School Details

Brown Middle School

765 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 802-6800
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 636 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
92%
94%
67%
70%
83%
90%
94%
97%
48%
60%
74%
59%
63%
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.
83%
81%
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
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brown Middle School is a public middle school in Atlanta. The principal of Brown Middle School is Joyce Thomas and can be contacted at jhtomas@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 636 children attend Brown Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Brown Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 636 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brown Middle School is 14:1. KIPP Strive Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 78%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Hispanic 0.5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 75%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school has an awesome Gifted Program! The teachers and administration card about the kids & put forth the efforts and energy to make sure that these kids stay on track! This is a much better school than many know.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to Brown with one son in the gifted and talented academy and I am so impressed with the level of expectations the tenacity of the principal and the rigor of the educational teaching/work. My children have gone to the top rated APS public elementary middle and high schools. This progarm has truly challenged my son and simultaneously taught him life skills like time management organization quality of work self-motivation etc. There are less parents involved in the school overall than the other schools our kids have attended but there is definitely a difference in the community/workforce/income levels so that creates gaps in availabiliy of time and financial resources often. I wish the rigor of Brown was felt throughout the entire APS system.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal Underdue is outstanding understands the need to involve the community in the development of our children; 'It takes a village!'

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has so much more potential if it would use the parents more. Parents are the greatest advocates for a child's success. Brown has very low participation in it;s PTSA and so much talent in the parents. If Mr. Underdue would take time to survey the volunteer interests of the parents and truly allow the parents to help him then this would be one of the best middle schools in Atlanta Public Schools. Communication is in dire need of improvement. This is a uniform school for some students and thus not for others. This needs to be inforced better. There's still a lot of work to be done to make this school better. A school sometimes has to 'grab' the parents and make them feel more welcome!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school has mde great gains however the principal is more into his looks than anything else. I want to talk about my child not about how good he looks.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at BMS so far I have enjoyed her stay. The feedback from teachers is great and it is a totally uniformed school this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am glad Dr. Ordu is gone!!! She broke the spirits of the entire student and staff population!! She also ran out great teachers from 2003-2006; that is why AYP was not met this year--great teachers could not take it anymore !!!Mr Underdue is what the school needs!! He is a positive and firm principal for staff and students!! Brown will go from good TO GREAT NOW! dedicated parent

  • (8 years ago)

    Brown Middle School has been an eye opening experience some good some bad. Brown's enrollment is an asset in a city where middle school enrollments below 1000 are rare. The interactions with some of the administrators and front office staff leaves a lot to be desired. I will say that the extra activities are in abundance and students have and endless list of ways to spend their afternoons. Academically I see improvement but know that Brown has a way to go. The sad part is that parents fail to realize that a school's academic greatness is highly dependent on their involvement in PTA and other facets of the school. Brown is similar to any other public school what will make Brown great is the parents who take an active part in their children and the children of Brown. Hats off to the staff at BMS.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am beginning to see tremendous change in the way that the school is handling matters. The school is working harder to help the chidren (especially 6th graders) make the adjustment from elementary school to middle school. They are reinforcing good conduct and reiterating to the children how important an education is. I think that the Principal Dr. Ordu will soon make national news if they stay focused with the right teachers and administators. I am seeing great progress and change. The main goal is for a child to receive an education. If there are factors that affect prohibit the child from receiving an education then it should be dealt with immediately.

  • (9 years ago)

    It has a high selection of sports and many other extra curricular activities

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