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Church Hill Middle School

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Posted March 31, 2014

I am a former student to this school, i loved this school. The teachers and staff were very caring and nice, and the school had so much spirit and was very fun. Everyone made excellent grades and everyone was so nice to eachother. I agree, the school does need money and is very messy but that could be improved. Otherwise, i loved this school and i wish i could still attend it!


Posted October 13, 2009

I am a former teacher at Church Hill Middle School where I worked for 13 years. I have never seen more dedicated professionals who are more than willing to take the time to assist any student. The Principal and Vice Principal are very dedicated to providing the students with the best education. People on the outside looking in did not know the countless hours and generous deeds the principal, vice principal, and faculty gave to all students. But a good person would not announce that because they do not go into the profession for monetary reasons-they care about our youth and the future of our youth!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2008

I was a previous student at Church Hill Middle,and I have to say the school was probably the best school i've ever attended.The teachers are very friendly and very helpful when you need it. As for security, Its very good during school and for after school activities. This school is a very good school.


Posted September 23, 2008

I hated the school. No one really cared about the kids who couldn't bring in a lot of money to dances, ballgames and such. The people here are right, this school only wants your money.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

I work at CHMS and would like to offer some advice. If you are having a hard time getting someone to listen, then move to the next person in line. If there is a problem with safety, note the problem and bring it to someone's attention. If it is a custodial problem, note the time and condition and bring it to someone's attention. I have never walked away from a parent who told me there was a problem, but there are shifts for us and we need to know where a problem is. The shift I work is proud of the school and make all attempts to maintain a high standard for the students and staff. The school has faults, as does all public schools, but some of the ones addressed here are correctable. We at the school are take pride in our work and in CHMS as a school.


Posted May 20, 2008

The school is a no spirit, no parent involvement and a very hard place to get results. I have tried to get involved in the school but it seems as if the staff would ratther the parents stay home and forget about trying to get involved in their childs education. It was a big differance from Carters valley elem. the change to the mifddle school was like night and day. This school is very poor on safety, as has been said before. And they don't seem to want input nor criticism. The principal turns a deaf ear to any type of critical review and seems to want the lower income parents to just stay away. I am a single mother and I get the feeling of talking to a brick wall every time I have to go to the office about a metter involving my son. All I ask is that when I say something, I feel like someone in that place cared. But I guess next year I will be ab;le to talk to someone at Volunteer. It seems to be a school that cares for all students, not only the ones who live in brick homes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I have a new student at this school (6th grade this year) and I have noticed a lack of dicipline and structure at the school. There is a dance almost every month, and the students roam the building and seem to do whatever they please during the day, so they figure they can at after school events also. School needs to be school time, not play time. There needs to be more structure and controll over the students. As for the staff, they have a hard enough job teaching, maintaining the school and feeding the kids, they don't need to be baby sitters also. The school needs a resource person to help with the safety and security everyone is so concerned about
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

The school as a whole needs a lot of work in the management department. There is a very bad lack of concern for security, as I see students roaming the halls, doors open to back areas and classrooms left unlocked all the time. We need to put more emphasis on keeping our kids safe, times are getting harder and safety can't be put off until after someone is hurt or someone's child is taken. Please, Mr. Christian, take this more seriously!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

To the person who worked at the school my sympathy. It was the worst place my grand daughter ever attended. The principal was impossible to talk with, the staff seemed more in a hurry to get through the day and the restrooms, hall and gym were almost always deploreably amiss. I don't know what school the others are seeing, but Church Hill Middle was not worth the taxes we paid to live in Church Hill. Sorry, but true.


Posted April 24, 2008

The school its self is pretty good. As has been said before, the security is very lax, considering the state of things today. The cleanliness is good, but I have had my son come home saying he did not like to use the restrooms due to the tissue being wet or out, and the fear of some of the other students throwing stuff or otherwise harassing the smaller children. Maby better security could be obtained and the other parents would get involved in the school. It seems there is no voice for parents to discuss issues like this in the school. No PTSO or parent groups. The school is good, and my son seems to like it there, so besides the safety issue, I am very happy with Church Hill.


