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About This School

Young Middle School is a public middle school in Atlanta. The principal of Young Middle School is Thomas Kenner, who can be contacted at tkenner@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 749 students go to Young Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 1% of the Young Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 749 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 85% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Young Middle School is 13:1. Heavenly Institute of Learning is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 83%
Hispanic 0.7% 5%
Asian 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.1% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.1% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 76%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 78% 75%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current student at young middle school and I say that it was one of my favorite and educational evperinces of my life.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so diappointed with Young. My daughter has been at Young for two years and it has been an awful experience for her and for me. The teachers don't communicate with the parents and the principals lack leadership . The perception that Young is a good school is incorrect. If you are considering enrolling your child at Young do your research on the faculty principals talk to other parents and by all means visit the school.I would not want any child to have an unhappy experience in school at this age as my child is having.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade parent from JCY Middle School. My daughter has been a student here since 6th grade. These years have been years of change. This year the students were relocated to Archer High because of the school's reconstruction. It left the administrator unprepared not enough planning for activities they switched to academies which is not successful the teachers have a problem with communicating with parents beforehand and are not pro-active at all the children dont have any respect and there is not enough supervision. It makes you wonder if they are learning anything at all. If you dont have a self motivated student then you are in trouble because the teachers do more criticizing than motivating and encouraging the child to reach their fullest potential. The atmosphere that exists at present is certaintly not condusive to learning. I cant wait until my child moves on into high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a parent who child attends JCY I love it and so does he.For the parents that rated the school low what school did you guys attended because it could be the lack of parent education with all the misspelled words that you guys type incorrectly.It dont all comes from school it has to start at home also then your child cant and will not be mislead by others.So parents lets get involve with your childs future as well as the teachers to not only help your child but help you also its call PTA.My son academic grades are excellent and he is a member of the gentlemens club football team basketball and will be track too now top that i love JCY

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade student (2008-2009) at JCY and it has been a wonderful learning experience for me. I am also a cheerleader at this school and the organization is great!! For all of you parents who say your children's grades dropped maybe its your child's fault. Yes there are distractions but there are distractions in every school. I have been a straight A student since I started school and have straight As even at Young Middle School. The principal and the teachers are great!! I recommend this school to anyone who wants a good public school experience!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade student (2008-2009) at JCY and it has been a wonderful learning experience for me. I am also a cheerleader at this school and the organization is great!! For all of you parents who say your children's grades dropped maybe its your child's fault. Yes there are distractions but there are distractions in every school. I have been a straight A student since I started school and have straight As even at Young Middle School. The principal and the teachers are great!! I recommend this school to anyone who wants a good public school experience!!

  • (6 years ago)

    JCY is not a school for any student that wants to learn and be taught. I am an active father with my son attending this non school. His academics went from challenge to joke. The teachers were more concerned with calling for lost books by my son but not about the his status and conduct throughout the year. I was not only available at all times but was there on-stie trying to develop a rapport with the faculty. The 6th grade was a joke but has been corrected. If you do not care about success then sent them there. I took my son out and to a school that has concerned teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child went to this school for 3 years and I have to admit that this was the biggest mistake of my life. The teachers had a don't care attitude. The principal wasn't any better. I strongly urge you that if you are deciding to send your child to this school..think twice or even three times about it.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our daughter went to JYC for her entire middle school career. We were extremely pleased the education she received. The teachers were supportive of students. The teachers also made it a routine to communicate with us regarding our daughter's academic progress. JYC overall environment was unlike some middle schools I have visited. Parental involvement was great--a strong and active PSTA. The annihilative staff had a keens sense of the age group they were serving and generally provided the age appropriate sensitivity and nurturing needed. Our daughter received an very good education and preparation for higher learning at JYC.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended young middle school 4 a short peorid of time and I recived a great education and a place to go when ever it's need.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter was a 6 grade student at JCY and was voluntarily withdrawn because of the negative influence that attracked her attention. As a parent I had to monitor her academics and behavior and noticed that both had changed for the worse which is when I decided to take another route and place her in a charter school. The teachers at JCY can do aot better job if the students will allow them too. Periodically I would check on my daughter and notice how disruptive and disrespectful some students were. The unfortunate part about it is that they are missing out on so much of life's preparation. This school could have potential with more parental involvement and less police involvement. I am happy for those students that have excelled at JCY and wish the continuing students many blessings.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a former student of JCY and I guess that the quality of the school really depends on how active and dedicated the child is. If the child has strong academic skills (or is determined to acquire them) then the teachers and faculty are tremendously receptive. However there are opportunities for students for fall through the cracks. The classes are large the library is 'ok' or at least adequate and there is a high teacher turnover rate in some departments. Also there are just some students who aren't there to learn so they can prove to be distractions during vital class lessons. Overall I had a wonderful time at JCY. Everyone is very supportive if you're willing to work (and that goes for parents as well as students.) (JCY Class of '97 WFU Class of '05)

  • (9 years ago)

    i was a student at jcy from 6th- 8th grade. my learning expreience was awesome. i also have some of the most rememerable experiences of my life there. i am currently a sophmore in high school and an honor student. jean childs young middle school is a grear learning enviornment for any middle schooler or soon to be middle schooler.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Young Middle School for one year and had a wonderful experience I will never forget. I am currently ranked #2 in my junior class thanks t the wonderful learning experience and leadership quality I got from JCY. There are few negative things I can say about JCY but I could talk about the positive points forever.

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