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Pine Mountain Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 734 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

BEST BAND TEACHERS EVER!!! 6TH GRADE. FLUTE PLAYER!!!!!! LOVE MS. ARMBREWSTER AND MRS. STILLS.,... best all around school... anywhere!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

The teachers were very supportive and tried hard to help students improve. There were numerous extracurricular activities and the school lunch was good.


Posted July 25, 2013

I like this school because there are nice teachers and our new building it pretty.


Posted June 20, 2013

AC program is very strong. Plenty of extra-curricular activities (band, chorus, news team, drama, etc.).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2011

Could someone please share their ciews on the science and tech program at PMMS? is it making a difference? is the worth the kids time, are they learning above the regular curriculum? there has been no updates on the PMMS magnet blog since 2010. Thnks


Posted October 12, 2011

For the most part, good teachers, good school. Administration gets 1 star--too political and condenscending--especially with the addition of the new woman Asst principle--very prickly, no personality, never smiles. Teachers get 4 stars, with the exception of Ms. C, 7th grade SS,--psycho.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

It's funny to see disgruntled parents whining about their darling kids being "picked" on...parents who can't even use proper grammar or spell correctly. Anyway, great school and great teachers. Very happy that my child is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

I love this school becuse it has a grate orchesta, band, chouirs and they all play nice. i Love the muisic program and im excited for our new building that going to be fiish in 1 year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I went to PMMS all 3 three years and I had a wonderful time. Like mentioned, some of the teachers are racist, and yes, they will pick on your child for no reason at all sometimes (Watch out for their mood swings). They need to improve their cafeteria management because eveyone occasionally finds something unique in their food. But overall, it's a nice school with a nice band program and most of the staff is ver helpful and polite.


Posted July 13, 2009

Very nice school! I wish it had more activities for the children for afterschool and dances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I love this school. I think if you are looking for a good education than you should come here. There are grate programs and as a student there were alot of cool, fun, incurring people that i can call friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

This school is the best one that i have ever gone 2! the teachers are fun, caring, and believe that we are the future of this country so they help us go above and beyond!! mrs. Gannon and mrs irwin, ur both my inspiration! dr. Redmond, the principal, takes alot of concern on the eighth graders and there are alot of clubs and activities! sure the class rooms arent big but they have added a new wing 4 orchestra(which is awesome!), band, chorus,reading, mentally ill children, and amazing bathrooms! all of the teachers try and make u do ur best at evrything. So i believe this school is fabulous 4 many more reasons!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2007

I think the school is pretty good. The teacher are wonderful, and I enjoy the band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

I think this school is pretty good, but its very old aand needs some work. The teachers are great and you learn alot their, I think.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2007

The administration is weak at handling student disagreements. They also apply double standards in conflict resolution and the principal seems to be very in-effective. Most of the teachers are good but I have a big problem with the don't care attitude of the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

Woe to the child who doesn't have the scores to make it in the target program. High achieving students can make 100 averages in all their classes, but the administration refuses to allow them to be challenged in the target program because of test scores on standardized tests. I know of children in neighboring middle schools where the administrators and teachers have set aside classes for those high acheivers who are not being challenged enough in the 'regular' classes. Not at Pine Mountain. I have asked to arrange field trips only to be told that if everyone cannot attend from the whole grade at the same time, the trip cannot happen... and yet the target program is taking a three day field trip while the regular classes are put on hold for them to return. There is no incentive for most of the children to apply themselves and work hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Excellent learning and growing environment for students. Great educational and administrative staff. Truly concerned with the daily lives of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2003

Great extracurricular activities, especially in the band/orchestra category. Also team handball, chess club, etc. Great values taught thru programs that encourage students to help others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2003

Pine Mountain is a great school for your children to learn and feel safe in. The teachers and staff are great and are always there to help you with any concerns.


Posted May 13, 2003

Make sure your child turns in all homework, classwork and if absent, get makeup work in asap. They count every little 'thing' on their grades. They do have a wonderful target program, jazz band and orchestra.


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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.

206 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 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

215 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.

240 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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

246 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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Social Studies

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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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.

274 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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American Literature

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.

19 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 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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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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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
White 43% 44%
Black 32% 37%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2720 Pine Mountain Cir NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (678) 594-8252

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