School Details

Mossy Creek Middle School

200 Danny Carpenter Dr, Kathleen, GA 31047
(478) 988-6171
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 684 students 12 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 2012
  • Houston County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
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83%

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 2012
  • Houston County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
95%
94%
95%
89%
83%
100%
98%
97%
92%
83%
74%
93%
88%
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.
96%
87%
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 2012
  • Houston County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mossy Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Kathleen. The principal of Mossy Creek Middle School is Elizabeth Paige Busbee and can be contacted at pbusbee@hcbe.net. 684 children attend Mossy Creek Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 22% of the 684 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mossy Creek Middle School is 12:1. Feagin Mill Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 54%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 35%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent I have been very happy with the curriculum at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen. My child is happy and the transition from their West Coast school to here was seamless. I do think more homework could be given out over the weekend which seems to bean unpopular idea with the teachers. This year my child chose to be part of FFA's year round program so we are very excited about raising a pig in their state-of-the-art brand new barn located on campus.

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with this parent about the school playing favorites! There is a lot of drama among the female population at the school that is overlooked and allowed to continue just because of the socioeconomic area the school is located in.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school recently sent parents forms to rate and suggest changes to the school and many of them are being implemented. Most of the teachers are very friendly and helpful towards the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes from parents who's little Johnny or Susie doesn't know how to behave. Mossy Creek is a great school don't misbehave and the discipline cards are not an issue!! I wouldn't be surprised if all the "sour grape" posts were by the same parent!!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school definitely has "favorite parents" and if you are not the "it" parent you are treated poorly. The front office and admin. staff are extremely rude. They play favorites to the kids as well in the class rooms and on the sports fields. It is very disconcerning. I wish we would have bought a home in the Bonaire/Veteran school area. The principle at this school is not social. We have had our kids in a few different schools being military and this one is by far the worst. It may get good test scores but that is not saying a whole lot when you are practically teaching the state test most of the year. The school seems more concerned about raising money and punishing the kids for the littlest things more than they care about quality teaching and teaching aids such as trying to get in smart boards. The coaches/PE teachers only worry about their sport and do not spend any quality time teaching PE. The coaches play favoritism as well which doesn't work well with military family - as someone stated if you're not homegrown this school doesn't work for you. That is absolutely right. It is such a shame.

  • (3 years ago)

    Im an 8th grade student at Mossy creek and I must say it has been a pretty good 3 years of my life so far( There is a dicipline card and it does get on my nerve a little. But the only reason we have a discipline card is so they can prepare us for high school. In high school the teachers don't care if you don't have your homework. It's just a automatic 0. But here in mossy creek we CAN'T get 0s. Literally thats how the school is. So I really think Mossy Creek is a good school. Go Gators!

  • (3 years ago)

    Mossy Creek Middle School is NOT a very well operated school.The School does not treat Military families very well. The good old boy system that is in place there is new to me if you are not homegrown you are treated differently especially in sports.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is currently averaged not due to the kids that attend Mossy Creek but the unwanted need to spend time on discipline cards for petty annoyances. This new form of discipline came from a non-performing school district... I find it interesting other schools in the district have not adopted this form of discipline. I would imagine they feel that there are better ways to spend their time...Discipline cards are implemented when a school inherites smart kids from other states and the administrators are not interested in taking the kids to the next level. Never adopt a policy or program from another school that one would consider substandard or in a non-performing status. Always implement new strategies for teaching or code of conduct/discipline rules from states with schools that are considered outstanding or Centers of Excellence. Currently the state of Georgia is not. Good example Boston and Connecticut school systems...

  • (5 years ago)

    mossy creek is a wonderful school! they teach wonderfully and they put it into materials to where the kids understand it!! The teachers are very nice!!! Go Gators<

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child at Mossy Creek Middle School and I feel that the staff there doesn't give a hoot about its students. A child who truly needs and deserves help is denied that help. It is easier to give up and push the child away (contant negative remarks; some personal)then to get down on the childs level and really see what this child needs to suceed. Two years there and we have had enough.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a substitute teacher and as far as I'm concerned Mossy Creek is among the best two or three middle schools in Houston County. The students are quiet respectful and mostly understand why they are in school. They and especially those involved in sports are subjected to very high standards of conduct and learning. If you don't believe this visit Mossy Creek one day and then go visit other Middle and High schools in the county. You will be impressed. I know other schools have some of the same goals (I have two kids at Huntington Middle which is one of the other top schools) but at Mossy Creek more parents work with the teachers and staff in fulfilling these expectations. To say that Mossy Creek Middle does not provide a proper learning environment is just plain wrong.

  • (6 years ago)

    I don't think Mossy Creek Middle School is a very well operated school.The teachers do not give the children a proper learning environment which is the main key to providing a good school.I believe they also need to work on providing for the students.Their supplies might be new but in short stock.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was one of the first 8th graders in Mossy Creek Middle it i sthe best middle school I've been to. Even if I was seperated from all my friend at Perry Middle. Go Gators!! Dr. Gentry and Mr. Gill are the best!!! yeah P

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