Middle Ridge Elementary School

  • Middle Ridge Elementary School serves 751 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 23% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Middle Ridge Elementary School's student population of 751 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students751 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Middle Ridge Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Middle Ridge Elementary School is 0.48, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1742 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
15%
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Black
70%
37%
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White
17%
40%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Middle Ridge Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.480.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is the hardest working school ever! Teachers and students work relentlessly! Teachers are totally committed to their students. The uniforms are an asset, studies show that strict uniform policies enhance learning and behavior! If your child goes to Middle Ridge, be thrilled about the education your child is getting!
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Recently, due to rezoning my children were change from Heard Mixon to Middle Ridge. With the disagreement from a friend of mine, who is a Newton county teacher, I allowed my children to attend and to give this school a chance. The dress code was different from their previous school and we were not told that until the first day of school. Because they have to wear what I bought, my kids are now forced to sit in ISS and learn nothing. My children are 5 and 6 and this is absurd! Is'nt school a place to be taught,learn and not to be isolated? The dress policy goes overboard, and the use of uniforms should be a parent's option. Why should our children dress all alike and not as individuals? Parents buy the clothes not the schools. These are OUR kids and WE should choose what should be worn to school. Nice neat respectable school clothes are very appropriate. I agree, the schools should have dress policies, to insure that suitable clothes are wore but uniforms should be a choice. Am I the only parent who feels this way?
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