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Georgia Morse Middle School - 02

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Posted October 4, 2009

GMMS cares about every student. We work as a team to achieve success!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 4, 2009

i go to this school and as far as i know it's your usual middle school though i have to admit that they acually do something if somebody does something wrong
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

this school has the best academic programs, teaching skills, and the best students. i think if this school was on a 1-10 scale it would rate a 10. i have ment some of the students and they were wonderful. the acted like they were teachers or in collage.
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American29%
White83%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American57%
White79%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American42%
White90%
Students with disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American26%
White84%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American37%
White88%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American34%
White86%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 12%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Troy Wiebe
Fax number
  • (605) 773-7338

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Students typically come from these schools
Jefferson Elementary & Buchanan Elementary
Washington Elementary & McKinley Elementary
St. Joseph's Catholic School

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Riggs High School
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309 East Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
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Phone: (605) 773-7330

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