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Austin Road Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 763 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2013

This is a great school. The teachers & Administration are wonderful. They are very attentive to my child. I'm pleased in all areas but... I think the school needs more books and supplies for the kids. My son was assigned homework with no textbook to refer to on a few occasions. Also, he told me that his pencil lead was very dull and he asked the teacher if he could borrow his and the teacher told him no. I remember when I was in school, a pencil sharpener was a basic necessity supplied by the school. Other than that everything else is fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

We moved to the area intentionally in 1999 and have watched our sons all attend Austin Elementary and Middle school and are committed to keeping the academic tradition strong. We need additional community support to push our school over the top. Academically you won't get anybetter in 20 miles for a prodimently minority school unless it is a theme or magnet program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Although there are some good teachers, this school is manly mediocre. The school is broke, students are often just stuffed in P.E since they have to close down all other connections. My son attended this school for two years, but we later moved and he is now going to Rex Mill Middle school, boy have we seen the difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I feel the school is more worried about how they score in different things than they do the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This will be my 4th child to have attended this school. Although the test scores show this to be a wonderful school it is lacking in many other areas. Because it does not have a high school asociated with it (ex: Stockbridge High, Woodland High, etc) very little emphasis is placed on the athletic programs. They are poorly handled and poorly planned. Theonly exceptions are that we do have some wonderful coaches but they can only do what they are allowed to do by the school. Also, If there is ever a problem with a teacher you might as well not waste your breathe going to the administration because you will be the bad guy. There are teachers that are blatantly racist and bias to certain students and never held accountable. Good test grades are very important but the welfare and self esteem of a child is equally important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

This is the best school you would ever go to and you have best teachers ever on team 8-3
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

This is a GREAT school. I may not be happy with everything, but one thing I can say is that my children are getting a good education and the school provides a safe, controlled environment for them to do it in..no unnecessary distractions or unruly students. The test scores speak for themselves..take a look at the top schools in other counties and do your own comparision. Unfortunately, my children are leaving soon but...Keep up the GREAT work Austin Road Middle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

No school has all the answers or will please every person but this school isn't the top performing school in the county for nothing. Is there areas of improvement, yes, but it involves all, parents, students, and teachers to ensure this school remains at the top. Respect has to come from across all lines. Strong involved parents are the key to ensure the students continued progress as well as support for the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

This school is not very concerned about students. I dislike the school because they are very careless and they do not teach students well dispite they were rated the number 1 school in Atlanta Magazine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2007

There are many things I would like to say and none of them are good. The teachers are very disrespectful and if they are here to teach students then they might want to start doing that. I highly disliked my teachers and most of the students' behaviors are despicable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

I have been in the Austin Rd district since its inception and can not tell you how the school has changed for the worse. The teachers and the administration are not the least bit concerned about the kids. No one is held accountable for the rude and nasty attitudes that we have encountered. I feel sorry for students that have to interact with some of the teachers there, we are looking into private school!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 5, 2006

I'm very pleased with the academic rigor of this school. Many parents complain, but the school is always one of the top performing schools in the county year after year. That speaks volumes about the teachers and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

I am not very pleased with Austin Road's teachers. The administration didn't seem very concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I am totally dissatified with this school!! I am sorry I moved within the school's boundaries. I don't feel as if the teachers showed a genuine concern for my child . There were numerous occasions where my son came home and struggled with homework because the teachers failed to thoroughly present the material. In addition, the teachers on his team were mean, spiteful and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

I am dissatisfied with the academia. The majority of classes have an extreme number of worksheets passed out in class and for homework. If your child cannot teach himself/herself the material passed out, he/she could be doomed. Grades rely on worksheets completed and tests on the worksheets. Students fill them out in class and take more home for homework, often having little understanding of what went on in class, because there is not much teaching. Teachers are covering a lot of material to say they have been over it and are not doing much, such as teaching, to make sure their students master the material. There are other parents who feel the same way. Their children come home confused about the work they have done or are supposed to do and little do they know, it is because they weren't taught the lessons, they were just presented with the them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

The only people giving good reviews here are sixth graders and teachers being paid to work at ARMS. Come on, there is no diversity, it is 90% black and 10% other people being driven out. The kids are spoiled, rich, rotten and racist. The sports programs lack everything because the administration handicaps anything that is not academic. The academics are great -- if you can stand the environment. My kids are begging to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

This school is a wonderful school and it is the best scool in Hery County . Did you know that Austin Road Middle School has the best CRCT scores in Henry County . They also are great in athletics. And I know they are strict but they wont't do the things people might say they do. And I know because I am a student there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

My daughter survived this school. I see from the comments that nothing has changed. It's a horrible place to be. Either consider private school, homeschool, or move to a different county. Henry County Schools are terrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I think this school is wonderful it really helps to diversify students. The bad thing about this school is the attitudes that come with som of the teachers. I don't think they mean to be rude but they just are. The six grade teachers are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2004

In all of my years as a an educator, I have never encountered a more professional and considerate staff, well-mannered, educated, and disciplined students as well as such strong leadership, driven towards increasing student success beyond a standardized test score.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

245 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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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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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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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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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.

245 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 97% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

250 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

253 students were tested at this school 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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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 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
Black 79% 37%
White 12% 44%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Cheryl Carter
Fax number
  • (770) 507-5413

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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100 Austin Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
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