Eighth Street Middle School

700 8th St W, Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 387-2445

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1162 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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
  • Tift County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eighth Street Middle School is a public middle school in Ty Ty. The principal of Eighth Street Middle School is Alan Smith, who can be contacted at asmith@tiftschools.com. 1,162 students attend Eighth Street Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Eighth Street Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 1,162 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 69% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Eighth Street Middle School is 16:1. J. T. Reddick School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 42%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 36%
Hispanic 17% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 68%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 65% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    My second child left Eighth Street last year and I could not be happier with the entire experience. I specifically thought the teachers on team Orion were some of the best teachers my children have ever had. When I did have questions I felt the administration sincerely worked for the best outcome for my children. Eighth Street was a great school.

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