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South Central Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 654 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

My Granddaughter will be attending this school next year. I would like to all information to help her have a wonderful year and to be kept informed as to all current activities and news. Thank you in advance.


Posted June 21, 2011

School has really turned around. Administration has done a tremendous job. Teachers have the kids best interest at heart and are really doing a great job. Athletic programs are turning around also. South Central is a great school and I was very pleased with it this past school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

Why haven't anyone written about this school recently.My son is slated to go to this school and I can't find anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

Its not a good school it has broken chairs, tables are gross, and no money! Food made my child sick. She been to the hospital saying its something she ate that made her really sick. My kids and my kids friend complain and beg me to move them out that school! It needs to be changed right away, because my kid can not go there! They said last year was OK but this year is a disaster! They serve pizza EVERYDAY not healthy! They need everything changed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

I am very unsatisfied with this school. my child comes home everyday. Says there are broken chairs. Tables are gross. Gum everywhere. No money, Food made my child sick twice. So now she brings her own. Teachers are not the best. No good rewards period. Kids are bullying and this is unacceptable and i will not all my child to ever go back there. Need more healthy food. I am sick and tired or my child coming home complaining and i check out the school and it is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

The band is the only thing keeping it up i mean comon is in the middle of a drug neighborhood fights everyday
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I think the school is great! There are many activities, and sports! All though there are a lot of homework there. But other than that it's a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

i think it is a perfect school for teens and preteens to go to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Needs a more diversity of teachers and students. Math teachers are great and so are language arts. Extracurricular activities need a little help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

Teachers need parapro for assistance in all classes. children have different learning styles and learning speed. would keep the children out of trouble for feeling inadequite and assure high achievement. I have seen much improvement in my child after requesting assistance in his classes. however,apparently this is only done for children that are exceptionalor receiving speacial services.
—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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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71%

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56%
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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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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78%

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88%

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64%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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79%

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65%
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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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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93%

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90%

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91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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66%

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59%

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69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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94%

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95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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75%

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63%

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63%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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79%

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60%

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58%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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83%

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76%

2010

 
 
75%

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51%
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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93%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school 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 74% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 10% 37%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Donald Rucker
Fax number
  • (770) 606-3872

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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