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Martha Puckett Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 587 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 13, 2013

This school is a middle school and has never had a preK. You may have it confused with Martha Rawls elementary which is also in Wayne Co. I'm sorry your experience at Wayne county schools was negative.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2013

My child attended this school for Prek, I pulled him out the middle of the year and moved far away from this school. My son is left handed and was punished by the teacher for not using his right hand. I was astonished when he came home crying because he got yelled at for writing/eating/painting with his left hand. The teacher would make him sit on his left hand so that he would learn how to "properly" do things. When I spoke to the principal about this I was told that what I allow my child to do at home will not be tolerated in the school. They acted like left handed people were a discipline problem. As far as I'm concerned this school was the worst school I've ever sent my children too. I would not recommend sending a child there at all!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

My child is bullied daily, humiliated by teachers and staff. The communication between this school and the home is horrible. I have sent multiple requests for conferences, phone calls, etc with no luck. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I agree with the thought of selling/renting out my house to be able to pull my child out of this school. I am now looking at private schools for the next semester. When you try to call the school, do not expect to be able to talk to a person. You have to spend your time going thru the automated system, only to have to leave a message on a person's voicemail to never recieve a call back. My child's grades dropped from As to Cs in four weeks. When I questioned the school as to why, since I have not seen any paperwork at home about this, I recieved no answer. I still an attempting to get an answer three weeks later. I stopped in the school recently, after taking off of work to go, to be able to speak in person with the principal, i was turned away. The staff and principal refused to schedule an appointment. So that was a waste of time and money. I am now in the process of speaking to the school board and superintendent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Bullying is out of control, along with the profanity and manners. The teachers are rude and negative. Im selling my house just to get out of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Very enthusiastic administrators!


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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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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84%

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65%

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71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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88%

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82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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82%

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62%

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72%
Social Studies

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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82%

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54%

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41%
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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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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84%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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79%

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79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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89%

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82%

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79%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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76%

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68%

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66%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

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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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Integrated Math II

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 72% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Jesup, GA 31545
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