West Chatham Middle School

Public 6-8

 800 Pine Barren Rd
       Pooler, GA  31322


 (912) 395-3650

District: Savannah-Chatham County

SchoolDigger Rank:
415th of 543 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  840

Racial breakdown:

African American:
46.2%
White:
31.3%
Hispanic:
14.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, West Chatham Middle School ranked worse than 76.4% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked 4th among 9 ranked middle schools in the Savannah-Chatham County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.93. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details West Chatham Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Savannah-Chatham County School District. Student population at West Chatham Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (46.2%), White (31.3%), Hispanic (14%). (See more...)
Compare Details 71.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Chatham Middle School is 13.5. 4 middle schools in the Savannah-Chatham County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare West Chatham Middle School employs 62 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

West Chatham Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Chatham Middle School 415th of 543 Georgia public middle schools. (See West Chatham Middle School in the ranking list.)

Savannah-Chatham County:

SchoolDigger ranks Savannah-Chatham County 134th of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Chatham Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 38.25 311th 420 26.0%
2007 34.20 344th 445 22.7%
2008 25.65 392nd 462 15.2%
2009 27.49 399th 466 14.4%
2010 24.24 420th 494 15.0%
2011 22.84 435th 504 13.7%
2012 24.12 436th 508 14.2%
2013 25.20 445th 527 15.6%
2014 22.83 449th 521 13.8%
2015 15.04 463rd 537 13.8%
2016 12.95 488th 545 10.5%
2017 16.96 464th 539 13.9%
2018 26.93 415th 543 23.6%

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, June 30, 2017

Open Quote I ended up homeschooling my 7th grade due to constant bullying, extremely disrespectful kids and the school being rated a chronically failing school in Chatham Count . Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Quote I've personally witnessed wonderful teachers at this school get lied to, misinformed, and even bullied into trying to put uneligible students on an IEP so that the parents can get a government check. The teachers try many strategies to get underachieving students where they need to be, but let's face it, teachers cannot undo years of piss-poor parenting. There are so many students wo want to learn and who are successfull, but like any school, there will be a handful of students who simply cannot and will not be successfull by their own fault, and by their parents who never led their child down the right path socially, behaviorally, and academically. 504 plans and IEPs are put in place depending on students' needs and eligibilities and are carried out with fidelity every day. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 6, 2014

Open Quote If your child has special needs do not let them attend this school. This school does not know the difference between a 504 plan and IEP. Numerous teachers disrespect students by calling them names infront of other students and speak to them in a manner that is unprofessional. Move out of the county if you have too but stay away from this school if you want you child to succeed in life. Close Quote



Enrollment information for West Chatham Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 445 249 4 7 4 n/a n/a 0 709
2000 496 321 6 17 3 n/a n/a 0 843
2001 527 416 13 14 2 n/a n/a 0 972
2002 562 373 17 20 3 n/a n/a 0 975
2003 562 373 17 20 3 n/a n/a 0 975
2004 570 388 17 29 1 n/a n/a 0 1005
2005 521 391 18 30 2 n/a n/a 15 977
2006 466 353 13 38 0 n/a n/a 26 896
2007 446 367 13 48 1 n/a n/a 33 908
2008 425 392 21 99 4 n/a n/a 32 973
2009 417 417 33 104 2 n/a n/a 36 1009
2010 448 485 40 123 4 0 0 0 1100
2011 424 433 25 106 1 0 48 0 1037
2012 425 436 18 86 1 0 45 0 1011
2013 420 462 16 111 0 1 60 0 1070
2014 379 453 18 102 1 1 55 0 1009
2015 333 395 14 122 3 1 50 0 918
2016 285 412 16 131 2 0 49 0 895
2017 263 388 15 118 3 0 53 0 840

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 West Chatham Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 709 47.6 14.9 41.6
2000 843 45.0 18.7 41.2
2001 972 55.0 17.7 47.2
2002 975 60.4 16.1 45.0
2003 975 60.4 16.1 45.0
2004 1005 61.0 16.5 47.3
2005 977 62.5 15.6 52.7
2006 896 63.0 14.2 54.5
2007 908 62.1 14.6 53.0
2008 973 70.5 13.8 52.4
2009 1009 73.5 13.7 50.1
2010 1100 75.5 14.5 64.3
2011 1037 74.8 13.8 57.2
2012 1011 67.0 15.0 63.8
2013 1070 68.0 15.7 65.0
2014 1009 64.0 15.7 69.7
2015 918 64.0 14.3 67.9
2016 895 65.0 13.7 67.6
2017 840 62.0 13.5 71.5

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 West Chatham Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 709 47.6 14.9 41.6
2000 843 45.0 18.7 41.2
2001 972 55.0 17.7 47.2
2002 975 60.4 16.1 45.0
2003 975 60.4 16.1 45.0
2004 1005 61.0 16.5 47.3
2005 977 62.5 15.6 52.7
2006 896 63.0 14.2 54.5
2007 908 62.1 14.6 53.0
2008 973 70.5 13.8 52.4
2009 1009 73.5 13.7 50.1
2010 1100 75.5 14.5 64.3
2011 1037 74.8 13.8 57.2
2012 1011 67.0 15.0 63.8
2013 1070 68.0 15.7 65.0
2014 1009 64.0 15.7 69.7
2015 918 64.0 14.3 67.9
2016 895 65.0 13.7 67.6
2017 840 62.0 13.5 71.5

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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