Gray Station Middle School

Summary:

Gray Station Middle School is a public middle school located in Gray, Georgia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 653 students. 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.

Gray Station Middle School consistently outperforms the Jones County and Georgia state averages in various Milestones Assessment subjects, with 75% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to 32.9% for Jones County and 35.8% for Georgia. The school also has a more racially diverse student population compared to the nearby Clifton Ridge Middle School, with 73.81% White, 18.53% African American, and 2.45% Hispanic students. Additionally, Gray Station Middle School has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (45.33%) compared to Clifton Ridge Middle School (66.73%) and the other schools in the Bibb County and Baldwin County districts (all over 89%).

Gray Station Middle School's consistent academic performance, with a ranking in the top 35% of Georgia middle schools for the past 10 years and a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, is particularly noteworthy given its more diverse student population. This suggests that the school is effectively serving students of diverse backgrounds, and the lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch may contribute to the school's stronger academic performance. While Gray Station Middle School outperforms the nearby Clifton Ridge Middle School, it is worth noting that Clifton Ridge is also part of the Jones County School District and has a 4-star rating, indicating that the district as a whole is performing well.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 324 Ga Highway 18 E
       Gray, GA  31032


(478) 986-2090

District: Jones County

SchoolDigger Rank:
197th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,435 Help


Students who attend Gray Station Middle School usually attend:

High:    Jones County High School

Feeder schools for Gray Station Middle School:

Elementary:    Dames Ferry Elementary School
    Gray Elementary School
    Turner Woods Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  653

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.8%
African American:
18.5%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gray Station Middle School ranks better than 66.2% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.8%), African American (18.5%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gray Station 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 Gray Station Middle School is $8,435.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Gray Station Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Gray Station Middle School 197th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Gray Station 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 Gray Station Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 64.66 156th 445 64.9%
2008 64.04 161st 462 65.2%
2009 63.27 171st 466 63.3%
2010 64.02 180th 494 63.6%
2011 67.97 160th 504 68.3%
2012 67.11 160th 508 68.5%
2013 77.88 72nd 527 86.3%
2014 75.03 98th 521 81.2%
2015 76.26 104th 537 80.6%
2016 74.14 112th 545 79.4%
2017 55.54 217th 539 59.7%
2018 57.10 206th 543 62.1%
2019 49.50 272nd 559 51.3%
2021 57.58 207th 542 61.8%
2022 56.98 210th 567 63.0%
2023 61.64 195th 577 66.2%
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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 Gray Station Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 559 167 6 8 3 n/a n/a 3 746
2008 591 164 0 9 2 n/a n/a 6 772
2009 595 157 5 7 3 n/a n/a 7 774
2010 605 174 4 4 1 0 9 0 797
2011 631 171 5 8 1 0 7 0 823
2012 635 171 2 10 1 2 11 0 832
2013 546 148 3 12 1 0 16 0 726
2014 521 133 3 12 1 0 13 0 683
2015 508 130 4 14 2 0 15 0 673
2016 510 118 4 14 0 0 19 0 665
2017 507 119 3 15 1 0 22 0 667
2018 538 105 1 15 0 0 23 0 682
2019 491 142 1 11 1 0 18 0 664
2020 504 153 2 12 1 0 28 0 700
2021 473 144 2 14 1 2 32 0 668
2022 492 135 3 13 1 1 33 0 678
2023 482 121 4 16 0 0 30 0 653

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 Gray Station Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 746 43.5 17.1 33.8
2008 772 46.5 16.6 35.6
2009 774 48.0 16.1 35.5
2010 797 48.3 16.5 36
2011 823 48.3 17.0 39.7
2012 832 47.4 17.5 39.3
2013 726 46.2 15.7 43.5
2014 683 46.3 14.7 42
2015 673 46.0 14.6 44.1
2016 665 44.0 15.1 42.9
2017 667 43.0 15.5 39.4
2018 682 41.5 16.4 37.8
2019 664 40.7 16.3 40.8
2020 700 43.1 16.2 41.3
2021 668 46.7 14.3 49.3
2022 678 46.3 14.6 n/a
2023 653 48.3 13.5 45.3

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 Gray Station Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 746 43.5 17.1 33.8
2008 772 46.5 16.6 35.6
2009 774 48.0 16.1 35.5
2010 797 48.3 16.5 36
2011 823 48.3 17.0 39.7
2012 832 47.4 17.5 39.3
2013 726 46.2 15.7 43.5
2014 683 46.3 14.7 42
2015 673 46.0 14.6 44.1
2016 665 44.0 15.1 42.9
2017 667 43.0 15.5 39.4
2018 682 41.5 16.4 37.8
2019 664 40.7 16.3 40.8
2020 700 43.1 16.2 41.3
2021 668 46.7 14.3 49.3
2022 678 46.3 14.6 n/a
2023 653 48.3 13.5 45.3

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 Gray Station Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $155 (1.9%) $7,850 (98.1%) $8,005
2018 $220 (2.8%) $7,562 (97.2%) $7,782
2019 $369 (4.4%) $8,067 (95.6%) $8,435

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gray Station Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 272nd of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 195th of 577 Middle schools
 14.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Gray Station Middle School)41.950.8
 8.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)4239.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gray Station Middle School)2747.6
 20.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)27.934.2
 6.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gray Station Middle School)35.540.8
 5.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)30.837.8
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gray Station Middle School)44.631.4
 13.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)37.629.2
 8.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gray Station Middle School)53.744.5
 9.2%
   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 (Gray Station Middle School)24.534.1
 9.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)29.129.3
 0.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Gray Station Middle School)23.322.5
 0.8%
   8th Grade Science (Jones County)23.426.2
 2.8%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Gray Station Middle School)41.740.8
 0.9%
   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 (Gray Station Middle School)68.575
 6.5%
   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 Students664653
 1.7%
African American142121
 14.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian14
 300%
Hispanic1116
 45.5%
Pacific Islander00
White491482
 1.8%
Two or More Races1830
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.8%45.3%
 4.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gray Station Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 653 students attended Gray Station Middle School.

Gray Station Middle School ranks 197th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Gray Station Middle School usually go on to attend Jones County High School

Students at Gray Station Middle School are 74% White, 19% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.


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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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