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Tupelo Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 21 students

 
 

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Posted February 20, 2013

I don't like TMS because the teachers don't catch on to anything. They don't care about anything but getting payed and they are just so mean and rude to the students. They don't discipline, correct, or care about the kids there; and they don't try and help. Most of the students here are annoying and rude, country, or GHETTO brats. I am so sick of it. They don't tell the students when they are wrong or right. The school has some good teachers, but they are very rare. This is only the beginning of how I feel about TMS and Tupelo in general.


Posted June 1, 2011

We've had two children attend school at TMS in the last few years. Good advanced placement classes and teachers; discipline is a constant battle, bullies are rampant whether you are a girl or a boy. The school is to small to handle almost 600 kids per grade; Tupelo needs to build another Middle School and another High School in the next few years to keep up with the growing student population. From Middle School through High School there doesn't seem to be any cohesive plan for the Tupleo City School System while the Elementary School system is well laid out, well disciplined, and well managed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I dont think this school is that good bc of its desiplen. They do have allsome educatin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2005

Tupelo Middle School has a wonderful 'Challenge' program for gifted students. The teachers start preparing all the students for a high school curriculum in the 7th grade. TMS is well-maintained and the education received by the students is exceptional. The teachers care about the students and strive to prepare them for future. Good work TMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

Tms is a great school.My student learns a lot.She learns a whole bunch there!
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

566 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

509 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 50%
White 47% 46%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 54%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1009 Varsity Dr
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 840-8780

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