Lindley Middle School

Summary:

Lindley Middle School is a public middle school located in Mableton, Georgia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 1,096 students. The school is part of the Cobb County School District, which is ranked 52 out of 201 districts in Georgia and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Lindley Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of African American (50.18%) and Hispanic (45.53%) students compared to the surrounding schools, which tend to have a more diverse racial composition. The school consistently underperforms compared to the Cobb County and Georgia state averages on the Milestones Assessments across all subject areas and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts for 7th grade was 31.9% at Lindley, compared to 51.5% in Cobb County and 39.1% in Georgia. Lindley Middle School has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Georgia middle schools, with a ranking between 394 and 434 out of 577 schools in the 2022-2023 school year, placing it in the bottom 2 stars out of 5 on the SchoolDigger rating system.

Lindley Middle School has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 77.59% to 82.3% over the past few years, significantly higher than the surrounding schools, such as Smitha Middle School, Atlanta SMART Academy, and Turner Middle School. Additionally, Lindley Middle School has a higher student-teacher ratio (15.4) compared to some of the nearby schools, which may contribute to the academic challenges faced by the school.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 50 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE
       Mableton, GA  30126


(770) 819-2496

District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
398th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,862 Help


Students who attend Lindley Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pebblebrook High School

Feeder schools for Lindley Middle School:

Elementary:    Bryant Elementary School
    City View Elementary School
    Clay-Harmony Leland Elementary School
    Riverside Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  1,096

Racial breakdown:

African American:
50.2%
Hispanic:
45.5%
White:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lindley Middle School ranks worse than 68.4% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 23rd among 24 ranked middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (50.2%), Hispanic (45.5%), White (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lindley Middle School is 15.4. 14 middle schools in the Cobb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lindley Middle School is $8,862, which is the 12th highest among 24 middle schools in the Cobb County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lindley Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lindley Middle School 398th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Lindley Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 52nd of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lindley Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 21.13 373rd 420 11.2%
2007 20.82 397th 445 10.8%
2008 19.38 410th 462 11.3%
2009 38.94 337th 466 27.7%
2010 44.74 313th 494 36.6%
2011 43.72 328th 504 34.9%
2012 43.66 344th 508 32.3%
2013 49.31 320th 527 39.3%
2014 40.66 372nd 521 28.6%
2015 23.35 415th 537 22.7%
2016 25.24 418th 545 23.3%
2017 25.03 419th 539 22.3%
2018 24.03 430th 543 20.8%
2019 26.13 431st 559 22.9%
2021 21.91 429th 542 20.8%
2022 23.17 434th 567 23.5%
2023 31.98 394th 577 31.7%
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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 student
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Open Quote i was doing very well in other schools before i got transferred to this one. the teachers are super unprofessional, they allow harassment and bullying in their class, and there are fights everyday. the students and teachers there are so toxic that i became depressed. i begged my mum not to put me here another year, but we are a low income family and i had no choice. if you have the money, please don't let your child attend here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lindley 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 673 673
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 784 784
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1046 1046
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 857 857
1994 339 505 13 13 3 n/a n/a 0 873
1995 313 579 9 39 3 n/a n/a 0 943
1996 313 579 9 39 3 n/a n/a 0 943
1997 273 604 12 57 0 n/a n/a 0 946
1998 232 646 9 62 0 n/a n/a 0 949
1999 209 743 8 79 0 n/a n/a 0 1039
2000 207 843 4 123 1 n/a n/a 0 1178
2001 199 917 4 145 1 n/a n/a 0 1266
2002 158 1093 6 183 1 n/a n/a 0 1441
2003 158 1093 6 183 1 n/a n/a 0 1441
2004 121 1076 5 244 1 n/a n/a 0 1447
2005 77 1050 6 287 3 n/a n/a 33 1456
2006 65 970 4 346 3 n/a n/a 25 1413
2007 56 959 7 362 1 n/a n/a 36 1421
2008 53 807 5 371 3 n/a n/a 35 1274
2009 38 526 5 243 1 n/a n/a 19 832
2010 40 550 5 253 0 0 0 0 848
2011 35 610 4 261 0 0 12 0 922
2012 35 682 7 274 0 0 10 0 1008
2013 27 732 7 317 0 0 12 0 1095
2014 30 712 6 338 1 0 12 0 1099
2015 27 730 4 382 4 0 19 0 1166
2016 32 688 5 407 1 0 12 0 1145
2017 27 632 5 373 1 0 17 0 1055
2018 32 606 6 353 0 0 21 0 1018
2019 26 624 6 433 1 1 17 0 1108
2020 34 674 7 481 2 1 24 0 1223
2021 38 666 5 480 1 1 27 0 1218
2022 30 640 1 500 0 1 20 0 1192
2023 25 550 1 499 1 1 19 0 1096

