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Mossy Creek Middle School

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 8, 2014

I'm an 8th grader at MCMS and have loved it! You'll love this school so much! Teacher are very nice as well. What I like best about this school is the way the teachers teach... They're amazing!


Posted October 24, 2013

As a parent, I have been very happy with the curriculum at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen. My child is happy and the transition from their West Coast school to here was seamless. I do think more homework could be given out over the weekend, which seems to bean unpopular idea with the teachers. This year my child chose to be part of FFA's year round program, so we are very excited about raising a pig in their state-of-the-art brand new barn located on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

I agree with this parent about the school playing favorites! There is a lot of drama among the female population at the school that is overlooked and allowed to continue just because of the socioeconomic area the school is located in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

The school recently sent parents forms to rate and suggest changes to the school and many of them are being implemented. Most of the teachers are very friendly and helpful towards the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes from parents who's little Johnny or Susie doesn't know how to behave. Mossy Creek is a great school, don't misbehave and the discipline cards are not an issue!! I wouldn't be surprised if all the "sour grape" posts were by the same parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

This school definitely has "favorite parents" and if you are not the "it" parent, you are treated poorly. The front office and admin. staff are extremely rude. They play favorites to the kids as well, in the class rooms and on the sports fields. It is very disconcerning. I wish we would have bought a home in the Bonaire/Veteran school area. The principle at this school is not social. We have had our kids in a few different schools, being military, and this one is by far the worst. It may get good test scores, but that is not saying a whole lot when you are practically teaching the state test most of the year. The school seems more concerned about raising money and punishing the kids for the littlest things more than they care about quality teaching and teaching aids, such as trying to get in smart boards. The coaches/PE teachers only worry about their sport and do not spend any quality time teaching PE. The coaches play favoritism as well which doesn't work well with military family - as someone stated if you're not homegrown, this school doesn't work for you. That is absolutely right. It is such a shame.


Posted November 2, 2011

Im an 8th grade student at Mossy creek, and I must say it has been a pretty good 3 years of my life, so far(: There is a dicipline card, and it does get on my nerve a little. But, the only reason we have a discipline card is so they can prepare us for high school. In high school, the teachers don't care if you don't have your homework. It's just a automatic 0. But here in mossy creek, we CAN'T get 0s. Literally, thats how the school is. So, I really think Mossy Creek is a good school. Go Gators!


Posted January 18, 2011

Mossy Creek Middle School is NOT a very well operated school.The School does not treat Military families very well. The good old boy system that is in place there is new to me, if you are not homegrown you are treated differently especially in sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

The school is currently averaged not due to the kids that attend Mossy Creek, but the unwanted need to spend time on discipline cards for petty annoyances. This new form of discipline came from a non-performing school district... I find it interesting other schools in the district have not adopted this form of discipline. I would imagine they feel that there are better ways to spend their time...Discipline cards are implemented when a school inherites smart kids from other states, and the administrators are not interested in taking the kids to the next level. Never, adopt a policy or program from another school that one would consider substandard or in a non-performing status. Always implement new strategies for teaching or code of conduct/discipline rules from states with schools that are considered outstanding, or Centers of Excellence. Currently, the state of Georgia is not. Good example Boston and Connecticut school systems...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

mossy creek is a wonderful school! they teach wonderfully and they put it into materials to where the kids understand it!! The teachers are very nice!!! Go Gators<
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I have a child at Mossy Creek Middle School and I feel that the staff there doesn't give a hoot about its students. A child who truly needs and deserves help is denied that help. It is easier to give up and push the child away (contant negative remarks; some personal)then to get down on the childs level and really see what this child needs to suceed. Two years there and we have had enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I am a substitute teacher and as far as I'm concerned Mossy Creek is among the best two or three middle schools in Houston County. The students are quiet, respectful, and mostly understand why they are in school. They, and especially those involved in sports, are subjected to very high standards of conduct and learning. If you don't believe this, visit Mossy Creek one day and then go visit other Middle and High schools in the county. You will be impressed. I know other schools have some of the same goals (I have two kids at Huntington Middle which is one of the other top schools), but at Mossy Creek more parents work with the teachers and staff in fulfilling these expectations. To say that Mossy Creek Middle does not provide a proper learning environment is just plain wrong.


Posted July 3, 2008

I don't think Mossy Creek Middle School is a very well operated school.The teachers do not give the children a proper learning environment,which is the main key to providing a good school.I believe they also need to work on providing for the students.Their supplies might be new but in short stock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

I was one of the first 8th graders in Mossy Creek Middle, it i sthe best middle school I've been to. Even if I was seperated from all my friend at Perry Middle. Go Gators!! Dr. Gentry and Mr. Gill are the best!!! yeah :P
—Submitted by a student


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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% 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

English Language Arts

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% 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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

219 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.

216 students were tested at this school 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 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 17% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Danny Carpenter Dr
Kathleen, GA 31047
Phone: (478) 988-6171

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