School Details

Harper-Archer Middle School

3399 Collier Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-6500
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 594 students 12 student/teacher

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 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
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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 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
92%
94%
44%
70%
83%
89%
94%
97%
46%
60%
74%
43%
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.
71%
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 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harper-Archer Middle School is a public middle school in Atlanta. The principal of Harper-Archer Middle School is Allison Marks and can be contacted at amarks@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 594 students attend Harper-Archer Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Harper-Archer Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 594 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 97% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harper-Archer Middle School is 12:1. Coretta Scott King Young Women's Academy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 83%
Hispanic 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 10%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 76%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 90% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Harper Archer is getting better . I like Harper archer but their need to be some improvement academic . We need more resources to help our kids and teachers to help the school to be above average". Parent Involvement is very important so we need resources to get them involve. I believe the school can improve with more help and ideas to help the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a terrible environment. This establishment has no control over its students and their behavior. This school has not even made AYP this school has poor grades and academic performance.

  • (6 years ago)

    Poor leadership. Low teacher morale and low student interest. Parental input very low

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm not too thrill of this school base on the performance(s) from the students. I can't possible understand why there are so many students not attending the school as they are instructed on a regular basis. I have seen students attending class late/tardy the attitudes are rude and curriculums are not up to part. The security stucks. Too many students are not happy within that school and base on the test's score; I truly am not satisfy with the results. I wouldn't recommend but I prefer the Department of Education to strictly shut down the lack of discipline and safety improve the performance of the students relating to the tests curriculums and activities. More computers (new not hand me downs) New and updated educational books provide more field trips to varies of places and/or out-of-town events debates competitions - cheerleading football basketball chess and baseball's. These are the varieties.

  • (6 years ago)

    Harper-Archer is the very best school. The teachers and staff are the nicest people. I have never heard of any violence at this school of all my years here. My 10th grader went there and my now 8th grader. Parent this is a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is a wonderful environment for children to learn the teachers and faculty are nice and considerate

  • (8 years ago)

    Harper-Archer Middle School is destined to fail due not to the immediate administration (Principal) but the higher administration . You have a school that is constantly under a micro-scope because the executive director of the building wants to point fingers instead of offering a helping hand. I think Mr. Pennington is doing a great job. Overall Harper-Archer will continue to fail our kids not because of the teachers who I may add are totally burned out but because of the lack of upper administrative support.

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