Posted March 27, 2008

I worked for a time at the school as a custodian, and it was an experience I will not forget. The night shift there does 85% of the work and gets very little recognition for the excellent job they are doing trying to keep an older building in shape. Add to that the shortage of supplies and the constant battle to keep supplies and you get the picture of a typical small county school system. The teachers were excellent and professional, and the 10% of students that caused trouble keep the staff buisy. All in all, it is a great place, the other two night custodians who have been mentioned before were a pleasure to work with and f I had a child I would not hesitate to send them there, my only concern is the very blatent lack of security and safety measures. Keep going CHMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

The school seems to be a normal Hawkins county school. I graduated from Volunteer High, and have a daughter in CHMS now. The biggest problems seem to be in the supplies in the restrooms and books for the classrooms and the very apparant lack of security during after hours activities. At night there are only the three janitors as security, and I really do not think they could handle a security related problem. There are people who roam the building and I see this as a safety issue for the students who come in the next day. As for the cleaning complaints, I have seen the school look much worse in the past and I feel they are doing a masterful job of keeping an old building in good shape. The staff is friendly, the teachers professional and I have had no problems in this area.


Posted January 29, 2008

The school is about par for the county, which is only fair. The staff is caring and seem to be able to do the job with the little they have. The constant asking for the students to bring items from home for extra grade credit is not a good idea, it encourages the students to bribe their way to a passing grade. The cleanliness of the school is far better than normal, and the building its self seems very nice inside and out. My 8th grade student seems to enjoy the classes and is a member of a civic club called the Red Hat Club which encourages the student to be involved in civic matters. Thanks to Ms. Johnston for starting such a great group! A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

my granddaudhter goes to school at church hill middle school. I have been in that school and the floors are so clean that you can almost see yourself in them. I couldn;t believe how nice the school is. keep the good work up church hill ,some people just looks for something to complain about.


Posted November 30, 2007

I must say this in defense of the night people who do a great job of trying to have the school ready for class the next day, they have to clean around ball games, dances and other school functions, and seem to do a very good job of making the building fit for students. The teachers do an excellent job, most notibly mrs Johnston, mr. Joyner and coach Wells. My daughter has been in the school 3 years now and I have found it to be a good school for the area. Money seems to be a constant problem though. With the taxes we pay we should have a better enviroment for the staff and teachers to produce in. Special thanks to the night staff for all the help in finding a lost cell phone. Most people would not have gone to the lengths to help that mr. Beasley did. He
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

To be honest, this is the messiest place my child has ever been to. The front restrooms run out of toilet paper, paper towels and almost everything else. The floors look like they have not been mopped or even swept! Otherwise the school is about average for a public school now. There is a stronger than usual emphasis on sports, and it seems that academics do seem to suffer a bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

Don't know if this is the place to put this, but the school its self was only fair. The teachers seem to care but the two people in the schol that made a diffference to me were Mr. And Mrs. Beasley, the custodians. They really worked hard to keep the place in good cleanliness. I feel that even though he seemed gruff on the outside, Mr. Beasley and his wife cared about the safety and health of us kids. If there is a bright spot in the three years I was there, it was their dedication. I had to work with them for a short time due to a detention and I can say their work is not easy and they are not as appreciated as they should be. And for the people who dis the school, they need to take more of an interest in what is going on. Karen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

Parent involvement is not really wanted. As was said in another review, send the kids with a wad of money to the ball games and dances and forget the rest. Let the kids go to parties and free days where they watch movies and play, never mind half of them can't do grade level work. I think it is time to get back to the basics of school, teaching them to do what they need to learn, not giving them reward days for selling the most from a QSP catalog to raise more money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

This school is a money grubbing group of people. They charge the kids a $15 activity fee, then every teacher expects them to bring in tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer and a grocery list of items. What do we pay taxes for if we have to supply the school as well as the students with supplies? The Janitors can not even change the trash bags but once a week. Does this sound like a sound enviroment for kids to try to learn in? I am very disappointed with the school, and in Hawkins county as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

The whole staff needs to take a look at the basics. There is far too much time spent on sports and free time in the classes. They need to pay more attention to education and a lot less time spent on movie days, club days cheerleading days and such nonsense.
—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.
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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school 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

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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43%

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28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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46%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school 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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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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Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities9%
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Economically disadvantaged31%
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Students with disabilities13%
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Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities47%
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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 Students42%
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White41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities21%
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All Students39%
African Americann/a
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Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
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Science

All Students66%
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Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
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Social Studies

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Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities71%
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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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The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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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

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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.

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 97% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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