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Derenne Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 705 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2010

I am sure the young man or woman in the post below this one would change his or her tune if he or she spent a night in jail. I attended DeRenne 1997-2000 for the magnet program. It was a great experience. I was in band and I will never forget Mr. Staten - he was the best and we had an amazing band! SEARCH with Mrs. Guenther was fun - learning Latin, about the Renaissance, and Shakespeare. I remember my language arts teacher one year - Mr. Pruitt - was great. I loved my home room teacher. And I was never a great student! I don't remember all of my teachers names but there are a few that stuck out. The only thing I remember disliking about the school was the dress code - but what kid is going to like a dress code? I had a wonderful time at DeRenne.


Posted August 23, 2010

I'm a student from this school. Some of the teachers are ok ,but some of them like to talk about us or our parents in rude manners. The teachers or principals don't let you tell your side of the story and just suspend everyone involved in whatever the situation is wether your guilty or not. From a students view.... If you had to pick jail or that school do jail.


Posted June 27, 2007

From 2006-2007 school year: The school building is new, large and very polished. I'm very impressed with the Academy Program and Math program. Having the choice of Spanish or French is great as well. These are kids from all types of families, which makes it a very diverse school. If the school will try to overall improve its communication with parents, they would get an 'A' rating from me. I'm a parent who walks into the school at least twice a week, and have been let down in some aspects. I've met some teachers that are very dedicated, and they work extremely hard to help the children. Parent involvement is wonderful for a school body this size. Some of the newer teachers need to be more consistent in discipline with the students (e.g. don't be 'hard as nails' one day, then let the kids take over the classroom the next). Overall, wonderful school though!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

The school's magnet program is wonderful. My daughter has a wonderful band teacher. She is learning french, which is wonderful. Some of the parents that are unhappy do not have good communication skills and therefore feel the school is not good but it is. The staff works hard to right the wrong and we all know that it takes time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2006

DeRenne Middle School has some of the worst services, facilities, and academics in the United States. There is absolutely no relationship between school administrators and students.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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82%

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85%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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64%

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59%

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60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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93%

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89%

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84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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25%

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42%

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52%
Social Studies

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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37%

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30%

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40%
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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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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85%

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84%

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83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
76%

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76%

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73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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85%

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67%

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79%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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56%

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56%

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62%
Social Studies

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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35%

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41%

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52%
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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
89%

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89%

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86%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
46%

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53%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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100%

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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%
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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84%

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100%

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100%
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.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Karyta Byers
Fax number
  • (912) 201-5903

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(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

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1009 Clinch St
Savannah, GA 31405
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