Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School serves 858 students in grades 6-8.
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower 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 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School's student population of 858 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School is 0.20, 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
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2084 out of 2196 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education
The school is great.
I am a parent, this school offers alot of parental involvement and encourages parents participation. We have to embrace and attend the programs. When I attended the programs and meetings, I was surprised to see the number of parents not in attendance. I am very pleased with this school, my child is graduating and passed all of her milestone exams. You are always going to have those students that's going to be a problem, As parents, we have to police our own children by ensuring they are not part of the problem but part of the solution.
As a parent it doesn't seem the school does not want parent involvement. The school doesn't seem organized. It's even difficult to get someone to pick up the school phone line. When you call you normally have to call several times to get anyone. Teachers do not return calls when you leave messages on their individual voicemails. Too much disruption in the classroom among students who are causing problems. From talking with my child and their friends that attend most students do not like the school. They may like some of the teachers but overall don't like the school.
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