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Mcnair Middle School

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Posted May 10, 2014

Truly I can say this is why many children grow up to be troubled adults. This school should be under constant review but since it is know as a black school no one that could make a difference cares. Teachers say it take the parents to make a difference, it takes control, and disciple. These children are left behind, I say these children are left behind and no one cares... and if they do they can't do anything about it. Everyone there should be replaced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

Okay if i could really rate this school of a 7th grade experience, i would give it a 2 because the students act like its cool to get in trouble, curse at teachers, and act like their grown. For example: they do have a uniform but NO STUDENT WEARS IT! the only good thing GOOD about the school is the band. they sound like a high school band which is great. On the other hand somebody needs to get some of those other kids straight. PLEASE!


Posted August 1, 2012

McNair middle school may not be everything that you can want in a school but, it is a pretty good school


Posted July 15, 2009

this schoool may not be the best but its an okay school. you can not judge a school by parent involvment but you can judge the parent. do not blame the school for the uncaring attitude of the parent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

My child loves this school and says it has helped her socially and educationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

If you care about your child's education and safety do not send them to this school. I have never seen a school with so many problems. Here are just a few I have been though for the entire year: 1. No return of phone calls made to teachers 2. No Phone Calls placed when issues exist 3. Most of the staff uninformed and uncaring I regret going with the advise to just give the school a chance. I was under the impression that this school was going to turn around from its reputation. I was very unimpressed and unhappy with McNair. I transfered my child this year because once again the testing was so low that they are on the No Child Left Behind list of schools that scores are too low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

McNair MS is a different school this year. The teachers at the school seem very dedicated to the students and the principal is working very hard to change things. There have not been very many other parents at the PTSA meetings or at the conference nights and this concerns me. I don't know about the safety and discipline of the entire school but in the eighth grade they seem to have everything straight. I see a lot of passionate professionals working very hard at this school and I'm proud to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2006

Well I think that Mcnair Middle is good school. I've been a student at mcnair since 2003-2005. So in know that mcnair is a good school. Some people call Mcnair( Mcnaste). Be the ones that are saying that, are the people that never step in the school building. I had some great teacher in that school. One of them was Ms. Parks, a 7th grade language art teacher. Another teacher was Mrs. MacHolmes a 7th grade social studies teacher. She taugh me everthing. She just didn't teach me about social studies, but about the world. She is a great teacher to have. She makes learning very fun. If you are her as your teacher you are very bless.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2005

My school is believed to be a bad school, but that is not true. Most of the people that spread these inaccurate rumors have never in their life set foot in Mcnair Middle School. The teachers at my school are very positive role models and they take time out to help their students if they have any problems. The administrative staff has control over the students and if someone is doing something wrong they will be stopped. The parents get to the school when they are needed and alot of them are involved in thier child's educational life. Everybody at McNair Middle School has respect for each other. Everyday we try our best to be the best and forget what everybody says about our school. I give evertbody that is involved with McNair Middle School a A+ because our school is the best school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2005

The teachers are not attentive to children inside the classroom, they have no control. The teachers and principals have not talked with the children to understand how they feel and what they would like to see at their school. The administration sit behind their desk afraid to interact and get involved to get to the real source of the problem. The teachers do not have respect for themselves(morales) and therefore the students do not have respect for them. The parent involvment is very low,poor. The activities are not planned and are not what parents are interested in. There is no positive communication established.
—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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

256 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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

236 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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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91%

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82%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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59%

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54%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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90%

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90%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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44%

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26%

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24%
Social Studies

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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41%

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36%

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29%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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61%

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60%

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54%

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41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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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Geometry

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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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Susan Freeman
Fax number
  • (678) 874-5110

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2190 Wallingford Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: (678) 874-5102

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