Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.
Dueitt Middle School not rated a State accountability rating due to the on-going impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, Spring Leadership Academy earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 67 in student achievement, 83 in school progress, 73 in closing performance gaps and 80 overall in post-secondary readiness.
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Dueitt Middle School. They make up for 48.60% of student population, followed by African Americans (39.09%), Whites or Caucasians (7.78%), Native Americans (1.40%), Two or More Races (1.30%) and Asians (0.97%).
At Spring Leadership Academy, Hispanics make up 66.83% of student population, followed by African Americans (24.69%), Whites or Caucasians (2.99%), Asians (2.00%), Native Americans (2.00%) and Two or More Races (1.50%).
In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Dueitt Middle School has a significantly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 23.65% of its student population compared to 48.13% at Spring Leadership Academy.
In addition, Dueitt Middle School has 22.25% bilingual students, 6.26% are in the gifted and talented program, while 12.96% are in the special education program. This stacks up against Spring Leadership Academy with 47.38% bilingual students, 11.22% gifted and talented students and 8.48% students in the special education program.
Dueitt Middle School's 57 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 4.8 years with individual teaching experience averaging 8.8 years. Teachers at Spring Leadership Academy, numbering 28 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 2.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 6.9 years.
Of its teaching staff, Dueitt Middle School has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 16 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, eight teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 23 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Spring Leadership Academy no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has one teacher only serving the school for 20-30 years, four teachers have worked for 11-20 years, eight teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 12 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Dueitt Middle School there are 33 female teachers and 24 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, three special education teachers are being assisted by 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has five staff members in the school administration department and 14 more working as school support staff.
At Spring Leadership Academy there are 21 female teachers and seven male teachers. Of its teaching staff, three special education teachers are being assisted by five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and eight more working as school support staff.
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