School Details

Pierce County Middle School

5216 County Farm Rd, Blackshear, GA 31516
(912) 449-2077

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 880 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
  • Pierce County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pierce County Middle School is a public middle school in Blackshear. The principal of Pierce County Middle School is Perry Tison, who can be contacted at 880 children attend Pierce County Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the Pierce County Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 880 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pierce County Middle School is 14:1. Waycross Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 58%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyone at PCMS is committed to making sure our children do their best! The faculty staff and administration are the most dedicated I have ever worked with...and I've been teaching for 20 years! Without a doubt PCMS is the Best!

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration and teachers really care for their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    PCMS is focused on helping all students become successful.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pierce County Middle School does whatever it takes to help students achieve their goals for the future.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best students teachers and administration! ...a true learning community!

  • (5 years ago)

    Pierce County Middle goes above and beyond the call of duty to make students successful.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school culture is tremendous. It is such a wonderful and positive place for our children to learn and become successful citizens.

  • (5 years ago)

    PCMS has a loving caring and very professional staff !

  • (5 years ago)

    The needs of the students take top priority. Everyone works as a team to strive for excellence.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pierce County Middle School Faculty and Staff work together like a family. One Team One Direction is not just a slogan it's a way of life for us. Our purpose is to nurture and educate our students to become prepared resourceful and productive citizens.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pierce County Middle School is focused on helping all students be successful in the learning process. The faculty and staff members do whatever it takes to ensure student learning is taking place.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school where every student is valued and expected to reach his/her highest potential. There is a family feel here and everybody is so very supportive of one another.

  • (5 years ago)

    PCMS puts students first. They strive for excellence in all areas.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awesome! They always do the best for kids in our community.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school ever to me my kids love it and everone is nice caring and respectful i rate this school as the best

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter use to attend school in Ware Co. and has now been in Pierce Co. Middle School for 2yrs. She is in the 8th grade this year and is now making honor roll. I think the teachers have done a wonderful job of educating the children at this school. She use to have a hard time with reading and math but is really working hard and has started to get it. I believe they have instilled a ' love of learning' into her. Thank God it has finally sank in. )

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