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Cowan Road Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 580 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2012

CONSTANT BULLYING, THAT NO FACULTY MEMBERS SEEM TO SEE GOING ON IS ALL I SEE SO FAR THIS YEAR. There is also, a creep of a teacher making kids lick a lolipop as an assignment as he watches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

There are areas in which the school is very strong, but those areas are few. The music program (middle school) is wonderful and the music teacher goes beyond what is expected of him. There are teachers in the elementary school who are WONDERFUL, but the school itself is so lagging behind in so many areas. We came from Henry County and felt like we had to back-track. They have celebrations when they make AYP because that only happens 7 yrs or so ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2010

Cowan Middle has some excellent teachers and special education teachers. However, the female administrators at this school need to work on behavior and discipline of the students and need a stronger line of communication with the parents. Perhaps an all-male administration could enforce a stronger front and strict disciplinary actions that is needed at Cowan Middle.


Posted September 15, 2009

My son has been in self contained classes the past 2 years and is now in regular 8th grade classes. He's having a difficult time, but with the help of his teachers and myself, i think he will be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This is a very nice and always clean school. They have really nice teachers there and they teach you all that they can. I have learned a lot at this school. They have some bad kids at his school but the teachers always do something about it. 8th grade, Andrea McCullough
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I am really impressed with the teachers at Cowan Middle School. My son is in Special Ed and these past 2 yrs his teachers have been the best! They have gone out of their way to see that my son gets what he needs. Its not just the teachers in special ed either. All of his teachers are willing to stay after school to help the kids if they need help. They also seem to communicate among themselves, as I know they do with the parents, whether its by email, phone or in person. This is the type of teachers I wish all our schools had.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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54%

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51%

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Social Studies

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

189 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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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77%

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71%

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61%
Social Studies

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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56%

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48%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
93%

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89%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%

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93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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78%

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75%

2010

 
 
74%

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57%
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.

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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.

28 students were tested at this school 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 44% 37%
White 44% 44%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian 2% 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
  • Rachelle Holloway
Fax number
  • (770) 227-8583

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1185 Cowan Rd
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 229-3722

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