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Frank N. Osborne Middle School

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Posted January 25, 2014

I new to this school for the 2013-2014 and everyone has welcomed me nicely. There wasn't any "cliques".


Posted January 13, 2014

Osborne Middle School has been an excellent school for our daughter. She was having issues with learning the material in some of her classes, and her teachers immediately contacted me with concerns regarding her progress. They helped guide me towards taking steps to improve her situation, and her grades improved immediately. As I'm reading the other reviews here, I can see that the reviewers giving fewer than 5 stars are doing so for reasons not having anything to do with the school itself (Core Curriculum complaints, don't agree with climate change theory, the dances stink, etc.). This school is superb, and my daughter, who (let's face it) is a bit on the quirky side, has never had any problems whatsoever regarding bullying. I have been pleased and suprised at the numerous opportunities she receives at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

I went here and I must say I was thoroughly disappointed with the social aspects of the school. I was bullied constantly, yet I would be the one to get in trouble. If youdidn't play football, odds are no one would hang out with you. The school is too focused on achieveing acedemic success rather than the safety of the students. I'm sorry, but having the cops around for a semester doesn't make you feel safe. However, the teachers were helpful, and you could tell that they loved their jobs; but still, middle schoolers like to feel accepted, and I wasn't since I wasn't on the football team.


Posted January 15, 2013

Common Core Curriculum in all of Gwinnett County Schools is giving our children a shallow and biased education. My child in the sixth grade has studied nothing other than the environment in science class and how it has been destroyed by our culture. Energy sources are taught with bias such as solar good, fossil fuels bad. There is no discussion. The teachers will tell you that they are simply teaching the curriculum. In social studies, my child was led to believe that president Kenedy ended the cold war. When the state of Georgia had on the ballot an ammendment for charter schools, the principal gave a talk on why we should vote against it while at the introduction night for parents. I hate to single out OMS, but the quality of public schools in Gwinnett county at present is scary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

OMS is a school with Superior administration,counselors, clerks, media, technology, teachers, and students! The school atmosphere is calm, friendly, safe,clean, and A LOT of outstanding learning going on. Our family has found the principal is always visible. Our child describes him as a magician , always around the building. It 's always great to feel welcome as you enter the main office. Well-done OMS for dividing the grade levels into section. Having sixth grade classes closer to the main office help 5th graders transition easily into 6th grade. This school academics goes beyond state and county standards. The students are required to write in every subject and special areas Can you imagine writing in PE and Chorus as well? What a great concept, getting students to become great writers. WIth the technology in our everyday lives, these students will be ready for the world market. Thank-you, OMS staff for teaching above the standards! Especially, thank-you to Mr ****'s teaching team for giving our child a great start in Middle School. OMS will help develop critical thinkers, creative, and many more areas for your child. Check out their scores and ask the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

If you are looking for a school that inspires a love of learning and develops innovative, creative, critical-thinking problem solvers then this is NOT the school for you.The bloated, worksheet curriculum is designed for maximum test performance only, leaving no room for any kind of penetrating exploration of anything that is being taught. It is a stuff them- test them-move-them-on methodology resulting in a superficial 'education" that trains your children to perform well on tests but leaves them with a very shallow educational experience. My 6th grader had Earth Science this year, which consisted of taking notes from a power point EVERY SINGLE DAY. No class projects, no stimulating learning. And this was EARTH SCIENCE! Unfortunately, the demands of the curriculum leave no time for anything as frivilous as experiential learning. You are fortunate if you have a teacher who is able to bring the curriculum to life with their own dynamic and stimulating personality (yes, we have them). If you are dazzled by test scores and think they are getting a quality education because of all the "work" they do, then you will love this school. If you know better, look elsewhere. This is Gwinnett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I personally think this school was O.K. In this school the teachers are too strict, and they focus more on writing than anything else! Plus the school dances STUNK. They never value the student's input in anything. They expect us to know everyting, and teach it to ourselves.


Posted January 9, 2011

I have two students who have attended Osborne and we could not have been more pleased. The children feel safe and engaged. I credit the Principal and his staff for insisting on a curriculum that does not allow time or opportunity for mischief. Academically, Osborne ranks near the very top in the state. One thing this school has going for it is strong community support. Classes are all fitted with the newest electronic learning aids thanks to fund-raisers. Osborne is jewel in the nationally award winning Gwinnett County Public School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

I have had experience with two (2) other school districts in Georgia. Overall, the academic program at this school is excellent. The previous schools my children attended can not compare with the education they are receiving in the Mill Creek school district. The educators are excellent and the community is very supportive. My family and I agree that our children our receiving a higher level of education than most public schools and some private schools. There is always a balance. The other side to this story is the amount of school work my child brings home. She is in gifted classes usually indicating she will have additional work for specific projects, though the amount of time she spends on homework in 4 days can be in excess of 2 hours per day. This time spent is not due to a lack of understanding or motivation on her part. I feel that more should be accomplished at school allowing my daughter family time at home. The bottom line is the school expects excellence and we should expect the same for the education of our children. This is why OMS is a number 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I love Osborne so much. The people there are amazing and so are the teachers. I mean everywhere you go you're going to have awesome and horrible teachers. At OMS I never had actual bad teachers... They were just really strict so kids were afraid of them. Haha. I had all A's at Osborne and I was in probe. I learned so much! Unfortunately they built the Mountain View District this year so I've been zoned for Twin Rivers. It's a good school I guess. It lives up to the amazing Gwinnett County standards, but Osborne completely blows it out of the water! I'm 'learning' things this year that I already learned at Osborne last year! Osborne is absolutely unbeatable and I'd give anything to go back. If you don't want to go to Osborne, your absolutely crazy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

I have been so pleased with OMS, This school goes above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I have been involved with OMS, as a parent, since it's first year. The administration is top-notch and one of the most impressive I have seen. Some say they are too strict or too intense, but I can promise you that the principal has only the best interest of each child and their development and saftey on his mind. No, there aren't a lot of 'field trips' and 'fru-fru', (something I have been known to try to push for) but you will see students who are being properly prepared for higher education and that what we all expect, isn't it? During the middle school years, our children are dealing with many changes in the mind and body - this staff understands how this age works and does everything possible to help them get through these years with the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

OMS is ok... Teachers for the most part are great. A parent shouldn't get mad if their child is not in probe. I'm currentlt in it and it's gtting overpopulated and there aren't many teachers qualified to teach gifted students. however, overall the school is great and I highly recommend it. considering the high CRCT scores
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2008

My son's three year experience with OMS has been the best! The principal is fantastic as well as the teachers. My son was in probe all three years and has only had one bad teacher that is new to the school this year. This is a private school feel without the cost. Submitted by Cindy Huff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I will concur on the comment about OMS relying on the children have to teach themselves. This is a school with rather wealthy parents for the most part and fairly capable children. The teachers, overall need improvement. I apologize to the handful of teachers which are very good for my generalization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

Principal not accessible and the asst principals aren't interested in getting rid of rotten teachers. Lazy teachers and even lazier students. Very few are interested in learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

There are many bright, intelligent students who are not in the gifted program, but they seem to get over looked. The staff is there to teach, middle schoolers should not be 'self-taught.' Otherwise we have had a wonderful experience at OMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

I love this school district. I have 2 children that attend this district and the teachers are awesome. They assist all students and provide that special attention to help better their skills and needs. I love it as well as my children.
—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.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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

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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

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The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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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.

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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

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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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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 71% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Jazz band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • John Campbell
Fax number
  • (770) 904-5400

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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4404 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548
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