School Details

Chestatee Middle School

2740 Fran Mar Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 297-6270

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-8 1045 students 13 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
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  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chestatee Middle School is a charter middle school in Murrayville. The principal of Chestatee Middle School is Suzanne Jarrard, whose e-mail is 1,045 students go to Chestatee Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Chestatee Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 1,045 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chestatee Middle School is 13:1. Riverside Military Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 53%
Hispanic 39% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 59%
Limited English proficiency 12% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 68% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son had been in a private school for eight years before we moved into the Chestatee district. We had no public school experience and didn't know what to expect. From the first day of school we couldn't have been happier! My son loved the 8th grade and was very happy at Chestatee Academy. He had some major gaps in math and his math teacher went out of her way to help him get caught up. All of his teachers were very kind and caring and we really enjoyed his year there.

  • (2 years ago)

    You have to fit into a gropus here. I dont fit into any clicks so i hate it.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter used to go to this school but she moved since it really wasn't that good. She had been wanting to move to another school and she loved it a lot more. This school is pretty clickish and her test scores have improved greatly since she moved. )

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter Malory goes there and says it is an amazing school! All the teachers and workers and students are all very nice but will not take difance!

  • (6 years ago)

    chestatee middle is an awesome school because you know the teachers have fun laughing and joking with the kids while teaching the kids. I have been here all through middle school and I love it here you get to relax and joke around with friends while getting your education and 8th grade is the funnest with the 8th grade dance and other stuff 8th grade gets and the band program is a ton of fun and Mr.Sleister the band director is the best teacher ever so I recommend joining band because you get to have fun learning how to play an instrument and learn how to read music and in 8th grade you get to go to orlando FL. for a heritage festival that is a ton of fun and some 7th graders get the chance to go if not all 8th graders can go. and all the kids have fun

  • (8 years ago)

    As a teacher and parent at Chestatee Middle School I would highly recommend Chestatee to any parent. The faculty and administration are passionately committed to the students. Aside from our good work with all segments of our diverse population we are known for demanding rigor from our students. Our gifted program for example is the most highly developed in the area. We offer gifted classes in every subject at every grade level. If you are thinking of moving to the area I suggest that you contact any of our principals or teachers for an insider's view.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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