School Details

Fort Middle School

2900 Woodruff Farm Rd, Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 569-3740
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 565 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
94%
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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.
63%
78%
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 2013
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fort Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Fort Middle School is Sonja Coaxum, whose e-mail is Coaxum.Sonja.L@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 565 students attend Fort Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Fort Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 565 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 82% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fort Middle School is 13:1. East Columbus Magnet Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 82% 58%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 29%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 65%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 73% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    You can make a lot off good friends at fort not only with the student but with the teachers you can have a really good time there

  • (1 year ago)

    Fort Middle School Columbus GA is garbage!!!! My child was jumped on twice and they did nothing about it but wanted to suspend my child. My child has never been in trouble EVER!!!! The people are ghetto!!!!! If your child dresses like garbage they will have friends falling at there feet but if your child dresses nice they will get attacked. Please please do not let your child go to this school it needs to be shut down!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school while in the 7th grade. They were racially discriminate religiously discriminate and was by far the worst experience of my childhood. Had I known then what I know now legal action would've been the result given the multitude of Laws and Rights this school violates. Judging from the other reviews not much has changed.

  • (3 years ago)

    After having many issues with bullying at this school I took my children out and put them in a more diverse atmosphere. For any parent who is concerned with gang activity bullying or lack of caring you might take heed and listen more to those comments then the biased comments coming from the so called educators that drag themselves to Fort Middle School on a daily basis to spit the garble verbatim from the book. Their motto is "The Best Middle School in the World". To me it should be "The Best Middle School on Woodruff Farm Road. The bullying was so bad that the police were called after some child this child sent a nice uppercut to my son's left chin and left a nasty bruise for a week. All because my son was standing in the front of the classroom paying attention and the other child wanted that particular spot. Then they had the nerve to WAIT 2 hours to call me! It wasn't the first time my children had been bullied at that school but it will certainly be the LAST. My children are now proud Veterans Memorial Rangers!

  • (3 years ago)

    Fort Middle School is an EXCELLENT SCHOOL. We have wonderful intelligent beautiful well-rounded highly educated students - great parents and a very supportive and involved community. The faculty and staff members are hard working caring smart dedicated and always willing to go the extra mile. We educate the total child. We are Fort Middle School The Best Middle School in the World!!! I am so proud to be a Patriot!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school needs a serious turnaround. They are disorganized and sadly somewhat prejudiced. The curriculum focus ( on art history and theatre especially ) is overwhelmingly African-American based which is wonderful for those students. The Caucasian students feel left out and isolated. ( and will always ALWAYS be wrong in a dispute ) Aside from these issues the school itself claims to help with various online databases for parents that are never kept up to date etc. The communication to parents is absolutely horrible and lax. Overall I wouldn't send my child here if I could help it.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at Fort work very hard to enrich and educate my child. I have the option to put my child elsewhere but choose to stay at Fort and I am glad I did. I have never seen individuals so dedicated to helping students and reaching children on all levels. Plus I have yet to drive by another middle school and see teachers still at work at 6 30 - 7 00 pm. These teachers work hard and expect alot from their students. I love their policy of zeroes are not an option. My child has learned this the hard way. It woke them up after staying afterschool twice to complete a missing assignment. I think with the new adminastration and new group of deciated teachers Fort will recover from its past reputation. I can't wait till they become a charter school based on service learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers at Fort are wonderful. They go above and beyond to help students who open to getting help. The put in extra hours to be sure students excell. The principal changed during our three yrs here and Ms. Coxam is excellent. The school needs to stop letting some many children hardship out and keep the well behaved kids in their school. There does seem to be a lack of respect with a lot of the students there that needs to change.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fort middle school is a horrible learning environment for the students because my daughter went there and she didn't like it. The students would always disrupt the classroom and would never do there homework. Most of the students there don't want to learn. I am not saying all of the students but a majority of them don't care about there education.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think fort middle school is the best. teachers are so caring.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is better than other schoo that my child has attended but needs to work on helping thew students in 8th grade that is still in regular math.I think the team teacher needs to really and actually needs to help then if they needs tutoring they might be afraid to ask their teacher for help just of the embarrassment of other students. I don't think it is necessary to give them work that they don't understand and whenthe teacher gets back grades it and the students gets an f just because on one section of the section they didn't know how to do because the teacher wasn't there to ezxplain how to do it and the student is wondering why they got an f because it wasn't their fault that the teacher left them and didn't explain how to do it before he/she left. I think my child worked hard the 1st nine weeks but wanted honor roll really bad but messed up in math in 8th grade. She recieved a c in regular math class and i would like for her to be in pre-algebra and works hard and hopefully the teacher on that particular team gives more help that and take a break from giving all grades and just make them do assignments check it and help them on what ever they didn't get right.Overall i'm glad my child attend fort middle school.

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