Stewart Middle School

8138 Malone St, Douglasville, GA 30134
(770) 651-5400
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 455 students 11 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

77%
79%
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.
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About this school

Stewart Middle School is a public middle school in Douglasville. The principal of Stewart Middle School is Dewayne Jackson and can be contacted at dewayne_jackson@douglas.k12.ga.us. 455 students attend Stewart Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Stewart Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 455 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stewart Middle School is 11:1. Chestnut Log Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 31%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 59%
Limited English proficiency 5% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 88% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent of two students currently attending Stewart Middle School. Any school is what you make it as a parent. I would really like to see more funding for the school and the students with more programs/clubs and activities. The principal does not communicate much but I try to make my presence known. You just have to keep reaching out.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a sixth grader at Stewart. We have a bad reputation and my mom did not want to put me here. When i got there both of demeaners changed. ITS AN AWESOME SCHOOL!!! I love the teachers and we have lots of helpful clubs. One of the best teachers is Ms. T-Shack or Ms. Shackleford. I will have defintley be here the rest of my middle school years.

  • (3 years ago)

    When coming from another state you want to research the best schools for your child/children and that's what I did. My son was an honor roll student and class president. His 1st school in this county had the HIGHEST ratings not sure how. But our experience was a nightmare his grades quickly failed and it was like pulling teeth to get a conference with the staff. After extensive research with other parents and the staff I had my son transferred to Stewart Middle. Being a Title I school they have funding from different resources to help improve test scores etc. This includes free tutoring books and equipment from some of the best educational places i.e. Sylvan Learning center etc. Also due to the low ratings they are going above and beyond to improve the negativity of the past. I am very impressed on how friendly and helpful the staff is here at Stewart as well as how much my son has improved. Moving from another state can take a toll on your child's mindset and seeing that he's improving each day says a lot.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter ended up at Stewart coming from a Kipp South Fulton I was so reluctant to remove her but transportation limited us. I visited four schools in Douglas County Stewart was the ONLY school that made my family feel welcome. My daughter is in the gifted program she feels she is not being challenged enough we try to combat that at home. I say any parent should try it before they knock it.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son attend stewart middle school and he really like stewart and the teacher really taught him alots and i hope they win the prize go stewart

  • (6 years ago)

    Stewart has a bad reputation that needs to be put to rest. I was a teacher there and only left because of the small numbers and I was reassigned somewhere else. The atmosphere among the teachers and students was like a family. The teachers did everything in their power to help the students. It is a positive atmosphere that is based on what the students need.

  • (6 years ago)

    Stewart Middle School is what you make of it! I have to admit I was not excited about my daughter attending the school-even had enrolled her into Yeager Middle School-but could not make the proper arrangements for transportation. So she ended up at Stewart. Like I said it's what you make of it. They have access to free tutoring programs. Their CRCT scores increase every year. My daughter is in the ASP program-which is a great program-it is geared towards studying for the CRCT and really helps with learning study habits! They did projects that utilize all educational skills and that was great! The tutorting programs offered has helped my daughter a lot - she received an award for most improved student after enrolling in the programs offered at SMS!! Ms. Dukes is an excellent teacher!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    stewart is an awesome school. teachers take the time and the effort to care about the students. not only do they care about their academic acheivements but their personal goals also. this is the best school yet!

  • (7 years ago)

    I work at Stewart Middle School I am very pleased with this school. The teachers really care about the students education. They are working hard to provide a good education and you can see the enthusiasm for learning. I am only disappointed with parent participation. If you want your child to succeed... volunteer! Get involved. Free up some teachers time so they don't 'burnout'. Even if you only have one hour a week to give call the school to see how you can help. Education is ultimately the parents responsibility.

  • (7 years ago)

    The School is great. But some of the sixth grade teachers wasn't their for students. Except for Mrs. Robin Dowdy. She had a big impact on my son. And Mr. Brooks he always stayed on him. But other than that I never saw anything he had to study for for the final exams.

