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Summerour Middle School

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Posted May 13, 2014

This is the first year of my daughter and I can say that the teachers are excellent. She is in the gift program and she had received all the help she need. The band is phenomenal. The Principal is very accessible and easy to find. I would love more sports programs after school, I am deeply concerned about the insecurity when someone walk in the building . very excited about the new buding for 2015-2016
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

This is a great school IF your child is in need of remedial or ESL education. If not there are little to no extra curricular activities, clubs, etc outside of soccer and basketball. I have two children in this school one in the gifted program, one in standard classes. Almost all focus at this school is given to improving basic skills and raising performance of lower achieving students. While this is VERY important the average and higher achieving students are assumed to be able to make it and left to their own. Meanwhile they are extremely under served and falling behind. I don't blame the teachers, there are some great ones here In a low income school, it must be assumed that the majority of parents cannot afford nor provide due to being at work, sports, clubs, etc. I went to NY schools where almost every interest had clubs, there was a variety of programs. Here at Summerour, there's soccer and basketball and remedial help. They may no longer be failing the majority of lower performing students but they are certainly failing the rest. My child in gifted who makes A/B's? ZERO communication suggestions etc Child with lower grades/laziness I get reports/discipline info that's it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

I Love Summerour Middle - I have a rising Jr at NHS and now my middle daughter is a rising 6th grader. Summerour teachers and staff are concerned about their school and thier students, they are great motivators and they continually reach out to parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

summerour is the best school.There are good teachers that teach good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

this school has great teachers that have patience and it has a nice environment. I Love It!!


Posted December 19, 2008

I am in agreement fully. I have never experienced such a school that a parent could not be or get involved in without resorting to the head principal. Some of the teachers are great but most are in fear of losing their jobs if they do not run everything they do or say by someone else. The school does not promote confidence or moral into the students at all. More could be done to offer information to parents and responses from the teachers and staff in a more timely manner is what this school so desperately needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

Positives: The teachers will bend over backwards for you and they open the school early for tutoring. They even open the school on Saturdays to let the students use the computer labs and to get extra help. Some negatives: Students are required to be silent in the hallways and there are no pep rallies or school pride days to get the kids excited about Summerour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Summerour is a great school. The teachers really care about the students and they make learning fun for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

I am disappointed relocating from another state to see the degree of non social skill development programs, as simple as sport teams. My association and visits with the school revealed disorganization and confusion to obtain guidance on curriculum, ect., as a new parent. School visits on many occasions were unsecured with no question to my roaming the halls. I attempted to request conferences via email with more than one Teacher and had to aggressively follow up to get a response weeks later. In one instance, the only method of resolution to address academic concerns with one of my student's teacher was to approach the Principal, whereby it was promptly resolved. Several attempts to contact other key personnel were not successful. School test scores may not reflect the sole failue of the students.
—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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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Social Studies

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%
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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 93% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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87%

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82%

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77%
Social Studies

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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83%

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68%

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66%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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93%

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89%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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60%

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75%

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61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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91%

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93%

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90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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62%

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53%

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53%
Social Studies

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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72%

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63%

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60%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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83%

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81%

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80%

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70%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%
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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92%

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77%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 12%
Black 26% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dorothy Jarrett
Fax number
  • (770) 417-2476

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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585 Mitchell Rd
Norcross, GA 30071
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