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Rome Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 794 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

The faculty and staff of RMS run a tight ship, which is much needed structurally at this age. They push students to achieve more and exceed expectations. My child feels like the teachers genuinely care about him as a person as well as his academic success. As far as middle schools are concerned, I feel confident that my child will have a positive experience. Teachers work hard and are compassionate toward students. Expectations are clearly outlined from day one, and students are given multiple chances to complete assignments and succeed. RMS also has strong extracurricular programs. Show choir, band, and chorus are incredible. There are 200+ students in band and in chorus. Sports teams are competitive with same-size middle schools and often come out on top. My child states that he likes middle school much better than elementary school, and he had a positive experience there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

The teachers are disrespectful to the children. My child's PE teacher gave him in-school suspention because his shirt kept coming untuck. He tried to explain to her that his shirt was too short. She told my child to shut up, would not listen to anything he had to say and wrote him up. When I tried to setup a conference with the teacher, the assistant principal would not allow me to. Told me I could leave a message and she would call me back. I spoke with the PE teacher over the phone and she admitted to me that she told my child to shut up because he had an attitude. Really? Because he was trying to explain to you the reason his shirt kept coming untuck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

awesome, i had a lots of friend in about a week or so, and i love all the teacher, they are super cool, but one problem is student steal my sunglasses like this school should be more strong rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2010

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are great, they answer emails promptly and most are available before school to tutor students. The principal is very attuned to the students and responds very quickly to any concerns. They have a great gifted program and terrific extracurricular activities as well. My child was attending a private school in the same town and I can honestly say that his curriculum is actually better at Rome. My child and I both love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

The teachers are so amazing. They give amazing study techniques such as games, review sheets, videos, and more. The atmosphere is wonderful. Everything is so clean. The lunchroom is fantastic! It has 3 lines all with different food in them. The drama program is the best I have ever seen. The sports are super fantastic!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

The teachers really care about the students receiving an excellent education. All of the students are very pleasant to each other and the faculty also. There are plentiful extra curricular activities. Rome Middle excels especially in the band program and in sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

Rome Middle School is an excellent school. the teachers are realy nice and they desire us to help us so is the principle and the staff!!!!! Rome Middle is cool!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

I am a the former ISS teacher. For the year 2007-2008, I say the teachers are very caring. The staff was very supportive! I liked the kids too. I would have stayed if the drive was shorter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

it is a great experience and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2007

We've been extremely pleased with RMS. The curriculum is challenging with wonderful educational opportunities in preparation for high school and beyond. The courses and extra curricular activities offered at RMS are superb. As parents of an 8th grade student, we would like to commend the faculty and staff for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I started my teaching career at RMS a couple of years ago; it made me question whether I wanted to be a teacher. Administration was not supportive of first year teachers' needs. Students have total disrespect for teachers and for their education. While, the gifted program was improving, it was not beneficial for those students.
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Posted December 31, 2006

A challenging curriculum,their is almost no parent involvement,their are a wide variety of extracurricular activities.The principle has absolutely no control of the school!if you want children to a serious education free of distractions this is not the place for it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2005

This is one of the worst schools that I have ever had to deal with. Some of the teachers are ok but others are not so great. The students are uncontrolable and the principal does not seem to have much authority. This is an in need of improvement school as listed by the Georgia Department of Education. The need to improve the faculty before the students can succeed their goals
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

Rome Middle School is an excellent school. It is very challenging for the students. The school is also very diverse. The teachers are caring and very concerned about the achievement of each student. Initially we were concerned about how our son would adapt to this school. But, with his drive to succeed and the teachers desire to help him through many challenges it has set a memory that will last a lifetime.
—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 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

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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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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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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.

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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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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 35% 37%
White 35% 44%
Hispanic 24% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Greg Christian
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1020 Veterans Memorial Hwy NE
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 235-4695

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