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John Milledge Academy

Private | PK-12 | 503 students


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Posted September 23, 2012

After a stimulating course in "football geography" , I left. The coaches teach courses and are not qualified. JMA charges you tuition and you pay GCSU for joint enrollment. I had to fight to gain access to higher learning at the time(1996) , as the admin ad JMA did not want us to participate in joint enrollment. While there are a few good educators at JMA most are not worthy of mention and should be removed from the position of mentor-ship of children as they promote sports over a quality education and motivation to learn. As an aside there is an utter lack of diversity at this institution which is not representative of the community. I do not enjoy knocking a school i attended for close to 11 years down, but in this instance I would prefer that the individuals reading this recognize that within the area you are seeking to educate your children you will likely find better educators, more challenging courses and the ability to send your kid to college for free at the age of 15 by attending BHS and not this pretentious institution. Please allow your children a chance at a diversified and effective curriculum at a public school. -phdcandidate

Posted August 1, 2012

I have one son who has graduated from JMA and another who is currently a senior. They have both attended JMA since 1st grade. They have done exceptionally well on their SAT and ACT tests. The oldest was offered academic scholarships at two colleges, the youngest at 3 (so far). Like any school, the student will achieve there if willing to work. This school is a great value. Tuition is (currently) less than $500 per month. I would like to see the public schools accomplish what JMA does at $500/student/month! It can be done! The school is small which is good and bad- good in that the student/teacher ratio is low, the students tend to know everyone in the school well, and tend to develop deeper relationships with fellow students and teachers, bad in that there are limited opportunities for music and the arts- but that is slowly improving. The teachers make much less than their public school counterparts and there are no benefits like health care coverage or retirement, but they take a much greater interest in their students than most public school teachers do, because they are motivated differently. Like any school, some teachers are stronger than others.
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Posted April 7, 2010

Yes, this school provides only the basics at best. Academics are not a priority as chronic discipline problems in the classroom are ignored. Parental involvement is always a good thing, but at JMA there is way too much parental involvement! Teachers and coaches can' t perform their jobs to the fullest capacity because of too much parental involvement! They do want sports to be a high priority at JMA; however they never win championships (with the exception of girl's softball lately) because they adhere to the 'good ol' boy' mentality. So, only if you have a connection to the school - such as parents graduating from JMA or some other personal relationship on the inside - will you be one of the chosen ones who are never disciplined and always allowed to 'drag' the various athletic teams down!
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Posted August 7, 2009

My son is a senior and has been at JMA since early elementary. My husband and I have been very pleased with his teachers.
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Posted May 9, 2009

The teachers are the best and truly care for their students. They go above and beyond their duties, putting in many extra hours to support the students in clubs and other ventures. Milledgeville is fortunate to have JMA as an option for our children.
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Posted June 30, 2005

This is a solid college prep school with the basics and no more. Sports are a high priority, and students have mandatory PE for middle school and most of high school. Music and fine arts are deficient...there is no band, and the music teacher attends to elementary grades only. Drama team and literary magazine were just revived this year. Debate team is defunct. The teachers overall are excellent, with great interest in the students. Student to teacher ratio is quite low, and assistance after school is readily available. Parent involvement is high, particularly with sports.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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197 Log Cabin Road Northeast
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 452-5570


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