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Cheatham Middle School

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Posted June 9, 2011

As with all things schools change. We now have a very competent and caring principal who is trying to reach out to parents and get them more involved. The restroom dictatorship and silly rules have ended and the school has come up with a better discipline plan (althought not perfect) than those it had in the past. There are many caring teachers. The guidance counselors are wonderful, and the office staff is cheery and competent now that leadership has changed :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2010

Students are punished more than once for the same offense. The offense boils down to not being a real offense at all. Examples are miscommunication between the teacher and the chid, children not absorbing requests made by the teacher, and doodling in class on his or her paper. How many of you doodled in college when the lesson was boring? Did the professor punish you? Yes, these children are actually punished for these so-called offenses. What about bullying? This is happening nearly everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

i also think that the whole you can only go to the bathroom at a certain time and that you only have 5 min. to go to your locker and some how manage to make to the other end of the hallway, how is that all possible, sometimes it feels like a dictatorship! the food in the cafeteria can be really boring and on some occasions repetative which sometimes takes a toll on the students. i also hate that when you are eating lunch and you are called to be dismissed, the office calls you like 3 times before you can get to your locker and then back to the office! some of the assistants think that they have a right to yell and act as the teacher, when the teacher has stepped out of class for a few min. all in all i sometimes hate this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted May 16, 2010

I wish I had pulled my kids from this school years ago. To learn what the other two middle schools in the area offer, to speak with their competent and courteous office staff, to have a personal, thoughtful conversation about your child's educational needs, well those things will not happen at CMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My second child is about ready to be out of this school and I can without a doubt say I am VERY Glad too. The school wasn't that bad when my first child went there. We could use more leadership and less dictatorship at the school. I hate the way the good kids never get noticed for anything they do right (well depends on who their parents are...lol) but now let me tell you if your child misbehaves man they are lucky they will get a little tap on the wrist and off to class you go. Now if they do something like have drugs on them they do seem to take care of that but its ok to let the bullys keep bulling and other kids have to take it. well that is bull crap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

This is my second child to attend Cheatham Middle School and although, the principal has changed during that time, the overall atmposphere or 'we don't need the parents' has remained. I will say there are several really good teachers and the counselors are very nice. However, the principal does not seem at all interested in improving the sports program and has been high handed about parents trying to start soccer which the other 2 schools in the county already have.There is very much a 'dictatorship' feeling there as the children are only allowed to go to the bathroom at certain times of the day, and girls are no longer allowed to have purses in the classroom They are also only allowed to go to their lockers at certain times of the day instead of between each class, so they have to carry books for several classes at at a time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

I find leadership lacking in this school. Bullying iis tacitly encouraged through policies that often punish the victim and not the bully. Some teachers appear to be trying very hard to help students, but many are overwhelmed and unsupported. Others just plain don't care. Parents are actively discouraged from checking on their children at the front office and safety, particularly in places like halls and restrooms is severly lacking. If your child has special needs, they talk a good game, but typically do not provide help except in very extreme cases. I pulled my kids out of the school system rather than subject them to this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

Communication from school to parents is severely lacking in this school. I would like to see monthly newsletters about what is going on at the school as a way to keep informed. Bullying and fighting is also a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

would not recommend this school if you have a special needs child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

they're good to me, but they need healthier and better tasting foods in their cafeteria for breakfast AND lunch. and i think it's eerie that we are not allowed to use the snack machines while the cafeteria is open. it's a big bag of bologna. In my opinion and many students.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students40%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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. 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.

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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 II, 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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 II, 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.

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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 Scoutview Dr
Ashland City, TN 37015
Phone: (615) 792-2334

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