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Location & Contact Information

Mabry Middle School
2700 Jims Road
Marietta, GA, 30066

770-928-5546

Principal: Dr. Tim Tyson
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Mary Dixon
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Wendy Pettett

School Secretary: Mrs. Mary Rosengren
Attendance Clerk: Mrs. Beth Decker
Bookkeeper: Ms. Diane Osterholt

Special Education Lead Teacher: Mrs. Betty Parker

posted on: August 31, 2006

School Mission Statement

Dear Students and Parents,

Mabry Middle School has one singular focus, our mission, our goal: Maximize student academic achievement in a culture of caring. All of our resources, planning and preparation, instructional activities, homework, assessments, and curricular activities are designed to help us attain this goal. At Mabry we seek to provide our students with engaging and meaningful instructional activities that will maximize achievement and retention of the Georgia Performance Standards.

Parents and students are invited to be active in working to attain our school goal. Many of our students are bright and creative. For some, making "A's" is not their best academic performance. We want to encourage all of our students to focus more on competing with themselves, to do their very best work, to do better today than they did yesterday, to strive and attain by working hard.

I encourage our students to join with teachers and administrators to make our school mission a reality for yourself. And I invite our parents to support and encourage all of your child's efforts to reach beyond to see how far they can go. To do one's best while working hard to strive for a difficult and challenging goal not only builds character and solid work ethic, but, perhaps most importantly, builds self-esteem.

I am not asking everyone to make straight "A's;" I'm asking everyone to consistently do his or her best work. If I can assist you, please let me know.

Your Principal,
Dr. Tyson

posted on: August 30, 2006

Student Achievement Data from May, 2006

Our school mission is to maximize student achievement in a culture of caring. Mabry Middle School has a rich tradition of academic excellence spanning more than 25 years. Our students are successful because students, parents, and teachers partner together to ensure academic success.

The Georgia CRCTs, a criterion reference test based on the state curriculum, are one of the more important measures of student academic success in middle school. Mabry students do very well on these tests.

This year's data can easily be misinterpreted for two reasons: some of the tests have been changed to reflect the new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), but some of the tests have not yet been changed as the older curriculum (QCC) has not yet changed to the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The tests that were re-written have been re-normed and cannot be compared with test data from previous years. The tests that were re-written and re-normed have different cutoff scores for Below Grade Level, On Grade Level, Above Grade Level than the tests that have not been changed yet.

Perhaps this chart will be helpful:

Subject
QCC or GPS
On Grade Level Cut Off Score Above Grade Level Cut Off Score Can Compare Previous Years' Data?
6th Grade in May, 2006
Math
GPS
800
850
No
Reading
GPS
800
850
No
Language Arts
GPS
800
850
No
Science
GPS
800
850
No
Social Studies
QCC
300
350
Yes
7th Grade in May, 2006
Math
QCC
300
350
Yes
Reading
GPS
800
850
No
Language Arts
GPS
800
850
No
Science
GPS
800
850
No
Social Studies
QCC
300
350
Yes
8th Grade in May, 2006
Math
QCC
300
350
Yes
Reading
GPS
800
850
No
Language Arts
GPS
800
850
No
Science
QCC
300
350
Yes
Social Studies
QCC
300
350
Yes

Here is a highly scientific way to interpret the data presented in the charts below: We want more purple (above grade level) and no yellow (below grade level).

A summary of our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade CRCT scores from May, 2006:
2006CRCT - 1 2006CRCT - 7 2006CRCT - 13

A comparison of our 6th grade CRCT scores from May, 2006, to the County and State scores:
2006CRCT - 2 2006CRCT - 3 2006CRCT - 4
2006CRCT - 5 2006CRCT - 6

A comparison of our 7th grade CRCT scores from May, 2006, to the County and State scores:
2006CRCT - 8 2006CRCT - 9 2006CRCT - 10
2006CRCT - 11 2006CRCT - 12

A comparison of our 8th grade CRCT scores from May, 2006, to the County and State scores:
2006CRCT - 14 2006CRCT - 15 2006CRCT - 16
2006CRCT - 17 2006CRCT - 18

posted on: August 18, 2006

Middle Grades Writing Assessment Results

The Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment results for 2006 are now available. Every 8th grader in the state of Georgia is required to take the MGWA. Mabry students did extremely well on this measure. No students at Mabry are below grade level!

