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East Paulding Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 943 students

 
 

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Posted May 11, 2012

Wonderful staff led by an exceptionally gifted, kind and hard working principal. This school is better than some of the private schools in the area! I cant thank you all enough for your dedication!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

We love EPMS because they are giving my child a quaility education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

East Paulding always keeps the parents updated about everything going on at school. The staff is always very friendly. I believe the best part of East Paulding is the parent volunteers at the school. Without them, East Paulding would not be the great school that it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers are wonderful and they care about the students them selves,not just about the grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We moved out her from Cobb County just so my kids could go to East Paulding. That is a decision I will always stand by. I feel that they keep us informed on everything. The teachers keep me updated on my child via email. I always feel that if I need to contact the school about any concerns I am more that welcome to do so. I would not have my children any where else. GO RAIDERS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We moved out her from Cobb County just so that my sister could go to East Paulding. Right now she's interacting better here that at here old school. She's made friends and here grade are very much improve.........We love it here GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My child has thrived and prospered at East Paulding. The staff are dedicated to the success of each student and they provide a caring environment for learning.We have wonderful administrators that care about the children and teachers who are very supportive. I highly recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

i am a 6th grader at epms, and i love it. i am alredy half way through the school year!! the environment and the teachers and staff are what make it rock!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

it is a great school.i am in 8th grade now!!! i love it!!! the teachers are great
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

east paulding middle is sooooo the best you should go there in middle school if you are still i elmentary school it is my 2 week and it has been great all the teachers are nice except for one i can not say who though but other than that alll the teachers rock are team is the raiders who re of course the best and the is band you can join witch is fun im in it the is cheerleading witch is for any 7-8 grader but you try out at the end of 6th well that is bot all the clubs and sports there are so much more well any well that sortuf sums it all um oh wait i forgot the best part you get 2 connection classes well that its Go Raiders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

i LOVE E.P.M.S! The teachers are Awesome...most of them. the foods okay too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

My son is in 8th grade at EPMS. I have always been impressed with the school and the quality of teachers but this year with the new principal and the direction the school is going is without a doubt the best yet. We have very few of the problems that I hear about at other middle schools in the area. I wish Mr. Ingram had come to EPMS earlier since we will be moving on to high school after this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

My son is in his second year at EPMS and I feel good about my sons education here. Yes the school is old, but his teachers have been great. The only things I would change about the school (besides updating the schools interior) is getting parents involved more so the school can grow. For all the parents out there get involved somehow, if it's not within the school it can be as simple as bringing your newspapers to their recycle bin thats at the entrance of the school or cutting out the 'Box Tops' from your grocery items and having you student bring them in, so the school can get education items with them. Improvement starts from us too, if the teachers have our support then they can be better teacher. Think about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

This school is really not good. There has been lots of fights lately. I am in 8th grade and the classes are crowded with about 26 students. The school is really old and the teachers dont really seem to care about my education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

I am not impressed with this school..This area is growing fast and I dont feel that the teachers that have been in this community are adjusting well. I feel theres alot of favortism aka 'Good Ole' Boy Network' This applies with the football team especially! This school has alot to learn as it becomes more diverse..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

East Paulding Middle school is not a great school. Its Dirty and old. The teachers arent good and they dont really help you. It lacks Discipline.I would not recommend this school. These are the reasons why i might be moving schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2006

My child moved to East Paulding this year from another Ga county,and I'm amazed at the difference in standards.This school seems to be lagging behind in many areas.By looking at this websites information,I assumed it to be a good school academically,but this is not the case. How they manage to get good results in the crct tests amazes me.As a result ,my child is bored and is rapidly losing interest in school.For a child who always had a keen interest in school, this is sad.They just don't seem to encourage the kids to excel.The teachers I've met are very nice and hard working, but this doesn't seem to be enough.My kid will move to East Paulding high next year, and I can only hope it is better,that they strive to help the kids be all they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

I am a 7th grader in EPMS, and I think that this school is really great except that it is sometimes boring, and the food isnt all that good, but overall, the teachers are wonderful, and I like this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2006

My son is leaving EPMS for High School, after two years at this school. We had good results, academically, with our son. Parent-teacher relationships are critical to the education process. Teaching staff here does their best within their budget and educational backgrounds. Not much in music and art available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

We have one child here and except for two teachers we were happy. Both teachers were absent the majority of the school year. We understand they both had illnesses in their family but the students suffered. Also in reaponse to the same parents always helping, I have volunteered for the last 2 years and have never been called. I have even gone to the school and told if needed they would call me. I (and many others) get the impression that a certain group of parents want to do it all, and want everyone to think no one else helps.
—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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

278 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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

285 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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

262 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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

304 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.

298 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 Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% 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 Integrated Math II was 59% 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
White 60% 44%
Black 27% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Dallas, GA 30157
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