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Temple Middle School

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Posted July 22, 2013

This School is the worse school ever I have never seen rude student there a lot of bulling and the faculty don't do a thing about bulling my son get called names the whole year and told the faculty and they said I will talk to the student they never did. One of the Sixth Grade teacher don't like white people she give my son ISS for ask for a pencil. So I moved him to a another class the teacher don't know how to control her class she cried in the class in front of the student she would threw things it the wall. So I would so not go to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2012

Yes, TMS has some pretty crabby faces but the teachers need to set a serious precedence for learning. Principal Parmer and A.P. Mayfield set a tone of structure, supervision, and academics first. One of the principals has a presence at every event I have ever been to at TMS. That includes sports, chorus, music, banquets, etc. I have see great things with the current coaching staff, puttin academics before playtime. This is a very diverse population of students and teachers, The social-economic profile is lower. If you are looking for a white bread school that doesn't reflect the real world, this school probably isn't for you. I love this school, and am delighted with the real world experience my child is receiving. She has been bullied, and we have worked through that which has made her stronger. (not a victim) When my child addresses issues in class (she of the age we feel she can do that), teachers listen and respond. Get involved and be part of the solution in whatever school you choose, not the catalyst for a problem. Remember...your children are watching!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2011

Observations made of the classes showed that the teachers were too busy dealing with discipline issues than teaching. There is no way a student can learn in this type of environment. Fighting in the school should have VERY serious repercussions for the students involved. Fighting in ANY school should not be shrugged off as something that will happen in a middle school. This school seems to cater to the fighters and the bright kids. Anyone in between or does not cause any problems is simply ignored and not praised for their good conduct and efforts to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

this school is absolutely fine. it's pretty much a typical middle school. every middle school has fights? and Yeah, Maybe Temple Has it's Flaws, but it also has advantages. There are VERY bright students at tms. ones that will accomplish many successful things in their future. and if all of the teacher's, parent's, and student's come together, temple could be the great school it truly is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

This past school year was wonderful! Everyone seemed to be on the right track. We are beginning to become the great school that we once were. Let's hang in here and assist each other in making this school as great as it can be! Parents, teachers, students, and the community need to bond to allow successes to become great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2008

My son has done excellent at this school. There is a lot of fighting, but heck that is in most middle schools. My son will be starting seventh grade and I seen last year the school/principal is really trying to do a better job. Parents like to blame the school, but structure starts at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I am a sixth grader and Temple Middle is a great and I just love it. You should put your child in this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2008

TMS is a good school at some what. But the discipline is improving gradually. this year we have a new assistant principle. she is really great. she checks every hall, looks in all class rooms and check what the teachers and students are doing or learning. Also the band program is awesome. the band teacher is the best band teacher i have ever had it will be sad leaving her this year. she is nice to everyone. well thats all i have to say about this school. also one more thing don't transfer to temple middle school not a very good school. Alot of drama goes on almost everyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

I think that temple middle school has no purpose for it. the kids and myself hardly learn anything in there, and they could make it better by encouraging us to do better by giving away prizes to all the great students(like myself).
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2006

I am a teacher at TMS. This is the school where the principal's blood runs 'black and gold', but where the accountability to the teachers is not so colorful. Alot of talk comes from this administration about keeping teachers accountable, not alot of action.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2006

At first I honestly didn't like it there. we are very involved parents. TMS could still use a lot of straightening but its getting there. Our son is happy there. Ms.Cook in the office is very helpful and polite and there are a few other teachers that are nice and caring. Discipline is absurd! The children are out of control and nothing is done. Maybe in the near future discipline will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

I am proud to report a significant turn around at Temple Middle. We have a new, dedicated, hands-on Principal and Assistant. I sense a 'zero tolerance' atmosphere at Temple Middle where unacceptable behavior is concerned. With this new administration in place, I also sense a renewed morale amongst the teachers and staff. As previously stated, disipline begins and is reinforced at home. For this, there can be no substitute. When a student comes to school with a lack of respect for authority and total disregard for order, he or she negatively affects all aspects of the classroom experience. Education also begins at home. Providing an early love for learning is essential . My children have thrived at Temple Middle because I'm involved. They are both QUEST students, athletes, and academic team members. One is now in High School continuing the example. TMS has everything a student requires. Use it or lose it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I'm an 8th grade student at Temple Middle. Our school has so many problems that need to be addressed. The students like to go to school to bully and pick on others, write bad things about others on the bathroom wall, and recently our brand new Baseball field was graffitied over Spring Break!But im glad my time there is almost up. I cant wait till High School and maybe I'll get some teachers who care!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2005

