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Irma C. Austin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 921 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 24, 2013

This is my child's first year in middle school. Things may be good here for the typical learner so I gave three stars. My child is struggling. If things don't get much better we may have to try somewhere new for my child next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

This is the best school ever!! The new princeable is great. and i love my new teachers they are awsome and help me in classes. and i just love austin middle school! (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2009

I Love Austin, I Been There Since 6th Grade It's A Great School, The Food Is Good, And Mr. Bigham Is The Best So Its The Others And Mrs. Bailey(8th Grade) Is Fun So Is Mrs. Freeman(8-3) And Don't Forget Couch Wisehart(8-3), Mrs. Medford I Think This Is The Best School Ever So Ur Fav. Student @ Ams:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

We love it! My daughter is on team 6-4 and my son is on team 7-2. The teachers, coaches, admin staff are all fantastic! Ms. Tidwell is a phenominal Asst Principal who seems to sincerely care about all of the kids that go to AMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

My son is a student there. We love it! He feels both safe and comfortable there. He is thriving in this enviroment. The administrators, faculty & staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Im a student there and its pretty cool. Im on team 7-3 and its pretty fun. Most of the time, but i think all rules involving mandatory things, such as locker breaks should be cleared by principal bigham. Such as making us have silent locker break and transitions, and if you talk you wont have locker prvilidges at all. But yeah. Thats my only complaint.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

Great dynamics for a school. Community, leadership, faculty, and other students provide a safe learning environment for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

I love it my child loves it she is a success there
—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.

About these ratings

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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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68%
Social Studies

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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73%
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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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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94%

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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75%

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78%

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82%
Social Studies

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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77%

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80%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

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91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
69%
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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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% 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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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

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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U.S. History

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 66% 44%
Black 22% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3490 Ridge Rd
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 942-0316

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