School Details

Midway Elementary School

4805 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 475-6670
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 832 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

88%
90%
80%

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
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Midway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cumming. The principal of Midway Elementary School is Todd Smith, who can be contacted at TSmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us. 832 students go to Midway Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Midway Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 832 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Midway Elementary School is 13:1. Covenant Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 73%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 35% 13%
Asian 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 19%
Limited English proficiency 30% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 42% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children have attended/are attending this school. I cannot say enough good things about this school. It is a smaller/older school and because of that you feel like a part of a special family. While not every teacher is perfect the teachers and staff treat the kids with respect and love all while challenging them to learn. This school works to your child's level and has the resources necessary for those with learning disabilities. (Not every school does). My only complaint is overcrowding however this is not a problem specific to this school only it is a county wide problem.

  • (2 years ago)

    We just moved in to this area. Great Forsyth school system. Lots of support from parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had nothing but a wonderful experience at this school. My daughter is in 2nd grade this year and my son in kindergarten. My daughters 1st grade teacher (Mrs. Gober) made an absolute lasting empression on her as well as our whole family and she will always be remembered. My son was able to get my daughters kindergarten teacher who is an amazing teacher and we are so greatful! The environment of the school is warm inviting and has somewhat of a home-like feel! The administration and staff are wonderful and I believe Midway is a wonderful school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a rising second grader and love this school the teacher and the administration!!! Looking forward to my 2 other children attending in the years to come.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and we are hispanic and for them is the same to speak to read or to write both lenguages because they have excellents teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school if your child has no learning disabilities. If your child does have learning disabilities then he/she will be placed in special education were he/she will only learn how to take the CRCT. Your child will be left behind.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten this year and we LOVE this school and especially his teacher. It feels like a small family-like atmosphere. A very nurturing environment. He had learned to read by Christmas break and is SO excited to be able to read bedtime stories to me for a change. -) I would definitely recommend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    one of the best schools my child has ever had the privledged to attend everyone has always given the extra attention it takes for him to succeed

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 daughters there one started in kindergarten and now in 1st grade her kindergarten teacher told me that she would have her reading on her own and writing on her own by the end of the school year last year and she did just that. Midway has offered GA pre-k to and my 4 year attends Midway and I find it a great asset to when she starts kindergarten she will already know the school and some of the teachers. Love Forsyth school system.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school if you are a parent who wants to be involved! Lots of teacher-parent communication and a very warm family-like atmosphere. I would recommend this school above all other schools nearby.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 of my kids in this school. The school has improved quite a bit. I see better involvement with teachers. I moved both my kids from private school to this school i was a little worried but i would defenatly recommend this school to my friends.

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