We are near the end of my daughter's first year at TMS and I am still very pleased with her academic success. It was a challenging year in the Quest program with the reward of a trip to St. Augestine next month. Her mind has expanded and matured as she has developed a love for music, step-dance, group projects, good books and good friends. Best of all, she has developed a student/teacher relationship with every one of her teachers that I am proud of! She loves and respects them all, for all they have taught her this year as they have truely built lasting memories in her young life. Yes, she heard piers complaints about different things happening all around us, yet she would stand firm in her belief that TMS is STILL the best! And no one could convince Victoria otherwise! She loves this school and always will!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

The academic programs are very well organized at TMS. The students are provided with the information that they need to be successful. However, it is their responsibility to follow through with learning the information once it is presented. The teachers are doing 99% of the work and the parents and students are doing very little. We all know that learning has to be a committment on the part of the student and the teacher. Unfortunately, MOST children aren't taking the innitiative to put forth the effort to learn the materials, and the parents aren't requiring them to do so. Also, the comments on this website are from parents who CARE about the education of their children. Unfortunately, that is not the consensus of the parents in the entire community. When parents are notified of the inappropriate behavior of their children, they ask, 'What can I do?' My answer is guidance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

I am a student at TMS, I Love this School. The teachers are awesome. However, there is a severe lack of discipline at the school. The teachers are frustrated because office referrals go unanswered for weeks and sometimes not at all. Even tough the staff tries to paint over the graffiti, however, it reappears immediately. The principal is NEVER available. She never comes to the classes or to the lunch room. And Student of the MONTH? No one has been recognized to date.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2005

I am a parent of 2 children at TMS and am quite concerned about many issues. The general concensus is that their is a serious lack of discipline. Parental involvement is not welcome by the administration. At the beginning of the year, myself and a number of other parents signed up to volunteer at the school. A volunteer orientation was to be held and to my knowlege, it still has not taken place and the year is about over. I think the teachers are doing all they can, but without the support of the administration they are fighting a losing battle. Substitute teachers and others who have access to the day to day activities at the school report that it is out of control. Something needs to be done or we will lose our good dedicated teachers. Thank you teachers for hanging in there...we know what you are up against!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

I can brag to the community about Temple Middle because my little girl gets all A's in Quest classes and she behaves herself too! So the teachers are doing something right over there the way I see it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

The first half of the school year is nearly over and we are proud to say that our daughter is a Temple Tiger! Victoria has had an amazing year so far! She has become politically aware during an election year because of her Social Studies class, she has excelled in Math beyond comprehension, She has learned to love Science through experiments and projects, Language Arts has opened her imaginaton as a young writer, P.E. has challenged her to take responsibility for her own health and well-being, and her Reading/Research class has taught her to go beyond classroom resources for information. Three cheers for a great bunch of teachers at TMS! Thank you for all you do, and for all the extra's: like those monthly dances, ball games, field trips, the fall dance, the academic bowl, the clubs, and so on, and so forth. thank you, Thank you Ms.Gideon and Mr. Criswell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

TMS has an awesome band program that deserves special recognition. The students are able to purchase a book at a very low price that comes with a computer disk for a CDROM. On your home computer, the music will appear,then the student will be able to choose the tempo, and play along with the CD as fast as they are comfortable with. It can be slowed down if needed. There is background music playing along with the student. This helps them learn to play along with the school band, as well as gives them a sense of accomplishment, when they hear themselves playing whole songs! It can be recorded too! It makes a child beg for more practice time! The book also comes with a CD for a CD player too! Ms. Kelley does an awesome job teaching our band students at TMS!
—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 92% in 2013.

156 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 96% 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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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

167 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

9th Grade Literature

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% 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
White 75% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Gail Parmer
Fax number
  • (770) 562-6002

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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275 Rainey Rd
Temple, GA 30179
Phone: (770) 562-6001

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