Sandy Springs Middle School

Public 6-8

 8750 Pride Pl
       Atlanta, GA  30350


 (470) 254-4970

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
219th of 551 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  909

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.2%
Hispanic:
27.0%
White:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Sandy Springs Middle School ranked better than 60.3% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked 11th among 22 ranked middle schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.28. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Sandy Springs Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (47.2%), Hispanic (27%), White (18.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 64% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Springs Middle School is 12.9, which is the 4th best among 22 middle schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Sandy Springs Middle School employs 70 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sandy Springs Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Springs Middle School 219th of 551 Georgia public middle schools. (See Sandy Springs Middle School in the ranking list.)

Fulton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fulton County 63rd of 189 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandy Springs Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 50.94 228th 420 45.7%
2007 54.82 224th 445 49.7%
2008 44.73 291st 462 37.0%
2009 56.42 225th 466 51.7%
2010 52.68 259th 494 47.6%
2011 51.00 288th 504 42.9%
2012 51.44 283rd 508 44.3%
2013 53.91 283rd 527 46.3%
2014 51.87 300th 521 42.4%
2015 50.41 250th 537 53.4%
2016 47.15 273rd 545 49.9%
2017 51.23 247th 539 54.2%
2018 48.90 265th 543 51.2%
2019 56.28 219th 551 60.3%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Open Quote The teachers are great. Advanced classes really challenge the kids. Lots of extra curricular activities. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Open Quote We are new to SSCMS this year with a sixth grader and are completely thrilled with our child's experience so far. The teachers in his core classes (math/ELA/science/social studies are top notch, with rigorous STEAM Academy and TAG level classes. We're so happy to be part of the SSCMS family and urge others to come take a tour - it's a pretty special place! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, May 23, 2016

Open Quote My son is about to finish his 7th grade year at SSCMS and we have only had positive experiences. He is 13 years old and ADHD. We tried the private school route (GHA, Galloway)... but honestly they (unlike Public Schools) are not mandated to know how to teach a student with my son's challenges. He is very bright and came to SSCMS in the 6th grade and went right into advanced classes. We have a 504 plan for him and I regularly speak, text and email with his teachers when necessary. He is challenged by the curriculum and has a great, diverse social life. The first year I wasn't very involved... but this year I was able to take on more volunteer roles and spend time getting to know the admin. They are a dedicated group of educators who are working on building SSCMS into a top level, superior school for our community. I would suggest to anyone interested... before you decide on a private school, or consider moving to another county... just walk through the doors of Sandy Springs Charter Middle School and see and hear what all the great buzz is about! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Open Quote I've got a rising 8th grader, as well as a child at North Springs High School - i have no doubt this is where they needed to be and are more than prepared for the next step. This middle school had my rising Jr. well-prepared for the honor/AP classes he's taking.

The new principal wants his kids to succeed! He has a great staff and has created a whole new energy at the school that is evident as soon as you walk thru the front doors. He is working hard to engage the parents and the local communities to get involved. He's created an open door, approachable environment that makes you want to come to school and learn! Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, February 7, 2011

Open Quote Sandy Springs Middle does an excellent job of teaching, inspiring, and communicating with kids of middle school ages 11-14. The principal Dr. Kay Walker has a terrific staff that is hard working and talented. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sandy Springs 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 696 691
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 739 739
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 752 747
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 867 862
1994 474 342 28 37 1 n/a n/a 0 882
1995 384 301 37 49 0 n/a n/a 0 771
1996 384 301 37 49 0 n/a n/a 0 771
1997 392 285 30 81 0 n/a n/a 0 788
1998 366 296 30 32 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1999 375 284 34 49 1 n/a n/a 0 743
2000 332 280 30 64 1 n/a n/a 0 707
2001 350 273 37 51 2 n/a n/a 0 713
2002 284 351 36 119 0 n/a n/a 0 790
2003 284 351 36 119 0 n/a n/a 0 790
2004 260 345 30 139 1 n/a n/a 0 775
2005 199 329 26 148 1 n/a n/a 36 739
2006 184 394 34 168 0 n/a n/a 38 818
2007 169 328 21 166 0 n/a n/a 35 719
2008 157 354 19 147 1 n/a n/a 43 721
2009 191 348 22 145 2 n/a n/a 49 757
2010 187 396 24 164 1 0 60 0 832
2011 183 453 21 190 1 0 49 0 897
2012 173 468 22 172 1 0 40 0 876
2013 171 483 21 190 1 1 43 0 910
2014 166 450 24 196 1 1 42 0 880
2015 173 456 21 231 0 1 38 0 920
2016 157 410 26 228 0 0 39 0 860
2017 182 396 25 231 1 0 42 0 877
2018 172 429 25 245 1 0 37 0 909

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 Sandy Springs Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 691 45.0 15.3 2.7
1991 739 56.0 13.1 7.8
1992 747 47.0 15.8 10.6
1993 862 51.0 16.9 17.2
1994 882 58.7 15.0 23.8
1995 771 59.0 13.1 22.0
1996 771 59.0 13.1 22.0
1997 788 31.8 24.8 33.2
1998 724 52.5 13.8 33.0
1999 743 58.8 12.6 36.2
2000 707 59.5 11.9 45.0
2001 713 52.6 13.6 31.3
2002 790 64.7 12.2 47.6
2003 790 64.7 12.2 47.6
2004 775 58.0 13.4 46.8
2005 739 60.4 12.2 53.5
2006 818 64.5 12.7 59.7
2007 719 66.2 10.9 64.0
2008 721 63.9 11.3 62.1
2009 757 64.0 11.8 63.8
2010 832 68.5 12.1 66.1
2011 897 68.0 13.1 67.4
2012 876 69.4 12.6 69.4
2013 910 70.4 12.9 68.4
2014 880 69.0 12.7 67.4
2015 920 70.0 13.1 65.5
2016 860 69.0 12.4 66.6
2017 877 66.4 13.2 65.0
2018 909 70.0 12.9 64.0

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 Sandy Springs Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 691 45.0 15.3 2.7
1991 739 56.0 13.1 7.8
1992 747 47.0 15.8 10.6
1993 862 51.0 16.9 17.2
1994 882 58.7 15.0 23.8
1995 771 59.0 13.1 22.0
1996 771 59.0 13.1 22.0
1997 788 31.8 24.8 33.2
1998 724 52.5 13.8 33.0
1999 743 58.8 12.6 36.2
2000 707 59.5 11.9 45.0
2001 713 52.6 13.6 31.3
2002 790 64.7 12.2 47.6
2003 790 64.7 12.2 47.6
2004 775 58.0 13.4 46.8
2005 739 60.4 12.2 53.5
2006 818 64.5 12.7 59.7
2007 719 66.2 10.9 64.0
2008 721 63.9 11.3 62.1
2009 757 64.0 11.8 63.8
2010 832 68.5 12.1 66.1
2011 897 68.0 13.1 67.4
2012 876 69.4 12.6 69.4
2013 910 70.4 12.9 68.4
2014 880 69.0 12.7 67.4
2015 920 70.0 13.1 65.5
2016 860 69.0 12.4 66.6
2017 877 66.4 13.2 65.0
2018 909 70.0 12.9 64.0

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

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