4005 Poplar Springs Rd
Ringgold, GA 30736
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Heritage Middle School serves 919 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

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 919 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
919 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of School
August 08, 2022 (Monday)
No School - Fall Break
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
No School - Spring Break
March 31, 2023 (Friday)

School Rankings

Heritage Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Heritage Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#388 out of 2196 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
15%
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Black
3%
37%
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White
91%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 919 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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