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Vickery Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1224 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2014

VCMS has a compassionate administration team, caring teachers, wonderful parents, and awesome students just ask our parents and students! Under Principal Rohacek s leadership, VCMS has flourished , and it is consistently rated as one of the top middle schools in the state. To see for yourself, click on the link that follows. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/CRCT-Statewide-Scores.aspx The school offers a rigorous curriculum as well as an extensive list of extracurricular activities and sports.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 16, 2013

We dispise this school! I feel the teachers are too focused toward itslearning ( which is a disater in itself), and they no longer believe in teaching. My childs teachers tell her to go to itslearning if she needs help. She has hours and hours of homeowrk. They love to pile too much on them in a single day. When there are test coming up, they require the children to do their own study guide which can take hours, homework and study. This is just in one class. My child had three test in one week, guides, homework and so on. She gets up at 6 to finish the previous nights homework, goes to bed at ten, gets home from school at five, eats for fifteen mins at 7pm. There is zero life outside of school becuase they do not belieive the kids are kids anymore. It's all about them being in their fourth year of college right now! My child is in 6th grade, and I'm looking into other alternatives to get her away from the major stress! I've already had meetings with staff and counselors only to end up right back where we started from earlier in the year. I dispise the common core as well! It's setting everyone of these kids up for failure! oh, and let's not forget wkend hmwork!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2013

I have 3 kids that have gone through VCMS and I can't wait for them to be done. This school is terrible. I would compare the Admin staff including the principal and vice principal to the TSA. They are among the rudest, lazy people I have ever dealt with. It's as if you are an imposition. Please do not EVER expect a phone call to be returned...they staff here simply don't care. There are some good teachers as with any school but every one of my kids has complained about teachers being on their cell phones while the kids have to watch a kiddie movie because apparently they are too "busy" to teach. If you can afford it...send your kid to private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

I thank god this is my last year at this horrible school due to redistricting. The teachers are sitting there all day texting, causing drama, talking about students, and the administration is completely unaware of this. One of my connections teachers sit there the whole class calling doctors and credit card companies while we sit there doing nothing the whole class. To be honest most of them don't even want to be there. I agree with the person who got iss for selling lolipops, the teacher who does the dance team does nothing but complain about how much she dislikes her home room and just loves her advanced classes, i'm in her home room. My language arts teacher choses favorites and if you try to ask him a question and he doesent like you he will tell you to go away. It also takes the gym teachers half of the class to take attendance because they are too busy whispering stuff into each others ears and laughing. The only really good teachers I have has this year are my spanish, and science teachers, they actually know how to teach. I hope I don't get iss for writing this review. :(


Posted January 19, 2012

We are very happy to have two children at VCMS. Both children are in all gifted classes. I have heard other complaints from parents with special needs children other than this site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

I have had the misfortune of having two children in this school over the past few years and will be incredibly happy when the day comes I never have to dwell in the hallways again. It is more of a sporting institution than it will ever be an educational institution. If you have a child on the football team, they will gladly dumb down their schedule so school doesn't get in the way of sports. This year one of my son's teacher's disagreed with me over an issue I had regarding my son via email communication in the very beginning of the school year. The teacher has decided not to communicate with me at all now since we have differing opinions...refuses to take phone calls, respond to emails, etc., and when I brought the concern to the principal I was told there really wasn't a reason for me to need to contact the teacher directly. That is just one of many adventures I've had thanks to the incompetence of the staff and administration. The standards at that school, both professionally and academically, are horrific. I've lived in Forsyth County my entire life and this "school" makes me cringe just to drive past it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

This school is horrible to anyone who's gifted, with special needs, or just different, I had ISS once for selling lollipops for the military because it was "interfering with dance team" I personally am glad to be here in my last year at vcms
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2010

This is our second year at VCMS. I am extremely impressed with the quality of teachers and the counseling staff. Communication gets an A+. The gifted program is challenging and interesting to my daughter. The assignments allow her to use her creativity to learn. We moved from Gwinnett County to Forsyth Co., what a difference in the instruction and discipline in this school. As all the school systems in GA start to cut cost this next year, I am glad to be out of an already overcrowded county. Forsyth seems to have learned from the mistakes Gwinnett made during the years of rapid growth. Forsyth builds more schools instead of just expanding the ones they have. Although VCMS has about 1000 students it sure beats the 2900 students in the middle school we would have been in if we had stayed in Gwinnett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The person who posted that vcms was such a great school has obviously no learning problems or needs extra help. This school is ok if you can function with huge, overcrowded classrooms. If you have any special needs you do not need to be in this school. They cannot possibly give a student who needs help the attention they need. This is public school to the max.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

VCMS is an awesome enviroment. As a student, I am very proud to go to VCMS. It provides you with enough freedom, but not to much! The teachers are awesome (usually-jk!!!) and try to teach us at the best of their ability. I am in horizons and the classes provide me with with a great and possible challenge. There are many extracurricular activities including basketball, football, track, cheerleading, Student Council, and many more! There is also a program called PALS (Peers As LeaderS) that helps students get caught up. It is a tutoring program run by students. This school is an overall GR8 experience!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

I love going to vickery creek middle school!! It has amazing teachers and administration!! Go Vipers!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

I attended vickery middle and i do not have the praise that most do the teachers there do not always seem they know what's best for you. my sibling goes there now and says it is better so i think mrs rohacek is the difference maker because mrs mcrarey was NOT getting the job done i had a very negative sixth grade year but after that it was a more positive experience with one or two good teachers along the way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

Fabulous school! Great principal, teachers are very good and accesible. School feels safe and teachers are quick to stop agression in it's tracks. Feel so lucky to have such a great scool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

My son has been at VCMS for 2 years now. He has loved it from day 1. The curriculum is grade appropriate and challenging and the teachers are always available to discuss any concerns. It is a safe and drug-free enviornment and we've never experienced any problems. I'm grateful to have such a fine school in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Wow, Mrs. Rohacek is a huge asset to this public middle school. We are really impressed with her leadership and willingness to listen and make changes. We are at a loss to find one criticism at this time. The teachers we have been exposed to are also top notch and accessible to a fault. We have been in private school for 6 years and can honestly say, VCMS beats the 2 privates by miles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Both of my children attend VCMS, we live very closeby and we have found the faculty and the administration to be of the highest caliber. I attended private schools with small classes because the public schools were too full, but I must say that things have changed as VCMS has smaller classes and better teachers than I saw in private schools. In this district it is silly to pay for private schools when the state is offering the same for taxes you'll pay anyway. It is really a fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

My son goes to Vickery Creek Middle. He loves the school and the teachers. I am glad to be a part of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

my child is going to this school and she loves it. she is happy with the schools activies and teachers.she says the other students are mostly well behaved and she is glade to go there next year in 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.

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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

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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 94% 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% 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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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
White 82% 44%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 3% 37%
Two or more races 3% 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 Art teacher(s)
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Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Kathy Rohacek
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (770) 667-2593

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Cumming, GA 30040
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