School Profile


  • West Side Mission

    Envision a school...

    Where all children are encouraged to explore and strengthen their Talents and Gifts (TAG).

    Where all children have equal access and opportunities to master the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college, career pathways and the global economy. 

    Where students achieve this success through a variety of learning opportunities and differentiated tasks that challenge and engage 21st century learners in all core content areas.

    Where members of the learning community collaborate to set high expectations and achieve this mission.

    Where ideas are just the beginning...
     

     

    Core Values and Beliefs

     
    Curriculum
    • Curriculum will be rigorous and relevant using a variety of research-based resources that are standards based and developmentally appropriate. The content will be vertically aligned, cohesive, and consistent within each grade level.
    Instruction
    • Instruction will be differentiated and student-centered using best practices to increase achievement.
    Assessment
    • Assessments will consist of purposeful, ongoing, balanced methods to measure student growth in order to drive instruction.
    Environment
    • Students will be immersed in a safe, respectful community that fosters responsible citizens, empowering them to succeed.

     

    Awards & Honors

    • Title I Distinguished School since 2004
    • Nine Consecutive Years in Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): 2011  
    • Georgia Department of Education
      • 2012 Exceptional Library Media Program
        • Sherri Kenworthy, Media Specialist
      • 2011 Georgia Student Achievement Bronze Award 
      • Technology Integration Site grant recipient
      • 2007 Academic Improvement Platinum Award
        • Greatest Gain Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards
    • 1985 Georgia School of Excellence

     

    Activities

    • Talented and Gifted (TAG) program for all students
    • "MILE" Gifted student program in all grades
    • Before and After School Program
    • Auditioned Chorus for 4th/5th grades - "Singing Stingers"
    • Daily Stinger News Show produced by students
    • Accelerated Reader Program with quarterly incentives
    • Student Safety Patrol
    • Cultural Arts Programs
    • Girls on the Run Program
    • Drama Club with The Strand Theater
    • Big Thinkers After School Science Club
    • Science Swarm (special science fair for grades K-5)
    • School wide Honors Day

     

    Facility

    • $5.5M in renovations/new classrooms completed 2007-2008
    • Three computers/classroom
    • Two computer labs
    • Three wireless laptop carts
    • Wireless facility
    • Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms 
    • Closed circuit television center
    • Keyboard music lab
    • Science lab
    • Performance stage and auditorium
    • Multimedia production room

     

    PTA-sponsored family events and activities

    • Fall Festival and Silent Auction
    • 5th Grade Sponsored Dance
    • Book Fair
    • Holiday Gift Shop
    • Muffins for Moms
    • Donuts for Dads
    • Grandparent's Day 
    • "Reflections" contest and reception
    • Family Movie Nights
    • Second Grade Play
    • Fifth Grade Talent Program
    • Spring Teddy Bear Tour for rising kindergarten students

     

    Students & Teachers

    • 80% of teachers hold advanced degrees 
    • One MCS Employee of the Year on Staff
    • One National Milken Award Winner on Staff
    • Alumni return to teach
    • Eight Principals in 63 years
    • Active PTA 
    • Student Enrollment: 505 (FY12)
    • Average class size: 18
    • Number of teachers: 38
    • Uniforms: Yes, Unified dress code policy Monday through Thursday

    Learn About Our Tradition of Academic Excellence

  • Do you want to learn more about our school?

    School tours are the 1st Monday (1:00 PM)
    and 3rd Wednesday (9:30 AM) of each month.
    To schedule a tour call 770-429-3172.

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