Simpson Middle School

Summary:

Simpson Middle School is a high-performing public middle school in Marietta, Georgia, serving grades 6-8 and part of the Cobb County School District. With a student population of 844, the school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Georgia, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Simpson Middle School's academic performance is exceptional, with students significantly outperforming their peers in the Cobb County district and the state of Georgia on the Milestones Assessment. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 95.7% of Simpson Middle School students were proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to just 46.6% in Cobb County and 35.8% in Georgia. The school's diverse student population includes a higher percentage of White students (57.46%) compared to nearby schools, and a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (15.88%), indicating a lower proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

When compared to the nearby middle schools, such as Dickerson Middle School, Mill Creek Middle School, and Woodstock Middle School, Simpson Middle School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, particularly in core subjects like Algebra I, English Language Arts, and Mathematics. This suggests that the school has a strong educational program and effective teaching practices that enable students to excel.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3340 Trickum Rd NE
       Marietta, GA  30066


(770) 971-4711

District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,128 Help


Feeder schools for Simpson Middle School:

Elementary:    Kincaid Elementary School
    Rocky Mount Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  844

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.5%
Hispanic:
13.3%
African American:
12.3%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.9% Help


 See top rated Georgia middle schools

 Compare Simpson Middle School to nearby middle schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Simpson Middle School ranks better than 95% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 5th among 24 ranked middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.63. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Student population at Simpson Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.5%), Hispanic (13.3%), African American (12.3%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 15.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Simpson Middle School is 14.6, which is the 7th best among 24 middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Simpson Middle School employs 57.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Simpson Middle School is $9,128, which is the 7th highest among 24 middle schools in the Cobb County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Simpson Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Simpson Middle School 29th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Simpson Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

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


What do you think?

Your rating for Simpson Middle School?

Rank History for Simpson Middle School

Help
Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.28 16th 420 96.2%
2007 88.48 17th 445 96.2%
2008 87.96 23rd 462 95.0%
2009 88.64 11th 466 97.6%
2010 87.00 15th 494 97.0%
2011 85.25 23rd 504 95.4%
2012 84.57 22nd 508 95.7%
2013 83.53 25th 527 95.3%
2014 82.00 37th 521 92.9%
2015 93.61 31st 537 94.2%
2016 92.26 26th 545 95.2%
2017 92.68 37th 539 93.1%
2018 95.48 24th 543 95.6%
2019 96.82 17th 559 97.0%
2021 93.50 36th 542 93.4%
2022 97.06 17th 567 97.0%
2023 95.63 28th 577 95.1%
See the entire list of Georgia Middle School Rankings!

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

Simpson Middle School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    






Data source: Georgia Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Simpson Middle School.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Simpson Middle School, submit a rating!


Reviews:
No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Simpson Middle School

Help
Compare
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 936 936
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1005 1005
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1065 1065
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1141 1141
1994 595 41 16 7 1 n/a n/a 0 660
1995 771 36 16 17 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1996 771 36 16 17 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1997 785 42 26 20 0 n/a n/a 0 873
1998 805 42 28 21 0 n/a n/a 0 896
1999 792 66 27 28 1 n/a n/a 0 914
2000 769 74 28 30 1 n/a n/a 0 902
2001 764 82 46 28 1 n/a n/a 0 921
2002 766 75 51 34 0 n/a n/a 0 926
2003 766 75 51 34 0 n/a n/a 0 926
2004 746 87 58 34 1 n/a n/a 0 926
2005 664 95 54 34 1 n/a n/a 29 877
2006 617 104 64 30 1 n/a n/a 25 841
2007 599 91 52 31 0 n/a n/a 28 801
2008 598 104 79 46 0 n/a n/a 37 864
2009 608 102 82 45 2 n/a n/a 37 876
2010 640 118 82 55 2 0 0 0 897
2011 609 88 66 53 2 0 24 0 842
2012 601 109 73 57 2 0 32 0 874
2013 595 92 84 67 1 1 34 0 874
2014 627 94 73 53 0 0 51 0 898
2015 620 109 77 59 0 1 55 0 921
2016 641 103 84 66 0 1 57 0 952
2017 637 105 95 82 1 1 51 0 972
2018 601 100 89 98 1 1 46 0 936
2019 557 100 91 111 1 1 41 0 902
2020 520 103 102 129 0 2 43 0 899
2021 534 97 105 115 1 3 46 0 901
2022 502 96 96 120 2 1 51 0 868
2023 485 104 95 112 3 2 43 0 844

