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Awtrey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 862 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2012

This school is the worst I have ever seen with issues of bullying. My child has bullies at school and on the bus and then they taunt him all the way home. No one wants to do anything about it. The school doesn't help with these issues at all. It's out of control at this school. I wouldn't recommend any parent to send their kid to this school. I know several parents with children going through the same issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

I am very disapointed by this school. The teachers try so very hard to keep the students under control, but the students still act up. The students are influenced by the wrong things. The bully rate is sky high here, even I had issues being bullied. The principal leadership is very poor also. And, the ones that are doing their work and making the A's are the ones being bullied because the failing kids are intimidated by their abilty to suceed. It literally takes 20 minutes for the the teacher to get all of the students under control. We spend more time getting lectures than doing schoolwork. Kids here love to fail and be a "bad boy/girl", they simply think it's cool.. The classrooms are way too big for one teacher. This school is cheap and has a terriblle learning envoriment. Period.


Posted April 24, 2010

Awtrey's trachers have been so helpful and cooperative with regards to my son and his special educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

This is my first year at Awtrey, and I think that this is the BEST school I have ever been to. But for a person like me, I want to be able to show my talents, but there is no kind of group here to join to do that.But other than that, Awtrey is a great school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2009

Awtrey has wonderful teachers, counselors, and administrators that care about the students and their educational goals. The principal does not tolerate bullying or disorderly conduct. Many parents outside of the school think Awtrey has a bad reputation, but it is not true. My child is an honor student at Awtrey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

I have been going to this school for the past 2 years,I am now in the 8th grade.These past years have been very great. All the teachers have been exceptionally nice, the only time teachers have been mean is if a student is bieng insubordant. Overall this school is a wonderfull school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2009

I've been going to this school since 6th grade and im about to graduate from here this year and going to North Cobb High School. I like this school but the students here are not that much nice. The students here are mostly bullies and im not telling a lie because the longer I have been here I have seen alot what have happened. Don't get me wrong I love this school because they want us to do great in our education. If the students had a better attitude then I will give the school 5 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2009

My daughter attends Awtrey and has had great teachers in the 6th and 7th grades. The principal is an excellent leader and really cares about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

It has been my experience that this school is certainly not one of the better Cobb Cty schools. This school has failed in teaching students critical thinking & problem solving skills. Instead, the curriculm appears to be CRCT based. Those in target classes are doing quite well, it is the general population that gives me much concern. Labeling has become common.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

i don't see [why] so many people say, 'oh my gosh Awtrey is the worst school ever'! well im a student that goes here and has siblings that has gone here and is saying that Awtrey is a great school. I mean its not the bet but it's a good school and I learn a lot there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

the school was very nice the last two years when we got the new principal. she made great changes and this school will getv better every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2007

Awtrey is a great school. The principle is the best in town. The bullying rate has been completely solved. New rule have been issued toward that situation. Awtrey also has some of the best teachers in the county. One in Social Studies, and the other in Language arts. I would gladly recommend that Awtrey is a great school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

i love this school. it has wonderful academics and scores and i am moving my daughter next year just to be in awtrey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

My son has attended Awtrey for two years and is doing very well. The target programs are excellent. We find his teachers very accessesible to us. We have not had any problems with the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

I am very disappointed in Awtrey. Most of the teachers are rude and just don't care. The administrators are horrible. Bad attitudes are all over this school. I wouldn't recommend this school for my child. This was my child's first year there and if I have to do it again, she wouldn't go there. Not impressed at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

My daughter has been bullied and harassed at Awtrey for 2 years. We have not other choice but awtrey or loose a income and home school which we are just about ready to do! To crowded even with the split, poor preperation for high school. I've had 2 other children who both needed intensive tutoring in freshman year to catch them up to par. NO NO NO, do not send you child if at all possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

I have had one child go through Awtrey and I must say this school did not prepare her for high school. What she did get out of the school was music. She is a fantastic musician. But music will not get her through life. A good well balanced education will. My second child will be leaving this school come May. She pretty much holds her own yet since the school was divided and half of the children and teachers went to Barber Elementary the school has fallen well below educational expectation. Again the music program is awesome. I have heard from teachers in the North Cobb High School that the math program does not prepare these children for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

I have just graduated from awtrey last year. I have to say, its not a good school at all. The teachers do not teach. Most teachers are nice,with the exception of a few. There are a lot of gang/drug problems. Kids have no freedom here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

I disagree with the last comment, it is the teachers and parents job to educate our children, I have 2 children currently at Awtrey and we have had issues with grades from both of them at times, but lets remember that middle school is probably the toughest time in a students life, with hormones and peer pressure coming into play. I make sure I go to the open house before school starts and I meet with all of their teachers and give each my phone number and email address, I communicate with them all regularly through out the year, in good times and in bad. As for discipline I blame the school board, Awtrey is at almost double the capcity it should be, but a new school opens in 2005 so that should help. I also work at another middle school in an affluent area-they also have the same problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

I have a daughter that attends Awtrey and she hates it. She complains that the teachers do not have time to listen to the students when they try to express themselves about a situation and that is very frustrating. I do not like this school and will be removing my child from this school as soon as school ends I'm from up north and this school is the worst, there's no programs for the students who are struggling except in the morning well what about the parents who children can't make it @ 8:00am do the children just suffer and just continue to struggle. Yes we as parents have to help but them as teachers get paid to teach and they need to do just that. Yes teachers are under paid but this is the job/career they choose so do your job. Thank You New York
—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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

237 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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

251 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.

306 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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Reading

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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Social Studies

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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

270 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.

295 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

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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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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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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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 49% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeffrey Crawford
Fax number
  • (770) 975-6617

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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3601 Nowlin Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 975-6615

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