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Youth Middle School

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Posted May 14, 2014

3 of my children attended Youth Middle School and the school is absolutely amazing!! I'm actually surprised that they are not a 9 or 10. The teachers are attentive, the administration staff are friendly, helpful and respectful and the principal is very involved. My two eldest were A/B students and my now 7th grader maintains a straight A in all subjects. Overall, the teachers really care and it shows!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

My youngest child started at this school this past year. My older sons went to a highly regarded school in Gwinnett County. Comparing the two, I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this cluster of schools in Walton County. The administration and staff are wonderful. Your child is not just a number and they do all they can to see your child succeed. I also love the fact that discipline is enforced. Good discipline ensures that students are not being cheated out of learning because of distractions. The extra help afforded to students from the teachers is like nothing I have ever seen before. FANTASTIC SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I do agree about the funding issue- its really not fair how hard the WCS have been hit by the cuts. But even with all the strife of that, this school holds its collective head up high and my child(ren) excelled there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

Youth middle school is amazing in it's approach to help students learn. Not only does the administration focus on academics, but discipline as well. I attended YMS, and I now I am a student at walnut grove high school. Without the foundation that yms gave me, i beleive I would be struggling in high school. I also played basketball for youth, and the athletics department was great, and really works well to help in areas you may be struggling in. I now play numerous sports at walnut grove, and again, youth was a great foundation for me. Also, there is a lot of school pride. Youth is fun, but also focuses sternly on your childs academics. I recomend this school for anyone.


Posted February 8, 2010

I am not a huge fan of this school. My child was a straight A student until she started here. Now we are lucky if she brings home a B. They are only concerned about THEIR numbers and could care less as to whether or not your child is actually learning anything. As long as they can memorize what they need to for the CRCT, their job is done. Some of the decisions they make are unbelieveable. A perfect example would be taking up the books a week before final exams (there was no final cramming using the books--luckily she had notes).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Today was the first day of school for my grand daughter. While on my way to work this morning I heard on the radio there had been an accident with a school bus right at the intersection where the school is. Being a grandparent I thought the worst and started making phone calls immediately. I reached the school and had to leave a message because the person in charge was on another line. I expected to get a call back but I never expected the response I got. The PRINCIPAL of the school called me back and she had already spoken to the Dept of transportation and she had called my grand daughter to the office to make certain she was ok.I feel like she went above and beyond and I really appreciated it. I look forward to a great relationship with this school for years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

Im a student at YMS! This school is great we always have fun and learn this is a great school! the teachers always try to help u
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

Youth Middle is a wonderful school, the teachers that my child had/has really make sure that students are doing there best academically and if not will inform you when necessary. Mr Wilson is the best!! We love YMS! Keep up the fantastic job staff!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

this is a great school! the teachers do not put up with misbeahvior. the administrative staff is very stearn. the sport programs are very good and they will help your child with arears they need help in. they have free toutoring from the teachers before and after school. Go Hornets!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

There are several staff members we've been able to work with that are exceptional with the students. However, the administrative staff seems to be oriented toward statistical reputation rather than dealing with students as humans.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

We live within a mile of the school but the bus ride is 50 minutes, so we drive. So many parents do this that two policeman are necessary to control traffic. The order of the classes is changed each week to accommodate the parents who are incapable of getting their child to the school on time - so that they don't miss the same class each morning. Homework is sometimes done in the classroom. Of course, there are good qualities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

If your child has special needs and attends this school I would highly recommand that the parents educate themselves on special education laws!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I have 2 children in YMS. I am a parent who is very involved with the schools that my children are in. I have seen other children treated wrong and have stood up for them. If a child does wrong, then they need the right punishment. But if a child is not wrong, don't punish them. This school is only about keeping the numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

The quality of YMS is excellent. The teachers are really involved and very helpful making your child a success. E-mail is used a lot which helps monitor your child easily. The school staff is some of the very best. They do not put up with disruptions and bad behavior so the kids seem to have more time for learning and enjoy school more. The kids all seem to love the extras at YMS,lots of school pride. I have 2 older children who went to other middle schools and I would vote this one the best.
—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.

340 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.

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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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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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

360 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.

348 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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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 77% 44%
Black 16% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Todd
Fax number
  • (770) 466-8231

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1804 Highway 81
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: (770) 466-6849

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