Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School

5200 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 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).

Top Placements

Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

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.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students858 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2027 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
15%
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Black
89%
37%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.200.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School is Towers High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Miller Grove Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodridge Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stone Mountain Woodridge Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 582 students
    0.8 miles
    4120 Cedar Ridge Trl
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678) 874-0202
    0.8 PK-5 582
  • Decatur Canby Lane Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 544 students
    1.3 miles
    4150 Green Hawk Trl
    Decatur, GA 30035
    (678) 874-0602
    1.3 PK-5 544
  • Decatur Miller Grove Middle School Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 909 students
    1.3 miles
    2215 Miller Rd
    Decatur, GA 30035
    (678) 676-8902
    1.3 6-8 909
  • Lithonia Panola Way Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 872 students
    1.9 miles
    2170 Panola Way Ct
    Lithonia, GA 30058
    (678) 676-9302
    1.9 PK-5 872
  • Stone Mountain Rowland Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 565 students
    2.1 miles
    1317 S Indian Creek Dr
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678) 676-6202
    2.1 PK-5 565

School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
The school is great.
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5  
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.
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2  
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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