Inman Middle School

Public 6-8

 774 Virginia Ave NE
       Atlanta, GA  30306


 (404) 802-3200

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 551 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  1,075

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.7%
African American:
32.7%
Hispanic:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.9%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Inman Middle School ranked better than 91.1% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked first among 14 ranked middle schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.7%), African American (32.7%), Hispanic (7.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 20.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Inman Middle School is 14.5, which is the 6th best among 14 middle schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Inman Middle School employs 73.8 full-time teachers.
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Inman Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Inman Middle School 49th of 551 Georgia public middle schools. (See Inman Middle School in the ranking list.)


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Rank History for Inman Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.75 52nd 420 87.6%
2007 77.54 64th 445 85.6%
2008 86.56 28th 462 93.9%
2009 87.46 20th 466 95.7%
2010 82.48 43rd 494 91.3%
2011 83.12 39th 504 92.3%
2012 80.06 57th 508 88.8%
2013 74.30 111th 527 78.9%
2014 71.45 130th 521 75.0%
2015 93.96 28th 537 94.8%
2016 91.69 31st 545 94.3%
2017 90.80 48th 539 91.1%
2018 92.90 34th 543 93.7%
2019 90.46 49th 551 91.1%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Friday, April 26, 2019

Open Quote I attended Inman from 2008-2011,and I had a horrible experience. There were student fights at least once a week, and I twice witnessed a student vs teacher fight. My first-hand experience echos another review—bullying was blamed on the victim. That, or the teacher was the bully. I had a few truly amazing teachers at Inman, but I also had (at least) two whom quite frequently appear as the antagonists in my nightmares—both of which still teach at Inman.

As for the test scores, what do you expect when the teachers are incentivized to teach precisely to the standardized test. I'm not sure how recently any parents have looked at what is actually covered on a standardized test, but it is, at least in our state, quite literally the bare minimum of what should be taught. Schools fall behind in test scores when students are aimlessly pushed from grade to grade despite having little to no mastery of basic content. Often student who can't excel in school struggle because the time isn't being given to them or because they have too much (logistically or emotionally, etc) going on outside of school. So if Inman is doing well in standardized tests, I'd hypothesize it more likely could be contributed to: (1) the majority of students come from privileged backgrounds where they have the time and money to supplement their education at home and out of school, (2) the students attended quality elementary schools and therefore are already on track and able to follow along, or (3) some combination of the above. That said, many of the teachers at Inman ARE good teachers. However, if they were given the freedom to teach the same content without the strict curriculum and constant focus on the end result, I'd imagine students would end up performing even better on the standardized tests, AND they might actually enjoy the process of learning (thus developing some intrinsic motivation to learn), AND they might actually learn HOW to learn, rather than just learn how to do well on a test—which is very much not the same thing. Take, for example, Renfroe middle school, in a neighboring district. At Renfroe, the learning process is emphasized, rather than the test, which isn't brought up until a couple weeks beforehand. And those students test scores? Exceeded those of Inman students.

I attended Decatur High school, and my experience in the Decatur City Schools was exponentially better than my experience at Mary Lin. There was likely an equal number of quality teachers at all three schools, but the administration in Decatur emphasized curiosity and exploration in learning as well as caring and support in the community.

If you're deciding where to send your child to middle school, I sincerely hope you don't choose Inman. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Open Quote I am a parent to 6th and 8th grade boys in the 2013-2014 Inman school year.

On CRCT tests, Inman scores much better than indicated by this site. Based on total scores for all 5 subjects tested, Inman's students were in the top 4% in the State (#21 out of 539) in 2011-2012 and top 7% (#36 out of 539) in 2012-2013. How that turns into the 108th ranked middle school is puzzling (plus - there are more 6-8th grades at more schools than School Digger indicates). The raw CRCT test score information can be downloaded directly from Georgia Dept of Education website: http://www.gadoe.org and sorted easily.

Some of the schools above Inman are math/science magnets, and few, if any, are as diverse. Not everything is perfect at the school, but in light of the redistricting that added more students to Inman, their students should get credit for performing as high as they do.

When you consider the significant extracurricular activities available to students, parental involvement and new teaching talent added in the last couple years, the school deserve very good marks overall. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 30, 2012

Open Quote Inman has the same problems all APS schools have with pretending everything is fine as opposed to doing something about their problems.
Some teachers are good, most are fair, and a few my son had more than once are poor, by which I mean that they never handed back a graded paper and gave students extra credit for cleaning their desk, filled, not incidentally with ungraded papers.

