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Miller Grove Middle School

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Posted February 6, 2014

Miller Grove middle does not have any kind of communication with parents. Their staff including the principle are very unprofessional. Some of the teachers need to retired or fired because they simply not qualify to teach. My seven grade child bored out of his mind because of the lack of instructions. Not all children that attend miller Grove are bad. The teachers play a big role of the children behavior as well. For example, if a child know that you don't care nothing about their learning, you just there for the money, most likely they are going to retaliate. Basically, the school need a make over. Hire competent people that's qualify to do the job. Until then move away from the neighborhood put your child somewhere else they can excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Miller Grove has a wonderful principal and staff who go all out to ensure that their students receive the best education possible. Albeit the fact that many of the children come from troubled backgrounds, the teachers make an extra effort to help them get their performance up to standard. My son is in 7th grade there and the moment he starts operating below his usual standard I am guaranteed a phone call. I wish for them all the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

I would not recommend sending your child to this school. They don't provide books for certain core subjects for the children to take home to complete homework; but yet they have homework that the book provides information/answers for; so needless to say homework can be very difficult. Also if your child doesn't provide "A" work to certain teachers, they either recieve a incomplete or a very low score; which in return doesn't inspire the child to want to perform. Can't wait to leave this terrible school......so many bad apples, will definately spoil the bunch!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

This school does not offer a environment conducive for learning or teaching. The average class size is 32-35. The students are academically low and this lack of intelligence is manifested in their behavior. The administrative team operates on a fear of "losing my job" which shows in their lack of discipline and support for teachers. If you have no choice but to send your child here, please make sure to take the time to visit the classes and teachers during instructional time at least once a month.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2013

This middle school is the WORST middle school in Dekalb County that you could send your child to. The teachers here are unprofessional and half of the teachers here are very young and do not care about anything but a paycheck. I hate that my child had the experience of attending this middle school and I am making sure that my youngest child does not have to experience the issues that I have had with this school. Almost every child that attends here have low grades, if your child came in the door with a decent grade point average, if they attend this school there average will drop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

This school is one of the worst. The children behave badly and they are well below grade level. The staff is stressed out and over worked...not a good recipe for the success of the children.


Posted February 2, 2011

I attented Miller Grove Middle School in grade 6. It was my first and final year. The teachers were terrible, the school was infested with ANTS, and the administrative team was lazy. I will not be attending this school ever again.


Posted July 22, 2009

It is the best school that a child can go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I am very disappointed with the counseling staff and teachers at Middle Grove Middle School. I have been trying to get my som tested for a learning disability since the beginning of the school year. Needless to say, he has not been tested and school is almost out. In additon, homework is not given daily which is bad for my child. If homework is not given daily, how can the child reinforce what is being taught by the teacher. My child will not attend this school next year. This is his first and final year at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

I was displeased with my child's expeience there. My child took advanced classes and the 3/5 of her teachers were lazy and did not challenge the students. The principal and other adminstrators are passive and come off as nonchalant. Needless to stay,my child is no longer there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

The school is very old but the teachers try to teach them something even though some children don't care
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2008

i attended miller grove 7th and 8th grade year. i am now in the 11th grade. i remeber the school being well organized and discipline. when i was giong there it was only about 3 teachers who showed signs of hostily. the teachers helped you with your work with your work and overall the school was great. everybody knew everybody. we took trips to the holocaust museum to learn more about it. but like i expressed while i was at miller grove the school was excellent. teachers constantly reached out to the students also for problems within themselves and those are the knid of teachers we need at all schools. the kind of principals and teachers who doesnt care about the money but furthuring the children education.


Posted September 23, 2008

i hate it i hate it i hate it. The school is a old that needs to be rebuild and the bathrooms are messed up. the children are disrepectful to the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

I totally disagree with the school's policy of not providing homework nightly for the children. The work cannot be reinforced if homework is not given. I don't like my child having to go to Saturday school to do what should be done through the week! However, Saturday school is necessary because the work needs to be reinforced. I just believe if it was given nightly it would accomplish much more than the Saturday school. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This is my daughter's first year there. I can say that I am happy with the school the teacher I must say are very Informative. They alway keep a open end. Even though my daughter is not doing her best the teachers and school is not at fault. I am a Parent that dont pass the buck and I know my child sometime play or talk too much. As far as I know her teacher and the school is the best I give Miller Grover 10 thumbs up Go Miller Grove...... :o)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

my child has been a student at miller grove for 3 years and I have not been impressed. some of the stuff that my child turns in and makes an 'A' on, I would not accept myself!! The band is a joke. you pay your money for an instrument and uniforms and the teacher does not make it a requirement for them to participate in concerts,etc. My son is an 'A' student, but is not pushed or motivated to excel. This school is no longer a magnet school and I can see why. My home has not sold in 2 yrs, but we are getting out of Dekalb regardless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

When I think of miller grove I think of teachers who don't care enough about students, horrible bathrooms, nasty lunches, student's who cause to much drama, and a principal that's not involved enough. They can improve. However, there are bright and intelligent students that come from this school. But why go through the drama for three years?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 27, 2007

I am very disappointed with the Academic Program my child is receiving at Miller Grove Middle. Parents are not informed in a timely matter about the progress of child. Their disciplinary tatics are harmful to children. Making a child carry all of their books from class to class. WE all know how heavy books are, and to carry all of them on their back all day is a bit much! That is a case waiting to happen. Teachers fallen asleep during class. Teachers aren't properly prepared for parent/teacher conferences. This is my childs 1st and last year attending this school. This is not a MAGNET school, HOW??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

This school is a cool a fun school were your kids will learn and have the fun in a good way at the same time not just learn. Your kids can can receive awards just like me a student of miller grove middle school who received the principle awards and a student who received a document to represent my country in the different countries of this world so I can say miller grove middle is a very good school to send your children or child to make sure they get a very very good education from a fun and smart environment for kids and this school wills prove a very very very very very very good school if you enrol your kids or kid to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2004

I've been disappointed with the quality of education and the attentiveness of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% 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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

355 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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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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.

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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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

315 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

342 students were tested at this school 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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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
Black 97% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • 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
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Thaddeus Dixon
Fax number
  • (678) 676-8910

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
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2215 Miller Rd
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: (678) 676-8902

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