Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

Public 6-8

 315 Bob Grogan Dr
       Dallas, GA  30132


(770) 505-3700

District: Paulding County

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 559 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,363 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.1
Number of students:  1,424

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.9%
African American:
13.6%
Hispanic:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Sammy McClure Senior Middle School ranks better than 90.5% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 9 ranked middle schools in the Paulding County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Sammy McClure Senior Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Paulding County School District. Racial makeup is: White (70.9%), African American (13.6%), Hispanic (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Paulding County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sammy McClure Senior Middle School is 20.1, which is the highest among 9 middle schools in the Paulding County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sammy McClure Senior Middle School is $7,363, which is the lowest among 9 middle schools in the Paulding County School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sammy McClure Senior Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sammy McClure Senior Middle School 53rd of 559 Georgia public middle schools. (See Sammy McClure Senior Middle School in the ranking list.)

Paulding County:

SchoolDigger ranks Paulding County 55th of 196 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 76.25 89th 494 82.0%
2011 79.75 66th 504 86.9%
2012 80.64 49th 508 90.4%
2013 82.63 33rd 527 93.7%
2014 80.47 47th 521 91.0%
2015 89.24 45th 537 91.6%
2016 87.81 51st 545 90.6%
2017 88.60 57th 539 89.4%
2018 88.44 54th 543 90.1%
2019 89.79 53rd 559 90.5%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Open Quote Bullying goes on in the classrooms. This is ignored by the teachers and school administration. The school is NOT rigorous and students are not held accountable for work completion in the allotted time. Students go through their middle school years and have NEVER even read a book on their own! Teachers lack background knowledge in their content areas. Students spend most the of their day unengaged. While the school may score better than most Paulding County schools, most of the students still score below grade level in all subjects. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 23, 2015

Open Quote It is a great school. We transferred mid year and they were so welcoming, kind, and helpful. This is a truly amazing school! If your looking to send your child to a great school in Paulding County or any part of Georgia, this school is the way to go! Thank you to the amazing staff for always looking for ways to engage, teach, and entertain my children! Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, October 14, 2012

Open Quote As a teacher who knows about the inner workings of this school, I strongly disagree with the previous reviewer. The teachers at this school work very hard for their students and do their very best every day. It is certainly more than "just a job." If all I needed was a job, teaching would not be my chosen profession. In regards to the bullying accusation, we have procedures in place to deal with any and all bullying situations. Our administration and counselors take bullying very seriously and we care about our students.

Some other reasons our school is amazing:
Our book fairs have received national recognition each and every year, placing either 1st or 2nd in almost every Scholastic book fair contest we have entered. We've won visits from such renowned authors as Suzanne Collins, James Patterson, and Heather Brewer.
Our CRCT and 8th grade writing test scores have consistently improved every year, often placing us 1st in the county.
Our custodians do an amazing job and our school looks as good as it did our 1st year.
Our Connections department is constantly creating fun and amazing ways to foster extracurricular activity. School pride abounds at SMMS.
Our administrators are understanding and approachable, but have high standards and expectations for all.
All teachers have school websites and update them on a weekly basis, notifying parents of assignments, content, and upcoming events.

It's impossible to please everyone, but at Sammy McClure Middle School, we make a lot of parents and students very happy. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Open Quote The lack of action to the bullying in this school is a disgrace. As well as the email we received from a teacher stating that more than 75% of his class was failing, that it was not just our child. When we brought it to the principals attention, no action was taken. My experience with this school is nothing but lack of Administration. There is absolutely no heart, seems it is simply just a job. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 650 75 4 39 1 n/a n/a 16 785
2009 751 77 5 47 0 n/a n/a 16 896
2010 802 97 5 56 0 1 21 0 982
2011 845 103 8 69 2 1 25 0 1053
2012 885 111 10 81 4 1 19 0 1111
2013 899 92 13 93 4 2 22 0 1125
2014 873 92 10 109 3 1 28 0 1116
2015 897 93 15 120 5 3 33 0 1166
2016 914 109 14 106 3 2 37 0 1185
2017 940 125 17 97 4 4 45 0 1232
2018 981 163 14 106 6 2 45 0 1317
2019 989 176 17 130 5 2 49 0 1368
2020 1009 193 19 143 6 1 53 0 1424

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 Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 785 59.0 13.3 15.5
2009 896 67.0 13.4 15.6
2010 982 65.0 15.1 14.3
2011 1053 60.0 17.5 16.1
2012 1111 60.0 18.5 19.2
2013 1125 59.0 19.0 18
2014 1116 59.0 18.9 18
2015 1166 62.0 18.8 16.3
2016 1185 65.0 18.2 15.2
2017 1232 67.5 18.2 16.2
2018 1317 69.0 19.0 15.6
2019 1368 71.0 19.2 15.8
2020 1424 70.6 20.1 15.9

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 Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 785 59.0 13.3 15.5
2009 896 67.0 13.4 15.6
2010 982 65.0 15.1 14.3
2011 1053 60.0 17.5 16.1
2012 1111 60.0 18.5 19.2
2013 1125 59.0 19.0 18
2014 1116 59.0 18.9 18
2015 1166 62.0 18.8 16.3
2016 1185 65.0 18.2 15.2
2017 1232 67.5 18.2 16.2
2018 1317 69.0 19.0 15.6
2019 1368 71.0 19.2 15.8
2020 1424 70.6 20.1 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 Sammy McClure Senior Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $98 (1.4%) $7,114 (98.6%) $7,212
2018 $86 (1.2%) $7,102 (98.8%) $7,188
2019 $71 (1.0%) $7,293 (99.0%) $7,363

Data source: Georgia Department of Education




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