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Morgan County Primary School

Charter | PK-2 | 824 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2014

It's disturbing that I have to rate this school as low as I do. We brought our children here because of the excellent reputation. We had such high hopes and were incredibly excited about our new town. We soon found it to be nothing more than an excellent public relations campaign. Students are the last priority. First and foremost is that false reputation at all costs, including your child's welfare. Second is making certain the teachers buy into it. And somewhere down the line they might do what's right for your child if you are a wealthy, prominent family in this small town. There are some truly wonderful teachers but any show of defiance against the administration is rewarded by forced retirement or being fired all together. I've watched many loving, creative teachers pushed out and replaced by hard, uncaring ones. What you don't hear about are all the good, loving families pulling their children out. They've learned after only one year how little the students matter and are moving them to other districts, placing them in private schools or homeschooling. If you want the best for your child, this district should not be an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

I have two children at MCPS and our family loves it! The greatest asset is the teachers. They are very skilled at meeting each student's individual needs and care for the students in and out of the classroom. Madison is a wonderful place to raise a family and MCPS is one of the reasons we are blessed to call this community "home!"
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Posted May 25, 2005

We moved to this school because of it's wonderful reputation. I actually went to the school as a child and then moved away. My children were in a very small private school and I was very nervous about their transition to a larger public school. The school staff worked with me and my children in the summer to help make their transition smooth. The staff listened and addressed all of my concerns with thoughtful consideration. They were helpful and understanding to my childrens needs and the changes they were experiencing. I am so pleased with the way this school stepped up and made my children's first public school experience so wonderful.
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Posted July 9, 2004

We moved to Madison b/c we were told this school system was the best in the area. What we did not take into consideration is that it was close to the bottom in the State. The teachers really focus on the children that are behind. Therefore, the children who are ready to learn new, challenging academics are still waiting for those to catch up. When we first came, the children in my child's class were just learning things that he/she learned in kindergarten at his/her previous school. My child was bored and for the first time said he/she did not like school. If I wanted him/her to be challenged, I would continually have to ask for enrichment. I thought that maybe it would be for only this year, but as I talked to other parents, they said they have experienced the same in upper levels of education. We have since moved.
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Posted June 25, 2004

Wonderful School. I went to school in Morgan County and now my daughters do. We have a great academic system and a wonderful staff.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

243 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

243 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

243 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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 85% in 2010.

232 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

232 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

232 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 44%
Black 31% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Betsy T. Short
Fax number
  • (706) 342-9184

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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993 East Ave
Madison, GA 30650
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