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Vance Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 612 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2010

Great school, great teachers, and super leadership. Mr. Kind treats everyone fairly and with respect...so much that i wish we could take him with us when our child moves on to THS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

Vance Middle School is a wonderful, caring, highly motivating Middle School and my child was very successful. We moved from out of State not knowing what we would find. The teachers were challenging but caring. The Choral Music Teacher Mrs. Bays is superior to any music teacher we were ever exposed to up State. My child was successful and felt very much a part of the school communtiy. Many extra curricular activites were also available. And fun activities. We would highly recommend this school.
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Posted November 11, 2007

I have had 3 daughters attend Vance with no regrets. We have been very pleased. The children not only receive an excellent education, but an emphasis is placed on being an upstanding citizen. also athletics are very fair, and students are once again taught to respect others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Excellent school primary focus on student and very good in recognizing problem areas and working with students. Treat all kids alike with equal opportunities in sports, academics etc.
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Posted February 23, 2004

My child attended Blountville Middle school and was in low c classes and the teachers seemed more interested in extra curr. activities and sports not education we transfered her to Vance she is on honor roll and attended the state science fair where she placed 4th. She loves school now and tries to attend even if ill. The emphasis is on the student and giving confidence and teaching leadership. Student Council is emphasised as is all areas of citizenship. The dicisipline is excellent and I feel very fortunate we have such a school in our area. My childs Tcap scores jumped so much in transfering we could hardly believe. She gets attention for problem areas and the teacher sticks with it until the issues are resolved. I have high praise for the princ. and staff. I wish we had more dedicated individuals as these working with our youth in every school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students55%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students37%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities59%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 90% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Briston, TN 37620
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