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 Lindley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 673 31.0 21.7 13.5
1991 784 43.0 18.2 20.7
1992 1046 45.0 23.2 22.8
1993 857 44.0 19.5 32.4
1994 873 55.8 15.6 39.6
1995 943 60.5 15.6 45.3
1996 943 60.5 15.6 45.3
1997 946 59.5 15.9 61.4
1998 949 60.2 15.8 66.1
1999 1039 63.8 16.3 64.3
2000 1178 69.7 16.9 69.3
2001 1266 74.7 16.9 66.7
2002 1441 85.6 16.8 68.4
2003 1441 85.6 16.8 68.4
2004 1447 86.6 16.7 70.4
2005 1456 87.1 16.7 76.2
2006 1413 90.1 15.7 79.5
2007 1421 95.0 15.0 79.5
2008 1274 107.0 11.9 81.7
2009 832 76.4 10.9 83.6
2010 848 67.5 12.5 82.7
2011 922 67.0 13.7 86.4
2012 1008 71.5 14.0 86.8
2013 1095 77.8 14.0 86.5
2014 1099 67.1 16.3 88.8
2015 1166 65.0 17.9 87.8
2016 1145 68.0 16.8 91.8
2017 1055 67.5 15.6 92.4
2018 1018 68.0 14.9 90.6
2019 1108 65.2 16.9 84.3
2020 1223 72.0 16.9 82.7
2021 1218 69.9 17.4 77.6
2022 1192 67.5 17.6 n/a
2023 1096 71.1 15.4 82.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lindley Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 673 31.0 21.7 13.5
1991 784 43.0 18.2 20.7
1992 1046 45.0 23.2 22.8
1993 857 44.0 19.5 32.4
1994 873 55.8 15.6 39.6
1995 943 60.5 15.6 45.3
1996 943 60.5 15.6 45.3
1997 946 59.5 15.9 61.4
1998 949 60.2 15.8 66.1
1999 1039 63.8 16.3 64.3
2000 1178 69.7 16.9 69.3
2001 1266 74.7 16.9 66.7
2002 1441 85.6 16.8 68.4
2003 1441 85.6 16.8 68.4
2004 1447 86.6 16.7 70.4
2005 1456 87.1 16.7 76.2
2006 1413 90.1 15.7 79.5
2007 1421 95.0 15.0 79.5
2008 1274 107.0 11.9 81.7
2009 832 76.4 10.9 83.6
2010 848 67.5 12.5 82.7
2011 922 67.0 13.7 86.4
2012 1008 71.5 14.0 86.8
2013 1095 77.8 14.0 86.5
2014 1099 67.1 16.3 88.8
2015 1166 65.0 17.9 87.8
2016 1145 68.0 16.8 91.8
2017 1055 67.5 15.6 92.4
2018 1018 68.0 14.9 90.6
2019 1108 65.2 16.9 84.3
2020 1223 72.0 16.9 82.7
2021 1218 69.9 17.4 77.6
2022 1192 67.5 17.6 n/a
2023 1096 71.1 15.4 82.3

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 Lindley Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $894 (10.5%) $7,640 (89.5%) $8,534
2018 $591 (6.6%) $8,389 (93.4%) $8,980
2019 $688 (7.8%) $8,173 (92.2%) $8,862

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lindley Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 431st of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 394th of 577 Middle schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lindley Middle School)22.831.9
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)48.551.5
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lindley Middle School)22.723.8
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)54.944.8
 10.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lindley Middle School)29.728
 1.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)58.651.2
 7.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lindley Middle School)24.921.1
 3.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)47.344.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Lindley Middle School)2424.4
 0.4%
   8th Grade Science (Cobb County)41.330.6
 10.7%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Lindley Middle School)22.713.3
 9.4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Cobb County)5144.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Lindley Middle School)74.145.5
 28.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Cobb County)54.246.6
 7.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11081096
 1.1%
African American624550
 11.9%
American Indian11
Asian61
 83.3%
Hispanic433499
 15.2%
Pacific Islander11
White2625
 3.8%
Two or More Races1719
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.3%82.3%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lindley Middle School

Lindley Middle School ranks 398th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,096 students attended Lindley Middle School.

Students at Lindley Middle School are 50% African American, 46% Hispanic, 2% White, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Lindley Middle School usually go on to attend Pebblebrook High School


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