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Effingham County Middle School

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Posted October 3, 2012

I have had four children attend this middle school. Of all the the years of training the 3 years my children have spent at ECMS have been the most rewarding. The teachers at this school are more intersested in the students learning the subject matter and preparing them for high school than just getting through the required materials. The teachers take time to get to know their students. I have had teachers work individually with my child to make sure she is understanding the material. There are many extracirricular activities for the students to participate in. There is no drama or performing arts besides band and chorus which is a negative to me. However overall this is a great school with a caring staff and a diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

I am moving to Effingham mid April and believe this will be the school that my son will be attending. We are coming from Cherokee County, North Metro Atlanta. I would like some feed back on this school from any parents/teachers. I noticed there hasn't been any reviews written since 2006. Don't know if that's good or bad.


Posted September 8, 2006

Not willing to test students with learning disabilities, not willing to work with students with learning disabilities. Parent involvement is discouraged from the first day of school. Teachers are more worried about 'following the rules' than actual teaching. Homework is 50% of the overall grade, tests and projects make up the other 50%. This allows mediocre students to raise their grades up to an acceptable level. Most students refuse to use the restrooms due to uncleanliness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

This is overall a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2005

My School is the best school ever because of all of the work that everyone puts into. It might not be the newest school ever but if walls could talk you would here a wonderful story.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2005

The accelerated learning program for students just meets state guidelines and is not up to par with the neighboring Chatham County system. Our daughter was not challenged at all during her seventh and eighth grade studies. There is a great lack of cultural activities and after school programs. One after school club is geared toward Christian students, which I assumed was not legally acceptable. There is very little taught regarding ethnic and religious diversity and in fact, we found that there are prejudices towards students of non-Christian orientation. The overall curriculum is satisfactory and the teachers are friendly, communicative and supportive. The student base is a predominantly rural one, who needs more exposure to cultural activities, foreign language and world experiences. This community is rapidly growing and the school needs to grow with it. It has the potential to be a great school, but it must be led by those with a broad-minded vision.
—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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

281 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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

272 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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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57%
Social Studies

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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79%

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56%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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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American Literature

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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.

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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 69% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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
  • William Hughes
Fax number
  • (912) 754-7497

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1659 Ga Highway 119 S
Guyton, GA 31312
Phone: (912) 772-7001

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