Spirit Creek Middle School

115 Dolphin Way, Hephzibah, GA 30815
(706) 592-3987

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 537 students 14 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spirit Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Augusta. The principal of Spirit Creek Middle School is Mary Bishop Braswell and can be contacted at braswma@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us. 537 students go to Spirit Creek Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Spirit Creek Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 537 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 77% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Spirit Creek Middle School is 14:1. Pine Hill Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 72%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 20%
Asian 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.7%
Economically disadvantaged 74% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    There are some very good staff and teachers that is trying to make an effort to educate our children but on the other hand there are those who need to be reprimanded. I am just disgusted with the conduct of the Asst. Principle that abused her power and cover-up for teachers that need to be monitored as well as the Principle for allowing the behavior to continue. COVER - UP and they give false statements one of the things for what I witness. How many children records have they tarnished and have got away with it. The State need to supervise investigate and appoint overseers to monitor them if the Board of Education is not able to.

  • (1 year ago)

    Spirit Creek has made many changes with the new principal. The focus is on learning and supporting our children. She is in the halls and classrooms.

  • (4 years ago)

    yes gym class is a joke......first the coaches think girls just have mohuth but she seen her gift. the teacher don not try their best to give us a quality education.. -student

  • (6 years ago)

    this school gave my the boost i needed to go to the 9th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that many people fail to realize that good things do happen at Spirit Creek. Of course none of this is ever mentioned; people just love to harp on the negative. For instance nobody wants to talk about how the Jr. Beta Club organized a school wide fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the entire student body raised almost $3000 for cancer research. Nobody wants to talk about how the entire student body donated canned goods for the Ronald McDonald House. I may also add that the Jr. Beta Club personally delivered these items to the Ronald McDonald House where they spent a Saturday re-stocking and organizing shelves etc. Nobody wants to talk about Mayor Copenhaver speaking at the school and remarking on how well the students were behaved during the assembly. Believe it or not there are well-behaved intelligent kids at SCMS! And dedicated teachers too!!

  • (7 years ago)

    It is bad to say but I think this schools professionalism is in question. My daughter moved from a DOD (Department of the Army) School in Germany to the Richmond County School and the difference in everyday business is unbelievable. From the time that I walked into this school I have felt no since of welcoming nor caring.

  • (8 years ago)

    Spirit Creek Middle School is a joke. Everything that's said about it is right. First of all the environment is difficult to learn in. Aside from students always being disrespectful the school is falling apart. The school is in dire need of funds parent support and teachers' support.

  • (8 years ago)

    I as a parent would like to have a better option as to where I can send my chid to school. The Teachers at this school do not care what the students are learning. The school is run down and the gym class is a joke. My child hates going to school there. As a parent I have tried to get involed. They do not want you to be involved. The school has to many fights among the students. The Teachers there talk to the students like they own them.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parent involvement is a big issue at this school. There is none. Teachers are not involved like they should be nor care about the students.

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