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Columbia Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 752 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2012

This school is wonderful and the teachers and staff are very caring and considerate! I wouldn't want my child going to a different middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

Excellent principal! Teachers that really care and push the kids to learn- will be reply great when the new school buildings are finished. I not only went to middle school here - my child now attends school here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

Moving from a very posh exclusive neighborhood in S. Florida to Augusta was a big move. But when I compare the Columbia Middle to Tequesta Trace, Columbia Middle comes way on top. Principle Cummings and the school staff are no non-sense kind of people who take the children's education and safety to heart. They have dealt with a few issues such as bullying head on and did not stop at "good enough". And the teachers are excellent too; they seem to be dedicated and hard working for the good of the students. I could not have been more happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

columbia middle school is a good school with pretty good teachers!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

Awesome Extacurricular activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2004

The resource teachers are some of the best that there is. They made a world of difference for my daughter. They are genuinely concerned for their students. You couldn't ask for better teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

Principle and Assistant Principal both are excellent, on top of all situations from education to disicpline!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

Very good school, excellent teachers that are very innovative. Administration is excellent. The only problem with the school is the isolated setting, several miles away from metro area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is the best in the county. It is not dirty and all the students are awesome. I love this wonderful school and am glad my two go there.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

309 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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

310 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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
97%

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95%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

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98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
89%

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92%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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84%

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78%
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.

23 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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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
White 66% 44%
Black 18% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steven Cummings
Fax number
  • (706) 541-2742

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6000 Columbia Rd
Grovetown, GA 30813
Phone: (706) 541-1252

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