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Shelby County School District

GreatSchools Rating: 4 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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160 South Hollywood
Memphis, TN 38112
Shelby County
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PH: (901) 321-2500
FAX: (901) 321-2642

  • Grade n/a
  • 46,423 students
  • 67 schools

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 TCAP Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading/Language Arts
 66% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

Social Studies
 92% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

Science
 81% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 73% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading/Language Arts
 60% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

Social Studies
 93% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

Science
 68% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

Math
 63% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 44% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading/Language Arts
 69% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

Social Studies
 93% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

Science
 75% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

Writing
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Writing was n/a in 2010.

Math
 69% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 49% (2010)
The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading/Language Arts
 68% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Social Studies
 93% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

Science
 72% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 38% (2010)
The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading/Language Arts
 56% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 51% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

Social Studies
 90% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

Science
 75% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading/Language Arts
 56% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 54% (2011)
 51% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

Social Studies
 89% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

Science
 70% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 66% (2010)
The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

Writing
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Writing was n/a in 2010.

Math
 49% (2013)
 40% (2012)
 24% (2011)
 18% (2010)
The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies, and in grades 5 and 8 in writing.
  • The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Tennessee: An Overview

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 TCAP Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students66%
African American48%
Asian81%
Hispanic53%
Native American/Alaskan Native68%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners26%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students92%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners83%

ScienceThis District
All Students81%
African American62%
Asian90%
Hispanic69%
Native American/Alaskan Native84%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners51%

MathThis District
All Students75%
African American59%
Asian89%
Hispanic66%
Native American/Alaskan Native90%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners46%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students60%
African American43%
Asian76%
Hispanic54%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners23%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students93%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners86%

ScienceThis District
All Students68%
African American45%
Asian86%
Hispanic61%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners47%

MathThis District
All Students63%
African American46%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners49%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students69%
African American51%
Asian82%
Hispanic66%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners31%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students93%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learners82%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
African American53%
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners47%

MathThis District
All Students69%
African American52%
Asian85%
Hispanic70%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learners44%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students68%
African American48%
Asian82%
Hispanic64%
Native American/Alaskan Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners10%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students93%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Native American/Alaskan Native90%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners81%

ScienceThis District
All Students72%
African American53%
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
Native American/Alaskan Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners42%

MathThis District
All Students57%
African American37%
Asian83%
Hispanic54%
Native American/Alaskan Native70%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners29%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students56%
African American37%
Asian74%
Hispanic44%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities33%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students90%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learners49%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
African American57%
Asian87%
Hispanic70%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners24%

MathThis District
All Students57%
African American39%
Asian81%
Hispanic59%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners23%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students56%
African American39%
Asian69%
Hispanic52%
Native American/Alaskan Native54%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities34%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students89%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Native American/Alaskan Native92%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learners39%

ScienceThis District
All Students70%
African American54%
Asian81%
Hispanic68%
Native American/Alaskan Native91%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners39%

MathThis District
All Students49%
African American37%
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Native American/Alaskan Native73%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners32%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies, and in grades 5 and 8 in writing.
  • The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Tennessee: An Overview

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 Gateway Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

English I
 75% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 68% (2010)
The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

Algebra I
 73% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

Algebra II
 51% (2013)
 33% (2012)
The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

English II
 69% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

Biology I
 67% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 63% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

U.S. History
Data not available for this district (2013)
The state average for U.S. History was n/a in 2013.

English III
 44% (2013)
 44% (2012)
The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses.
  • Students must pass the algebra I, English 2 and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate.
  • The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Tennessee: An Overview

See Tennessee's state standards

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 Gateway Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient


English IThis District
All Students75%
African American59%
Asian88%
Hispanic74%
Native American/Alaskan Native57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners42%

Algebra IThis District
All Students73%
African American61%
Asian92%
Hispanic73%
Native American/Alaskan Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners32%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013


Algebra IIThis District
All Students51%
African American32%
Asian77%
Hispanic52%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander31%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners47%

English IIThis District
All Students69%
African American51%
Asian83%
Hispanic66%
Native American/Alaskan Native85%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners11%

Biology IThis District
All Students67%
African American51%
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Native American/Alaskan Native75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners12%

U.S. HistoryThis District
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Students with disabilities89%

English IIIThis District
All Students44%
African American29%
Asian59%
Hispanic44%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities8%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses.
  • Students must pass the algebra I, English 2 and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate.
  • The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in Tennessee: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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