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West Hall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 815 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted September 3, 2009

this school is a great school to go to because all the staff are nice and the people are great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This school is goo. I get a good education and they offer many great classes. They even offer High school Credit Classes when you get into 8th grade such as Art, Spanish, Math 1, Physical Science, Language Arts, and Computer Applications. There are not alot of perks at this school but you can get a good education if you actually try rather than not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2009

This school is great ! I get a great education and the teachers are so helpful and fun !!!all the students get along and if they dont the teachers work it out with them so at the end everyone is friendly and I feel very safe there!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2009

This school has just been named the Georgia School of Character for 2009! The students wear uniforms and are ready to learn each day instead of comparing name brands of clothing. They follow rules of character and a character tree is in their main hall. The school is committed to excellence and I feel the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I am substitute teaching at the moment and I love West Hall. Everyone on the staff tries to help you. I think that everyone is top notch. The students aren't perfect, but they are by far the best I have encountered.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2008

West Hall has been the best experience of my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

the school is OK i guess the teachers do not control the students well enough because some teachers lets off students easy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

My son had an excellent experience at this school. The principal is the best that I have encountered in the 10 years my children have been going to school. The dress code is simple and enables the kids to focus on everything else without worrying about what to wear everyday and fitting in. My son was able to learn and grow in a great environment. Kids in this age group need boundaries. If boundaries are not maintained, you end up with chaos. I also noticed that Dr Justus listens to what parents and students say and does what it takes to always improve the quality of education her students receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

This is a great school! The academics for advanced students is AMAZING! The teachers are terrific! The 8th grade Beta Club goes to DC every year and it's a blast for the students. West Hall is truely an amazing school. I wouldn't ever want to work or attend any other school except this one!


Posted March 12, 2008

This school focusses way to much on the dress code. My child says she cant even layer her shirts! Most of the teachers focuss way to much on dress code, and not enough on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

The school overall is good parental involvement,not so great! I would agree there is too much focus on dress code! The principal and teachers do care and try and help when they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

The acedimics are to easy. They don't chalange the children enough. They are letting to many kids into the advanced classes in high school and cause many of those classes to over populate. They can NEVER keep a band director. They have NO drama department. And the Children who want to be in plays have to go to the high school. They can't be in a play in their school because they have no drama department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2006

I find that the school spends more time trying to police the kids rather than provide a quality education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

I am struggling w/this school. My son is in 8th grade and the teachers are giving my son misinformation-talking down to the students. I had a question about the uniform and I still do not have a definite answer. They cannot go to their lockers after 7th pd so my son has to bring his book home everyday for the last class, and he has only a few min. before 7th pd to get all the books he needs for homework. He brought home 3 books last night and he still forgot one of his books. That is a heavy load for a 13-year-old. I could hardly carry his backpack. Things make little sense there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This seems to be a very safe school for our students, The Teachers are very good about the well being of students. Overall a good school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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73%

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65%

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68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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92%

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81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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68%

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64%

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65%
Social Studies

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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69%

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56%
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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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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94%

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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88%

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81%

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81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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91%

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84%

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82%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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80%

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75%

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Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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80%

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74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school 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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97%

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96%

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98%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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100%

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97%

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94%
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 48% 12%
White 44% 44%
Black 5% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Oakwood, GA 30566
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