The administration has undergone some changes since mishandling my students bullying, but I understand their "blame the victim" strategies remain in place. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Open Quote This school is probably the best. The test scores are very high,, I think it is how the teachers teach. I was at another school, and exceeded one subject on the CRCT. But once I got to Inman, I exceeded all the subjects! CRCT test scores are very high, and the students, are all very friendly. There is Virginia highlands close by, so students can do study groups at a yogurt shop, or just be social with his or her friend. This school is a place where kids would definitely have a good time. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Inman Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 655 650
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 800 800
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 754 749
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 752 747
1994 214 529 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1995 238 522 8 3 2 n/a n/a 0 773
1996 238 522 8 3 2 n/a n/a 0 773
1997 251 467 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 730
1998 233 440 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 689
1999 285 451 9 8 1 n/a n/a 0 754
2000 286 409 6 7 2 n/a n/a 0 710
2001 286 391 5 12 2 n/a n/a 0 696
2002 303 425 16 19 1 n/a n/a 0 764
2003 303 425 16 19 1 n/a n/a 0 764
2004 261 396 10 19 1 n/a n/a 0 687
2005 252 365 8 14 0 n/a n/a 17 656
2006 282 447 8 17 1 n/a n/a 25 780
2007 306 474 11 24 3 n/a n/a 19 837
2008 303 366 12 19 4 n/a n/a 26 730
2009 306 373 17 33 2 n/a n/a 30 761
2010 319 377 20 33 0 0 28 0 777
2011 378 401 21 36 0 0 36 0 872
2012 429 356 16 31 0 0 28 0 860
2013 432 461 15 39 1 0 40 0 988
2014 402 453 19 64 2 0 41 0 981
2015 408 441 22 77 3 1 49 0 1001
2016 463 427 28 89 4 2 55 0 1068
2017 524 379 30 91 2 3 62 0 1091
2018 556 352 31 77 4 1 54 0 1075

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Inman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 650 39.0 16.6 n/a
1991 800 45.0 17.7 34.8
1992 749 49.0 15.2 43.8
1993 747 42.0 17.8 41.6
1994 754 44.0 17.1 48.8
1995 773 44.0 17.6 47.7
1996 773 44.0 17.6 47.7
1997 730 41.5 17.6 38.2
1998 689 42.0 16.4 31.9
1999 754 45.4 16.6 68.4
2000 710 46.3 15.3 69.7
2001 696 45.6 15.3 58.6
2002 764 47.7 16.0 31.2
2003 764 47.7 16.0 31.2
2004 687 50.0 13.7 38.9
2005 656 49.5 13.3 41.0
2006 780 53.7 14.5 46.4
2007 837 58.5 14.3 40.3
2008 730 56.0 13.0 36.8
2009 761 56.9 13.4 37.6
2010 777 56.0 13.8 37.3
2011 872 57.6 15.1 34.5
2012 860 56.3 15.2 31.4
2013 988 63.0 15.6 36.7
2014 981 63.1 15.5 38.6
2015 1001 69.0 14.5 39.2
2016 1068 74.0 14.4 32.6
2017 1091 77.0 14.1 30.1
2018 1075 73.8 14.5 20.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Inman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 650 39.0 16.6 n/a
1991 800 45.0 17.7 34.8
1992 749 49.0 15.2 43.8
1993 747 42.0 17.8 41.6
1994 754 44.0 17.1 48.8
1995 773 44.0 17.6 47.7
1996 773 44.0 17.6 47.7
1997 730 41.5 17.6 38.2
1998 689 42.0 16.4 31.9
1999 754 45.4 16.6 68.4
2000 710 46.3 15.3 69.7
2001 696 45.6 15.3 58.6
2002 764 47.7 16.0 31.2
2003 764 47.7 16.0 31.2
2004 687 50.0 13.7 38.9
2005 656 49.5 13.3 41.0
2006 780 53.7 14.5 46.4
2007 837 58.5 14.3 40.3
2008 730 56.0 13.0 36.8
2009 761 56.9 13.4 37.6
2010 777 56.0 13.8 37.3
2011 872 57.6 15.1 34.5
2012 860 56.3 15.2 31.4
2013 988 63.0 15.6 36.7
2014 981 63.1 15.5 38.6
2015 1001 69.0 14.5 39.2
2016 1068 74.0 14.4 32.6
2017 1091 77.0 14.1 30.1
2018 1075 73.8 14.5 20.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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