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Ben Hill County Middle School

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Posted April 15, 2010

My son has been bullied for 3 years at this school, and nothing has ever been done, to my satisfaction about it. So glad we are almost done with this year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I Certaiainly Think This School Has A Lack In Encouragement Into The Students That Dont Miss Any Days Or Honor Roll Students. Also, You Do Not Show Attention To Clubs. Like TSA Or FFA (competition Team Only) We Would Also Like To Be Called Down At Pep Rallys Too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2010

I am in 6th Grade at Ben Hill Middle School and I have had a great experience so far. I think that Patti Barwick is an awesome principal and that she is always trying her best for the students. I also love the teachers! I think that this school is awesome! Will Reaves :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

Ben Hill Middle School has too lax a policy on discipline. Students routinely disrupt class to the detriment of other students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2009

i think this school is excellent and all of the teachers are great (falon young 7th grade)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2009

I think BHMS is a good school I am a Student at BHMS and I think that we do need to have more parent involvement but I am leaving this year in my 3 years I have had good teachers and I am in Yearbook Student Gov.and many more stuff.. Cody Smith :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

i love ben hill middle school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2008

Ben Hill middle school is a fun educational loving and a place my child enjoys daugther: I love bhms I think it should be rated in the 10 top best school in Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

Not enough parent involved Don't encourge the kids more on academic Ya'll praise the kids that are athletic and that don't miss any days at all. When ya'll should be praising the ones that makes all A's all year long. Don't encourge the kids to read more The school is boring No PTO or PTA I've seen as long as the kids are football players and don't miss any days of school. They get a medal, pic in newspaper, and job well done. The kids that may miss 1 or few days and works hard all year long to make A's the whole year gets a pat on the back or just a clap. You can clearly see where the encourgement goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

My son just finsihed his first year at BHMS. With it being a needs for improvement school, I was quite surprised at what my son did. I think major improvements have been made in this school. It has been much better than our 3 years at BHES. The administrative staff works well with the teachers in my opinion. I realize that more work can be done to make it the best it can be. If this school keeps working as hard as it did this past year, there shouldn't be any problems in the future. I think it really helped hiring a principal that wasn't known to the school system. No one was able to influence any of his decisions.Also, work needs to be done the meals that our children consume. 600 calories may be waht they need, but all those carbohydrates they serve aren't good.
—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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school 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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

229 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.

238 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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Social Studies

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

243 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 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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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64%

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51%

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59%
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.

241 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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American Literature

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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.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 44%
Black 43% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Patti Barwick
Fax number
  • (229) 409-5580

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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134 Jc Hunter Rd
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 409-5578

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