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Kennedy Road Middle School

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Posted March 16, 2013

i love this school it great and they have great teachers and staff members so its great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My child is constantly bullied in this school and I am concerned about the foul language and sexual comments by the students. I feel that the teachers are overwhelmed and unable to deal with the problems and it is easier to ignore them. They zero in on small problems and ignore the larger ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

I really love this school. I feel that the teachers are interested in the parents and the students. The principal of the school is not only a caring person because she honestly cares about the children but she is also fair and a very good listener when it comes to parental concerns. My concern is with programs available at the county level through the middle schools for these teenagers. The county should offer classes to parents and children both regarding teenage issues due to the fact that teenagers are very challenging during these years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

This is my childs second year at this school and he loves it. There is a zero tolerance for bullying and the stand by that. The teacher works extremely hard with the students in order for them to succeed. The principal is a woman that means busniess. She seems to do her best to implement rule, regulation and proceedures that work in the students best interest. My child is VERY quite, however he is so comfortable at this school that he nteracts with the other students and teachers in a way that I never saw at his other school. Special thanks to their accedemic support team. They do a wonderful job. Also their receptionist/front desk staff makes every one welcome. This is one of the best middle schools in Griffin and know it is only going to get better. Needs more extracurriculum activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

its a great school and they give your child time to learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

I have an eighth grader in this school. If your child is a bully then this is the school for you. If your child does what he/she is suppose to but will not let someone bully them then I would suggest another school. Evidentally you are not suppose to protect your self and they can not protect you either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I feel that Kennedy Road Middle is a wonderful school. My daughter respects the school and the teachers. I fee that the princpal of the school runs a tight ship. Which I agree because kids today need boundaries and they need to stay within these boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

I have two children in middle school here. Since they have started their grades have dropped tremendously, their attitude towards this school is they are scared , they have withdrawn themselves,their self esteem has dwindled because staff tends to punish the kids that take up for themselves and choose to ignore the children who are bullies. I'm assuming because they don't want to deal with the parent. Our kids are here to learn not to constantly defend themselves from students and staff. Thanks, The Parents of 4
—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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

169 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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

178 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.

166 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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

174 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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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73%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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92%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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44%

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56%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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53%

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47%

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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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65%

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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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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.

18 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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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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Physical Science

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
Black 53% 37%
White 41% 44%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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
  • Brenda James-Ford
Fax number
  • (770) 467-4626

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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280 Kennedy Rd
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 229-3760

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