Bethune Middle School

Overview

Student Enrollment
519
Best Middle School in Georgia
#342
 Rating 3 out of 10
Grades 4th grade to 9th grade
School District Charlton County
Type Public
 Phone (912)496-2596
 Location 285 Little Phoebe Church Rd
Folkston, GA 31537
Charter School No

Bethune Middle School has an academic rating somewhat below the average for Georgia middle schools based on its low test performance. It is ranked 342nd in the best public middle schools in Georgia.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Bethune Middle School student body is primarily White with a significant Black population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White62.6%325
Black32%166
Hispanic0.8%4
Asian Pacific0.2%1
Native American Indian0.2%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races4.2%22

Family Income

vs. other Georgia middle schools
Lower 43.2%

64.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Georgia middle school median of 59.7%. By this measure, Bethune Middle School students are largely middle income and rank 274th in Georgia for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
4th Grade99
5th Grade95
6th Grade95
7th Grade101
8th Grade129
Total519

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
26%
Rank in Georgia
342nd
Rating
3 out of 10

Students at Bethune Middle School scored an average 26% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Georgia Department of Education. Performance is somewhat below the state middle school median of 34% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 30.8% of Georgia middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls25% to 29%*30% to 34%*
Boys25% to 29%*15% to 19%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black15% to 19%*6% to 9%*
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracial21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
White33%35%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*11% to 19%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Georgia Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students1.1%6
Boys1.5%4
Girls0.7%2
Georgia Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students25.3%140
Boys33.7%92
Girls17.1%48
Georgia Median15.1%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students10.7%59
Boys12.8%35
Girls8.8%24

Location

Bethune Middle School
285 Little Phoebe Church Rd
Folkston, GA
31537
(912)496-2596

4 out of 10 1

District

Charlton County
Folkston, GA