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Fort Valley Middle School

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Posted May 25, 2014

i will help my school to win this huge amount of money so my school be glad for i am coming


Posted August 14, 2013

Fort Valley Middle School needs better staff. I am a parent and my child go to the middle school. this school is horrible! Their more worried about the student dress code than the lesson. since my child started going here last year in October 2012 from Huntington Middle school in Warner Robins Ga: he has been bullied by the staff and his grades dropped really bad. Office staff are to loud and gossip to much on the phone. FTVM is not a good school its a terrible boot camp in my opinion
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

12/7/09 In need of improvement!!!!!! New everything..Leadreship< staffing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I am a former teacher at FVMS. The current situation is horrible. The Principal allows students to be disrespectful to the teachers. When teachers send a student to the office for disruptions, the student comes back a few minutes later with no consequences given. For the rest of the period the class is in chaos and no learning takes place. I cannot wait to start my new job this fall to a school where teachers are respected and can actually teach the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 16, 2007

Fort Valley Middle School is need of a sweeping change. I believe these problems occur because of the lack of leadership. I am tired of the schools low test scores and discipline within the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Our school neeeds help! I agree that the school is a mess. For the 6 years as Principal, the school has received a NI rating (needs improvement) in 4 of the years including this year. As he says 'excellence without excuses', I believe it is time to make a change at Fort Valley Middle School for the sake of the students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

The academics and principal are terrible. Teachers do not stay long. They leave in discust after a year or two. The Peach County Board of Education does not care about this situation. Only a new principal with a new positive direction will take FVMS out of the current lackluster situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

This school is a disaster in the leadership of the principal. Students are often not disciplined when sent into the office. The students 'control' the school. Again, this year several great teachers are leaving for greener pastures.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2006

I have 1 child at Fort Valley Middle School. The principal is very intellectual with the students and parents. He calls the students home to remind parents of major tests. He possess very strong value and moral skills. Since he has been principal of Fort Valley Middle School, it has made AYP for each year. His main concern are the students. I have never seen another principal that cares about the students as he does. The students are always placed in the forefront of education. Dr. Green stay strong and keep up the good work. You are a wonderful principal. May God continue to bless you and keep you strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I am a parent of two children at Fort Valley Middle School. Over the years, I have witnessed the quality of education go downhill. The principal has chased away several good teachers and staff. The principal has an unprofessional attitude and enjoys bullying staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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54%
Social Studies

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

172 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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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51%

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62%
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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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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90%

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96%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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40%

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62%

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56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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94%

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94%

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95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
60%

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58%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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76%

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75%

2010

 
 
65%

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60%
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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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.

19 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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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.

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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
Black 71% 37%
Hispanic 18% 12%
White 10% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Marc R. Dastous
Fax number
  • (478) 825-1332

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712 Peggy Dr
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: (478) 825-2413

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