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 Simpson Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 936 56.0 16.7 0
1991 1005 60.0 16.7 1.2
1992 1065 60.5 17.6 0.9
1993 1141 62.0 18.4 0.7
1994 660 44.6 14.8 1.7
1995 840 55.0 15.3 1.8
1996 840 55.0 15.3 1.8
1997 873 56.8 15.4 3.3
1998 896 58.2 15.4 3.2
1999 914 62.8 14.6 3.6
2000 902 60.1 15.0 3.1
2001 921 63.2 14.6 3.9
2002 926 67.1 13.8 5.9
2003 926 67.1 13.8 5.9
2004 926 67.6 13.7 8.1
2005 877 66.1 13.3 10.1
2006 841 64.1 13.1 10.4
2007 801 63.2 12.7 10.3
2008 864 62.5 13.8 13.3
2009 876 68.5 12.8 12.3
2010 897 63.3 14.1 15.1
2011 842 54.5 15.4 16.6
2012 874 54.5 16.0 18.3
2013 874 59.5 14.6 17.2
2014 898 54.0 16.6 13.8
2015 921 58.0 15.8 13.6
2016 952 60.0 15.8 13.1
2017 972 63.0 15.4 13
2018 936 58.0 16.1 12.9
2019 902 55.5 16.2 11.6
2020 899 56.1 16.0 13.2
2021 901 55.9 16.1 13
2022 868 58.2 14.9 n/a
2023 844 57.6 14.6 15.9

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 Simpson Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 936 56.0 16.7 0
1991 1005 60.0 16.7 1.2
1992 1065 60.5 17.6 0.9
1993 1141 62.0 18.4 0.7
1994 660 44.6 14.8 1.7
1995 840 55.0 15.3 1.8
1996 840 55.0 15.3 1.8
1997 873 56.8 15.4 3.3
1998 896 58.2 15.4 3.2
1999 914 62.8 14.6 3.6
2000 902 60.1 15.0 3.1
2001 921 63.2 14.6 3.9
2002 926 67.1 13.8 5.9
2003 926 67.1 13.8 5.9
2004 926 67.6 13.7 8.1
2005 877 66.1 13.3 10.1
2006 841 64.1 13.1 10.4
2007 801 63.2 12.7 10.3
2008 864 62.5 13.8 13.3
2009 876 68.5 12.8 12.3
2010 897 63.3 14.1 15.1
2011 842 54.5 15.4 16.6
2012 874 54.5 16.0 18.3
2013 874 59.5 14.6 17.2
2014 898 54.0 16.6 13.8
2015 921 58.0 15.8 13.6
2016 952 60.0 15.8 13.1
2017 972 63.0 15.4 13
2018 936 58.0 16.1 12.9
2019 902 55.5 16.2 11.6
2020 899 56.1 16.0 13.2
2021 901 55.9 16.1 13
2022 868 58.2 14.9 n/a
2023 844 57.6 14.6 15.9

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 Simpson Middle School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $266 (3.1%) $8,346 (96.9%) $8,612
2018 $292 (3.3%) $8,551 (96.7%) $8,844
2019 $266 (2.9%) $8,862 (97.1%) $9,128

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Simpson 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 17th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 28th of 577 Middle schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Simpson Middle School)79.970.6
 9.3%
   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 (Simpson Middle School)77.563.7
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)5443.2
 10.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Simpson Middle School)67.460.6
 6.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)48.551.5
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Simpson Middle School)70.462.5
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)54.944.8
 10.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Simpson Middle School)78.371.2
 7.1%
   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 (Simpson Middle School)70.968.2
 2.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)47.344.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Simpson Middle School)73.759.2
 14.5%
   8th Grade Science (Cobb County)41.330.6
 10.7%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Simpson Middle School)70.471.3
 0.9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Cobb County)5144.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Simpson Middle School)97.495.7
 1.7%
   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 Students902844
 6.4%
African American100104
 4%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian9195
 4.4%
Hispanic111112
 0.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White557485
 12.9%
Two or More Races4143
 4.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.6%15.9%
 4.2%


Schools Near Simpson Middle School









Frequently Asked Questions about Simpson Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 844 students attended Simpson Middle School.

Students at Simpson Middle School are 57% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% African American, 11% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

Yes! Simpson Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 29th of 582 Georgia middle schools.


Rate Simpson Middle School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Simpson Middle School!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics
h12_130129002023 retrieved from Memory in 0 milliseconds.
None retrieved from Database in 26 milliseconds.