McCleskey Middle School

Summary:

McCleskey Middle School is a public middle school located in Marietta, Georgia, serving 570 students in grades 6-8. 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.

McCleskey Middle School consistently performs well on the Georgia Milestones Assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the Cobb County and Georgia averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school had a 100% proficiency rate in Algebra I, compared to 46.6% for Cobb County and 35.8% for Georgia. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 52.46% White, 14.21% African American, 24.21% Hispanic, and 2.81% Asian, which is higher than some nearby schools like Hightower Trail Middle School and Dodgen Middle School. Despite having a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (34.04%) compared to some of the higher-performing nearby schools, McCleskey Middle School is still able to achieve strong academic results.

McCleskey Middle School's consistent high performance, outperforming many nearby schools on the Milestones Assessments, and its ability to serve a socioeconomically diverse student body are all noteworthy achievements. The school's smaller size, with around 570 students, may also contribute to its personalized attention and support for students. Overall, McCleskey Middle School stands out as a high-performing, diverse, and equitable middle school within the Cobb County School District.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4080 Maybreeze Rd
       Marietta, GA  30066


(770) 928-5560

District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
128th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,997 Help


Students who attend McCleskey Middle School usually attend:

High:    Kell High School

Feeder schools for McCleskey Middle School:

Elementary:    Keheley Elementary School
    Nicholson Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  570

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.5%
Hispanic:
24.2%
African American:
14.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details McCleskey Middle School ranks better than 78% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 10th 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 74.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at McCleskey Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.5%), Hispanic (24.2%), African American (14.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McCleskey Middle School is 12.2, which is the lowest among 25 middle schools in the Cobb County School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McCleskey Middle School is $9,997, which is the highest among 25 middle schools in the Cobb County School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

McCleskey Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks McCleskey Middle School 128th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See McCleskey 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 McCleskey Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 74.43 84th 420 80.0%
2007 73.05 90th 445 79.8%
2008 79.43 70th 462 84.8%
2009 82.69 46th 466 90.1%
2010 76.76 85th 494 82.8%
2011 76.45 93rd 504 81.5%
2012 80.34 53rd 508 89.6%
2013 77.65 76th 527 85.6%
2014 76.92 82nd 521 84.3%
2015 84.73 64th 537 88.1%
2016 83.59 67th 545 87.7%
2017 79.42 97th 539 82.0%
2018 82.05 86th 543 84.2%
2019 76.66 114th 559 79.6%
2021 64.20 176th 542 67.5%
2022 69.78 152nd 567 73.2%
2023 74.19 126th 577 78.2%
See the entire list of Georgia Middle School Rankings!

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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Monday, March 29, 2021

Open Quote I love this school! The diverse student population is a wonderful introduction to children respecting cultures outside of their family group. The teachers are wonderful. Close Quote



Enrollment information for McCleskey 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 1001 1001
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 988 988
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1045 1045
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1131 1131
1994 912 48 16 18 0 n/a n/a 0 994
1995 891 62 22 21 2 n/a n/a 0 998
1996 891 62 22 21 2 n/a n/a 0 998
1997 912 70 28 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1026
1998 945 65 36 17 4 n/a n/a 0 1067
1999 934 80 31 22 4 n/a n/a 0 1071
2000 916 83 30 40 5 n/a n/a 0 1074
2001 858 108 32 50 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
2002 696 113 15 42 1 n/a n/a 0 867
2003 696 113 15 42 1 n/a n/a 0 867
2004 651 100 25 50 2 n/a n/a 0 828
2005 590 115 30 64 3 n/a n/a 37 839
2006 567 110 36 73 5 n/a n/a 28 819
2007 551 117 28 81 4 n/a n/a 28 809
2008 500 95 33 88 3 n/a n/a 33 752
2009 504 108 25 84 3 n/a n/a 33 757
2010 492 149 32 99 3 0 0 0 775
2011 430 110 21 102 1 0 20 0 684
2012 402 107 27 95 1 0 24 0 656
2013 390 96 27 104 1 0 35 0 653
2014 414 123 28 101 2 0 35 0 703
2015 409 107 27 105 2 0 31 0 681
2016 422 110 28 111 1 0 32 0 704
2017 394 108 26 123 0 0 32 0 683
2018 378 114 30 124 0 0 24 0 670
2019 389 126 22 121 0 0 26 0 684
2020 400 129 20 124 2 0 33 0 708
2021 367 121 17 127 2 0 44 0 678
2022 327 107 19 134 1 1 41 0 630
2023 299 81 16 138 0 0 36 0 570

