T. J. Elder Middle School

902 Linton Rd
Sandersville, GA 31082
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
T. J. Elder Middle School serves 717 students in grades 6-8.
T. J. Elder 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 34% (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 28% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

T. J. Elder Middle School's student population of 717 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students717 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of T. J. Elder Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

T. J. Elder 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 T. J. Elder Middle School is 0.52, 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
#1455 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
62%
37%
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White
32%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
13%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashington County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to T. J. Elder Middle School is Washington County High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Johnson County Middle School (19.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ridge Road Primary School (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sandersville Ridge Road Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 779 students
    1.7 miles
    285 Ridge Rd.
    Sandersville, GA 31082
    (478) 552-6047
    1.7 PK-2 779
  • Sandersville Washington County High School Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 848 students
    2.2 miles
    420 Riddleville Rd
    Sandersville, GA 31082
    (478) 552-2324
    2.2 9-12 848
  • Sandersville Sandersville Regional Youth Detention Center Alternative School
    Grades: 9-11 | 3 students
    2.6 miles
    423 Industrial Dr
    Sandersville, GA 31082
    (912) 552-3919
    2.6 9-11 3
  • Sandersville Ridge Road Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 759 students
    2.8 miles
    285 Ridge Rd.
    Sandersville, GA 31082
    (478) 552-2245
    2.8 3-5 759
  • Wrightsville Johnson County Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 538 students
    19.6 miles
    2160 W Elm St
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    (478) 864-3446
    19.6 PK-5 538

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