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Ballard Hudson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 519 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2009

The best middle school u should ever want your child to go, great teachers and great oppurtunitys!
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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
36%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 97% 37%
White 2% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kenneth Lanier

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
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1751 Williamson Rd
Macon, GA 31206
Phone: (478) 779-3390

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