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Pinckneyville Middle School

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Posted February 10, 2014

If you are wondering why my years at pinckneyville dont add up, don't worry! I apologise for my typo, I am a rising 9th grader. I am sorry for any confusion, but I was rushing to get to the part of my review that talks about band!


Posted September 15, 2013

great because it has standards. I know this because in comparison to other schools our kids attended, this school has some strict policies. Children are learning values AND academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Pinckneyville is such a good school no we're not perfect,but we try our best to be. Student work hard and love coming to school the performance arts program is excellent also.the student work hard to accomplish what they do.Many people think its not a good school but it is and, the kids three are great as well .


Posted April 30, 2013

Pinckneyville Middle has been a great school for my children. We moved from FL where my boys attended a high ranked public school with less students. We were very apprehensive about the size and environment of the new school but they loved their new environment and as a parent I think their IB program is excellent. My kids are in gifted and regular classes. Their grades went up and I don't hear "I hate school" anymore. Don't get me wrong they still think homework should not exist but they now look forward to going to school. The teachers and administration are very helpful. They address any concerns when it arises, not at the end of the school year. There is teacher's tutoring available at no charge or minimal if private tutoring is needed. I am a happy parent with happy children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

If you have a child that is serious about their education and want to advance, DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL! As 6th Grader, this is the worst school year that she has ever experienced!! The kids at PMS are always fighting and stirring up trouble. They do not seperate the good from the bad when one kid is in trouble they all are in trouble. The schools disciplinary actions involves limiting the kids from using the restroom & the media center (which gives them a limited time to do research on class projects, which they can not bring home). You can not meet with the teachers unless your child is a failing and getting in touch with the Principle is impossible. You cannot event obtain her e-mail address from the school s website for the principle, which shows how much interest she has with concerns from the parents. Homework is hardly given because they believe that the parents are doing the work for the students. They barely teach with books, so it is difficult for students to study independently for upcoming tests or quizzes. The curriculum is so outdated to where the kids are truely bored. Our daughter is an A-B student who does not deserve this kind of treatment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

I had two children attend this school and one that still currently attends, I have had plenty of doubts regarding this school. I moved from Marietta City schools and this Gwinnett county school does not even compare to those schools. First of all leaving Marietta city I left so many programs FREE to my children they had before school, afterschool, during school, and Saturday school help for my children. They offer none of these things, my daugther just start high school and I am please with Norcross High but pinckneyville sucks. My son has 3 classes and the classroom average is a U you tell me whats the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

Im uncertain, at this point, of how great this school is. I transfered my daughter here because I had heard great things from former parents and students and our other Middle School in Norcross has some serious issues leadershipwise. However, on the first PTA meeting/Curriculum night, my doubts were sparked. The Principal, speaking over the video system, was attempting to explain why Pinkneyville did not make AYP this past school year when she said something that really was insulting. She was going through the breakdown of math score by each Sub-Group and when she spoke of the ELL (English Language Learner) sub group, she said "You know, the ones you would expect to not do well". Being a teacher, myself (at an elementary school) and a mother of half hispanic children, I was really shocked by that comment. It was as if she was saying that just because students speak another language first, that limits their abilities to be successful. I truly hope she sees and understands the error in her statement or she LEAVES. I also hope that this is the only problem we encounter with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

This is a very amazing school. I am a parent of currently one child that attends Pms. I am close friends with a few of the teachers and i trust my child with them. However some of the teachers could be a little more caring. My child has been screamed at for no reason at all once. I do not appreciate that at all. Overall I love Pinckneyville Middle and I recommend this middle school to any cautious parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I went to Pinckneyville Middle School and it was the best!!! It's the awesomest school---middle school in the world! from 05-08 09ish.It's awesome!:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

