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SMMS will ensure educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment to prepare students for success in rigorous high school courses and ultimately, for graduation, transition to college, technical training or the workplace in order to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.


St. Marys Middle School Climate Rating

Schools in Georgia are rated using the College and Career Readiness Performance Index, more commonly known as the CCRPI. Each school is rated on a variety of indicators deriving a score between zero and 100. Additionally, schools receive two star scores, one for financial efficiency and the other for school climate. Each rating ranges from zero to five stars. As part of the school climate star rating teachers, students, and parents are surveyed. The parent surveys closes February 26, 2016. We would appreciate your input on our school climate. Last year  very few parents completed our survey. This is a very small number of voices providing the input on our rating. Please take a few minutes to complete the 30 question survey. We value your opinion. The only way we can do the best job we can of meeting your expectations is if we receive your feedback.  


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Jonathan Bartling, a 7th grade student who attends St. Marys Middle School, made it into the Georgia Music Educators Association 2016 All-State Band.  Jonathan is the first student from St. Marys Middle School to ever earn this distinguished honor.

This past December, Jonathan auditioned along with thousands of other band students from across the state at their local district levels. The first audition consisted of major scales, chromatic scale, and a prepared musical etude, and sight-reading. His score on the French Horn was high enough, that he advanced to the 2nd round of the All-State Band auditions.

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, Jonathan auditioned in Perry, GA with 1,000 other middle school band students from across the state of Georgia. The second audition process is a blind audition where students have prepared two musical etudes and participate in sight-treading .The All-State Band only accepts 16 French horn players from the 7th and 8th grade.  Jonathan earned a spot as the 3rd chair horn player.

The All-State Band event takes place March 3-5, 2016, in Athens, Georgia.  St. Marys Middle School is very proud to have one of its own represent the school and the Camden County School System.

Jonathan is the son of Thorsten and Carli Bartling of Kingsland, GA.

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Georgia Milestones Assessment Results

Georgia Milestones Assessment Results Show Progress
         and Opportunity for Camden County Schools

The Georgia Department of Education recently released student scores from the 2014-15 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System which includes End of Grade (EOG) tests in grades 3-8 and End of Course (EOC) tests in grades 9-12. Results from this first year of Georgia Milestones reveal areas of accomplishment and opportunities for growth.  As expected, due to the more rigorous standards assessed by Georgia Milestones, statewide scores were lower than teachers and parents are accustomed to receiving. Camden County’s students’ scores were, once again, higher than the state average in most areas.

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Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA or click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education.     Link to sample test questions here.

CCRPI Information
Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index.  Please see the links below for more information on how our schools are scored and how SMMS rates.

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