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Kendrick Middle School

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Posted January 4, 2013

I'm a 6th grader and Kendrick is a fun,well- educated school that half the teachers like Mrs.King, Ms.Benson, Mrs.M.Brown, and Mrs.Edwards. Those teacher support the students who have got bullied.But the turnoff about KENDRICK is the principals rule UNIFORMS,UNIFORMS,UNIFORMS.At Kendrick we have a uniform clothes closet and believe me people sweat in those uniforms but Ms.Tate cleans them like every 3 Weeks


Posted November 30, 2012

well what can i say im in the 7th grade and kendrick is not the best school. not the greatest teachers about half care. the only they really care about is sports. there is no security for kids who get bullied so kendrik is a terrrible school i want to leave but hey im making honor bu for most people i cant say that


Posted September 9, 2010

This is an excellent school. The time my child spent here definitely did not go to waste.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

I have attended this school for all 3 years and now i am in my last year. kendrick is somewhat good but the principle and the staffexcluding the teachers show poor productivity. i do not know what the main principle does. i do not know what the point of student council is. i think they can do better to improve the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Kendrick Middle is a wonderful school to attend. When it comes to safety and discipline, it ranks #1. Why? It starts with administrative leadership, followed closely with teacher by in and support and linked with student and parent accountability. The standards for student learning and discipline are high and the expectations are repeated to the student daily in the mornings and evenings. All educators are involved in the academic achievements of the school from the front office staff to the custodians, food service workers and bus drivers. Athletically, they rank high amongst all middle school, bringing home several 1st place trophies. They also have a strong parental presence and support for the PTSA and School Council. The school is run like a well oiled machine working on all cylinders.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 13, 2007

I Have attended Kendrick Middle school for 2 years and i now enter my senior year. I have Never felt safe. Nor have i been educated to the teachers best ability due to the fact that the discipline is rare. The principal has not really been trying to make changes for the students and the voting for Student council is useless. The extracurricular activities standards are some what okay. I know that the fine arts department has their work cut out for them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

My daughter has attended KMS for the last 2 school years. Sixth grade was challenging regarding discipline in the school. I attended several field trips as a chaperone and I realized that the teachers have their work cut out for them. Seventh grade was much better for my daughter. My daughter was in the seventh grade band - they are the best - you should see them perform - Go Mrs. Stevenson. Administratively, the school put $ before the children by canceling the after school program because it didn't bring in enough $$s, and they did it with 2 months left in the school year. What a disruption for the students and the parents!! Despite all this, my daughter was able to get 5 As and a B for last quarter. I have mixed emotions about her returning to KMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

As a involved parent I am very disappointed with KMS and the staff. I feel that the administration has not done their part in carrying out the Student Code concerning discipline. It is unfair to the students to have repeat offenders left in the school without consequences for their actions. My child is a Beta Club member and I will do whatever to remove her from this school into a school with a higher level of integrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

I am a 8th Grader currently attending KMS. Kendrick prides themselves in extracurricular activities. Such as football, track and field, basketball, and swimming. (Theres a section of the cafe dedicated to all of the sport accomplishments) So if your looking for a school for sports this is the school for you. And the other EC are okay as well. I'm currently attending 6 of the 10 myself. Most of the clubs are student governed so it teaches early leadership skills, because colleges not only look at grades but also what you do extra. As for the classroom itself, its far from the best. Buts its also far from the worse. Its somewhere in the middle. Most (about 85%) of the teachers are dedicated to the students. But sometimes I feel that Kendrick is more sports orientated than its academics. Theres a lot that needs to be done, but its getting there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2006

Kendrick Middle School is excellen school. I am a 8th grader going on to high school now. Some of the teacher are dedictaed to their job and some are not. The teacher I had were helpful to my education. The only thing they didn't do was prepare us for high school. Ms. Garner has really straighten out most of the problems, even though some of teh stuff she did i didn't agree with, but she has made kms a better school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2006

this is my child first year in this school and so far the teachers have showed a great learning towards my son academic skills. I believe, as parents we must stay on top of our children when it comes to their school work and there involvement in the school my child is struggling in a certain class, but it's not because the teachers aren't doing their job it's the childs level of learnig. when they have the sst meeting that's very helpful to me it shows me where my child is in his performance and gives me a opportunity to interact with his teacher on apersonal level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I have two grandchildren who attend this school. They are both failing; we have SST meetings regularly with their teachers. The strategies always sound good, but nothing ever happens. I have spoken with one of the counselors there regarding my 7th grader twice. Each time he was going to talk to the student and call me back. Haven't heard from him so far. The first time was at mid-term last quarter. The SST resulted in his being referred to the counselor and my hearing the results. Nothing yet and the school year is about over. It seems to me that the main focus is on behavioral issues, and not education. The county needs to supplement private education for those of us who have interested children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

The school offers a lot to the students for a clayton county school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

I am looking forward to my child tranferring out of this school. I donot want her completing 8th grade year at this school. Neither she nor I like the uncontrolled manner of the students and gang violence. The acedemic curriculum is unchallenging and geared towards kids on a lower skill set. The school has no structured way of preparing the students for the state exams. They only study a week prior to test taking. One positive side of the school would be the extra activities they offer the kids such as orchestra, swimming, beta club etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

My son currently attends Kendrick Middle School and it the worst school he has attended thus far. The teachers have no desire to be there. The students are wild and uncontrolled.There academic program offers no challenge what so ever! I'm so unsatisfied with the school that I'm relocating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

My son has just completed his first year at Kendrick Middle School. I was surprised and pleased with the teachers, and the caring nature of the principle, Mr. Ray. I think Kendrick is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

I enjoy Kendrick Middle, it offers a variety of activities for my daughter and for others. My daughter is in the 7th grade and thoroughly enjoys attending the particular schools. The principal is a warm friendly gentleman and the staff seems to care for our children. Thanks from a grateful parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

254 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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

261 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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

280 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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Social Studies

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

293 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

278 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 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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Physical Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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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 78% 37%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Russell Keith
Fax number
  • (770) 472-8413

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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7971 Kendrick Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Phone: (770) 472-8400

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