Lakeside Middle School

Public 6-8

 2565 Echols Rd
       Cumming, GA  30041


(678) 455-7311

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 567 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,067 Help

Feeder schools for Lakeside Middle School:

Elementary:    Haw Creek Elementary
    Mashburn Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  1,227

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.2%
Asian:
33.1%
Hispanic:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.6%

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Compare Details Lakeside Middle School ranks better than 94.5% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked middle schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.2%), Asian (33.1%), Hispanic (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lakeside Middle School is 17.7. 6 middle schools in the Forsyth County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lakeside Middle School is $8,067. 6 middle schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Lakeside Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside Middle School 31st of 567 Georgia public middle schools. (See Lakeside Middle School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 8th of 198 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lakeside Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 86.68 10th 504 98.0%
2012 84.73 19th 508 96.3%
2013 83.98 22nd 527 95.8%
2014 82.75 30th 521 94.2%
2015 97.17 14th 537 97.4%
2016 98.21 7th 545 98.7%
2017 97.90 11th 539 98.0%
2018 98.66 7th 543 98.7%
2019 96.48 20th 559 96.4%
2021 93.25 39th 542 92.8%
2022 95.61 31st 567 94.5%

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.8)
67%

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Open Quote Unfortunately, this school has the makings of a great place, but the apathetic administration & unruly students ensure that this doesn't happen. Our child tells us of many instances where classes are chaotic, and teachers do nothing to intervene. A few of the teachers seem to be interested in the students success, but most are lackluster, at best. Some of the teachers express their personal opinions regarding politics and races/religions, which is appropriate teachers should not attempt to sway students with their personal opinions in any way. Additionally, students' attitudes and behaviors are unacceptable in general there are students screaming swear words and racial epithets in the hallways daily, as well as making lewd sexual comments (which reflects poorly on the parents, but should NOT be tolerated at school). And...the dress code is a JOKE. Many of the students are half-naked, with their buttocks hanging out of their "shorts" (more like underwear!), and, other articles of inappropriate clothing are worn regularly, (VERY tight clothing, like revealing shirts). WHERE ARE THE ADMINISTRATORS?? Are they that AFRAID of parents that they don't send these kids home to change clothes?? Also, kids fight in the hallways and are very disruptive students jump on their desks, and do not get disciplined. This school year, our child has spent a copious amount of time with substitute teachers that are very rude & disrespectful, and hardly speak English. Is there no screening of these "teachers"?? We have been extremely disappointed by this school, especially since the test scores are consistently high. We can only figure that the parents of these high-scoring students make their kids study constantly. Lastly, we are astonished by the fact that students never have homework how does this prepare students for high school (much less college??). With over 1200 students, I can only surmise that students complete "homework" in class so that the teachers do not have to grade anything from home. Otherwise...a TERRIBLE idea. This does NOT promote self-regulation, or self-discipline, nor does it enforce time-management!! Overall...NOT a great place to send your kid. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Open Quote Principal Head avoids parents and students. There is complete lack of proper management and accountability at the school. Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Open Quote Awesome School in every aspect. Staff is outstanding. Kids WORK hard to make this school the best. Principal is the BEST ever Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Open Quote I go here! This school is soooo much fun. :) From 6th grade to now 8th grade, it's been the best. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, August 8, 2011

Open Quote Great school, so much better than Liberty Middle (Covington, Newton County) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lakeside Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 577 12 33 79 7 1 27 0 736
2011 685 16 43 85 6 2 34 0 871
2012 729 14 50 94 7 1 30 0 925
2013 774 13 68 98 7 2 33 0 995
2014 802 18 79 119 6 1 25 0 1050
2015 843 20 109 112 3 2 29 0 1118
2016 866 24 164 118 5 1 33 0 1211
2017 871 27 211 104 5 1 28 0 1247
2018 851 35 259 101 4 1 25 0 1276
2019 757 38 298 104 3 1 35 0 1236
2020 645 41 352 123 8 1 44 0 1214
2021 592 38 406 127 9 0 55 0 1227

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 Lakeside Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 736 46.0 16.0 14.7
2011 871 50.0 17.4 13.1
2012 925 52.0 17.7 12.6
2013 995 53.5 18.5 12.7
2014 1050 57.0 18.4 11.8
2015 1118 66.0 16.9 9.8
2016 1211 68.0 17.8 9
2017 1247 71.5 17.4 8.7
2018 1276 71.0 17.9 8.2
2019 1236 69.0 17.9 8.7
2020 1214 68.3 17.7 9.9
2021 1227 69.0 17.7 8.6

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 Lakeside Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 736 46.0 16.0 14.7
2011 871 50.0 17.4 13.1
2012 925 52.0 17.7 12.6
2013 995 53.5 18.5 12.7
2014 1050 57.0 18.4 11.8
2015 1118 66.0 16.9 9.8
2016 1211 68.0 17.8 9
2017 1247 71.5 17.4 8.7
2018 1276 71.0 17.9 8.2
2019 1236 69.0 17.9 8.7
2020 1214 68.3 17.7 9.9
2021 1227 69.0 17.7 8.6

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lakeside Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $149 (2.0%) $7,385 (98.0%) $7,534
2018 $191 (2.5%) $7,474 (97.5%) $7,665
2019 $201 (2.5%) $7,866 (97.5%) $8,066

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lakeside 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 20th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 31st of 567 Middle schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside Middle School)8270.3
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)7765.6
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Middle School)85.377.9
 7.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)71.963.8
 8.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4031.1
 8.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside Middle School)75.964.3
 11.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)68.459.1
 9.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3935.5
 3.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Middle School)84.872.2
 12.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)76.868.3
 8.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside Middle School)78.257.7
 20.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)7759.2
 17.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4740.5
 6.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lakeside Middle School)61.566.4
 4.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)60.765.7
 5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Lakeside Middle School)011.1
 11.1%
   8th Grade Science (Forsyth County)7.211.6
 4.4%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3227.2
 4.8%
8th Grade Social Studies (Lakeside Middle School)69.567.4
 2.1%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Forsyth County)66.558.6
 7.9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
End of Course Algebra I (Lakeside Middle School)98.593.9
 4.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Forsyth County)76.362.9
 13.4%
   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 Students12361227
 0.7%
African American3838
American Indian39
 200%
Asian298406
 36.2%
Hispanic104127
 22.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White757592
 21.8%
Two or More Races3555
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.7%8.6%
 0.1%




Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeside Middle School

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,227 students attended Lakeside Middle School.

Yes. Lakeside Middle School ranks in the top 5.5% of Georgia middle schools.

Students at Lakeside Middle School are 48% White, 33% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.


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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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