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Burke County Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 974 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2006

Burke County Middle School is a good school. Many of the teachers are enthusiastic and provide a quality education for the students. The new principal,Ms. Ivery is very dedicated and I can see that she works dilligently to ensure the student's and school's success. (She knows most of the students by name and it's a fairly large school). When compared to middle schools in surrounding areas, I would recommend this middle school before any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I feel that sometime the teachers wait until it is too late to help a child before they ask for a conference with the parent. I understand that a lot of parents are not becoming involved in their childs education, but the teachers cannot allow their past experiences with parents to color their perception of incoming parents. If the teachers give up on making a difference what chance do the children have for we all know that some homes are not the best environmentally. Society has put barriers up where people feel that they will be chastized for helping and accused of intefering. It starts at the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

this school worries to much about dress code and I don't like this school at all. please tell them to calm down our moms can tell us what and what not to wear okay!
—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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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70%

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61%

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55%
Social Studies

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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75%

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70%

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61%
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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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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93%

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90%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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93%

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84%

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75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

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83%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
60%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 67% 37%
White 32% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Rudolph Falana
Fax number
  • (706) 554-8063

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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356 Southside Dr
Waynesboro, GA 30830
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