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 McCleskey Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1001 56.0 17.8 1.7
1991 988 58.0 17.0 2
1992 1045 55.0 19.0 1.7
1993 1131 60.0 18.9 2.7
1994 994 62.4 15.9 4.9
1995 998 60.5 16.5 4.1
1996 998 60.5 16.5 4.1
1997 1026 58.5 17.5 7.3
1998 1067 63.6 16.8 5.7
1999 1071 65.1 16.5 7.8
2000 1074 65.1 16.5 10.9
2001 1049 67.0 15.7 10.2
2002 867 67.5 12.8 17.1
2003 867 67.5 12.8 17.1
2004 828 62.1 13.3 16.2
2005 839 59.2 14.2 22.4
2006 819 55.1 14.9 24.8
2007 809 59.7 13.6 26.6
2008 752 60.5 12.4 29.9
2009 757 63.5 11.9 29.4
2010 775 60.5 12.8 36
2011 684 51.0 13.4 36.5
2012 656 47.0 13.9 39.2
2013 653 42.5 15.3 38.7
2014 703 42.0 16.7 37.6
2015 681 44.0 15.4 37.2
2016 704 46.0 15.3 36.8
2017 683 47.5 14.3 39.2
2018 670 45.0 14.8 38.1
2019 684 44.2 15.4 33.8
2020 708 45.2 15.6 30.4
2021 678 46.2 14.6 28.5
2022 630 49.7 12.6 n/a
2023 570 46.5 12.2 34

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 McCleskey Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1001 56.0 17.8 1.7
1991 988 58.0 17.0 2
1992 1045 55.0 19.0 1.7
1993 1131 60.0 18.9 2.7
1994 994 62.4 15.9 4.9
1995 998 60.5 16.5 4.1
1996 998 60.5 16.5 4.1
1997 1026 58.5 17.5 7.3
1998 1067 63.6 16.8 5.7
1999 1071 65.1 16.5 7.8
2000 1074 65.1 16.5 10.9
2001 1049 67.0 15.7 10.2
2002 867 67.5 12.8 17.1
2003 867 67.5 12.8 17.1
2004 828 62.1 13.3 16.2
2005 839 59.2 14.2 22.4
2006 819 55.1 14.9 24.8
2007 809 59.7 13.6 26.6
2008 752 60.5 12.4 29.9
2009 757 63.5 11.9 29.4
2010 775 60.5 12.8 36
2011 684 51.0 13.4 36.5
2012 656 47.0 13.9 39.2
2013 653 42.5 15.3 38.7
2014 703 42.0 16.7 37.6
2015 681 44.0 15.4 37.2
2016 704 46.0 15.3 36.8
2017 683 47.5 14.3 39.2
2018 670 45.0 14.8 38.1
2019 684 44.2 15.4 33.8
2020 708 45.2 15.6 30.4
2021 678 46.2 14.6 28.5
2022 630 49.7 12.6 n/a
2023 570 46.5 12.2 34

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 McCleskey Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $164 (1.7%) $9,423 (98.3%) $9,587
2018 $209 (2.1%) $9,762 (97.9%) $9,971
2019 $193 (1.9%) $9,804 (98.1%) $9,997

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McCleskey Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 114th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 126th of 577 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (McCleskey Middle School)60.554
 6.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)56.950.6
 6.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (McCleskey Middle School)60.543.5
 17%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)5443.2
 10.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McCleskey Middle School)4752.1
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)48.551.5
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (McCleskey Middle School)49.847.4
 2.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)54.944.8
 10.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McCleskey Middle School)58.846.2
 12.6%
   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 (McCleskey Middle School)40.745.2
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)47.344.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (McCleskey Middle School)49.237.5
 11.7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Cobb County)5144.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (McCleskey Middle School)100100
   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 Students684570
 16.7%
African American12681
 35.7%
American Indian00
Asian2216
 27.3%
Hispanic121138
 14%
Pacific Islander00
White389299
 23.1%
Two or More Races2636
 38.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.8%34%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McCleskey Middle School

Students who attend McCleskey Middle School usually go on to attend Kell High School

Students at McCleskey Middle School are 52% White, 24% Hispanic, 14% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 570 students attended McCleskey Middle School.

McCleskey Middle School ranks 128th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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