Coan Middle School

1550 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 802-6600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 305 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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.
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About this school

Coan Middle School is a public middle school in Atlanta. The principal of Coan Middle School is Leah Goodwin, whose e-mail is 305 children attend Coan Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Coan Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 305 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Coan Middle School is 12:1. Ivy Preparatory Young Men's Leadership Academy School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 79%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 75%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would rate Coan a five star school because of the caring staff the performing students and the involvement of the parents and partners.

  • (6 years ago)

    Coan Middle School is a place with excellent skilled and caring teachers. The office staff is the friendliest and most family oriented place within the building. True enough Coan has not always been the choice where many parents wanted their children to attend but it has truly change for the better over the years and the staff and administration is to thank for it all. Kudos!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great because the teachers strive and support you at every step no matter what.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great place to work a great place for kids a great place for leadership a great place for children. The building is nice and clean the principal is extremely visible and knows all the children. I love this place.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great school with great teachers great children and an extrodinary principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best middle school in atlanta. I love the principal his teachers and the school

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is unacceptable. The students cuss out the principal. The students are wild outside in the morning and in the afternoon. I have had my child complain about how the principal spoke to them. The parents who have had nice things to say about the principal are not in their right mind. Which makes me ask if the school is so great why did they get a 4?

  • (7 years ago)

    I found the school dissatisfying. There are a few exceptions Ms Byrd for one who is the Counselor and Ms Haggins.

  • (7 years ago)

    A wonderful place for kids

  • (7 years ago)

    A great school a great staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    i think the school have change a lot from the pass years and i really want to thank the principal

  • (8 years ago)

    I am amazed at how competent this principal is. He runs that school like a drill sargant and yet admirable to the children in the school. He is well spoken and knows his stuff. He sat down with me and explained all the options that were available to my failing and sometimes disruptive child. He is not afraid to tackle his staff when they fall out of place. the teaching staff needs some improvement but in my three years at the school he has replasced more than half of the staff. The ILS and the assistant principal are both following in his lead. Coan is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    At first my mom though the school wasn't going to be the best but it turned out to be terrific. Im proud to say I went to Coan. The teachers are awesome. we had fun but stayed on task. It may look tough but one of the few best.

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