Students enrolled 1007
School leader Patricia May
Transportation options Yes
District Dekalb County School District

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2300 Wildcat Rd
Decatur, GA 30034

(678) 874-4202
(678) 874-4210
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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August 28, 2014
This school Is okay I am currently going to cedar grove...Our school is in Uniform as of the 2014-2015 school year.Our principal Dr.Alexander is a very good leader.Our learning is separated by team the highest team is: Jaguars , jaguars is a team for advanced/AP learners.The other three teams are Lynx,bobcats, and mountain lions.Bobcats & lynx are average learners while mountain lions are the EIP classes.The students aren't very...respectful they roam the hallways, talk back to teachers & staff members.But its notebook its the parents . If YOUR parenting is horrible then you make a horrible environment for other kids because the child is just spreading around like its contagious.Don't blame all of it on the school parents should take some responsibilities for the way their child acts (please excuse any of my errors)

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2014
My school is 5 stars. Our school is improving due largely to Dr. Alexander. I am excited to see how things will change in the upcoming year. Let's go wildcats!

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2014
This school is very good its a great learning environment and lots of fun . i dont care what anybody below says this school is good for children very nice and teacherd truly care about their students

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
HORRIBLE SCHOOL...The children are very disrespectful and the staff is not helpful. They are just babysitting. I had to remove my daughter from this school because I was continually going up there because the kids were so mean and bullied her almost daily.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
I would not place my kids in this school If it was the last school on earth! this school is awful. the a majority of the students (not all) have no manners, home training or respect for themselves or others incluiding the adminatration, the staff is just working in a hopless situation to move kids through a failing system where our children will not be equipped with the tools needed to provide for themselves as adults, low test scores, diluted grades give an unrealistic sense of acomplishment. hopefully if your child attends he's a good football player, and maybe , just maybe, he can get a scholorship.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
This school is terrible and some of the administrators are there for a paycheck and do not care about the children. There seems to be no principal leadership. The assistant principal is terrible and don't care . It's a shame that the children are working from worksheets and the parents portal is a total waste. Parents if you care about your children , Please make sure that they are not being sent to ISS because you will not be informed and it may not be documented. Parents must be informed . This school can be improved if they get rid of the incompetent administrators and teachers take control of their classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I am a parent of three students that attend CGMS. I personally don't think this is a good school. The staff act as if they are on the students level instead of being the authoritative figures we expect them to be. I agree that the home and parents /or guardians are where they first learn social skills, discipline, and reenforcement of what is taught in school. But, I am having problems with teachers / or staff members provoking and not listening to the students and then setting them up to be arrested or sent to alternative school rather than finding ways to truly mediate conflicts between students and staff or students and student. Either way there is a miscarriage justice in this school and yes, I am a hands on parent and do not think that my kids are perfect by no means but, I also know that adults are not always right either and if the staff is not willing to step up and admit that, what message does that send to the students entrusted to them to educate? Beleive it or not kids want structure not adults bullying them...

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2009
I am a parent of three children at CGMS. One is in the Gifted/HA program and the other two are not. I am very impressed with the level of dedication that the HA/Gifted teachers provide, but the kids who are less acadmic kinda flounder around. I keep involved and have constant communication with the teachers and counselors. The school is only as strong as the parents are. If the parents are involved it stands to reason that the school operates better because we demand more. I don't have a problem with CGMS. I think they are doing a good job oftrying to keep the kids focused.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2009
I think cedar grove middle is not a good school because the students has to much time to play inthe halls and to much time on there hands.and not learning what they need.to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2008
Cedar Grove Middle School is not a good school for children that are trying to learn and want to succeed. There is no security, children are always walking the halls during class time, other grades are on the other highway, too many fights not being reported, Principal do not return calls to concerned parents. This is a parent that just withdrew her son in 7th grade 7/2008

