About Our School
Welcome to Pike Middle School!
Pike County is a hidden gem in west central Georgia. It’s the kind of place hard-working people live to get away from the bustle of city life, seeking a stable and safe place to raise their families. These same folks want a better life for their children, insisting upon a rigorous educational experience that instills values such as work ethic, personal responsibility, and civic competence. Pike County Middle School strives to meet these needs through a comprehensive and relevant curriculum that focuses on the needs of adolescents in our community. We meet children as they move from elementary grades and help them navigate the world in preparation for high school and the world beyond.
Our teaching, administrative, and support staff members place the best interests of our students at the forefront of all that we do. We strive to partner with parents and extended family members, as well as local community and business members, to develop creative and critical thinkers who possess the knowledge, communication skills, and fortitude to solve real-world problems. We seek for all students to possess an eclectic set of experiences as they move on to high school, particularly in their ability to work with other people, in preparation for the technologically advanced world they will face.
Pike County Community
Pike County, Georgia was established on December 9, 1822. It is Georgia's 57th county. Originally formed from part of Monroe County, it now includes the townships of Concord, Hilltop, Meansville, Molena, Williamson, and Zebulon, the county seat.
Pike County is located in the west-central part of Georgia. It includes 218.4 square miles, and is bordered by Spalding, Butts, Lamar, Upson and Meriwether counties. Pike County lies approximately 50 miles south of downtown Atlanta and approximately 50 miles northwest of Macon. The 2010 Census estimates Pike County as having a population of approximately 17,869. Pike County is one of the 28 counties that are included in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Pike County Middle School students will take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Tests (EOG) April 12 – May 7. The EOGs are state-mandated tests. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Eighth grade students enrolled in high school credit classes will take the End-of-Course Tests (EOC) during the same testing window in the afternoon testing sessions. These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade.
Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).
Remediation and Retesting
Eighth grade students who do not meet the required performance guidelines in English Language Arts and Math will be provided remediation and an opportunity to retest. Students will not be compared to their peers as in norm-referenced testing, but will be measured on how well they are meeting academic standards.
The testing calendar is designed to minimize disruption of students' schedules. All tests will be online this year, so it is imperative that students attend their testing session on the assigned date and time!
Reminders for Parents
- Test takers will not be able to check out during their Milestones tests.
- Please schedule appointments before or after school, if at all possible.
The Hope Survey is an anonymous instrument used to collect student data around Hope, Engagement, Academic Press, Goal Orientation, Belongingness, and Autonomy. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Schools use this data to inform decisions around student supports and school practices that ultimately promote a more positive learning environment and improved student achievement. For more information on the Hope Survey please visit https://www.hopesurvey.org/. PCMS students will be taking the Hope Survey March 25 - 29.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) gives you the right to opt your child out of participating in the survey. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Hope Survey, please contact our school principal at email@example.com by Friday, March 22, 2019.