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Jo Byrns High School

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Posted March 28, 2011

I used to work at Jo Byrns for 14 years...and absolutely loved it!!! I have 5 children 2 of which have already graduated from there one that will graduate in a year from now and 2 in the elementary school. I wish it could've stayed a k-12 school but there are so many people wanting to get their kids into this school system....that should tell ya something right there! Teachers are great and students are awesome! It's one big family! LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2010

The teacher and staff work really hard to help every student try and meet there goals in life while they are at Jo Byrns. It is a great school to attend
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2009

I just graduated from Jo Byrns & it was an excellent school. There wasn't much trouble in this school because of the S.R.O. that worked there officer James. All teachers & staff tried to get to know you on a personal level & I really liked it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2009

most of the new kids we get here are dopeheads and troublemakers and we shouldnt let them come to our remodeled school and let them tear it up for us good kids that try to make the school look good
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

Best school in TN - the teachers go out of their way to help make sure the sudents do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

i love Jo Byrns. I believe we are like one big family and there is a very friendly atmosphere. It is the definition of 'southern hospitality'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2007

this is a laid back school with hometown people. everyone knows everyone. i like that. it makes me feel like my children are safe knowing my neighbors are the athority figures in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

I have been to this school since the first grade and it's amazing. Everybody knows everybody so there's not much trouble. The teachers, counselors, and students can work better because there aren't many students there. The teachers are really great and the pep rallies and stuff are really fun. Now I go to DCHS in Dickson now and it's huge. I can't talk to my counselor personally b/c there are so many other kids. It's okay but I like JBS better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2005

The teachers are fantastic, without a doubt. However, the size of Jo Byrns will never allow for the possibilities in learning that a larger school will. I went to Jo Byrns until 8th grade, and then left to go to high school in Springfield. I would highly recommend Jo Byrns as an elementary school--the hometown atmosphere brings a child up right. However, this school is *not* the best choice for a high-school student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2005

I think this school is the greatest school ever. It might be small, but the teachers are the students' friends. For the high school section its better to have four hour and a half classes because the students have a better chance at understanding the classes. The high school students aren't as wild as some at the Springfield High School. We are a whole lot nicer, and we care more! We help out with the community more and the clubs are the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Jo Byrns is a great school. The teachers are also friends, coaches and neighbors. They work hard to keep up with the 'Big' schools and there is alot of after school hours spent there by students, parents and staff to make it a better place to work and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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

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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

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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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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49%

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47%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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54%

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57%

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44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school 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

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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51%

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44%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

85 students were tested at this school 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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 Students35%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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White36%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African Americann/a
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White35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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Science

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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White55%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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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.

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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

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71%

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47%
English I

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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 II

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
33%
Biology I

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
English II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
71%
English III

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%
U.S. History

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 I

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
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 95% 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 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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