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 17, 2008
Significant improvement has been made this year with Dr. Flanagan at the helm as building principal. Cedar Grove has a dedicated staff and involved parents who work together to ensure that each CGMS succeeds. Everyone put in extra time and effort with programs like Safety Net before and after school tutorial, Saturday schools and various other programs to make sure that no student was left behind. Kudos to the hard working students, parents, teachers and administrative team. It was all a group collaboration.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
This school has a good Principal but needs some improvement in Teacher instructional quality, and school safety and discipline. My husband and I stayed involved with the Teachers and what is happening in the classroom to ensure that our child obtained a good education. Our classroom observation revealed the lack of good classroom instructions. There was very little classroom control or discipline, therefore, the environment was unsafe for those students desiring to learn. We witnessed many disruptions in the classroom, verbal fights between teachers and students, and physical fights between students in the classrooms and halls. Students were injured in the halls in front of Security and Teachers and very little was done. It is no wonder they did not make AYP this year. We are searching for another school to enroll our child in for the next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
a wonderful school great teachers activities for the children they reach they goal

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2007
This school is absolutly excellent. My child went there in 7th and 8th grade and he loved it. My child liked it so much that my sister used my address so her child could attend that school. The staff is wonderful and they keep and very good relationship with the parents and make sure that we were updated and knew about every event that took place. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
When my daughter first started at Cedar Grove Middle, she was very pleased. Her classes were excellent and the teachers kept in touch with me. I always maintained the communication with her teachers and her activities, if you feel like you wanted to know what's going, what better to contact the school. Her grades were in line where they were in elementary school - A's and B's. The projects are always what they need to get involved, and parent involvement is a given. Keep you the good work and teachers stay on track

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2006
1. The new Principal Ms. Flanagan had alot to contest with in year 1 of her tenure. She had over 500 extra students because of the schools high marks. Fortunately the enrollment today 2006-2007 has been reduced to 1200 and the school seems to be back on track. 2. Parent participation is great. 3. The Principal sends out lots of info on tests and curriculum. 4. The building and grounds are beautiful. 5. I have never seen so many teachers who are available to help your child succeed as I have at cedar grove. 6. It is a safe environment for the kids to be in because they have visible security. 7. It is a great place for kids to be!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2006
My child transferred here last year in hopes that Cedar Grove would give him the exceptional education that it has done for students in the past; unfortunately, this just did not happen this year. It used to be one of the best middle schools around, but it has gone backwards since Principal Reeves' departure, becoming almost as bad as McNair in some respects. Students who want to learn suffer, and the disruptive students gain much more power than they deserve. All of this has helped to contribute to Cedar Grove's failure to achieve AYP for the first time in years, as well as my child's transfer out of there!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Cedar Grove Middle is the best middle school on this side of Dekalb County. I go to this school and I love it. I went here for all my middle school period and it has been great. We an America's Choice School, which means we are a standard based school and we have vistors from all around the nation coming to see our school. Its great to have this much attention and studies here are well taught and understood. Thats why we 'ALWAYS' make AYP or annually yearly progress. Here, i was on the high achievers team, which i accelerated up to gifted and maintained a 4.0 GPA for all my years. I took high school spanish in 7th and 8th and Algebra 1 in 8th. It was great. If you want the best experience this side of Dekalb County has to offer, Come here to be a WILDCAT. ROAR!

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2005
I was not that impressed with the school. My son attended the school and I found it hard to keep a working relationship with his teachers. We had a hard time getting help from the principles but rather many stereotypes, even tough they knew my child was special needs. There was no one in particular who was willing to recommend any positive activities for teenagers outside of school.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2004
Overall this school is o.k.!? I think they need more extracurricular activities through out the school year! My child has went there since 6-8 and the only thing you should watch out for is the food! You might want to bring your own lunch!

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 26, 2004
I am very pleased with this school. I really agree with the team teaching approach. The students are challenged and encouraged to exceed the standards set by the county. The extracurricular activities are great as well. The students are kept focused. High expectations are placed on academics performance and conduct in order to participate in these activities. This would be a wonderful school for your child to attend.

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September 23, 2004
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January 15, 2004
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Cedar Grove Middle School
2300 Wildcat Rd, Decatur, GA  30034
(678) 874-4202
Last modified Cedar Grove Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cedar Grove Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top