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Mill Creek Middle School

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Posted May 6, 2014

I had 2 children attend MCMS for 2 years. My kids had a horrible experience. I withdrew my kids, moved & put them in a new school where none of the issues I will state have ever happened. 1st the school is not welcoming. They do not keep parents involved or put out regular communications. The front staff is beyond rude & unprofessional. I witnessed them gossiping & being rude to parents. MCMS is overcrowded. That can't be debated. Its a fact. The classrooms are overcrowded to the point the kids can't bring backpacks into the classroom as there is no room. The classrooms are loud & the teachers are stressed out. You can hear teachers angry yelling in the halls. I witnessed teachers getting in students faces and streaming at them. Behavior problems, bullying and disruptive classrooms are the norm. Teacher- not returning emails or calls. I tried numerous times to speak & workout academic issues but couldn't get them to work with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

I went to that school frome 6 to 8 an I have to say I loved that school so much and the teachers there are the so cool and help full I really recommend that school and if u love sports art and music than that's the school for you they will help you.


Posted August 10, 2013

My son has attended this school since 6th grade (now in 8th grade), and we are happy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

Love the school My son is in the IEP program and they work with him. My son is able to meet with teachers for help before and after school. As far as people talking about the bully aspect. My son and his friends had a some bullies bothering them. He went to the vice principal and they handled it right away. The adminstration can't fix it if they don't know what's wrong. The bullies were dealt with, within 24 hours of the vic principal knowing. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I believe this school to be filled with caring teachers. I think the reviews that speak of it like a prison must have had a different experience than my child. The few problems that exist at this school, I could easily find another school with the same problems. Compared to some, I find the students to be respectful and the teachers and administration to be helpful. My only criticism is that I wish they would encourage mroe extra-curricular involvement. With that being said, they have an excellent band program that my 6th grader is currently enrolled in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

Excellent administration. Caring, motivating teachers, supportive learning environment. We love, love, love MCMS. My daughter has thrived at this school. She is involved in lots of clubs and extra curricular activities, so I'm not sure what the other reviewer was referring to. Top-notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

I really would have expected more out of this school. My oldest daughter had a hard time adjusting to MCMS. They seem to not want to give the kids at this age much independence. There aren't many extra curricular activities available to the kids (compared to my kids' former middle school) and like what I've read from other reviews, it does appear to be very institutional. I don't necessarily blame the teachers though, I think policies need to be re-written.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2012

Although very pretty on the outside it is a nightmare on the inside. After my son went there for 5 months I withdrew him because he was literally afraid to go to this school. It is overcrowded and the classes have way too many kids in them. The teachers are more like disciplinarians than educators. They yell at the kids and the other students bullied my child and no one did anything about it. The administration is horribe! The school is run more like a prison than a school! I am so glad I got my child out of there before his self-esteem was hurt anymore than it already was. Very disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

My son has just transfered to this school for the 2011-2012 school year and he is very happy. The teachers have been very patient with him and they are easily accessable. Organization appears to be in order. He has been very motivated by the classroom discussions. Although I am not able to evaluate the leadership or the parent involvement area at this time, I am very pleased with this school thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

This school is all about discipline and nothing else. No rewards for good academic achievement. Teachers scream at the students and show them no respect. It is also VERY boring and unchallenging if your child is bright. The teachers gang up on the students and give them silent lunch for the smallest infractions. Critical thinking is strictly prohibited in all cases. Mill Creek is more like a prison than a school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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The state average for Social Studies was 78% 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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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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.

375 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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

380 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

362 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

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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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 Geometry was 75% 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 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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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 69% 44%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Black 8% 37%
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

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Elaine N. Daniel

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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442 Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188
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