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George County Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 6 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2008

What I love most about the middle school is Mrs. Ouida Holland. She makes learning fun!


Posted October 9, 2008

this is my 2nd year at george county middle school my names dale brushaber most of the teachers are nice theres a great principle and the nicest teacher at the school is Mrs Devaughn
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

this school is awesome i go to this school my name is jamie granger although the food isnt so great our teachers are awesome i love mrs demko and mrs eubanks they are so much fun and mr daniel is fun sometimes well thanks for reading bye love ya
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2006

I worked at GCMS for almost 5 years, and I still think about my days at GCMS everyday when I'm in the classroom. I learned a lot as a first year teacher, when I came to GCMS, and loved every year of teaching there. Mrs. Horn was one of the most compassionate, caring, people. And, the faculty were friendly, and helpful. I had many great students that I came into contact with during my years there, teaching. I often wonder how they are doing now? (I am currently teaching in Louisiana...25 miles from New Orleans.) :) Mrs. Hayes:)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2006

I think GCMS is a great school. My child comes home everyday with something exciting that she has learned or experienced that day. I think the teachers do a wonderful job in making sure the student is comfortable with what he/she has been taught. I also believe that the administration does an excellent job handling the unexpected situations that have happened several times this year. However, this is the first year our students have worn uniforms, and I think it has something to do with the way the children behave. My daughter comes home on 'jeans day' and tells how everyone was so much happier that day. I seem to agree that people are more friendly when they are comfortable with themselves. However, my daughter has made it well known she would not move from this school if she was forced. I thank you all for an outstanding job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

I belive that your school is very well maintaned,on the other hand you should have more attiquite punshiment for those who disobey the rules. I also STRONGLY incourage the school to do something about the problem with bullying!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

I taught for 2 years at George County Middle School. I really enjoyed my time at GCMS. They have one of the best Art programs in the state. They have many teachers in the school who have recieved numerous awards. Many of the teachers in the school are National Board Certified which is a great accomplishment! The Principal, Mrs. Patsy Horn is the best principal I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is a true professional and has a great dedication to her school. She maintains high standards both for students and teachers at her school. GCMS is a great place to teach and to learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2004

My child has been a student at GCMS for 2 years now, and she has had a wonderful experience. She has received support and motivation from her teachers as well as the administration. My daughter struggles with many aspects of school, but I feel that she has been well prepared in facing the next step in her education. I also appreciate the clubs, groups, and other organizations that have put in time with all students not just a select few. I just can't say enough good things about the school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi 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 88% 46%
Black 10% 50%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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330 Church St
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-3106

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