School Details

Merry Acres Middle School

1601 Florence Dr, Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3338
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 765 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

90%
89%
92%
79%
75%
83%
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96%
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81%
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78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dougherty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
92%
93%
91%
86%
90%
97%
92%
95%
89%
81%
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89%
79%
83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dougherty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
94%
76%
79%
83%
96%
95%
97%
73%
66%
74%
80%
68%
78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
75%
58%
82%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dougherty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Merry Acres Middle School is a public middle school in Albany. The principal of Merry Acres Middle School is Ufot Akpan Inyang, whose e-mail is ufot.inyang@docoschools.org. 765 students go to Merry Acres Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 0% of the Merry Acres Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 765 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Merry Acres Middle School is 14:1. St. Teresa's School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 83% 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.5%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 10%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.04%
Hispanic 0.1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 79%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 68% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i love my school . i am just starring this year and im in 8th and ihave already learned many things.Mr . rusconi ms roberts ms stolze ms. shultz and ms shepherd are awesome ! Their Excel Program Is Awesome . Ms Shultz . My Hr Teacher teaches awesome spanish ! Ilove going here

  • (2 years ago)

    The EXCEL Program at Merry Acres is AWESOME!! The class sizes are small the teachers are caring - I couldn't ask for a better place for my daughter to go to school. Her CRCT scores were fantastic last year - because of the education she has received there the past two years. The principal is also a great guy who is doing a great job too! I do not regret sending my daughter to Merry Acres at all.

  • (2 years ago)

    Merry Acres is extremely overrated especially the EXCEL program. Most of the teachers though certified are hardly qualified to deal with the unique personalities of these brilliant students. This program instead of encouraging and promoting "excellence" does exactly the opposite discourages and dampens the spirits of bright children who truly inspire to learn.My child's grades plumaged significantly due to the actions of certain EXCEL teachers. More emphasis is placed on discipline instead of education at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    GHETTO< GHETTO< GHETTO!!!!!!! This school is and has been a terrible school for at least fifteen years. The teachers are hardly qualified to deal with their little ghetto charges so they just let them do whatever they please and the other students who are forced to go to this school suffer. If I had the money to send my child to a private school I would have.

  • (3 years ago)

    MY DAUGHTER IS IN SECOND YEAR AT MERRY ACRES. WHAT PARENTS DONT KNOW WHOSE KID IS NOT IN EXCEL IS THERE ARE GOOD TEACHERS WITH MOSLTY BAD STUDENTS. THIS MAKES IT A LITTLE HARDER FOR SOME KIDS TO LEARN. GET RID OF THE PROBLEM!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the Excel Program! My teachers are amazing I love my science teacher Ms. Roberts especially when she sits with my friends and I at lunch! She is AWESOME! Thanks Ms. Roberts! I love MAMS.

  • (5 years ago)

    The excel program is awesome but the school location is bad

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is awesome i highly reccomend this school and the excel program is awesome too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love merry Acres. also the excell program!

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