Dickerson Middle School

Public 6-8

 855 Woodlawn Dr NE
       Marietta, GA  30068


 (770) 578-2710

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District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 543 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.0
Number of students:  1,261

Racial breakdown:
White:
69.5%
Asian:
18.9%
Hispanic:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.0%

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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, Dickerson Middle School ranked better than 99.3% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked first among 24 ranked middle schools in the Cobb County School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.12. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), Asian (18.9%), Hispanic (4.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dickerson Middle School is 17. 13 middle schools in the Cobb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Dickerson Middle School employs 74 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Dickerson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dickerson Middle School 4th of 543 Georgia public middle schools. (See Dickerson Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 43rd of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dickerson Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 91.47 3rd 420 99.3%
2007 90.96 5th 445 98.9%
2008 91.78 3rd 462 99.4%
2009 90.33 3rd 466 99.4%
2010 89.29 4th 494 99.2%
2011 87.18 6th 504 98.8%
2012 85.95 9th 508 98.2%
2013 86.25 6th 527 98.9%
2014 85.45 8th 521 98.5%
2015 99.31 3rd 537 99.4%
2016 99.10 3rd 545 99.4%
2017 99.55 3rd 539 99.4%
2018 99.12 4th 543 99.3%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Open Quote Learning environment is good, mostly because the kids are from motivated families. The administrative staff is pretty terrible. Non-responsive to requests for information or meetings. There is bullying by the disciplinary staff, who should instead be preventing bullying. Not much nurturing. They give the kids 30 minutes of recess once a week, calling it fresh air Friday. Lunches last 25 minutes, after which back to class. Somewhat of a concentration camp atmosphere. Our kids more or less suffered through it, getting good grades and a decent education. Nice kids and parents, and most of the teachers were good educators. Would agree with other parent that the method of education was plentiful homework rather than inspiring, creative teaching. Probably lowering my real estate value by submitting this, but it needs to be said. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Open Quote Great School ,great Principal's for all the grades , fabulous office staff and hardworking (Ms Green) teachers .No words to thank them . Kids Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 15, 2015

Open Quote Old rednecks who should be long retired are still teaching here! Their only job is to demotivate kids and pass on negative energy! Thanks to one oldie, my daughter has come to hate Math. There is no concept of partial grade with this teacher. Even for technically correct answers, she will give 0 points because it is not in the correct format! She got 94% in high school ACT Math in 7th grade and got a state level duke tip award, but she still can't get "A" in Math in Dickerson!! There is another nut case who will punish kids for not using the correct font. They justify all this saying that the real world is harsh. Real world is not half as bad as what they make it seem!! Schools like Dodgen have younger teachers who are inspiring the kids. No wonder they won the science olympiad this year! It is about time that the oldies retired to make way for a more positive environment for the kids! The principal Dr. Brink is good, but unless she does something about these teachers, the school will continue to be a dump that the kids hate! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Open Quote I am a parent of two "honor role" children who have attended Dickerson. They say it's difficult to argue with success but if we had it to do over again, we would not send our children to this school. In my opinion, the majority of teachers at Dickerson "slam" the kids with homework and projects and do very little active or effective teaching. It's up to the parents and tutors to support the extreme level of work. The Dickerson administration tends to employ the "guilty until proven innocent" doctrine versus using most minor altercations as teachable moments. While I do believe this school prepares kids well for the work load in high school, Dickerson fails to teach it's children critical thinking and common sense. There are some outstanding teachers at Dickerson but they are heavily outnumbered by complacent teachers and administrators who can "take it easy" because the parents are carrying their load. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 26, 2012

