2376 Headland Dr
Atlanta, GA 30344
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul D. West Middle School serves 811 students in grades 6-8.
Paul D. West 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 15% (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 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 62% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 811 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Paul D. West Middle School's student population of 811 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
811 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul D. West 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 Paul D. West Middle School is 0.48, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1994 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
34%
17%
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Black
64%
36%
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White
1%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
6%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Labor Day (Schools Closed)
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
Columbus Day (Schools Closed)
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Last Day of First Semester
December 16, 2022 (Friday)
First Day of Second Semester
January 04, 2023 (Wednesday)
M.L. King, Jr Holiday (Schools Closed)
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 811 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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