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Upperman High School

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Posted September 21, 2011

My job transfered us from out of state to TN. Schools were my main criteria on where we located. Baxter used to have high rankings, but those may have fallen due to overcrowding & bad attitudes. Not from here? Be prepared to be left behind. The emphasis isn't on how you preform, but who you are. Expect special privileges for Baxter Kids! I have seen students who are embarrasingly awkward at sports make the team, while gifted athletes get cut! FACT: UHS test scores, & sports stats have steadily been on the decline. Could this be a result of the archaic "good ole boy" system failing them? I have documented proof that my child was bullied by members of his/her own sports team. My concerns were not taken seriosly! My child felt picked-on daily by team members and class mates. I hope that UHS will take a more pro-active approach to bullying in the future! We had hoped to raise our family in a thriving & healthy environment, but it's not beneficial to live among the narrow minded & hateful locals! WE MOVED OUT OF BAXTER & IT MADE A VERY POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR MY CHILD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Extremely disappointed with this school! My child and I moved to Baxter specifically for this school when they had a nine out of ten. The people here are very exclusionary. If you weren't born here, you don't belong! If you are anything other than white, good luck. The teachers are ignorant and lazy. If there is anything going on that reduces the teaching time, they don't teach that day. Funding is a major problem so any teachers that need extra money for supplies i.e. art, mechanics, chemistry find it extremely hard to teach. But interestingly enough there seems to e enough money to strip and repaint the pillars in the front of the school. I am finally so fed up that I put my house on the market and will be homeschooling my child until we can get out of here. My child learned absolutely nothing in two years!!!!!!! This is not a rant, but the God's honest truth! Beware! I want to keep others from making the same mistake I did. BTW, my child is on the honors list! Please check out the drop out rate. It is very high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

The teachers are amazing and even though there are a few hiccups there are far more of them that are amazing and passionate about their career choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

For a relatively small school (700 or so students) this is a great school! The facilities are spotless, and the teachers are very qualified and very caring. The students have a lot of school pride, and for good reason!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

Absolutely fantastic! Their sports and drama programs are outstanding.
—Submitted by a student


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.
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The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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

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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

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The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

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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

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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

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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English I

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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56%

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English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities67%
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English I

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities44%
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

Algebra II

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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Biology I

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
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English II

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities23%
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English III

All Students26%
African Americann/a
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White26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities19%
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U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities90%
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 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6950 Nashville Hw
Baxter, TN 38544
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