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Waycross Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 578 students

 

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Posted December 6, 2010

I am very disappointed in this school. It seems that the staff that I have dealt with do not care about the students and are too lazy to be active responsible adults. My son is only 12 yrs old and should not be expected to be fully responsible for himself. I have a very horrible experience with the principal at this school - he expected me to "take him home and wear his tail out" because a staff member there allowed him to walk off campus 4 miles to his after school care center, without calling me to let me know what was going on. I found all this out later. Its like pulling teeth to get most of the teachers and athletic staff to communicate with me. I will be moving out of this district just as soon as I can for this reason alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I have a daughter who went to Wayx Middle and a son that currently attends. Both got excellent instructionthere. All athletic teams have mandatory study hall before every practice. The teachers and administration show great interest in the students succeeding and are very serious about their profession. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

I attened waycross middle school when i was younge. and let me tell ya is was the best school o have ever attened. The teachers are great. Mrs. strickland and Mrs. palmer and Mrs. nelson are the best. Also the late Mrs. Gail. Thad Bryant
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2004

I have sons that attending Waycross Middle School. suspensions are constant, and letters sent home to sentence them to alternative schools: Although suspension is neccessary,at times its not always a solution for every type of behavior.The students have no voice, it seems, No resources for help with their issues.While, I believe that children should nt govern the school , I also believe that there should be other soulutions available , concerning their issues in the school system. Many children are thrusted in to criminal atmosphere shortly after being sent to alternative school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

My husband and I were very displeased with Waycross Middle School. My two oldest daughters were 'A' students in elementary school and enjoyed their education. But, they did not like Waycross Middle School and struggled through their years there. I found the staff, especially the administrative staff, to be very ambivalent and unconcerned. At times, even rude. If parents are treated disrespectfully by this schools staff, I can only imagine how the students feel. We have since built a house and our third daughter attends a different middle school and loves it. I have nothing positive to say about Waycross Middle School.
—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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school 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.

187 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

188 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

English Language Arts

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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75%
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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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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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The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% 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
White 47% 44%
Black 46% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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
  • Tim M. Dixon
Fax number
  • (912) 287-2352

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 Central Ave
Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-2333

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