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South Hall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1191 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2012

South Hall Middle School Teachers are some of the best in the County, if not the State. The Principal, Mrs Stubbs truly cares about the students, not just their test scores. The opportunities available for students to learn here are great. As the parent of two students that attended South Hall, I would choose to send them to this school again if given the choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This was our first year at South Hall Middle School. My children loved the teachers anda faculty, as did I. It is a place where parent involvment is welomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This schoolis above average because students get to learn what they need to learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

South Hall has some of the greatest teachers from all around. This schools' Language Arts and Mathematics Department are simply amazing. The teachers can and do relate to their students. as far as athletics, the Cross Country and Track Teams are and have been the best in Hall County for the past 4 years. The Football team won the County championship in 2005, being undefeated. In 2006 They only lost one game.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 1, 2007

The Test Scores for this school is frankly bad. This school is failing. When you test the entire school on the very same material regardless if they know the material it creates a failing school. More than half of SHMS consists of ESOL students. On another note I don't think that the principal is concerned about student pride or even students. since Mr. Wiggins moved and Ms. Stubbs has taken over there have been very many activities and even classes subtracted from SHMS, such as Field Day, The Traditional 8th Grade Day, ACE or Reading Class and, Technology Class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

This school can be better. In fact, way better. I am sorry but I barely learned anything, and even thought most of the teachers liked to teach, I did not like to listen because I had already learned almost more than half of the things they were teaching me. This school does not have many activities, it has many sports but it doesn't have like for example, a culture day? Where everyone in the school participates and shares their cultural backround along with food and music, etc. I mean, I have never seen so much kids slacking in school, and that is what makes the school worse. I know those students have so much pottential, but they don't want to show it because they don't want to be called 'nerd' or 'geek'. I dont recommend this school for your child, if the students did better, I would.
—Submitted by a student


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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%
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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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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73%

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76%
Social Studies

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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74%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
93%

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87%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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94%

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93%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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82%

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76%

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72%
Social Studies

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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80%

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74%

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65%
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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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77%

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73%

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71%

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59%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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99%

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97%
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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99%

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94%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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97%

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98%
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
Hispanic 52% 12%
White 39% 44%
Black 5% 37%
Asian 3% 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
  • Paula Stubbs
Fax number
  • (770) 531-2348

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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