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Bulls Gap School

Public | K-8 | 430 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2010

The school is always having programs and activities for the kids and the parents to participate together.


Posted September 9, 2009

My daughter has been in school there since Head Start. Overall this is a great school, with good teachers and students. If I have ever had a problem, the staff has always been there to help. The New Construction is almost complete, and everyone is so excited to finally have a school us parents can be proud of! Thanks to everyone who has made it happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

Bulls Gap Middle School has the BEST Assistant Principal in Hawkins County-Maureen Morelock. I have taught with her at Church Hill Middle School and she is the most dedicated educator I have ever taught with in 13 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2008

We are finally getting the new construction that we've been waiting on for so long! The school is getting new additions and renovations to correct the poor conditions and old sewer systems.Im hoping for a school that the children deserve . For the most part the teachers are very good at what they do with a few exceptions . I hope that they get renovated as well. I'll be glad when it's all done and we can not have guilt over sending our kids into a school that stinks and has a heating system that has been known to not light on occasion. Yes it's an old pilot light that has to be lit and has had to be repaired on several occasions.I hope we will finally have a school to be proud of. The new principal is trying very hard and seems to have genuine concern for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I think that the school has come a long way in the past couple of years. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is super nice. I just think that if more parents get involved in school activities they would see a big difference in how things go. I agree about the lunches my kids come home starving because they say they don't get enough or that they didn't eat because they didn't like what the school was having that day. If you have any concerns about the school i suggest that you go and meet with the principal and discuss your concerns with her. I'm sure that she will do anything she can to take care of your problems. I give the school a 5 star rating. Please voice your opinion. They don't know how your feel unless you speak your mind. This is a great school. Check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

The building itself is in great need of repair, however new construction is underway. The teachers at this school have been wonderful to my child and I feel that I have been included in his education, which is important to me as a parent. If I have questions there is always someone at the school to answer them, and last years lock down was handled smoothly, this leads me to believe that my child is safe when he is at school. I am very happy to have my child at this school and would recommend it to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

I went to Bulls Gap for three years and I honestly think it is a great place for students to learn.I was really scared when I first got there,but the teachers there were really nice and helped me get to all my classes.The only bad thing is that the school is in poor condition,bit this year they are remodeling it.So I think that if you are looking for a school with wonderful people then you will like Bulls Gap.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

My children had to leave another county school due to zoning restrictions and I was fearful of what Bulls Gap would be like. However, I found that I was more pleased with this school than the first. All of the teachers I have encountered seem to love these children. The new principal this year is really down to earth. (no goody-goody people here). The building is going to be renovated and added to beginning in 2008. As far as education, I can't say that I have figured that all out yet but I have noticed that hand-writing is stressed at this school and the other school never mentioned it. My kindergartner is using lined paper to practice and in class. I never could understand why it was never used in the other school. Although, the accelerated reading program does not seem to be as important at Bulls Gap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

It should be noted that the principal referred to in prior comments has been replaced by a competent, caring and professional one. The other problems, however, remain: unsanitary bathrooms, lunch menus with unappealing, meats and vegetables, plus a curious shortage of popular items, such as salads and baked potatoes. Someone mentioned some type of 'honors' program, but all I have seen is a serious lack of encouragement for gifted students. But in all due respect, there are some caring, dedicated and memorable teachers there who genuinely care about the children, and they shouldn't be overlooked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2005

This school has very unclean bathrooms. Dont get me wrong they have wonderful teachers but the county just doesnt care what our children have to put up with , the dirty school. So here I'm writing this. Hope it helps because this is the last year my children will be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I have to agree this school is seriously deteriorating. There are many teachers there who really care about the children and their education. Unfortunately,there are several teachers who need to be removed and would benefit from some anger management classes. It is a teachers responsibility to set a good example for their students. Parents count on the administration to monitor the satisfaction rating and the overall ability of the teachers to properly teach these students. Also the food selection for the students is very lacking. My child regularly comes home hungry due to the dislike of the cafeteria food. I sincerely hope the hawkins co. School board will find it in their hearts to investigate the running of this school and implement some serious changes. I write this with a heavy heart. A concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Due to no fault of the teaching staff this school is in great disrepair. Hawkins County should be ashamed of the horrendous condition of this building! A good quality education is available to students that are able and willing to work. Advanced classes are available for honor students, which prepares them nicely for high school. As with many schools, there is a small percent of teachers, and administrators that are substandard, and need to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2003

This is the worst school for children of any age, I have 2 children in this school. the school is a danger in its self to the children as it is falling apart, litterally. please consider sending your children to another school. or teach them at home. they will be safer and more supervised.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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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 49% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 57% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
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

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 98% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 74%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:55p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sharon Southern
Fax number
  • (423) 235-7687

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

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  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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315 Allen Dr
Bulls Gap, TN 37711
Phone: (423) 235-5201

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