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posted on: May 17, 2006

Student Achievement Data from May, 2005

Our school mission is to maximize student achievement in a culture of caring. Mabry Middle School has a rich tradition of academic excellence spanning more than 25 years. Our students are successful because students, parents, and teachers partner together to ensure academic success.

The Georgia CRCTs, a criterion reference test based on the state curriculum, are one of the more important measures of student academic success in middle school. Mabry students do very well on these tests.

To read the charts more easily, click on any of the charts below to have them enlarge in a new window.

A score of 300 is considered "On Grade Level." A score of 350 or higher is considered "Above Grade Level."

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2005 Crct1A.002-2 2005 Crct2A.004-1 2005 Crct3A.006-1

The Georgia Writing Assessment is given to every 8th grade student in the state. Mabry students score very well on this measure of writing skill.

2005 Data 001 2005 Data 002-2 2005 Data 003-2

posted on: June 16, 2005

The Written History of Mabry Middle School

Mabry Middle School opened in November of 1978 after many construction delays. The students began school in August of 1978 attending Walton High School from 1:00 – 5:30 PM each day. (The Walton building could not accommodate both high school students and middle schools students at the same time!) After the Thanksgiving holiday, the students began attendance at the new, beautiful, and state of the art middle school. This original design supported the middle school philosophy of a team approach.

Mabry Middle School was named after Robert Watson Mabry. Mr. Mabry was born in 1795 in Virginia. In the early 1800’s he moved to Washington-Wilkes County, Georgia, where he was a plantation overseer and schoolmaster at the Select School for Girls. In 1833 Mr. Mabry drew land in the Cherokee Lottery and moved his family by covered wagon to the newly created Cobb County. Their first night in Cobb County was spent beside Mabry Rock located on what is presently called Woodstock Road. Shortly after their arrival in Cobb County, Mr. Mabry and his wife worked together and built a log cabin, raised four children, and were instrumental in building community. This was to be the Mabry home for the remainder of the Mr. and Mrs. Mabry’s lives. The descendants of Robert Watson Mabry’s family still refer to him as a Schoolmaster, Planter, Gentleman, and especially a Pioneer Cobb County Settler.

We are pleased that one of current teachers, Mrs. Julie Stephens is in fact a direct descendant of Mr. Robert Watson Mabry! In her staff biography she speaks briefly of her family. She and her family still live on part of the original family farm!

At present, the philosophy has not changed for Mabry. The school still believes in a team approach to meet the needs of early adolescent students similar to Mr. and Mrs. Mabry’s team approach when settling in Cobb County. However, the vision has evolved to meet the ever-changing world in which students must live. Novel ideas permeate the climate as students prepare for a more advanced future. The students are pioneers in applying technology, tackling advanced math courses and beginning foreign languages. Certainly one could surmise that the students at Mabry are pioneers much like the building namesake Robert Watson Mabry.

posted on: June 02, 2005

History of Mabry Middle School

These are pictures of Mabry Middle School when construction first began. The school first opened its doors in 1978.

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In 2003, the old Home Economics room was cleared out as Mabry no longer had an allotment for that exploratory class. The old exploratory office was removed to create the open space pictured below. Dr. Tyson secured a grant for the new Fitness Center which now occupies this space.

Empty Weightroom

The pictures below were taken during the renovation and construction project which began in 2004. The picture of the blue skylight was caused by the blue tarp used to cover the skylight as it was replaced. The theater, pictured with the old original yellow seats, is shown before the theater renovation project.

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Below are pictures of the newly completed construction. These pictures were taken at the beginning of the 2005 - 2006 school year.

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posted on: June 01, 2005

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