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Whitewater Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 825 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted December 11, 2013

We have been around the block as far as schools go and I would have to say that I am happy with WMS. It is not perfect, as no school is, but they are doing a good job with my gifted student. He is finally challenged enough that he is not always in trouble. The teachers are supportive, the counselors are awesome, the clubs and band are wonderful. The infinite campus keeps me up to date and the teachers are very responsive and responsible with the children. We are very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

My daughter has only been at this school for a very short period. However, the previous school 'Flat Rock Middle' was so bad, it makes this school look like heaven. Her grades are back up and she appears to be much happier with her teachers. I have not had one problem with any of the staff or administrators yet. It appears the administrator is doing a great job running her school. The school has a positive and caring environment for the children. I was a little leary about sending my daughter to this school at first since I heard it was not good for children with learning disabilities. However, so far everything has been great. I will post again about this school as the year progresses. I think it is very important for parents and kids to provide accurate feedback about the school in which they are assigned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

Whitewater Middle School isn't the place for your child if he/she has special needs. Most of the teachers lacked the necessary training to teach my child and the administration lacked the desire to make my child's transition to middle school smoother. I reported several bullying incidents and they did nothing to stop it. The new principal is weak and so are her assistant administrators. I was forced to withdraw my child because he/she was not safe and was not getting the quality education that Fayette County schools are known for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Whitewater Middle is a great school in every aspect!!!!!! As to the special education programs I think they are wonderful. They have helped two of the children that I just got custody that went to Clayton County Schools they have got them up to there grade level in a year and a half.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

White Water is horrible when it comes to special needs children. Needs to improve drastically. My childs grades have dropped since he has been at White Water Middle. What a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

This is my daughter's 2nd year at Whitewater Middle and my husband & I are really pleased here! We transferred in from a well known private school and I was very disappointed to find out she was academically behind in reading and math. I thank the Team 6-2 teachers who were so kind and helpful in bringing her up to level. This year in 7th grade she is doing great. I have noticed her whole perception on school has changed. She is more responsible now with her assignments, studying for a test, projects and monitors her grades on-line. She really enjoys learning and comes home excited telling me about her day. She reads more now (having above class average in AR points) not just because reading is required for class but because she discovered a love for it! I thank all of the Whitewater teachers for the sacrifice they make to teach uniquely
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

I have been every pleased with the level of learning that my child has received at Whitewater Middle School. The principal Mrs. Kidd is a wonderful person and seems to really care about the school and children.
—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.

204 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.

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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.

266 students were tested at this school 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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Science

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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school 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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

255 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.

278 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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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

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

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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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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 75% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1533 Highway 85 S
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: (770) 460-3450

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