Dean Rusk Middle School

Public 6-8

 2761 E Cherokee Dr
       Canton, GA  30115


(770) 704-1135

District: Cherokee County

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 567 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,218 Help

Students who attend Dean Rusk Middle School usually attend:

High:    Sequoyah High School

Feeder schools for Dean Rusk Middle School:

Elementary:    Hickory Flat Elementary School
    Holly Springs Elementary School
    Indian Knoll Elementary
    Mountain Road Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  1,520

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.6%
Hispanic:
16.0%
African American:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.8%

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Compare Details Dean Rusk Middle School ranks better than 85.9% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 7 ranked middle schools in the Cherokee County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.6%), Hispanic (16%), African American (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dean Rusk Middle School is 16.7. 5 middle schools in the Cherokee County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dean Rusk Middle School is $8,218. 4 middle schools in the Cherokee County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dean Rusk Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dean Rusk Middle School 80th of 567 Georgia public middle schools. (See Dean Rusk Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cherokee County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cherokee County 26th of 198 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dean Rusk Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.95 45th 420 89.3%
2007 80.28 50th 445 88.8%
2008 78.35 71st 462 84.6%
2009 81.79 51st 466 89.1%
2010 78.76 67th 494 86.4%
2011 77.73 84th 504 83.3%
2012 77.69 79th 508 84.4%
2013 77.12 82nd 527 84.4%
2014 74.99 100th 521 80.8%
2015 77.87 101st 537 81.2%
2016 75.57 108th 545 80.2%
2017 77.44 107th 539 80.1%
2018 79.70 99th 543 81.8%
2019 81.86 93rd 559 83.4%
2021 80.90 79th 542 85.4%
2022 83.08 80th 567 85.9%

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

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by a parent
Monday, October 25, 2010

Open Quote A better than average school with better than average administration. Will be an improvement when school can take over 6th grade as this will lead to some physical improvements that can only make a very good school much better! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dean Rusk 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 700 700
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 999 999
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1071 1071
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1174 1174
1994 1129 6 0 16 4 n/a n/a 0 1155
1995 1036 7 1 11 5 n/a n/a 0 1060
1996 1036 7 1 11 5 n/a n/a 0 1060
1997 778 8 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 798
1998 776 8 8 12 3 n/a n/a 0 807
1999 796 4 5 13 5 n/a n/a 0 823
2000 838 5 7 20 3 n/a n/a 0 873
2001 896 13 5 24 1 n/a n/a 0 939
2002 1014 18 10 43 2 n/a n/a 0 1087
2003 1014 18 10 43 2 n/a n/a 0 1087
2004 971 21 9 48 4 n/a n/a 0 1053
2005 681 28 8 59 2 n/a n/a 5 783
2006 700 44 14 64 4 n/a n/a 11 837
2007 723 53 12 83 2 n/a n/a 21 894
2008 736 50 14 105 2 n/a n/a 18 925
2009 583 33 10 87 2 n/a n/a 12 727
2010 649 28 7 85 4 1 11 0 785
2011 678 51 9 89 5 1 0 0 833
2012 681 59 8 86 2 1 6 0 843
2013 664 49 11 91 3 3 16 0 837
2014 675 66 8 89 1 2 26 0 867
2015 697 63 13 93 3 1 31 0 901
2016 696 56 17 128 3 2 29 0 931
2017 1098 97 26 214 5 3 46 0 1489
2018 1146 91 20 207 5 1 50 0 1520
2019 1133 99 23 223 3 2 60 0 1543
2020 1154 101 28 228 2 1 67 0 1581
2021 1089 95 30 243 1 1 61 0 1520

