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West Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1058 students

 
 

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Posted September 7, 2014

I think this is a wonderful school, my child love it here and have been very successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2014

Worst school my children have ever attended. Rude teachers that breed negativity, and a principal who is far more unhelpful then he is helpful. My children no longer attend school there. Parents, look into your options before choosing this school. If I could send my kids to another public school in the area I would, but that's not a option yet. Until then, I will homeschool them where I can teach them the right way. Oh and common core, it's just making our kids stupid!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

As with anything, read everything with a grain of salt. Even this review. There will be a level of bias no matter where the review is coming from. What that said: WCMS is an incredible school with great leadership. The teachers are all higher level teachers with highly qualified status in their content areas. They expect the most from their students each day. Work is meaningful (especially when homework is given). Some concerns may be the result of constant transition from program to program, but that is going to occur in every school that is doing their best to accommodate their students. With different programs and models coming into fruition, WCMS attempts to stay ahead of the game, and do a great job in doing so. All in all, WCMS is a positive school that does what is best for children. If you have concerns relating to that, there are much better avenues to address them than a review board online.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2012

I don't think any one want's to hear what i have to say about this sorry excuse for a school. The ones who like this school needs an education about it. I am pulling my child out as soon as possible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

My child loves this school. She has had a lot of problems at her others school in the past at Rossview Middle with racism and stuff but here at WCMS they treat them all equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

The coyotes rule no doubts about it. If only this school was open when I was a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

I am not a parent nor am I a staff memeber of this school, but pity these parents that send their children to school when the disciplining should have started at home. If you know there is a problem with it at school you need to make sure it is not your child. instead of blamingtheteachers. These children threaten the teachers and then you expect the teachers to feel safe and of course"it's not my child...i know...whatever! you are right the teachers and principals have NO support. Then the ones that expect the teachers to help their children learn everything. You don't want your child to have homework because you say it has nothing to do with what the child is learning, well it gets them prepared for quetions about what they will work on the next day or two but the real reason is that you as a parent does not want to spend time working with your own children to help the,m succeed. Because when they don't..oh it's the teacher's fault but if they do,,oh look how we helped our child pass school..when you did nothing but complain and give the teachers a hard time.


Posted November 3, 2010

As a parent of two children who have attended this school I am greatly disappointed in the leadership it offers. I believe that the teachers mean well and try hard to make a difference, but there is very little meaningful disipline, or structure, and the children know it. This is the case both within the classroom and the bussing system. According to my children, and their peer's, the teachers attempt to be "friends" with the kids' rather than to be adults. Even children know that this doesn't work, nor does it create harmony in a class setting. Rowdiness, chaos and bullying seem to be the natural order of things in most of the daily activities and teacher's have no other recourse than to look away because they simply cannot get a handle on it and they have little to no support from the principal/vice principal staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

This is one of the worst schools my child has ever attended. Don't let its "new-ness" fool you, it's NOT a terrific school. The children are out of control, it is staffed with "wet behind the ears" teacher's who don't know what they're doing and power tripping office staff who enjoy nothing better than to tell you that you don't know how to be a parent, even though their own children aren't even in the 3rd grade yet. They're insulting, rude and crass and they have no respect for the students, or the parents. If you can go to another school, research a better one to go to and go there- you'll be glad you did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

I went to West Creek for sixth grade before my family moved and I can honestly say that school is the reason I'm now homeschooled. My teachers were pretty good....except my history teacher, who had no idea what he was doing and gave out a record number of behavior notifications for reasons such as sneezing, coughing, tripping.... The school leadership changed halfway through the school year and everything went crazy. Fights started breaking out all the time, and half the seventh grade ended up in alternative school. The ISS room was so full as to be overflowling, and we had constant issues with boy-girl relationships in the halls. I was removed from the gifted program becuase there wasn't enough space, therefore I made straight A's all year. I never studied for a test and I never took any textbook home except for science and math. Therefore,West Creek rates with 1


Posted June 11, 2010

my child has been going to this WCMS for two years now and I can't wait until he is OUT of it!! We were excited at first due to the fact that it was a new school but Oh, were we ever disappointed. If you have a child with a special need, as mine does, it will be a nightmare. Most of the teachers my child has had didn't want to learn or understand the disability in order to facilitate a productive learning environment and help my child with learning difficulties. They are however very quick to discipline for behaviors that are caused by my child's disability and claim that it isn't. However, if they had read all the documentation and informational material I provided for them they would have agreed. Next year they will have a new principle and I am hoping this will improve things and that he/she will hold the teachers more accountable. We shall see...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

West Creek Middle is a pretty good school compared to kenwood & new prov. not sure about northeast thoughh. The teachers can be a little strict but overall they try their best. As far as discipline, we sure have plenty of that. Sometimes it's understandable, like when students try to get into fights and stuff, but little things like gum & hugging is just plain rediculous. As a student who has been there all 3 years the school has been open, i can honestly say: there is still room to improve. Students would like to have a little fun to but like at previous 8th grade meetings we've had, we'd sure as hekk like to be successful (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2009

Honestly I went to west creek middle when it first opened. I didnt like how the school was still being 'built' while school was in session but I did like it. It was open and clean and alot better than north east middle. I am returning this year as a sophomore at west creek high. The teachers at WCMS were okay they were not like any of my teachers at NEMS. However the students think they run the school and that is how alot of bullying happened at NEMS and WCMS. Hopefully WCHS is better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

The best school i have ever been to! i recomed it 100%!!!!! the teachers not only teach us well, they are our friends. They are there for us! i abosolutly love this school! they have amazing extra curiculum activities. Barly any disipline problems. We just got a step team! the school was built last year, has stairs and a elivator. It is beautiful!big, open, clean. Everybody is friends with everybody! not many bullying problems! i love it!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

I love this school the teachers are awsome and we have the best principals
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

The school is not very good academically and really didn't have anything for the 8th grade students to do. I hope it changes this year. If I had to do it all over again, my child would have never attended this 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 45% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students40%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students39%
African American23%
Asian80%
Hispanic40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American34%
Asian70%
Hispanic67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students42%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American33%
Asian60%
Hispanic46%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities68%
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

 
 
100%

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 44% 67%
Black 33% 23%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2100 Peachers Mill Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 503-3288

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