School Details

Bonaire Middle School

125 Ga Highway 96 E, Bonaire, GA 31005
(478) 929-6236

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 916 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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

Bonaire Middle School is a public middle school in Kathleen. The principal of Bonaire Middle School is Cynthia Randall. 916 students go to Bonaire Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Bonaire Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 916 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 37% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bonaire Middle School is 13:1. Huntington Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 48%
Hispanic 6% 8%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 52%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 31% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    It's not the worse school in the Houston County but my children are very unhappy there. As a parent the school doesn't provide much support. Very few teachers are nice but a lot of them could care less about you or your student or whether or not they grasp any concepts. I couldn't understand why my coworkers would move out of the zone I was trying to hard to get in. It's one of those "I want it so bad now I got it not worth it" type deals. I hope Veterans H.S. doesn't disappoint. It looks good on the outside but once you get in it's not what its all cracked up to be....

  • (8 months ago)

    My son attended BMS from 2013-2014 for sixth grade. We had just moved to the area due to a military move and I was worried he would have a hard time leaving all his elementary school friends and starting new. We definitely made the right choice on schools for the area. He had a great year at the school made friends there was no bullying and everyone was for the most part very friendly. The real reason I wanted to write a review was to give some credit to my son's best and favorite teacher of all time. Mr. Harp teaches science class there and from my brief interactions at parent orientation and Jimmy's daily stories about what they did in class Mr. Harp has a real knack at teaching and obviously puts a lot of time into his lesson plans. Jimmy has never been more excited about any class and I really wish there were more teachers out there like Mr. Harp. From what I heard Mr. Harp even saved a student at lunch who was choking. We moved again this year and science is boring again. Some teachers just don't know how to make learning enjoyable and fun but Mr. Harp has it down to a science!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been at Bonaire Middle School since the 6th grade. He is now in 8th grade Honors classes. He has had absolutely NO issues at all thoughout his time there. His positive attitude and many friends there has made it a great experience for him. I personally have had NO issues with the office staff NOR communcation issues with any of the teachers.... NOT ONE.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a new student to BMS but am from the Houston county area. as a student everyone has been very stuck up and the band program is horrible compared to my old school Thomson middle school. Unfortunately i have to stay at this sorry excuse for a school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter very happy attending Bonair- We are from New Jersey and the school was so different. I'm happy she's finding herself and trying to be apart of the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a former student. This school is may not be perfect but the band program is absolutely perfect. The band director is very talented chooses excellent music pieces and will help your child succeed. She is always kind and definitely makes you feel at home. I went into band not knowing how to play a single note. She has taught me so much over those 3 years. She is very professional and band will be the best thing your kid will ever do. She is a wonderful person and has had a lot of experience. She is 100% devoted to helping your child on their instrument. She is probably the best teacher at BMS. The band program makes BMS a better school. It was an amazing learning and growing process and I will always look back on it as a great thing in my life.

  • (3 years ago)

    Office staff very rude most people when they see you standing there and they are busy would at least say I'll be with you in a minute. Not these people just keep on working like you aren't even there. So glad to be done with that school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student at Bonaire middle before. And I have to say I had my ups and downs but I would do it again if I got a chance. I didn't like 6th grade too much but it wasn't the schools fault I was going through family problems. This school was very welcoming and the learning standards were high. I do not see any problems why you or your child should not go here. Nothing bad ever happens and if your having any sort of problem they will fix it to the best of their ability. If you see any bad comments on here it's probally some wuss who didn't make the team or warmed the bench! This may not be the best school in the world but I will never forget it and the times I've had here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student of Bonaire middle school and my experience there was the best. I miss it alot although I am glad to be in high school I would go back to Bonaire and do it all again. I was not a cheerleader or a football player there and I always felt very welcomed and loved at the school. The staff and teachers were always very kind to me and could call me by name if they saw me in the hallway. My teachers were nothing but the best I had a maybe one not so good teacher in all 3 of years there. I really recommend this school it is one of the best in the county if not the best. But every school has faults so keep that in mind as you read through all of these reviews.

