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Irwin County Middle School

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Posted May 5, 2012

I am a student of this school. I am in 6th grade, actually, and I am about to finish up my first year in this school. I disagree with anyone who has said that the education that we recieve is anything but sufficient. To say that our education is inadequate would be utterly false. The fact of teachers and being treated as if we were in the military instead of students is somewhat untrue. Many teachers push students a little more than others because of the fact that the students are not reaching their full potential. I am in gifted classes for not only Language Arts and writing but also Mathematics. The disciplinary issue is one that many may seem overexaggerated, which in my opinion it is. If you were sent to the office for anything, you would have been written up and received either ISS or After-School Detention with our old principal. Overall, this school is my choice of schools for the remainder of my middle and high school education. The day I leave this school for good will definitely be the day I walk across the football field to receive my diploma.


Posted February 28, 2012

we love the icms. it is my sons 1st year in middle school. the transistion from elem to middle was almost flawless thanks to the great teachers and staff there. if you have any problem at all there is always someone more than willing to go out of their way to help you and/or your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

Irwin County Middle School WAS a great school until this current year, The "official" seems more concerned about overly disiplining students instead of encouraging them to try harder and be positive. The teachers are as good as they can be but under hese new ridiculous rules even they are frusterated! My child has attended Irwin County Schools for 8 years and iv never had a problen until now! Also, in 8 years she has never been in ANY trouble and now she just dont care bc of the officials new policy that does absolutley NOTHING but discourage them and leave them confused! I dont stand alone on this issue either. Several parents are experience it and have transferred out. If the board members would do their job which is to look out for the wellbeing of our children, instead of saving face, they would realize just how much they have neglected these kids that only want to succeed in life! Parent involvment dont exsist unless the situation is critical or a parent just dropps by!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I have worked in this school system for about 10 years and I was very disturbed to read the review about the lack of education the kids are recieving and how they are treated like military instead of kids. We have to have discipline measures to keep the kids in a safe environment. We work daily to try to involve parents with no avail for many. In the last 10 years, I have realized that every year has become worse because of the lack of respect from the kids for their peers and adults. If this is not taught when they are small children, it is very hard to teach later in life. I believe that Irwin County Schools are some of the best schools in our state,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are awesome. They go over and beyond the call of educating to insure that the student is well informed about today's and tomorrow's world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I think ICMS is awesome and if you think they are to hard come and see what some of the kids that they have to deal with i think they do a great job!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2009

I think Irwin County Middle School is amazing! You get so much freedom, and you get treated with respect from all teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

Irwin County Middle School is a wonderful school. It has wonderful teachers is just outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

Irwin County Middle School is a terrific school!! We are not treated as military kids but as kids!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2005

The quality of education is lacking. The children are treated as military or adults rather than children. The kids are written up for such minor offenses it's unbelievable. And kids that have a learning disability or other health impairment are falling through the cracks.
—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.

132 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 96% 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.

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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95%

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98%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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59%

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65%

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57%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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54%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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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The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% 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
White 65% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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
  • Heather Crumley Purvis
Fax number
  • (229) 468-3134

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Ocilla, GA 31774
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