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Spirit Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 492 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2010

yes gym class is a joke......first, the coaches think girls just have mohuth but, she seen her gift. the teacher don not try their best to give us a quality education.. -student


Posted May 29, 2009

this school gave my the boost i needed to go to the 9th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

I think that many people fail to realize that good things do happen at Spirit Creek. Of course, none of this is ever mentioned; people just love to harp on the negative. For instance, nobody wants to talk about how the Jr. Beta Club organized a school wide fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the entire student body raised almost $3000 for cancer research. Nobody wants to talk about how the entire student body donated canned goods for the Ronald McDonald House. I may also add that the Jr. Beta Club personally delivered these items to the Ronald McDonald House where they spent a Saturday re-stocking and organizing shelves, etc. Nobody wants to talk about Mayor Copenhaver speaking at the school and remarking on how well the students were behaved during the assembly. Believe it or not, there are well-behaved, intelligent kids at SCMS! And dedicated teachers too!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2008

It is bad to say, but I think this schools professionalism is in question. My daughter moved from a DOD (Department of the Army) School in Germany to the Richmond County School and the difference in everyday business is unbelievable. From the time that I walked into this school, I have felt no since of welcoming, nor caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Spirit Creek Middle School is a joke. Everything that's said about it is right. First of all, the environment is difficult to learn in. Aside from students always being disrespectful, the school is falling apart. The school is in dire need of funds, parent support, and teachers' support.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

I as a parent would like to have a better option as to where I can send my chid to school. The Teachers at this school do not care what the students are learning. The school is run down and the gym class is a joke. My child hates going to school there. As a parent I have tried to get involed. They do not want you to be involved. The school has to many fights among the students. The Teachers there talk to the students like they own them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

Parent involvement is a big issue at this school. There is none. Teachers are not involved like they should be nor care about the students.
—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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

182 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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

192 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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

166 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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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32%

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32%

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Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
43%

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43%

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55%
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.

163 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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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.

30 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 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 84% 37%
White 11% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mary Bishop Braswell
Fax number
  • (706) 592-3985

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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