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Lindley Middle School

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Posted May 23, 2014

I hope LMS gets a new principal that has the initiative to turn the school around. Currently, the administrators do not back the teachers or the school discipline policy. Students are permitted to harass teachers and fellow students with little to no repercussions. Whatever people had to say about Mrs. Ervin, she knew how to control the students and foster a relatively safe atmosphere. As a teacher, I was pretty miserable under her reign, but I would rather deal with the condescending atmosphere that went along with high expectations than fear for my life as students run the school. With appropriate leadership, Lindley is a tolerable place. However, I would NEVER send my children to the school. No matter what the administrators and teachers are doing, the lack of parent involvement at school and home is a huge issue. Students can only be taught so much at school. Life lessons should be taught at home and reinforced at school. Without parent support, the school and the majority of students within are doomed to failure. Many families in the area send their kids to Whitfield Academy rather than Lindley and Pebblebrook HS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 12, 2014

I absolutely hate this school. The teachers at Lindley middle is helpful at times but can be very unprofessional. My child loves mr leu he is a great language arts teacher and is very helpful. The students at Lindley are very rude. My first time going to Lindley I hated the atmosphere and the way the school was ran. They make the students walk on a burgundy line as if it was a prison. Mrs Ervin is no longer there and the new principal looks like he doesn't know what he is doing. There is little to no parent involvement.. There is hardly ever school events or fundraisers. Beware of Lindley middle school I do not recommend this school to any one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Lindley Middle is an excellent school. I believe the Principal, Ms. Ervin, is the driving force behind the school's success. She is a 100% involved principal and her staff works very hard to make sure that each student succeeds in academics, and in other parts of their lives...be it socially or mentally. She encourages and sets high standards for her students and staff, and as a result my daughter excelled as a student and as a young person building her future as a productive citizen. Ms.Stephens- parent of V. Stephens Ms. Stephens, parent of a 7th grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

My daughter loves Lindley. Her science teacher Ms.Shull is the best, my daughter comes home and tells me about how her kids are all ways doing something funny. Her PE teacher Ms.Hendrix she is like the Jimmi Hendrix of PE. They don't over work them, but they are still exercising. Now I've know her band teacher ever since she has been at the Academy. She loves Ms. Harris and Mr. Ritkard, they play the best songs and always have fun. I truely love the school and the principal Mrs. Erivn gives in so much for the school. I hear they are getting all new projectors and Smart-Boards, and she bought the school Wiis for events, but the best part I love is that they stride the kids to get all A's and she takes the kids out for a whole day of cheesecake
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Lindley students, staff, parents and teachers have worked overtime to become a school of choose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

My son romello stafford is new to the school. He is a 8th grader, and we are very happy so far with the school and the over all enviorment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I was so scared about my child going to Lindley this year, but I must say that it is not what it seems. The teachers seem to care, the principal takes that extra step towards helping the kids, the instruction is great! My child came home for the first time actually knowing the standard and why she was learning certain things. I was blown away. She has never wanted to participate in PE but she actually talked me into buying her a uniform and that she like her PE teachers. She said they are very fun and they actually care about the 'bigger' girls and how they feel. She said it makes her feel better about exercising. Her science teacher is the best! She loves Ms. Shull and talkes about her all the time. Keep up the good work Lindley, you are going to do great things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

Lindley Middle has changed since Mrs. Ervin became principal she has put her students before anybody she made sure we were taught right and made sure that were comfortable so I really thank Mrs. Ervin for her hard work that she'd showed students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

i love lindley 2 bad i have to go ta high skool.ms.ervin total turned our skool around.now it is a great skool.the band program is great..the band teachers are aswsome...love ms harris....go drumline..
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

I personally think that this school is really good it has improved since mrs.ervin came in as a principal it has so many outgoing and fun teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

I Love this school and its staff, especially Mr. Landon Brown (Principal). He is very uplifting and he stimulates the minds of the kids. This is the most disciplined school that I have ever encountered and I have had kids in Austell/Mableton (Bryant, Lindley, And Pebblebrook) for 15 years. I wish more schools were like this one and my child looks forward to going to school. I hate that she has to leave and go to the 7th grade. I wish more Principals would follow Mr. Browns lead. Thanks Mr. Brown. I knew he would be great when I first met him at the other Lindley Middle when my son was on his step team. His spirit inspired my son to do great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

Total turn around from recent years with the additions of Ms. Ervin and Ms. Smith, two dynamic leaders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

lindley has tranformed tremendously and is doing very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

Lindkey is an excellent school to send your child to. This is my second as well as last year at lindley and I believe that its changed alot since the first year of my being there. I do have to agree with the dicipline issues. I think its how you raise the child that makes them act the way they do.Going to lindley , juast like other schools it has DRAMA. But its all good.At the end, you go into a beter person and have life long frinds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2008

After hearing the horrible stories about Lindle Middle School, I decided to send my children there anyway, so that they could be expose the children who may not have great parenting as they have. I wanted them to become more sociable and see that there is a big world of different people. Lindley was the place. So far, they socially have gotten the message. However as a parent, when entering the school, you experience alot of un- welcoming attitudes. I am speaking of adminisratation and office staff. The secretary seems to be very dishonest. I have sat there in the office and heard conservations on the phone and then turn around and make backstabbing comments. I have heard staff talk about parents of students and speak against them. ( You never know who is listening and paying attention) I dont trust them, by observation, not by encounters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

The 6th grade academy rocks!!!!! Mr Brown has done a great job with 6th grade. He definatley has a knack for his work. Futhermore he is great at interacting with the kids and the parents love him. Ms Ervin, 7th and 8th grade principle could surely learn from him. Years of experience doesnt substitute for less years, its all in your approach. Ms Erivin is rude and shows lack of respect to parents and her stff. She has created and intimidating atmosphere, the teachers are running scared. Sad situation. I dont see much improvement happening at Lindley. Mr Brown, you are the best!!!!!!! You are doing a great job with 6th Grade Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

im am at lindley for the second time this year.the new princi-'pal' is awesome!she has redone the whole way about lindley.its the best school in cobb county to me!my teachers are awesome!im looking forward to a wonderful year at lindley.8th grade here i come!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

My son came home and told me his teachers were great and that his principal is strict. Love it! Lindley has been transformed into a real academy. My son brought meaningful homework home the first day of school. Go Lindley!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

i believe that lindley is a horrible school for kids who want to get somewhere in there life. the staff and administators dont care what the kids do im way too afraid to send me sons there because i think they will get shot by hoolligans. i pray for those kids and that the school would b put of its misery. hopefully they will be successful but i know that for a fact those kids arent going anywhere...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I totally agree, this is my daughters first year there and it is absolutely horrible. I go up and just sit in the classes sometimes and watch what goes on and honestly it's a zoo for untamed children. What bothers me is how do they expect the kids who want to learn to do so when the entire class time is spent redirecting the children. The administration could care less and the only time they do call you is to complaine and never have anything nice to say about your child. Please close this school down.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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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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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.

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Reading

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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% 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
Black 68% 37%
Hispanic 27% 12%
White 3% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Sandra Ervin
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50 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE
Mableton, GA 30126
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