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South Paulding Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 570 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted December 26, 2013

My daugter has been at this school going on her third year. She makes straight A's and does just fine at this school. Some of the teachers could be better but all in all its good for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

This will be my daughters third year at SPMS. My child is in supposed Advanced classes. She has to write down her homework everyday and have teachers initial (because she chronically forgets). The first two or three months they had one or two assignments per week. This dwindled rapidly and by the end of the year she would go WEEKS without having an assignment in any of her academic classes. I'm not a teacher maybe there is something I don't know, but in my opinion, this is kind of lazy. I will not call anyone out, but I was told that "Administration tells teachers to give them a passing grade to just get them through." I also have a huge problem with Classroom control. I see videos the kids are taking of each other laughing and being disruptive in class and then posting on FB. For the life of me, I don't understand why the teachers allow them to be so loud and disruptive while they are teaching. It almost seems like many are burnt out and don't care. If I could afford private school, that is where they would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

So, some parents think bulling goes unnoticed? Maybe because their kid IS the bully. On the whole the school has been fine. I have had no problems with communication, or any thing else. Mrs Webb has always called me back, and the teachers have always responded in a timely manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

Im a student at SPMS. I dont like it that much at all. Last year a known trouble maker threatened to shoot another and all they did about it was give the student 3 days ISS. You cant even have your phone out at lunch or you get it taken up and 3 days in ISS, or even if a teacher even sees it in your pocket!!! On the other hand most teachers are good.


Posted December 10, 2012

I am not thrilled with this school at all, my son is in 6th grade and is the EBD class, they have no idea about disabilities, Mrs. Web and Mrs.foresse are uneducated in this area. I have had meetings with them and they use my child disabilities as an excuse to try to get him into another school. Looking at getting an special needs advocate to help me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

Communication at this school is AWFUL! Multiple calls and emails to both Ms Web and Mr Williams have gone completely ignored. Bullying is being ignored by the administration. I have been told that teachers don't have time to call or email parents and that 6th graders are not in elementry school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

i go to it and the principle Mrs Webb is highly involved in the school raher than the last principle. she has involved her self in the school than any teacher i know of. Nisarg Patel 8th grader at south paulding middle school.


Posted August 30, 2010

This school is terrible. My 2 children have been there since 6th grade and one of them has been being bullied but the administration seems to be turning a blind eye. They tell me they will handle it but I don't think they are. Thinking of homeschooling my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I am a student at SPMS and since 4th grade I have been to a private school,and SPMS is a really good school. Well execpt for a couple of things,like making us do P.E. all year!!! Don't call me lazy,that's my option. The discpile is ok. I mean like all the students are good,execpt like a handful,but it is a good school. And this has been the beast shool I have ever went to. A Student A SPMS!!! :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

So far, so good this school year. My childs teachers seem to be eager to help her learn. Their Venture Program has really great teachers and certainly keeps their minds working and ticking. Thank you to all the teachers who help and support our students continue to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

I have a son who is in 7th grade at spms and he loves it.The teachers are really wonderful and eager to help their students.He loves being in the hitory club that is offered and wants to play on their soccer team this winter. ruth winters
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

My daughter is a 7th grader at SPMS. I am very pleased with the quality of teachers, the curriculum and the extracurricular activities (she did band and step and will try-out for cheerleading in April.) The faculty seems genuine and Dr. Farmer is very visible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

I have a child attending SPMS now and I have two children who have been through SPMS. All three love SPMS. The teachers are more than just educators. They want to teach these children and help them develop into something special. These teachers and the Administrators love these kids, and it really shows. Keep up the good work SPMS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

I would just like to say, my daughter had attended Paulding county schools sence kindergarden. 6yrs ago. The new attendance laws just not right I don't agree with them {law} at all. I'm very thankful I've choosen to do homeschooling. My children get love, education, etc. from homeschooling, space to be themselves. I don't think I could have made a better decishion. 'Homeschooling is where the heart is'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2004

The administrative staff is very visible at this school. By being visible, the discipline problems are handled before it becomes a school wide problem. The teachers are of excellent quality and genuinely care about their students. Great Job SPMS!
—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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

187 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.

159 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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

165 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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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74%

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79%

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Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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78%

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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.

182 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 Biology was 75% in 2013.

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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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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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Physical Science

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 76% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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