administration has been so helpful with answering questions and with the transition from ES to MS. Mr. White has done a remarkable job at CMS in the short time he's been there compared to my previous experiences almost 3 years ago. I am very pleased and excited about the direction CMS is headed and have several other children who will attend CMS. The current administration in place is awesome and the staff mirrors them. Keep up the great job CMS administration and teachers!! Signed, Proud Parent of a CMS Student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

I have had 2 daughters attend Conyers Middle School between 2002-2009 and never really felt that the school had an open door policy. Communication between the parents, staff and administration was not a priority for the Principal. My 3rd daughter is attending the school now and I initially had reservations about letting her attend. I met the new Principal and signed up to volunteer and I have noticed a dramatic change in staff morale, communication from the school and an open door policy with the Principal. There are the usual issues that come with middle school, but overall I am proud to be a Conyers Middle School parent! Parental involvement has increased, and I have heard other parents from other schools talk about how they have been hearing positive comments from other parents about our school since our new Principal has taken over. Mr. White has chosen to lead by example. He has garnered much respect and admiration from students and faculty since he took over as Principal in October, 2012. He has been an asset in providing vital information to parents and students in a timely manner. I also believe that his vision will take us to the next level of being a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

Our school has new administration and some new faces in the classrooms. Our school is well-known for its academic and athletics programs. I have had some great experiences there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2013

I read comments posted on here and there are 2 sides maybe 3 sometimes to every story. If parents are more involved with what their children are doing and visit the school now that the new Principal has taken over, they will see a 100% improvement in this school. I have had other children attend Conyers Middle School in the past and since the new Administration has been there I have been pleasantly pleased with the positive changes that have been made. To the parent that had the student involved in the fight....since there are no doors on the restroom, could your son not have yelled for help? I hope he is doing well but I disagree with your assessment of how the situation was handled. I saw the news and I volunteer at the school so I have firsthand knowledge of what is going on at Conyers Middle School. Most involved parents will have better information when they choose to volunteer at their children's schools. We need more parents to get and stay involved with the education of their children and support of the ones in charge of educating our children. Keep up the good work Mr. White! We are on a mission and I am proud to be an involved parent at Conyers Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

I was a student at CMS from 6 to 7th grade. It was the the worst school by far i have expeirenced. The staff is very unprofessional and unsuportive. The band teacher would yell and scream more than teach. The new principal mr. White is on the ball and actually gets active in the classes. There are many fights and the cafateria staff was rude and lazy. Alot of times the staff didnt really punish kids. The worst part about this school is the car riders program. They didnt care about the kids at all! They stood there and talked the entire time, and we couldnt hear our car rider numbers being called. The teacher ms. Jarvis yelled constanly and was extremely rude. There are a few good teachers in the school, but very few. I am going to the STEM program this year at Memorial. I WOULDNT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL OR THE DISTRICT!


Posted June 27, 2013

CONYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS DISGUSTING...THE CAFETERIA STAFF ARE RUDE AND TEACHERS ARE UNPROFFESIONAL..ESP SIXTH GRADE...UGH!! SEVENTH WAS OK BUT COULD DO BETTER...the nurse hates her job and she should be a bit nicer!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

Overall disappointing experience for my daughter. She only attended 6th grade before I pulled her out. Teachers not involved, lack of communication with parents and just all around disappointing for this crucial transition to high school. And after talking with friends who have children at other middle schools, the same can be said of the other middle schools in the county. We will be moving out of the county to find better options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

The best thing I can say about this school is that during the fights that breakout, the children are locked in their classrooms. The communication is slack at best, the majority of the teachers fail to ever respond, the principal never once responded to any of my emails though the assistant female principal was one of the most pleasing. If they had their act together with regards to readying their children, had a curriculum that would teach the children, held their children accountable, and invoked a true no tolerance policy then this school would improve vastly. The minority race is who suffers most as it is in all schools, unfortunately. There are some teachers there that are in the gifted education section that truly do care and stay in touch with the parents. These are the teachers that actually make a difference though they are smothered by the lesser ones that bring the school down considerably. All in all, I would look at another district even though the school attempts to get better with each passing year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

It is a great school just a few little cinks to it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

I am currently a 7th grade student at conyers middle school. I feel that conyers will fail to prepare me for high school. I say this because the school treats student like 1st grade students. We are carefully watched in the lunch line, and made to sit with our class at lunch. I also think the school's administration fails to know how to discipline. A plus about the school is their Program challenge and honors classes. I'm currently a student in their PC program and i feel that i lean a lot from their two PC classes. i feel that this school is a little under average if you want a great education for your child then this school district most likely isn't for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

This school stinks, i am a 7th grader at conyers middle school. First of all there is absolutley no freedom, we are trapped in one hallway all day i dont know if all the schools in conyers are like but i dont like because when i went to school in new york it wasn't like this. Second of all the teachers are terrible, they dont even speak proper English, i dont understand how some of these teacher got hired, let alone get there degrees. I'd mhave to say this is the worst school i've ever been to, if you live in conyers i strongly recommend sending your child to private school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2008

I went to this school in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 years, and I think that the school was ok. I was very glad to see some improvements with the lunch. I was in the Advanced Program, but now the school that I go to says that the 'Advanced Math' was not really 'advanced' at all. When I was in it, it really didnt seem like we did much extra and there were some people in there that I felt like shouldn't be there. I adored some of the teachers, but some were horrible. I am an all A student and I felt like I wasn't learning anything. In other classes the teachers made learning fun, but with every good thing is a bad thing. I loved the Arts program. Now that I think about it, I kinda miss CMS. It was a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

This is my daughter's second year at CMS and from an education standpoint, I would say it has been a decent school. My daughter has been in the advanced classes so there hasn't been a problem. From the outside looking in, there seems to be quite a few 'rough' children at the school with several fights and bus disruption with not much done to rectify the issues. If your child will attend this school, keep a close watch on them and take them to and from school if possible. Because of the 'rough' children, we are planning on moving and will probably leave the district as I haven't heard good news about other schools in the area either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

2007-2008 was the first year that my child attended CMS and I was pleased with the teaching staff and the admin at the school I was kept informed about all that i need to know to keep my child a productive student and see that he passed to the 7th grade.
—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.

292 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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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.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% 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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

310 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

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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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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 67% 37%
White 20% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Maryland Nesmith
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (770) 483-9448

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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400 Sigman Rd NW
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 483-3371

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