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Camden Middle School

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Posted August 22, 2013

Camden Middle School. My granddaughter, whom I am raising, is in the 7th grade there. I have always had a good responses from the staff and teachers at this school. We recently moved here at the end of the school year and she was anxious but felt right at home the first day she went there. I will need a little more time to really be able to say if there should be improvements but I feel that this school has the children's best interest and their education is the number one priority. I like that the school is within walking distance and that there are school police there to watch over the safety of the children and staff. Thank you to the teachers and staff of this school for giving my granddaughter the best education here at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

Bad- - It's very overcrowded, i have been there and at dismissal students are running down the hallways and you can barely get through the crowd of students trying to go home(hallways are packed) - No REAL A.P and gifted programs. I learn the same thing average and some things SPECIAL ED students are learning. - no extracurriculars- other than art, technology, PE, and band(which last 9 weeks except for band), students have no foriegn language, and in technology, you take turns using computers, PE teachers don't care if you don't play, and they don't actually let us play sports until after 20 min have passed of our 50 minute extracurriculars. - Science and Social Studies- You switch from Science to social studies every 9 weeks and vice versa. You forget some of what you learn. - Math, English, and science or social studies(whichever you are taking) last 2 HOURS EACH. which is more than what you need, considering we spend 30 minutes of that time doing nothing. This school was disappointing, and I will switch schools next year. my opinion: georgia standards are LOW....but some ga public schools are great, and sadly, this one isn't the students cuss and get into fights every other day


Posted February 22, 2012

I'm probally going to go to this school so I need some reviews I am going into 6th grade next year


Posted February 9, 2011

If you want your child to fail, send them to Camden Middle School. The "teaching" is comprised of nothing but worksheets. We caught a teacher sleeping in a snuggie in the classroom and the principal watching tv with his feet on the desk. This behavior and lack of professionalism is evident throughout the school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Camden Middle is a wonderful school. I have communication with all of my daughter's teachers via email. I also can look up her grades for every single class. Teachers are wonderful and care for the children's concerns. Teachers are always willing to help struggling students with one on one help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

The school will not advise when your child is slipping in class or arrange meetings with the teachers when you request it. Attendance is taken with haphazardness, with kids often reported absent when they are they there or late. Excusable notes are lost, and worst of all NOT forwarded to Family Services. ScaryScarystuff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

This is an average school. They spend more time disciplining for minor infractions than teaching. You'll hear about it if your child chewed gum in class, but they won't email you if he/she is having academic problems. The Georgia standards are poor. There is a lot of 'cooperative learning' but there are no cooperative tests. Kids have to learn together, but they must also be able to think on their own. Camden Middle is another over crowded school, along with the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

I have had excellent communication with my daughter's teachers. They email me when she isn't showing her full potential and if I have a question about homework or school work they are very good by either phone or email.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

It is very hard to stay in contact with the teachers, and if your student is struggling there is no interest in helping them to acheive, yet alone determine why they are struggling in the first place. I would rather home school my children.
—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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

335 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.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% 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.

335 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.

334 students were tested at this school 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.

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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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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77%

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80%

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74%
Social Studies

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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70%
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.

362 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 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 Physical Science was 83% 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mark Durham
Fax number
  • (912) 729-7489

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1300 Middle School Rd
Kingsland, GA 31548
Phone: (912) 729-3113

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