Commerce Middle School
Ga Milestones Assessment
Beginning on April 21st, we will begin administering the Georgia Milestones Assessment to all students in grades 5-8 in the content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
The Ga Milestones End of Grade Assessment was developed to measure a student’s knowledge of the state-adopted content standards which are taught throughout schools in the state of Georgia. The results from this test will provide critical information about the student’s achievement and readiness for their next grade level.
Spring 2015 Testing Dates
5th grade: April 21 (ELA), April 23 (writing), April 24 (math), April 28 (science), April 30 (soc studies)
6th grade: April 21 (ELA), April 23 (writing), April 24 (math), April 28 (science), May 01 (soc studies)
7th grade: April 22 (ELA), April 23 (writing), April 27 (math), April 29 (science), May 01 (soc studies)
8th grade: April 22 (ELA), April 23 (writing), April 27 (math), April 29 (science), April 30 (soc studies)
Tips for testing:
Make sure that your child receives at least 8-10 hours of sleep prior to testing
Make sure your child eats a balanced breakfast each morning prior to testing
Do not schedule appointments on test dates
Do not check your child in late or out early on these dates
Try to keep things as normal as possible
Be on time and present every day!
The Commerce City School System is a community of talented administrators, dedicated faculty and supportive families, working in a vibrant partnership that values educational excellence. Nestled in northeast Georgia, approximately 20 miles from the University of Georgia, and one hour from the state capital, Commerce provides students with the advantages of a small town as well as access to educational and cultural opportunities in Athens and beyond in Atlanta.
Commerce Middle School is committed to the belief that all students are capable of attaining high levels of educational achievement in preparation for productive and rewarding lives. We intend to help ALL students reach this goal through the application of their own diligence and effort, and through a school and school district learning climate that responds to individual student academic needs, a curriculum that challenges, and skilled, professional instruction. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope it is helpful in providing you with valuable information regarding our programs and services.
Welcome to Commerce,
Bill Ruma, Commerce Middle School Principal
Commerce Middle School Mission Statement
The mission of Commerce Middle School is to care for the individual needs of each student while preparing the learner for lifelong success. Students will demonstrate mastery of Georgia’s state performance standards. The academic progress of every student will be regularly monitored and systematic interventions will be provided for those who require additional support.
We envision Commerce Middle School to be a safe and engaging atmosphere in which respect is fostered between student and teacher and all students excel academically in relevant, real-world, research-based experiences.
Values and Beliefs
We value the improvement of student learning and achievement by:
- making student learning the chief priority for the school,
- providing a safe and physically comfortable environment that promotes student learning,
- providing students with appropriate opportunities for success,
- providing a curriculum which incorporates a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles,
- involving teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.
- that continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to help students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners,
- that students learn best in a safe, comfortable environments with high behavioral standards,
- that students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning and to strengthen their abilities and with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement,
- that each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs,
- that teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission and maximizing the management of available resources.