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Valdosta Middle School

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Posted June 23, 2010

Valdosta Middle was okay. The teachers I had were great. They were definatley not lazy, and really tried to give me a quality education. The teachers and staff were really connected with the students. I really noticed this because I was new. The students there were crazy sometimes. When I first got there, there were like 8 fights in a two week period. Sometimes there were girls fighting boys and vise versa. I do think discipline there, can be strengthened.


Posted July 12, 2008

VMS is the best school that I can think of that offers each student a chance to learn and not just to cover the standards. Last year i was in seventh grade and my teachers were a huge help wiht balancing out my gifted courses and regualr classes and i honestly can say the i improved in each and every subject inlcuding my hardest math. I mean I went from a C to A by the end of the school year. Overall i feel i am an acomplished student and that eighth grade won't be much harder to conquer. I recommend this school to any one who will listen to me and read my review! VMS is the Best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

An outstanding school with great teachers and great students who are well-disciplined. I'd reccomend this school any day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

The school has been just a wonderful experince for both students and teachers. They so many extra curriculer activaties for the students to join such as band, drama, and sports and also the Jr. Beta Club.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2007

valdosta middle school is cool, and the football team is cool
—Submitted by a 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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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79%

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72%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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74%

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65%

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67%
Social Studies

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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82%

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65%

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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 93% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
94%

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94%

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90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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94%

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91%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

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90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
85%

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85%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%

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92%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
74%

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75%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

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95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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 63% 37%
White 26% 44%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Cole
Fax number
  • (229) 333-5656

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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110 Burton St
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 333-8555

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