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West Creek High School

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Posted December 4, 2013

My school is new, only 5 years old. However, the teachers and administration are incredibly dedicated to the success of our students. We have some incredible one-of-a-kind programs in the arts, sports & JROTC that offer wonderful opportunities for our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2013

This school is ok, pretty diverse but the experience for my child was awful! The authority engaged in this school is cold hearted and cannot be relied on. If the authority was changed, I would possibly reccomend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I won't say that West Creek is the best school, but it fares well compared to some of the other schools in the county. The main issue I have is with the children who aren't there for an education. Typically if you aren't in an honors or AP class, learning may be difficult because those around you don't want to learn and become disruptive. That being said, when you do learn, you learn a lot. Most of my teachers care just as much about my education as I do and are willing to take time out of their schedule to help me achieve success be it through before and/or after school tutoring or taking student input into their curriculum. As for the school as a whole, it is quite nice. A lot of effort goes into keeping are school clean and our technology is constantly being updated (for example, my teacher does our lessons through a tablet instead of only using dry erase markers or the overhead projector). The football team is horrible, but the drill team and basketball team are outstanding. The school is pretty good considering what they have to work with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2013

This school is horrible. They are unwilling to help students the attendance lady will not accept notes half the time signed by a doctor also. The principal is very uncaring and the teachers are in the mode of 'you'll catch on soon'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

My kids just enrolled in to this school last week and they love it. My daughter whom is in the 10th grade has also been telling me about how good their step team is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

Our kids have attended the middle and high school since they opened and I can tell you it has gotten worse with each passing year. Middle school wasn't bad, the high school is terrible. Certain teachers are unwilling to help students and typically give the "you'll catch on" attitude. The principal and assistant principal are disgraces to school faculty. Bulliying runs rampant and unchecked by the staff. They simply refuse to acknowledge any problems, turn a blind eye, and operate like everything is fine. One child even admitted to the staff (principal, asst principal, and school counselors) that he made the alleged threats and his actions still went unchecked. I can not wait for our kids to be done with West Creek. It has become a very exclusive school and if you aren't in the clique you're not welcone there. This goes for students and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

This school is ran like a military school. Its newer but its not how high school should be. They dont have alot of activities for the students. Sports are ok. The Principal is heartless. Looking forward to moving out of this state. And the grading scale is different. My child is bored with this school. He said he 0 fun in school. They cant even have water in class. Ok so all these athletes can just dehydrate.....they dont care. Im really hoping my son wont have to graduate from here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

This is a wonderful school everyone gets along pretty well there is no problems with bullying or nothing. The principal especially always trys to get a smile out of everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2011

I have to admit it I actually like this school and I never want to miss a day because its so fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2011

This school has gone from good to poor since the beginning of the second year of opening. This students are unruly, disrespectful. Final exams are a joke. My children in the middle and high school brought some exams home to work on them. Study guides were no more than cheat sheets with fill in the blanks and used during exams. I moved as soon as possible. When the new school was told they came from the west Creek schools they were concerned and the children were given placement tests. They did poor and have a hard road to recover the time lost. At least we have time to fix this and a school that cares. One last note, One of my children took a tape recorder into his English class because I did not believe the stories. You could hear the teacher giving her lecture, 2 cell phones rang, students goofing off and talking. For 15 minutes this went on and the teacher never missed a beat with her lecture or tried to regain any control. I sent a copy to Principal , asst Principal, superintendent of MCSC and our school board member. One response from the asst principal who called me and said "That is the discretion of the teacher if the students do not want to listen do not want to listen"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

West Creek High is an excellent school and the quailty of education is above all others. The leadership of Dr. Patterson has fostered an environment that ensures our students will be successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

every one is so frendly and nice and not to menshion the teachers they are all twice as cooler
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
English I

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
English II

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
English III

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students60%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students47%
African American38%
Asian82%
Hispanic54%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students53%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students73%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students56%
African American42%
Asian77%
Hispanic58%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students41%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities77%
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
Black 39% 23%
White 39% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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1210 West Creek Coyote Trail
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 648-5600

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