  • (7 years ago)

    Although I admit stewart has a long way to go there are some great programs at the school. One of the comments from a former student talked about the Jr BETA club and my 6th daughter was recently invited to join because of her academic achievements. I will say that parents need to stay involved with the administrators and teachers and things can be different for your childs individual experience. There was a program implimented called 'sisterhood' which is a peer group to bring young ladies together from different behavior backgrounds. The group meets every friday and are priviledged field trips separate from school trips. For parents that could not afford tutoring there was a great effort to communicate scholarships and funding for those that could not afford it. The discipline and testing at the school has to improve but parent involvement has changed my child's experience. My child is succeeding.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is the worse school I have ever seen. The county puts no money into it. The attitudes of the staff stinks but no more than the students. It is built in middle of the project and that is the way it;s kept up. Do not attend this school. By law if you do not want to attend this school they have to transfer you. They do not meet state standards. But remember you have to pay your own transportation.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Stewart the 01-02 school year and it was great. I had quality instruction I took honors classes was challenged and kept all A's the teachers were always willing to help. Jr BETA was the best experience I've had in any schools BETA organization I've been in (four of them from 5th grade-12th). Though the principle I learned retired after that year and redistricting was done I think even if Stewart has fell some in quality it can certainly make a comeback with effort from students parents and the staff but everyone will gave to help not just parents and lazy kids wanting the teachers to 'fix' things. Stewart made me want to be a better person and be educated and now I'll be graduating this year with honors and going to Mercer University so don't just toss all hopes for stewart aside. This can be a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Please don't send your child to this school. The manner in which they handle parent concerns is less than satisfactory. My daughter will be transfering to another school as of Jan 08 I will no longer put my child at risk for failure as a result of this schools poor administration.

  • (8 years ago)

    Stewart Middle School was the downfall for all 3 of my children.They went to Burnett their whole lives and were all Honor and Deans list students. their attendance was awarded yearly. at Stewart my son was sent to the hospital from the bus ride home.My daughter lost the sparkling personality she used to have my other son quit caring altogeher.Their grades went rockbottom.Their lack of attendance ( various reasons) landed us court several times. I went to a talent show there I was speechless by the behavior of the students watching and the total lack of attention the staff gave to it.we were crammed on the bleachers with kids screaming and stomping non stop.the Microphone didnt work half the time the kids sang no one had a speech they charged me for this.

  • (8 years ago)

    Stewart Middle School is not as horrible as people make it out to be. Every school has its challenges and Stewart is facing the ones that it has head on. Quality instruction DOES happen in the building. Teachers and adminstrators DO care about the students and their progress. Unfortunately Stewarts reputation lowers everyone's expectations and people come in automatically looking for the things that are wrong. In doing that they're failing to recognize the numerous things that are done right! Parents are quick to point fingers at teachers. Teachers are quick to point fingers at administrators. Administrators are quick to point fingers back at teachers. If the finger pointing would stop and everyone work together maybe the repuation of the school would turn around. Is the school perfect...by all means no. But it is on its way ti improvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to Yeager Middle School for two years and half of my last year in 8th grade.In my last year in 8th grade I transferred to Stewart Middle School.Stewart Middle School was horrible.Their constantly running out of lunches everyday.My mother wanted to transfer me back to Yeager but the year was almost over so there was no time left.My grades also slipped from all A's to C's.At Yeager Middle School I was an honor student but at Stewart I was just a student.Warnig parents if you want your children to get a quality education and to be prepared for high school don't try Stewart Middle School!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Unfortunately the low standards at Stewart are compounded by the school board who make it practically impossible for parents to exercise a real choice by limiting the schools available for transfer. My child is in the 8th grade under protest and so far I am less than impressed with the school's committment to my child's education. The school try and legislate parental involvement with contracts but then fail to provide anything other than standard feedback. This is a bad school - unless you are willing and able to educate your child yourself don't send them to Stewart.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you want your child to get a quality education please dont send them to Stewart Middle. The administration leaves a lot to be desired. They dont look out for the best interest of the students and there is a tremendous lack of respect for the parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    I taught at this school and the lack of management support and interest in the best interest of the students and staff made it an extremely difficult work environment. Never in my teaching experience have I felt so frustrated unsupported and disregarded. Would not recommend the school to anyone until management practices change drastically teachers are respected and supported regarding classroom decisions and discipline and students are expected to be at school to learn.

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