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Memphis School District

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2597 Avery Av
Memphis, TN 38112
Shelby County
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PH: (901) 416-5444
FAX: (901) 325-5578

  • Grade n/a
  • 110,952 students
  • 212 schools

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 TCAP Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading/Language Arts
 28% (2013)
 26% (2012)
 25% (2011)
 24% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

Social Studies
 66% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

Science
 43% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 29% (2011)
 30% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 39% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 30% (2011)
 28% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading/Language Arts
 26% (2013)
 27% (2012)
 24% (2011)
 25% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

Social Studies
 71% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

Science
 29% (2013)
 24% (2012)
 17% (2011)
 16% (2010)
The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

Math
 33% (2013)
 25% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 21% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading/Language Arts
 35% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 32% (2011)
 28% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

Social Studies
 69% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

Science
 35% (2013)
 28% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 21% (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
 39% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 30% (2011)
 23% (2010)
The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading/Language Arts
 33% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 31% (2011)
 28% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Social Studies
 71% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

Science
 37% (2013)
 31% (2012)
 22% (2011)
 20% (2010)
The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

Math
 25% (2013)
 22% (2012)
 19% (2011)
 14% (2010)
The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading/Language Arts
 25% (2013)
 24% (2012)
 21% (2011)
 20% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

Social Studies
 60% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

Science
 39% (2013)
 33% (2012)
 27% (2011)
 23% (2010)
The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

Math
 29% (2013)
 26% (2012)
 20% (2011)
 12% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading/Language Arts
 27% (2013)
 26% (2012)
 23% (2011)
 20% (2010)
The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

Social Studies
 62% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

Science
 42% (2013)
 36% (2012)
 30% (2011)
 28% (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
 23% (2013)
 17% (2012)
 9% (2011)
 5% (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 Students28%
African American25%
Asian64%
Hispanic25%
Native American/Alaskan Native31%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners20%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students66%
African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Native American/Alaskan Native92%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners71%

ScienceThis District
All Students43%
African American38%
Asian79%
Hispanic47%
Native American/Alaskan Native75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners43%

MathThis District
All Students39%
African American34%
Asian77%
Hispanic44%
Native American/Alaskan Native46%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners42%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students26%
African American22%
Asian61%
Hispanic26%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners13%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students71%
African American68%
Asian91%
Hispanic79%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners73%

ScienceThis District
All Students29%
African American24%
Asian66%
Hispanic35%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners21%

MathThis District
All Students33%
African American30%
Asian70%
Hispanic36%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners25%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students35%
African American31%
Asian63%
Hispanic38%
Native American/Alaskan Native55%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners19%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students69%
African American66%
Asian92%
Hispanic77%
Native American/Alaskan Native55%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners63%

ScienceThis District
All Students35%
African American30%
Asian64%
Hispanic42%
Native American/Alaskan Native46%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners23%

MathThis District
All Students39%
African American36%
Asian76%
Hispanic45%
Native American/Alaskan Native46%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners29%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students33%
African American30%
Asian67%
Hispanic35%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners6%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students71%
African American68%
Asian87%
Hispanic78%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners47%

ScienceThis District
All Students37%
African American33%
Asian72%
Hispanic40%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners12%

MathThis District
All Students25%
African American22%
Asian70%
Hispanic23%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners10%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students25%
African American22%
Asian61%
Hispanic25%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities23%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students60%
African American56%
Asian88%
Hispanic71%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners39%

ScienceThis District
All Students39%
African American36%
Asian81%
Hispanic43%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners17%

MathThis District
All Students29%
African American26%
Asian66%
Hispanic33%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners15%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
Reading/Language ArtsThis District
All Students27%
African American23%
Asian70%
Hispanic26%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities23%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students62%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners32%

ScienceThis District
All Students42%
African American38%
Asian90%
Hispanic44%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners16%

MathThis District
All Students23%
African American21%
Asian66%
Hispanic29%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners12%
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
 43% (2013)
 43% (2012)
 36% (2010)
The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

Algebra I
 44% (2013)
 40% (2012)
 26% (2011)
 28% (2010)
The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

Algebra II
 17% (2013)
 10% (2012)
The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

English II
 35% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

Biology I
 35% (2013)
 29% (2012)
 29% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

U.S. History
 91% (2013)
The state average for U.S. History was n/a in 2013.

English III
 18% (2013)
 16% (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 Students43%
African American39%
Asian82%
Hispanic56%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners12%

Algebra IThis District
All Students44%
African American41%
Asian79%
Hispanic50%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners21%
Source: TN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013


Algebra IIThis District
All Students17%
African American14%
Asian70%
Hispanic21%
Native American/Alaskan Native14%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged14%
English language learners7%

English IIThis District
All Students35%
African American32%
Asian80%
Hispanic39%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities17%

Biology IThis District
All Students35%
African American32%
Asian71%
Hispanic41%
Native American/Alaskan Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners14%

U.S. HistoryThis District
All Students91%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learners71%

English IIIThis District
All Students18%
African American15%
Asian48%
Hispanic19%
Native American/Alaskan Native36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged15%
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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