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 Dean Rusk Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 700 36.0 19.4 3.3
1991 999 44.0 22.7 2.7
1992 1071 59.0 18.1 4.2
1993 1174 69.0 17.0 3.7
1994 1155 70.7 16.3 5.5
1995 1060 66.7 15.9 5.8
1996 1060 66.7 15.9 5.8
1997 798 52.0 15.3 8.4
1998 807 51.6 15.6 6.6
1999 823 55.5 14.8 5.7
2000 873 56.0 15.6 6.8
2001 939 57.2 16.4 7.5
2002 1087 76.3 14.2 10.5
2003 1087 76.3 14.2 10.5
2004 1053 76.0 13.9 11.8
2005 783 65.8 11.9 15
2006 837 65.6 12.8 14.8
2007 894 68.5 13.1 16.8
2008 925 72.6 12.7 17.5
2009 727 60.0 12.1 21.3
2010 785 59.0 13.3 24.7
2011 833 59.3 14.0 25.6
2012 843 54.4 15.4 26.3
2013 837 51.6 16.2 27.6
2014 867 50.2 17.2 28.3
2015 901 50.0 18.0 26.4
2016 931 56.0 16.6 26.2
2017 1489 90.5 16.4 28
2018 1520 92.7 16.3 25.1
2019 1543 93.6 16.4 24.2
2020 1581 97.4 16.2 23.9
2021 1520 90.5 16.7 23.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dean Rusk Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 700 36.0 19.4 3.3
1991 999 44.0 22.7 2.7
1992 1071 59.0 18.1 4.2
1993 1174 69.0 17.0 3.7
1994 1155 70.7 16.3 5.5
1995 1060 66.7 15.9 5.8
1996 1060 66.7 15.9 5.8
1997 798 52.0 15.3 8.4
1998 807 51.6 15.6 6.6
1999 823 55.5 14.8 5.7
2000 873 56.0 15.6 6.8
2001 939 57.2 16.4 7.5
2002 1087 76.3 14.2 10.5
2003 1087 76.3 14.2 10.5
2004 1053 76.0 13.9 11.8
2005 783 65.8 11.9 15
2006 837 65.6 12.8 14.8
2007 894 68.5 13.1 16.8
2008 925 72.6 12.7 17.5
2009 727 60.0 12.1 21.3
2010 785 59.0 13.3 24.7
2011 833 59.3 14.0 25.6
2012 843 54.4 15.4 26.3
2013 837 51.6 16.2 27.6
2014 867 50.2 17.2 28.3
2015 901 50.0 18.0 26.4
2016 931 56.0 16.6 26.2
2017 1489 90.5 16.4 28
2018 1520 92.7 16.3 25.1
2019 1543 93.6 16.4 24.2
2020 1581 97.4 16.2 23.9
2021 1520 90.5 16.7 23.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Dean Rusk Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $191 (2.5%) $7,538 (97.5%) $7,728
2018 $164 (2.1%) $7,757 (97.9%) $7,921
2019 $157 (1.9%) $8,061 (98.1%) $8,218

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dean Rusk Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 93rd of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 80th of 567 Middle schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dean Rusk Middle School)63.653.8
 9.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)58.346.9
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dean Rusk Middle School)57.344.1
 13.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)52.138.1
 14%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4031.1
 8.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dean Rusk Middle School)57.450
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)5142
 9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3935.5
 3.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dean Rusk Middle School)55.354.2
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)53.246.5
 6.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dean Rusk Middle School)70.653.3
 17.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)6246.1
 15.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4740.5
 6.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dean Rusk Middle School)42.952
 9.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)42.150
 7.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Dean Rusk Middle School)33.240.8
 7.6%
   8th Grade Science (Cherokee County)35.835
 0.8%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3228.9
 3.1%
8th Grade Social Studies (Dean Rusk Middle School)56.556.4
 0.1%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Cherokee County)52.448.2
 4.2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
End of Course Algebra I (Dean Rusk Middle School)86.998.2
 11.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Cherokee County)51.448.2
 3.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.138.7
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15431520
 1.5%
African American9995
 4%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian2330
 30.4%
Hispanic223243
 9%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
Two or More Races6061
 1.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.2%23.8%
 0.5%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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