  • (3 years ago)

    My oldest went to BMS and is now at Veterans. My middle son is now in the 8th grade and my youngest son is in the 6th. My complaint is with the football program and Coach Peavy (a terrible coach) in particular. My oldest played for Bonaire but I say "played" loosely - mostly he sat on the bench. My second son is experiencing the same thing. Peavy plays his favorites. What is frustrating is that he consistently plays the same players on both offense and defense when twenty or more players are sitting. A real coach could teach some of these kids how to play and give them more opportunities to do so. He says he wants the kids to come to him well my middle son did come to him (although scared to do so) and the last game Peavy put him in for one play at the end of a game they were winning by 15 points. As a final point my oldest is now one of two starting tight ends for Veterans and the coaches love him. My middle son is so frustrated he nearly tears up when we try to encourage him to stay involved long enough to play for real coaches. Hey Peavy! You know if you played more players - you would have more players who could actually play! What a concept!

  • (4 years ago)

    the coachs at bonaire are the best maybe they do cuss so what thy need to cuz it well stay in your head to do hershburger is the best football coach ever jst lik the other coachs and he doesnt bother your kids your kids lik him if u ask them ull c thy flirt with him he doesnt flirt wit your kids.this is darrion again

  • (4 years ago)

    worst school my daughter has been to yet! she's in 6th grade but she hates it! i'm considering privet school next year!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is horrible. We are military and have been to schools all over the country and over seas and this is the worst I have ever seen. Even the schools of the upper crust of D.C. were not as bad as this one. The peopel (partents and kids) who go there are as snooty acting as they come. They are people who think they are someone who are no one. We are a military family and were not treated well at all my sone was treated diferently and picked on by students and teachers. The coaches cus at the players one in particular hersburger is way to friendly with young girls. My son witnessed several time the teachers cussing at the students and doing the same in class in class. We moved to Perrry and it was the best move we ever made. Great coaches who are calm and don't cuss and teachers who are roll models for the kids. BONAIRE MIDDLE IS TERRIBLE. Stay away military families. If you don't donate money your kids don't play sports. If you are not HOMEGROWN you are not accepted. The students are a directe refection of the parents teachers and coacnes at the school. IF YOU CAN GO TO PERRY you will be much happier. The HCBOE is just as bad.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has got to be the worse school I have ever sent my child to ( were a military family). The kids that go here are rude and very ignorant and the Principle is not there for all the children she is only there to see how popular she can get with all the Cheerleaders and Football players She makes excuse after excuse for the way the children treat new children. It is nothing but a popularity contest for this school. If you dont have to send your child to this school I recommend taking them to a different school. My child who loves school now hates school. Think twice before making this mistake that I have made.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the best middle schools in Houston County. Teachers and principle are accessable. Honors program is top notch.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to BMS as a student right now and I love the school. They have so many extracurricular activities and clubs. I think this no wait I know htis is the best school I've ever been to. They have a great Athletic Department and Band Progam. It easy to say this is one of the best school in the country. Go Big Purple

  • (5 years ago)

    i had a great middle school experience at this school. i am now in high school and bms helped prepared me for it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome teachers and Awesome band director and music program.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 6th grade. He had a terrible experience in Honors Math. Some of the other parents who's children did well in the class said they felt the teacher seemed disengaged. His Honors Science teacher was awsome. Other than his Science Class the school really didn't live up to it's reputation. Staff seemed cold and stressed. They made it hard for parents to be involved.

  • (6 years ago)

    Bonaire is the best school I ahve ever been to! The teachers are always helping and supportive all the students strive for excellence and altogether it's probably the best school in academics sports and performing arts. I highly encourage you to enroll your child at BMS! We would love to add some newbies to our Jag family!!

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