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Bartlett Middle School

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Posted December 8, 2011

My granddaughter attends this school. I am pleased with her progress. In a few years her younger brother will also be attending. They are the kids of a mother who is a divorcee, and they are also coming from schools outside savannah. They have lived in Hawaii, and in Columbus,ga. and lastly in Statesboro, ga. They have slowly gotten accustomed to the schools here in savannah. Now with my granddaughter going inot 6th grade her little brother is now attending whitebluff elementary alone without his big sister, but they are doing fine, now.


Posted June 27, 2011

Against my better judgement and my daughter's protests, I moved my daughter along with the Center for Advanced Learning from DeRenne to Bartlett.The TEACHERS AT BARTLETT that my daughter had in the CFAL were EXCELLENT.The leadership at Bartlett is a joke.My daughter has never had a problem with discipline, but left with an incident on her record because of an altercation with a bully, which makes it nearly impossible to apply to other specialty programs in the county. The Principal likes dodging bullets and does not DO what he PROMISES, he will block your e-mails to dodge these bullets. I really tried to keep an open mind, but I began to get so angry every time I had to pick up or drop off my child on that campus. The promotion ceremony was the icing on the cake, having my mother fly in from out of town to witness the attendance zone students, "boo" the students in the CFAL because they were achieving was complete embarrassment and the Principal didn't really address this or apologize to the students and parents. Knowing what I now know. I would have home schooled my child instead of sending her to Bartlett for this academic year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

This school does NOTHI"NG about behavioral problems. Espescially the 6th grade girl Nisa Thorpe. They give her too many chances it's like she runs the teachers , the students. Please do something about this student my children are afraid to go to school because of her. Something needs to be done quick. The principal says you have 3 strikes this young lady has had 10! She is a nuisance. Do something about her or I will sue her and the principal. I want her kicked out of school Immeadeatly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

This school despite the new principal and "AP program" is still just as bad as it ever was! Rude teachers (to the students and parents), rude students, rude secretary, and a new administration that is very good at talking and telling you what you want to hear but not on acting upon it. I have been to this school numerous times and the principal has done nothing to correct the problems! I wont even get into the completly inappropriate things that have been done/said to my child who has always loved school but now hates it and cries not to go (although still keeping up all A's) Savannah should cut it's losses and get rid of this school and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

This school isnt bad the children the school only walls .the teachers are great teachers the children just dont have any respect for themselves or the teachers so if they feel its their own fault the children act like the teachers owe them something but all they owe them is an education


Posted April 19, 2010

This school should be band!! the staff is just as bad as the students!the teachers lack respect, they are rude and obnoxious, so what do you expect from the students?the bulling that goes on in this school along with the subsititute teachers who let the children swear, there are no consequences for the students or it's staff. my children came here from another state, they were both A,B honor roll students, after 2 months here their grades dropped dramaticallythe teachers took some getting used too, my kids were not accustomed to attitudes and sarcasm from adults so this took them for a loop, and they didn't want to ask for help! that's no way to teach if you ask me!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I have never seen a school as BAD as Bartlett. I walk the halls and see children disrespecting the staff, bullying one another, the kids flirting with each other, cursing, violating the dress code in all ways possible. If youcant get the dress code under control, how you going to control the entire enviroment. You have smart kids being thrown in classes with kids who have behavioral problems, which in turn take away from your childs education. And all I see is Adults acting as if they are afraid to put these kids in check. If the kids dont want to learn or cant be controlled , removed them from the school. My child made all A's last year at her old school, but once she get to Bartlett her grades drop to Ds. This school is TERRIBLE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

Bartlett is at its worst this year. I have never seen a school where you cannot get in touch with the teachers. Everytime I call to speak to my childs teachers I have to leave a message. Even if I call during there planning time. The teachers do call me back and they are very honest as to why they were not available. They all say the same thing 'We were in a meeting' my gosh how much meeting can one do? The school is failing because of the administration and the lack of discipline. This year there is yet another new principal and she seems to be very stanfoffish and rude just like the sacastic secretary. I wish the superintendent will do something about this school. It is awful and I think most of the teachers will do much better at a school with a more stable Administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

My experiences at Bartlett, are both good and fair, but not bad. My son did learn, but I wasn't advised when he was failing either. I looked at the weekly progress reports, but they really didn't tell me much. I think it's because of the computer system they use doesn't update the grades weekly. I requested a teacher confrence and got it. We worked together, and my son did better. However, I did observe the some of the students there, and they are something to be desired. They curse, wear their uniforms any kind of way, and dare the teachers to say anything. Have I ever seen a parent walling the halls? No. Did I ever get an invite to become a part of the PTA? No. Did I ever, know when there was a meeting? E-mail? No. I beleive the teachers do care, but they're hands are tied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

where do i begin? i have had nothing but trouble with this school since day one!my son has a health impairment and the school refuses to classify him and make accomadations. they keep passing the buck to the juvenile justice. bartlett is not knowledgeable in special education, it is a shame that nothing is done about this incomptent school. the teachers are rude not only to our children but to their parents as well, can you believe it? i can! when is something gonna be done? or do we all have to homeschool, i can't do no worse than the public school system has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

My son has never made racist jokes or anything until we came to Bartlett. He hates it so bad I had to send him to therapy. He's a smart, well-adjusted kid.... and he's miserable. We're there onyly because I can't afford Savannah's private schools. His teachers didn't bother to let me know he was failing classes and getting headaches. I took him to the eye doctor..needed glasses.They just punished him and said ugly things. I went and conferred with all his teachers and we came up with a plan.They are not holding their end of the bargain.He brought home some A's.I asked if they said 'good job'.Nothing. Talk about caring. If the teachers don't care.how and why are the kids going to care? Bartlett needs new staff all around, I've never seen adults ruled by adolescents like they are at Barlett.It's a travesty to the education system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

The teachers in this school are rude. I have to send my son there because we are in there district. The children are not controlled and this could be the reason for lack of education given to the students. The classrooms are short supplied and the bus drivers come when they want to. My son leaves a half an hour early so he doesn't miss it because it doesn't come when the school says it does. Bottom line people go to this school because they have no choice. The kids run the school and the teachers don't want to be there and are rude as hell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This school needs to be improve dramatically. The teachers are not enthused to teach the class, instead, they are too busy trying to control the students. The parents should teach their kids to behave also. While I was there at Bartlett, the teachers were not fair to students. A lot of the teachers did not treat the students equally.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2004

I have had great experiences with the teachers here. They seem to be very excited when a parent takes the time to be involved with their child's education. I really wish they would get better administrative help though. The principal is available and interested. I also recently met their school improvement specialist who is a good asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

I really think that a lot of the teachers at Bartlett don't have the heart to be a teacher. I believe that you have to enjoy what you do and I don't see that from many of the teachers that are here. I know it is a tough job and there is so much going on with the students but it seems they get more enjoyment out of the things students do than teaching the class they need to learn to handle the class and teach the kids that are willing to learn. Overall I hate this school for my kids but I live in this school district and can't afford to send my kids to a private school.
—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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

246 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

English Language Arts

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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94%

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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62%

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53%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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94%

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95%

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89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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54%

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45%

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35%
Social Studies

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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63%

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53%

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43%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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71%

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66%

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60%

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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.

48 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%
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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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.

42 students were tested at this school 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 70% 37%
White 14% 44%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • James Heater
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  • (912) 961-3515

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207 Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, GA 31406
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