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Lindley Sixth Grade Academy

Dr. Denise Magee, Principal

Tida Bruce-Banefield, AP  |  Kasisi Brown, AP  |  Dr. Dawn Harrell, SSA

1550 Pebblebrook Circle SE
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770-819-2414
Fax: 770-819-2418


Cobb County provides services for identified gifted students at all grade levels. The gifted program is designed to meet the very specific academic needs of these students by emphasizing the following competencies:

  • Creative, productive, and critical thinking
  • Extensive and advanced research skills
  • Skills for independent learning

The requirements for identifying and placing students in the gifted program are governed by Georgia State Department of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38.

Please contact Cheryl Coleman for more information about the Lindley 6th Grade Academy Gifted program.

News and Information

Gifted Evaluation Process

All gifted assessments in Cobb County School District adhere to the rules and regulations established by the Georgia Department of Education. There are three steps in the process of identification and placement of students into the gifted program: referral, assessment, and determination of eligibility.


The referral process is the first step for entrance into the gifted program.  A referral may come from teachers, parents, students, or as the result of system wide testing. Referrals are reviewed by each school’s eligibility committee which determines who will be evaluated for gifted placement.


Students are evaluated in four areas: mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Assessment instruments include nationally normed tests, rating scales, and other approved measures. All assessments comply with state rules and regulations. Individual assessment measures require parental consent.

Determination of Eligibility

A student must meet eligibility requirements in three of the four following areas:

  • Mental Ability: 96th percentile on a standardized test of mental ability
  • Achievement: 90th percentile in total battery, total reading, or total math section of a standardized achievement battery
  • Creativity: 90th percentile / 90th percent on a creativity assessment
  • Motivation: 90th percentile / 90th percent on a motivation assessment

Transfer Students:

  • In State Transfers: Any student who meets the eligibility criteria for gifted education services is considered eligible to receive gifted education services in Cobb County upon verification of records.
  • Out of State Transfers: There is no mandated reciprocity between states for gifted eligibility. Students who transfer from other states’ gifted programs must meet Georgia eligibility requirements before services can be provided. Previous assessment data will be considered if the test results are less than two years old.

Delivery Models


  • Gifted students in middle school are served through advanced content classes in English/Language arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Advanced content courses present more complex subject matter at an accelerated pace. Students in middle school advanced content classes are expected to go beyond baseline standards and develop the critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills in core content areas that will ensure academic success during their high school and college academic careers.


Mrs. Cheryl Coleman - Email