My daughter is an 8th grader and my son is in the sixth grade here. They are both doing very well in the Gifted program and extremely happy with the foreign language program (French and Spanish), orchestra, and other extra activities. They love going to this school and refuse to miss classes even when they are sick. Having graduated from an excellent highschool in Asia, and attended an university in Georgia, I can tell you that I am really impressed with the teaching quality of some young teachers at this school, especially in Math and Science. This is a wonderful school with many caring teachers, excellent curriculum, and various enhanced programs for all levels of students. If a student wants to do his/her best, there is ample opportunity here, with so much help from teachers and school adminstrative staff to achieve the goal. We are very happy with our choice of PMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Both my children attended PMS for 3 years. As a PMS parent for 6 years, I have seen the school go through many changes. One thing that has not changed is the excellent quality of instruction. My students were pushed to perform to their highest abilities. My daughter graduated as a National Merit Scholarship recipient and my son is enrolled in Gwinnett's accelerated math, science school, GSMST. They were both prepared for the rigors of Gifted and AP classes by PMS. My daughter ended up earning 33 credit hours through AP and IB tests for UGA. The schools she attended prepared her to excel on the national tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

The teachers really don't think about their impact in the students' lives. Their descision could control the way student wants to live. All they think about is doing their job. They don't try to interact with the students. Sure, they give back nice comments every now and then, but that's a overstatement of how the relationships are. The younger and 'fresher' teachers actually talk about the students 'after' interest, how they are outside of educational views. However, the older and 'hardened' teachers do not think in their actions. Hey, we go through years of going to school just as you do so why not understand that we are so unaccustomed to having things you can't control rule over your lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

I actually really like this school. I do not really agree with the last student that commented- not everyone gets a's. The advanced classes do give way too much projects though- It seems like I spend more time coloring than learning sometimes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Pinckneyville is a good school. Some of the teachers could use some training though. The connections courses are very fun and interesting. I highly recomend the music courses especially the band. Overall I am impressed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I am very displeased with the academics here. We are literally spoon-fed information. The only way NOT to get A's is to not try at all. We don't deserve any of the prestigious awards! It only APPEARS that the student body excels academically. At any other school, most of us would fail every class with the new challenges presented. And that's what worries me - we can't know if we are excelling in science, or just being tested on simple, unimportant facts. As we prepare to enter high school, the teachers there tell us to, 'Take the hardest level class you can succeed in.' We may think math is easy now, and sign up for a Honors class - only to realize that the new standards are more than we can handle and we weren't as smart as we thought. Don't go here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2008

My daughter has been at PInckneyville 2 years, and she loves going to school there. She joined the orchestra, and we are proud of her new interest in classical music, and going to the concerts has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. She is in the gifted program, and has had excellent teachers & grades every quarter. My younger daughter is looking forward to the fall after-school intramurals program - (cross country,volleyball, flag football, and basketball,) when she attends Pinckneyville . As my older daughter has had a good experience there, our younger one will attend it also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

For the most part I think this school is wonderful. I think I have to get use to emailing teachers and online books. Otherwise the school has a lot of different activities and overall positive experience for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

As the parent of a rising 8th grader and a rising 6th grader, both of whom are excellent students, I have been exceedingly happy with the education at PMS. The teaching staff is committed to pulling the best out to the students. As a newly accredited International Bacalaureate World School, PMS embraces it's diverstity and encourages students to do the same. My older daughter has excelled academically, made great friends, and has been exposed to a phenomenal music and drama program. Looking forward to my second daughter to experiencing the same! I'd hold the PMS education up to any private school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Our daughter is completing her 8th grade year at P'ville. It has been a graet experience. She is in the IB program and has been challenged academically. Particularly her 7th & 8th grade teams of teachers were absolutely superb! She is a quiet, shy, academic girl and always felt safe, cared for and has a wonderful group of fine young girls as friends. It has been a pleasure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

This school really needs improvements.The administration and staff really digrade the students mainly because of thier ethnic background. I once attended PMS my 6th grade year and wouldn't recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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

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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

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

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% 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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

423 students were tested at this school 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.

428 students were tested at this school 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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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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

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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 33% 37%
White 31% 44%
Hispanic 25% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Wanda Yeargin
Fax number
  • (770) 447-2617

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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5440 W Jones Bridge Rd
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 263-0860

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