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Oconee County Middle School

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Posted October 2, 2009

this school has great teachers and students. we have a faculty that loves their jobs. we are filled with joy and a passion for learning!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2009

Oconee Middle is a great school with excellent teachers and a great administrative team. I have been very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

OCMS is one of the best middle schools in the state of Georgia! Having taught in several other counties, I can honestly say this is a good middle school - great kids, great teachers, great parents. It's not perfect, but I challenge you to find other middle schools - in this area - as good as this one! OCMS has been a Platinum Award School for the state of Georgia TWICE in the last 3 years. I'm proud to be on the faculty of OCMS, and look forward to even greater achievements in the future!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2009

This school is great. I have liked the way it does it's activities, with good teachers. Keep it up.


Posted July 23, 2008

This school is great i guess. its teachers and staff are nice and it has great after school activities. but i wish they would make the outside of it look less like a jail and more like a school. the band and chorus programs are great. i've been to many of there concerts and have been very satified by them.


Posted May 27, 2008

Having come from a 'superdistrict' school elsewhere I was more than just pleasantly surprised at this school. The teachers seem happy in their jobs and will assign 'ESPN' extra study period needed for any child who is falling behind, this is flexible after or before school. They have many extracurriculars and also do fundraisers for charities. They even have a computerized cafeteria system so that you can prevent your children from eating french fries and cookies for lunch if you want to. We love this school and how well run it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

What a mess, who knows what this school will be like, they go through teachers and principals every couple of years. If you can get in the local click your kids will be treated special if not they will be on the outside looking in. Tossing your money around helps. Lost 12 strong teachers this year who where very active, tough to replace.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2006

School has great teachers, and good kids, but lacks in diversity, pretty much white flight, new administration is pretty much invisible, and if your in the politically connected community you will get your way. A good student without any needs beyond the norm will do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Great school, unfornuately they have remove the principal for unfair reasons, guess that is what happens when a district goes through 4 superintendents in a year. School lacks leadership and supervision now with an ongoing power struggle between a want to be assistant principal and the assigned principal. Looks like the school is head backwards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

This is a great school!I love it but unfortunatally I'll have to go to another one in 2 years. I've had a great experience in the 6th grade and having an even better one in the 7th grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2004

Great school with caring teachers and strong leadership, my children have benefited from going to such a school were children come first. Lots of opportunities for students both academically and extracurricular activities of thier interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Teachers are wonderful. Seems to be a lot of problems with cliques, which needs to be addressed on a school-wide level - perhaps integrating something into the curriculum as well as regular focus-groups and mini workshops for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

OCMS is a good school, but has undergone too many changes in leadership in the last several years. The teachers at OCMS are very good, especially the sixth grade teachers - they are very nurturing. Overall, OCMS is a good school, but right now lacks effective leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

288 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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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.

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The state average for Science was 85% 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.

261 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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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.

255 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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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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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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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
  • Judy Marable
Fax number
  • (706) 769-3572

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1101 Mars Hill Rd
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: (706) 769-3575

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