Clifton Ridge Middle School

Summary:

Clifton Ridge Middle School is a public middle school located in Macon, Georgia, serving around 550 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Jones County School District, which is ranked 61 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Clifton Ridge Middle School consistently outperforms the Jones County and Georgia state averages in several key academic areas, particularly in Algebra I, where 93.8% of Clifton Ridge students were proficient or better in 2022-2023, compared to 32.9% in Jones County and 35.8% statewide. The school also has a more racially diverse student population compared to the nearby Gray Station Middle School, with a higher percentage of African American (36.55%) and Hispanic (3.45%) students. Despite having a significantly higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (66.73%) compared to Gray Station Middle School (45.33%), Clifton Ridge Middle School continues to excel academically.

Clifton Ridge Middle School's consistent academic performance, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, is a testament to the school's ability to effectively serve students from diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. While there is still room for improvement, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics, the school's track record of success, especially in Algebra I, is a notable strength that sets it apart from its peers within the Jones County School District.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 169 Dusty Ln
       Macon, GA  31211


(478) 743-5182

District: Jones County

SchoolDigger Rank:
330th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,214 Help


Students who attend Clifton Ridge Middle School usually attend:

High:    Jones County High School

Feeder schools for Clifton Ridge Middle School:

Elementary:    Mattie Wells Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  550

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.4%
African American:
36.5%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clifton Ridge Middle School ranks worse than 56.7% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.4%), African American (36.5%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clifton Ridge Middle School is 13.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clifton Ridge Middle School is $9,214.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Clifton Ridge Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Clifton Ridge Middle School 330th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Clifton Ridge Middle School in the ranking list.)

Jones County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jones County 61st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clifton Ridge Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.63 99th 420 76.4%
2007 57.34 207th 445 53.5%
2008 49.64 258th 462 44.2%
2009 57.20 217th 466 53.4%
2010 65.29 170th 494 65.6%
2011 65.70 174th 504 65.5%
2012 63.79 188th 508 63.0%
2013 61.38 224th 527 57.5%
2014 62.34 206th 521 60.5%
2015 49.69 259th 537 51.8%
2016 52.68 239th 545 56.1%
2017 36.09 350th 539 35.1%
2018 39.71 327th 543 39.8%
2019 40.74 328th 559 41.3%
2021 35.65 340th 542 37.3%
2022 38.19 341st 567 39.9%
2023 41.16 327th 577 43.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Clifton Ridge Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 369 161 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2003 369 161 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2004 389 158 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2005 390 185 3 1 0 n/a n/a 2 581
2006 357 196 3 2 0 n/a n/a 2 560
2007 333 210 3 2 0 n/a n/a 4 552
2008 318 203 3 5 0 n/a n/a 5 534
2009 277 203 1 2 1 n/a n/a 6 490
2010 261 205 1 2 0 0 7 0 476
2011 240 213 0 4 0 0 9 0 466
2012 248 212 0 6 0 0 11 0 477
2013 315 210 0 6 0 1 14 0 546
2014 337 209 1 5 0 1 15 0 568
2015 362 190 2 3 0 0 17 0 574
2016 370 192 2 2 0 0 14 0 580
2017 349 199 3 3 1 0 14 0 569
2018 345 234 2 5 1 0 15 0 602
2019 362 209 1 4 0 0 24 0 600
2020 307 186 0 6 0 0 28 0 527
2021 293 187 3 12 0 0 26 0 521
2022 295 209 3 16 0 0 18 0 541
2023 299 201 3 19 0 0 28 0 550

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 Clifton Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 537 30.0 17.9 44.9
2003 537 30.0 17.9 44.9
2004 553 32.0 17.3 42.7
2005 581 35.0 16.6 48.7
2006 560 36.0 15.6 52.3
2007 552 37.0 14.9 56.9
2008 534 40.0 13.4 55.4
2009 490 39.0 12.6 54.8
2010 476 36.2 13.1 56.5
2011 466 32.8 14.2 61.2
2012 477 32.8 14.5 63.5
2013 546 36.3 15.0 62.6
2014 568 37.2 15.2 59.7
2015 574 38.0 15.1 63.4
2016 580 42.0 13.8 62.6
2017 569 40.2 14.1 60.6
2018 602 40.3 14.9 63.5
2019 600 39.7 15.1 59.8
2020 527 38.3 13.7 58.4
2021 521 40.1 12.9 56.8
2022 541 40.7 13.2 n/a
2023 550 40.7 13.5 66.7

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 Clifton Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 537 30.0 17.9 44.9
2003 537 30.0 17.9 44.9
2004 553 32.0 17.3 42.7
2005 581 35.0 16.6 48.7
2006 560 36.0 15.6 52.3
2007 552 37.0 14.9 56.9
2008 534 40.0 13.4 55.4
2009 490 39.0 12.6 54.8
2010 476 36.2 13.1 56.5
2011 466 32.8 14.2 61.2
2012 477 32.8 14.5 63.5
2013 546 36.3 15.0 62.6
2014 568 37.2 15.2 59.7
2015 574 38.0 15.1 63.4
2016 580 42.0 13.8 62.6
2017 569 40.2 14.1 60.6
2018 602 40.3 14.9 63.5
2019 600 39.7 15.1 59.8
2020 527 38.3 13.7 58.4
2021 521 40.1 12.9 56.8
2022 541 40.7 13.2 n/a
2023 550 40.7 13.5 66.7

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 Clifton Ridge Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $218 (2.6%) $8,274 (97.4%) $8,492
2018 $332 (3.9%) $8,214 (96.1%) $8,545
2019 $496 (5.4%) $8,717 (94.6%) $9,214

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clifton Ridge Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 328th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 327th of 577 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clifton Ridge Middle School)42.126.8
 15.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)4239.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Clifton Ridge Middle School)29.118.4
 10.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)27.934.2
 6.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Clifton Ridge Middle School)24.934.3
 9.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)30.837.8
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Clifton Ridge Middle School)28.826.8
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)37.629.2
 8.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Clifton Ridge Middle School)43.131.5
 11.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)48.538.8
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Clifton Ridge Middle School)32.823.2
 9.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)29.129.3
 0.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Clifton Ridge Middle School)23.430.5
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Jones County)23.426.2
 2.8%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Clifton Ridge Middle School)37.137.1
   8th Grade Social Studies (Jones County)39.539.2
 0.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Clifton Ridge Middle School)96.393.8
 2.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Jones County)34.832.9
 1.9%
   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 Students600550
 8.3%
African American209201
 3.8%
American Indian00
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic419
 375%
Pacific Islander00
White362299
 17.4%
Two or More Races2428
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.8%66.7%
 6.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Clifton Ridge Middle School

Students at Clifton Ridge Middle School are 54% White, 37% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 550 students attended Clifton Ridge Middle School.

Clifton Ridge Middle School ranks 330th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Clifton Ridge Middle School usually go on to attend Jones County High School


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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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