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Renaissance Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1114 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2014

After reading all of the comments. I must agree with everything that is said. However, I see that many of you have failed to mention one key factor to the condition of the school, your child and your parenting style. Most of the teachers care about student achievement, yet find it difficult to teach direspectful children and cringe and the thought of talking to their disrespectful and unconcerned parents. Parental support is not present at all, unless they are coming to curse out a teacher about things that are irrelevant to education, example: cellphones! Parents before we can judge, complain, or place any adult at fault for your childs education you must take a look in the mirror and point the finger at ourselves. PARENTS WE ARE ABSENT AND OUR CHILDREN NEEDS US FIRST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

This school gets a 0 rating. This school absolutely SUCKS, no one keeps you informed about anything. You find things out from the child and by then it's too late. I just hope I can get my kids into a better school next school year. If any parent read these reviews before you move into the area or before you register your child to go to Renaissance Middle School, please take heed to the negative reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

I am a student at Renaissance Middle School. I have to say that the school is a zoo. The students talk about stuff they don't need to talk about. They talk about gangs, boy's private parts, and stuff like that. The students get into fights like everyday. So you thinking about sending your child to Renaissance. DON'T! You and your child is going to regret it. Thank for reading my review. P.S. the school food is nasty. From: Renaissance Student


Posted March 24, 2014

I actually attend this school. Honestly, I would not recommend this school to anyone who cares about the education of their children. I am actually ashamed at times to say that I go to this school. The teachers cannot control their classes and the kids rule the school. I think the problem is that the teachers are afraid of the kids and our new principal to speak out.


Posted November 14, 2012

I am current first year parent and have learned that the reviews about the inefficiency at this school are accurate. The administrative staff are never available, it takes an act of congress to meet with the principal or assistant principal. The administration are always away from the school. Several teachers are unqualified to teach and can't teach, yet they hold teacher titles in key subjects like Math. One of the front office personal are extremely rude and non professional. The school also finds creative ways to penalize the students for youthful occurence, but have yet to be that creative with enhancing and expanding the learning environment. The strain of parent participation I believe is preempted by the negative experiences with administration and staff. The staff especially Ms. Nelson considers themselves leading the school by their unnecessary penitentiary style leadership. I feel the staff is here just for a paycheck not to nurture,educate, encourage, or enhance the students. I have never experienced such negative effects of a school environment until I enrolled my scholar into this school. This school should be one used on the school to prison pipeline referendum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2012

I went to this school for a year and a half before I moved to a much better school in California. This school was very terrible. I was one of the advanced students and I was on the "MAT" team. All of the "smart" kids like me were separated from the rest of the 8th graders. The staff is rude and unnecessarily strict and very quick to judge. The only reason I enjoyed school is because I was a cheerleader, which was quite awesome. I do not recommend this school.


Posted October 31, 2012

Parents please, I beg you expore all your options before sending your child to this school. It will be a negative impact on your child. Too much wrong to go into detail. It begins with who is in charge and works down. There are some good teachers but not nearly enought to compensate for all of the other poor and lacking areas. I have NEVER been this displeased in any school with my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I experienced one year at Renaissance Middle School, which was enough time for me to form an opinion on quality and leadership. Parents, students, and teachers lacked genuin and dependable leadership from the principle. Most days, she was away from school and school problems. Conflicts were delegated rather than handled by her. She implemented programs/expectation, yet, never enforced works to ensure success. Teachers transition out like they changed socks, often. Class instruction was neither innovative nor creative. Teachers didn't assign homework. Kids were not adequately prepared for the Sate's standardized test though the curriculum was test targeted. The school failed to met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). Some teachers, front office staff, and dean of students carried out thier duties with anger and incompentent. Other teachers were professionally qualified. Unfortunately, students self discipline was always a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I am an educator of over 12 years and a mother of 4. My daughter has blossomed attending Renaissance... despite a few obstacles and issues. The leadership has changed and I am very excited about that as I feel the previous administrator, Mr. Weathers, was unconcerned and unavailable to his students and their parents. The teachers overall are really good. They have on several occasions reached out to me and to my daughter when she was having a rough time ( as middle schoolers often do). Her tests scores and grades are reflective of good instruction, her hard work, and my work as a parent to help, monitor, and insure her success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I attend this school, I am on the 8-B team. I feel that the teachers in this school are short tempered. However, the teaching is extremely effective. They are hard workers and deserve there credit for that much...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2010

This school's disorganized and I don't believe my child is getting a quality education so I must say I'm very disspointed with it. I really didn't want to sent my son to Bear Creek because of so mary negative refferals, so I was very exited about this new schhol right in time for my six grader ( he's been attending Renaissance for two years now but I will definetely relocate him this coming school year. The admin. team are very friendly and make you I feel welcomed, and they're willing to help but the area of education is what concerns me the most and the lack of leadership from Mr Whathers. This school has a unifom code which maybe 2% are for it at the most , I walk in and out of there and see very few students wearing it. I spend well over $200 worth of uniform for my
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

This school is well organized and I believe the students come first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My son attends Renaissance Middle and I am very disappointed with the administration. I never see or hear from Mr. Weathers unless it's in a PTSA meeting when he gets to stands in front of a group. I've emailed him with problems seem to plauge this school but I never get a response. I wish I could afford private school. I think I'll look in to homeschooling or this Virtural Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

This school is very unorganized and the kids are very unfriendly and rude. New students aren't informed of anything. They send thier students to ISS(in-school suspension) too often for long periods of time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

My child attended this school for the past two years. I was extremely disappointed with the lack of parental support, poor administration, and discipline. It seemed like the rules changed daily according to my child. When I went up to the school, the principal, Mr. Weathers was rarely present or visible. I will be transferring my child to a private school in the community. What a waste of a new school! I had such high hopes. If you're considering moving to this area for this school-think again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

two of my children attended this school last year and i am very disappointed in the adminstration. There were a lot of policies that were not enforced. There are too many students in each classroom and the teachers are forced to spend the majority of instructional time getting the children to behave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

The classroom class size is about 30 students. Many of the children misbehave. The teacher's were passing my son along not ensuring that he was learning anything. If possible don't move to this area. Go ahead and move down the road to fayette county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

My daughter attends this middle school and I must say I am very disappointed. Some of her teachers are extremely rude and they don't care about the children who are willing to learn. My daughter was out sick for 3 days, and when she asked her teacher for the classwork/homework 3 times she kept putting her off. When I spoke with the teacher about this she had an attitude with me!!! I am totally, totally disappointed. Overall my child has always maintained to keep an 'A' average the entire school year due to her determination to excell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

This school is a hot mess very disorganized and I don't believe my child is getting a quality education so I must supplement her education myself to ensure her success. Now the staff and admin. team are very friendly and I feel welcomed in the school but the area of education is what concerns me most or the lack of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

Renaissance Middle School is a good place to send your child. It is a wonderful place to learn and they are very strict on different policies. Uniform is mandatory and the kids there seem to have a good time from the view of my eyes. If you would want to look at the school website and see for yourself go onto:http://www2.fultonschools.org/school/Renaissance/ and here you could find weekly updates on the things that go on
—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.

403 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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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% 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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Math

The state average for Math was 90% 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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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.

396 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 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

414 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.

367 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 88% 37%
Hispanic 9% 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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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

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  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Maureen Wheeler

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media 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
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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Fairburn, GA 30213
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