Open Quote I have one daughter who completed 3 years at Dickerson Middle school and is now at Walton as a freshman. Dickerson prepared her for high school in every way. I am very impressed with the level of effort the teachers go thru to ensure the parents are part of the process. I feel this was a positive and inviting environment for kids and parents. In general Middle school is a challenging time. Alot of social issues are occurring while academically things are enhancing at the same time and children are being expected to be very organized. I think Dickerson does a good job of helping kids with this transition. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Open Quote This school is great and all for reveiws but most don't reveal the cold truth. If your the new kid, you get pounded on sometimes if you went to a lower level acedemic school, the other kids who have been going to cobb elementary schools for a long time and are prepared for this school are good to go. Though, I came from a lower acedemic school into 6th grade and it was very very hard for me. I had strait A's in my other school, but when I came in for the first quarter my grades instantly started going down,because the school is so hard and I started worrying. The teachers can just be plain out rude (only some). IN FACT, this week a teacher got fired for being racist to all the black kids she had, and your would not beleive how many students come for help sessions. If you come to this school be prepared for a tutor and waking up at 7 o'clock, getting home at somewhere around 5pm and staying up until atleast 10pm. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Open Quote Something to be aware of: There's a somewhat newer principal here that is apparently not sitting well with the seasoned teachers. This used to be the school that teachers dreamed to be a part of, but there are 8+ leaving at the end of this year. That doesn't bode well. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Open Quote This school is excellent. I just left and moved into a private college-prep school and Dickerson more than prepared me. After coming from public school, most kids have trouble at the school, but the classes are quite easy for me and I know a lot of it already. Though, I thought Dickerson was a hard school, I am definitively thankful for the way it prepared me to be successful in life! Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Quote I'm not sure if things have changed since I was a student at this school, but I want to share my story. This school had VERY high rankings and a great reputation when my brother and I attended. The classes were good, and the teaching was good. The reason for the Poor rating I give this school was the terrible bully problem it had. I was the "new kid" on the block, and the students teased me to no end for anything and everything. The teachers turned their heads and pretended not to see. The same happened to my brother, who was in an accident and had to use a cane to walk. One day, one of the bully kids kicked the cane out from under my brother, causing him to fall. This was in full view of a teacher, who turned her head and ignored it happened. One option in most schools would be to go to the Guidance counselor, but at this school the Guidance counselor was just as bad as the teachers - completely unwilling to address the bully problem. I can't tell you how many times other kids spit on me, threatened me, or made fun of me. This is NOT acceptable behavior. The kids in this school are largely spoiled brats and the teachers turn a blind eye every chance they get. If you're considering sending your child here, I advise looking for other options. If no options are available, at least have a frank conversation with your child on a regular basis to find out whether or not he/she is being bullied. If they are, I recommend threatening legal action against the teachers who ignore this atrocity. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Open Quote Dickerson is a fantastic school that stresses performance and fun. I have a special needs daughter AND a son who (on the other end of the spectrum) is taking all AP level advanced classes. Dickerson MS handles both extremes very well. If your child wants to learn and go to the best schools in GA, then Dickerson MS and Walton HS is the district to be. If you child is a slacker in school, you best look for a house in another school district. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Dickerson 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 1084 1079
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1155 1155
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1148 1143
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1171 1166
1994 1131 28 50 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1213
1995 1212 34 58 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1321
1996 1212 34 58 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1321
1997 1185 25 68 22 2 n/a n/a 0 1302
1998 1167 18 62 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1266
1999 1187 22 68 26 2 n/a n/a 0 1305
2000 1225 29 103 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1382
2001 1275 29 139 22 2 n/a n/a 0 1467
2002 1286 34 171 33 1 n/a n/a 0 1525
2003 1286 34 171 33 1 n/a n/a 0 1525
2004 1264 50 158 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1507
2005 1127 51 152 39 0 n/a n/a 43 1412
2006 1096 55 177 45 1 n/a n/a 36 1410
2007 981 51 160 40 2 n/a n/a 33 1267
2008 906 71 152 35 3 n/a n/a 37 1204
2009 845 67 142 22 3 n/a n/a 38 1117
2010 851 85 156 32 3 3 0 0 1130
2011 845 61 157 42 1 1 30 0 1137
2012 890 74 170 48 0 0 25 0 1207
2013 895 68 166 63 1 0 23 0 1216
2014 878 70 204 57 1 0 28 0 1238
2015 889 66 215 61 0 0 30 0 1261
2016 892 60 235 58 1 0 33 0 1279
2017 877 59 238 61 0 0 26 0 1261

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 Dickerson Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1079 57.0 18.9 0.3
1991 1155 63.0 18.3 0.3
1992 1143 65.3 17.5 0.3
1993 1166 61.0 19.1 0.3
1994 1213 72.7 16.7 0.3
1995 1321 78.5 16.8 0.6
1996 1321 78.5 16.8 0.6
1997 1302 79.0 16.5 0.7
1998 1266 76.7 16.5 1.1
1999 1305 78.7 16.6 1.2
2000 1382 84.0 16.5 1.2
2001 1467 90.6 16.2 0.6
2002 1525 107.6 14.2 1.9
2003 1525 107.6 14.2 1.9
2004 1507 99.7 15.1 2.1
2005 1412 92.0 15.3 3.1
2006 1410 89.1 15.8 3.6
2007 1267 80.2 15.8 4.1
2008 1204 81.0 14.9 4.4
2009 1117 79.3 14.1 4.7
2010 1130 79.0 14.3 6.0
2011 1137 72.0 15.7 6.8
2012 1207 75.0 16.0 6.9
2013 1216 74.5 16.3 7.2
2014 1238 69.0 17.9 5.3
2015 1261 72.0 17.5 4.8
2016 1279 74.0 17.2 4.9
2017 1261 74.0 17.0 5.0

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 Dickerson Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1079 57.0 18.9 0.3
1991 1155 63.0 18.3 0.3
1992 1143 65.3 17.5 0.3
1993 1166 61.0 19.1 0.3
1994 1213 72.7 16.7 0.3
1995 1321 78.5 16.8 0.6
1996 1321 78.5 16.8 0.6
1997 1302 79.0 16.5 0.7
1998 1266 76.7 16.5 1.1
1999 1305 78.7 16.6 1.2
2000 1382 84.0 16.5 1.2
2001 1467 90.6 16.2 0.6
2002 1525 107.6 14.2 1.9
2003 1525 107.6 14.2 1.9
2004 1507 99.7 15.1 2.1
2005 1412 92.0 15.3 3.1
2006 1410 89.1 15.8 3.6
2007 1267 80.2 15.8 4.1
2008 1204 81.0 14.9 4.4
2009 1117 79.3 14.1 4.7
2010 1130 79.0 14.3 6.0
2011 1137 72.0 15.7 6.8
2012 1207 75.0 16.0 6.9
2013 1216 74.5 16.3 7.2
2014 1238 69.0 17.9 5.3
2015 1261 72.0 17.5 4.8
2016 1279 74.0 17.2 4.9
2017 1261 74.0 17.0 5.0

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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