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Turner Middle School

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Posted May 4, 2014

THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE- WHERE OH WHERE DO I BEGAIN. FIRST THE STUDENTS ARE RUDE DISRESPECTFUL AND THE TEACHERS DO NOT CARE. THE FACULTY AT THE SCHOOL ACT LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THE STUDENTS. HALF OF THEM CANNOT READ!!!! THIS IS 6- 8 GRADE STUDENTS WHO CANNOT READ INSTRUCTIONS! THEY NEED SOMEONE TO READ TO THEM. SOME COME TO CLASS AND DO NOTHING AND THE TEACHER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IN THE CLASS ROOM. STAFF IS USELESS- RUN FROM THIS SCHOOL PARENTS. NOT GOOD AT ALL.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2014

My daughter is a 7th grader at TMS and has been involved with band, chess club, softball, basketball and soccer and we (her parents) have been impressed with the faculty and staff regarding their involvement, guidance and leadership. We are also very proud of her grades, SAT scores, CRCT scores, attendance and her enthusiasm about learning (including a foreign language.) TMS offers great after school programs and Saturday class which helps aide in the academic achievement of their students. I'm grateful for the Leadership at TMS and feel strongly that my child is being exposed to a positive learning environment and a great academic foundation. Turner really is the the best middle school in Georgia! GO Indians!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

It is a good environment for student the teachers are very helpful and I think it is the best school in Georgia .


Posted December 28, 2013

I am an 8th grader at TMS and overall this school has been excellent. Most people say they don't learn or the teachers do not teach good at all, but I think that it is a very good school in what effort you put into actually wanting to do at school. No matter where you are you can always choose to accept the fact that you can't learn or actually do something and ask them for additional help because THEY WILL HELP YOU. It has gone a very long way especially from the 6th grade. This school isn't perfect or five star or maybe not even the best middle school in Lithia Springs , but it's all about what you make it there, who you hang out with and your OWN chooses on what you choose to do there. Either to make the school look better not only for them but for your self or just drag along with the rest making it worst and worst. Overall our school has been doing much more better during the past years you can learn a lot of things at this school and teachers do care even if they do not show it. You will miss this school when you have to leave i know I will there are many memories to make here.


Posted July 19, 2011

This school is very interesting. I've been here for only one year because I had the chance to transfer so I did. but there is no discipline whatsoever. It is so possible to run over every teacher here. The good thing is that it is easy to develop a good relationship with the teachers because all you do in class is nothing but talk and watch movies and pass notes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2010

I think Turner is a great school. It has great principle leadership and alot of hard working students! The staff goes above and beyond to give the students the best education. Mr.Collins has done wonderful things with the school and I think it is one of the best middle schools in Douglas County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I am a current student in 6th grade. Turner is a pretty good school, but the students don't have much respect. Overall, Turner is a fair school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2010

I believe since Mr. Collins has joined Turner the school is starting to come around. I agree, that it is just as good as any of the other Middle Schools in Douglas County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I am an eighth grader at Turner Middle School. I have been there all three years and have been in the Douglas County School System all of my life. Turner isn't perfect. No school is. I love how my teachers always try to do the best with the little they have. They do not get paid much so there is no point in 'doing it for a paycheck.' I am learning at TMS. I do not act crazy in the hallways. Nor do most children there. And if we did, there are teachers out there in the hall to stop them. Turner digs down to the root of the problem when one occurs. They are not all that bad a school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2007

The bottom line for many problems at the school including discipline--unruly and vulgar students has to do with poor leadership. The administration is rarely seen in the halls when the 8th graders are passing to and from classes and acting like wild people.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2007

I think that Turner Middle School is just as good and just as bad as any other middle school near by. The teachers are doing the best job they can and most of them have incredibley nice relationships with the students. I have teachers that will help me with anything wether it be a conflict with another teacher or student, or just homework. The music program is the best around. The band of Turner will exceed your expectations. The chorus is very talented. The students involved are very hard-working and successful in what they strive to achieve. Parents are very involved with their children and children's teachers. I am glad that I have had the opportunity to go to such a diverse school such as Turner and I hope my last year is my best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I graduated from this school two years ago and I believe it has been judged harshly in other reviews. When I moved to TMS, I came from being a home-schooler, and the staff and faculty made the transition easy. I met teachers who cared about the children they were teaching. To say that teachers are just in it for the paychecks is an incorrect accusation because that paycheck is almost non-existent. The teachers do the best they can with what they are given. Yes, it could use some improvements, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2007

TMS has become a joke and any parent out there concerned about your child education needs to remove your child from that school. The teachers do not care they are only there for a paycheck. They are accusing the kids of being in gangs because of the recent incident at the mall. They talk to the children with very disrespectful vulgar language. The children are not learning, if the parents have to re-teach them when they get home from school. There need to be some investigation into the overall progress at TMS, which is nothing. I have already removed my children and dont plan to send them back to a Douglas County public school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

This school is awful. The students show no respect. My child will not be returning to this school next year.
—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.

251 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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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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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.

215 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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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.

229 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.

211 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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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97%

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94%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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66%

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Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

200 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

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 43% 37%
Hispanic 28% 12%
White 24% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Eric Collins
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  • (770) 651-5503

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7101 Turner Dr
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
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