New Hope Middle School

1325 New Hope Rd NW, Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 673-2295

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 554 students 15 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
  • Whitfield County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Hope Middle School is a public middle school in Tunnel Hill. The principal of New Hope Middle School is Joe Barnett, who can be contacted at 554 students go to New Hope Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the New Hope Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 554 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 62% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New Hope Middle School is 15:1. North Whitfield Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 56%
Hispanic 39% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 69%
Limited English proficiency 12% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 65% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The reason I chose not to give 5 stars is because we can always make improvements. New Hope Middle School is a great school! My daughter made an easy transition from elementary school to middle school thanks to New Hope. The school provides a variety of connection classes and offers clubs for students to be a part of while at school. This being our first year at NHMS I was worried that the 6th graders would only exist as part of the school. No these 6th graders were encouraged to get involved as much as possible. This school has alot to offer academically and extra-curricular. When searching for the right middle school ask for a tour and don't be afraid to ask questions. Go KODIAKS!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    New Hope is the best school in the Northwest Georgia area. Excellent administration top-notch teachers good students good parents. Not perfect show me a school that is but striving for perfection.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school s awesome! i love it. i am currrently an 8th grader. and i went to new hope for 3 years now so yea i love it and im going to miss it now that im going to high school. ( )

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. There is some great teachers here .I love tammy to death she will help you with any thing. She goes out of her way to help you.But I dont argree with every thing that goes on at this school.Ithink they need classes to help the childern that have a hard time learning and this school Does not do that!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with the work ethics and the professionalism of the staff. I also feel my child is being well educated in all areas. Thank you New Hope Middle.

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