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The Champion Middle Theme School

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Posted April 18, 2014

My son attends Champion as an 8th grader. His first year as a 7th grader was very challenging regarding social integration and acceptance as a newcomer. The students appeared to be disorganized and ungovernable. This year the leadership was excellent. There have been virtually little to no fights, many successful activities, attentive and some very dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

I attend this school and I have enjoyed it up until the 8th grade. The 8th grade team I am on is very difficult to work with and they never put in grades which has caused even my parents to lose trust in me. The teachers have continued to call parents and gang up on one students like bullies and call there parents. This semester because of this tom-foolery alot of the students on my team are failing. This school is great and organized but, a bunch of melarky when it comes to finding great teachers. These teachers are bullies and shouldn't be allowed to teach. They are the rudest in the history of great schools.


Posted January 8, 2014

The school is ok to say the best. Lots of work and no guidance turns out disastrous! Teachers are more focused on dressed code than the child's needs. Horrible communicationfromteachers and the best they can say is check the parent portal that they don't keep up to date. The school is old and in serious need of major repairs!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

My daughter is currently in the 7th grade and we had a wonderful year in 6th grade. She was on the Paladins Team. During her first semester in 6th grade her grades dropped significantly..... The adjustment of middle school and its challenges. Not completing assignments. However, we met with the teachers arranged parent conferences , communicated via parent portal and kept up with the assignments. This made a whole of difference in keeping my child on track.... The teachers worked hard and put out extra effort to ensure the children are learning. I give my hats off to them. Having to dealing with all the different personalities of not only the children but the parents as well. Great Job Teachers!!!!! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

CTMS is awful! My daughter is in 7th grade and she barely gets homework, when she does,the teachers grade half of the work. The communication with us parents is horrible. My daughter was furious when I told her she was accepted, she said it was lame and boring, ( you know, what most teens say now). The uniforms are cute but my daughter wants to express her style, I've done some thinking. She will be going to either Redan or Stephenson Middle School next year, I hear they have a nice academic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

We just completed 6th grade - our first year at Champion. I must say that I was very pleased at our experience there. I had a great core of 6th grade teachers. Communication was great - we consistently got communication about events at the school and due dates of activities. My son has done very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

This school is a joke. The people rating it must be out of their minds. This is the first time my child had attended public school and now I know why. There's no communication between the teachers and parents. I will email them and get no response. My child is in 7th grade and doesn't have homework. Really!!!! How do you prepare for the CRCT if you don't have anything to do. They have a math substitute who's just getting a paycheck. The student academic person for this grade level doesn't care. People and myself included are flopping here becasue this is a great school. It is unitl you a apart of it. Don't send your child here if you want them to learn because that's not happening. From my understanding it use to be a good school but not now just like the rest of Dekalb County. Nobody cares about the children only their paychecks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

The Champion School is awesome, the Staff prepared my sons to be high achievers. The Acamedic Programs are vigorous, highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

I have never been to a school where the teachers have all the "say so" and down degrade the students in a mockery manner. Then they assign a ridiculous amount of work and it's never all graded. They don't even keep the grades current online for parents viewing. For example, right before progress report time, (like a day or two before) the teachers will put in 7 to 10 grades you are not made aware of, so that "B" you saw two days ago, changes to a low "C" in a matter of a day's time. Now for the downfall that really reaches over the top. Every year the students are given an extreme amount of mandatory work for the summer to complete but it is NEVER graded. What's the point? Visit the website now and scroll to summer projects, the assignments are listed right now per grade level. I'm not sure if the principal is lacking back bone or just have become death to the parents complaints. I have taken my child out because of this foolishness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

i went to this school and i was so misrible i had the worst time and the teachers never tought me anything. i am so happy i dont go there anymore!


Posted April 17, 2011

I have enjoyed my experience at The Champion School. Great Job!!! It is a true family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

My daughter is in the 6th grade. So far I have been pleased. I don't think they do a great job of communicating though. The Black History Tour was canceled due to low numbers but nothing was mentioned beyond the teacher's website. It should have been listed on the calling post. More could have been done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

My son is an 8th grader. He is miserable. The teachers are rude, don't respond to the parents and act like they really don't care about the kids. I'm just glad he is leaving this year. The only good thing about the school is the arts education programming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

My child was selected to attend The Champion School this year. The school is awesome!! I have been very pleased with the leadership, teaching, and learning. I am glad we made the change and was accepted. I know the school has a very long waiting list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

This school is bad and the teachers are bad and they are rude do not let your children go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

My son has homework daily, including weekends! The teachers respond to phone calls and e-mails promptly. Lots of kids do NOT turn in their homework because the parents aren't checking the agenda planners. The consequences should be greater! My son is learning a lot this year and I'm very proud that he is at this school and, not his home school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

this school is very unorganized my son dose not come home wit homework and the teachers never teach him nothing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

I'm an alumni from Champion, and i must say that school is AWESOME. The environment is very friendly; something that I am not seeing in high school. Also, the teachers are wonderful. They take time to adapt to your learning style and make the information easier to relate to. As for lunches, i can't really sugar coat that one. But as like most schools, the lunch would definitely have to be something you adjust to. Overall, the school is great, filled with a friendly social environment ,understanding teachers, and somewhat a good learning environment. I would recommend this school to anyone. -MARQOSPIFFEDUP, former student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

Excellent teacher/parent involvment and academic excellence is required by all students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Thanks to the Champion facility and staff. Our middle school experience has been exciting and I look forward to completing this 8th grade year with the Champion facility and staff. I am sure that my daughter will represent well at the National Young Leaders State Conference for Champion this year. > >Thank you, > >Consherto Williams, Parent
—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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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The state average for Social Studies was 78% 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 93% 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.

227 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.

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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

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

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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angelique Smith-Hunt

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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5265 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (678) 504-4302

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