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Tates Creek Middle School

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Posted May 6, 2014

TCMs provides many opportunities for students. The Gifted/Talented program is fantastic. The school is inviting. I always feel welcomed. I volunteer at least 3-4 times a week and have LOVED it. The PTSA does a fantastic job providing different ways for parents to be involved beside providing snacks for a team sport. The grading system is different but that is because of the IB program - once it is explained, it is easier to keep track if my child is having problems with the actual work or not turning something in. Very helpful and insightful to see that she was disorganized but knew the content.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

It is a terrible school. Most of the kids are completely disrespectful and a lot of them are racist. They use a stupid grading system that makes no sense. Bullying happens all the time, but I don't see much being done about it. Don't come to this school!


Posted February 16, 2013

I have had 3 children attend this school in the last 10 years. The change of administration in the past 5 years has made a tremendous improvement overall. Scores are climbing. TCMS is a IB school, as well the home of the Gifted/Talented program for southern Fayette Co. Parent involvement has improved, but because so many parents now work full-time, that has kept it from a 5-star rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
African American22%
Asian71%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female47%
Male39%
African American12%
Asian71%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
African American22%
Asian79%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female60%
Male39%
African American28%
Asian86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male49%
African American19%
Asian86%
Hispanic13%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
African American37%
Asian93%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female57%
Male68%
African American31%
Asian93%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female59%
Male66%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male20%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 81%
Black 26% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Lexington, KY 40517
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