Heritage Middle School

4005 Poplar Springs Rd
Ringgold, GA 30736
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Heritage Middle School serves 881 students in grades 6-8.
Heritage Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 881 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Heritage Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Heritage Middle School's student population of 881 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
881 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Heritage Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Heritage Middle School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#412 out of 2168 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
18%
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Black
1%
36%
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White
90%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Heritage Middle School's ranking?
Heritage Middle School is ranked #412 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Heritage Middle School often compared to?
Heritage Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ringgold Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Heritage Middle School?
881 students attend Heritage Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Heritage Middle School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Heritage Middle School?
Heritage Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Heritage Middle School offer ?
Heritage Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Heritage Middle School part of?
Heritage Middle School is part of Catoosa County School District.

School Calendar

View the Heritage Middle School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Spring Break (No School)
March 29, 2024 (Friday)
School Closed for Independence Day
July 04, 2024 (Thursday)
First Day of School
August 08, 2024 (Thursday)
School Closed - Labor Day
September 02, 2024 (Monday)
School Closed - Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

5   6/30/2010
Heritage Middle School is amazing! It opened just 5 years ago. The test scores of students in any ability are just through the roof. Our chorus travels to NYC every spring to preform at the Statue of Liberty as well as putting on a stunning spring musical annually. The band program is one of the best in the state with superior ratings and individual success, with 30+ students exceeding in District Honor Band, and many in All-State Band. With astounding spirit, the sports programs are amazing. Our teams always compete to the highest level, humbled by win or loss. We have several teams, including Competition/Football Cheer, Basketball Cheer, Football, Basketball, Dance Team, Golf, Tennis, Swim, Cross Country, Track, and several more. As for extracurricular activities, we have a wide range. There's endless clubs to join. Heritage Middle offers something for every student to show their talents and Heritage Pride in. The facilities are kept up to date and clean, making it an easy and modern learning space. Parent involvement is great. Especially in middle school, you would think parents don't show up. But at HMS, it's different. The boosters for sports and the band are always wanting the best for not only their own students, but every student. Our PTO is found working at almost all events, from dances to games. I would recommend this school to anybody looking for a nice town to lie in and great school for their children to live in. I feel very safe in HMS.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - molli

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 881 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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