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Hart County Middle School

Public | 6-12 | 744 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

I think that the principal, teachers, and staff are very professional. Despite they do not have enough support (money) to have a specialist in gift education programs, the school is doing great. I am a substitute teacher .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2010

I had a child in this school and was a substitute. The best thing I can say is thank God for the 6th grade teachers, if they weren't there, kids would not learn anything. Being a parent and substitute I get to see both sides, and that picture is pretty bad on the other side. Teachers moan and groan about all the work the board puts on them. How horrible the kids are, and how they have no time to do anything. If they didn't want to teach our children and do the work, why are they teachers? These poor kids are coming out of that school unable to read at an acceptable reading level. Once a week for 10 minutes classes do a writing drill, that's a joke, these kids have no idea how to write. This school and board should be ashamed to themselves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers and administrators care about the all the chidren and help them reach their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Hart county middle school is a place that I dread attending every morning. The teachers lack interest in our education, often its the students fault they didn't ask for extra help, but it is the teachers place to make sure that we understand the work we are given. I personally believe it is a waste of life attending this school. Not only do I dislike this school because of its poor teaching ways, but I think that the law on bullying is is way over stressed at this school, yet there are still bullies, which teachers continue to ignore, and nothing has been done about this, even after the students have informed the teachers and staff of this! This is a one of a kind school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I have put 2 children through the HCMS. I am constantly amazed at the total lack of interest that the faculty shows these kids. They are punished with 'rack points' for the slightest infraction. My son stopped at his locker to get a book for class - he was 'racked' for doing so. If he had not stopped to get the book for class he would have been 'racked' for not having the materials required for class. Makes no sense to me - it was a lose-lose situtation for him. My niece has had countless days of 'silent lunch' this year. Not through any fault of her own. Just because it was determined that the lunch-room as a whole was being too loud. These kids can't talk in class and now they aren't allowed to talk during lunch???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I love this school as a student, but there are some teachers who don't seem to enjoy teaching very much. .
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2005

The teachers and staff at this school, seem indifferent. There is a lack of professionalism in the teachers and office staff. Sports are highly stressed, academics and the arts are secondary. There is a lack of communication between parents and teachers. When teachers are contacted by parents, there is very little response. The parents are blamed for the successfulness of their children, rahter then the inadequacies of the teachers and BOE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

this school really needs to buckle down and bring those crct test scores up they show when all the other schools in the county are making higher then them.
—Submitted by an administrator


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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Social Studies

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

250 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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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84%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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82%

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74%

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Social Studies

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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90%

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79%

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67%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

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86%

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82%

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76%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

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About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

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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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 65% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 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
  • Veronica F Johnson
Fax number
  • (706) 376-7046

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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176 Powell Rd
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 376-5431

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