902 Linton Rd
Sandersville, GA 31082
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (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 30% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
717 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

T. J. Elder 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 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 Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1539 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
13%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 717 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Btm 50%)

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