The State Of Georgia Middle School Essay

2064 Words Sep 27th, 2016 9 Pages
L.M. Montgomery Middle School is located in the Blithe county district. This district has been ranked at 92nd out of 182 districts in the state of Georgia, according to SchoolDigger.com. L.M. Montgomery is in the process of becoming a Title 1 school, as about 63% of the students in attendance receive free or reduced lunch. This school is also in the final stages of a renovation, which began during the second half of the previous school year. As a result, the students and teachers are enjoying a fresh environment and new technology in their classrooms. The funds provided by the new Title 1 program have also granted the teachers and students access to additional materials to be used in their classrooms, such as dry erase boards and more access to copying machines. The socioeconomic status of the students is reflective of that in the surrounding community, with a large number coming from families who are at or below the poverty line, or lower-middle class. There are also some students who come from middle or upper-middle class families. L.M. Montgomery is located about 20 miles outside of the city of Atlanta in the city of Avonlea. The population of this area is 56% African American, 23% Caucasian, and 9% Hispanic according to City-Data.com. Avonlea is home to mostly middle class families with an estimated median yearly income of about $53,000 (City-Data.com). This area is well maintained and has seen a lot of improvement lately in regards to updated roadways and an influx…

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