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Clinton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 690 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 30, 2013

I was a student at this school and couldn't wait to leave. It's ridiculous. The verbal and physical bullying is terrible and nothing's ever done. Teachers witness profanity and do nothing. There are a few great teachers who'll admit that bullying and other things is a very large problem, but there's nothing they can do. They tell their superiors and their superiors do nothing. The education isn't anything to be proud of either. There's no individualism and students are left figuring a lot of things out themselves, and then teachers wonder why students fail. The school isn't very clean, either. I constantly had ants in my locker and they were in classrooms and hallways as well. Money isn't spent wisely either. Athletic teams were constantly getting new gear, uniforms, etc. and things had to be cut (chorus, drama performances, etc.). Favoritism is widely practiced at CMS. The jocks, cheerleaders, and popular kids get many more breaks than other kids. Overall, there are a few wonderful teachers I'll miss that are trying to make a difference but just can't succeed in their conflicted environment. If I had children, I wouldn't send them to this school because of my experiences there.


Posted October 25, 2011

You have got to be kidding me, is no one talking about the bullying that is allowed to go on at this school? My grandson for one is bullied all the time and they pick fights with him. His grades are falling and I personally know 3 parents who have pulled their child out of this school because the staff there does no more than a hand slap to the bully. Getting a one weeks suspension is a vacation to them. What about zero tolerance for bullying. Parents of these bullies need to be held accountable. Don't send your child to this school. Its horrible.


Posted March 6, 2010

This is my daughter's last year at Clinton Middle and we're sad to see her leave. She has great teachers and a wonderful principal, as well. She has many wonderful friends there and I love them all. The Tipton twins are both teachers of hers and they are amazing. I hope she has teachers and friends as wonderful at her new school in NC next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

I was worried about sending my children to middle school because of all the horror stories I had heard. After my children got the hang of the difficult transition between elementary and middle school, they became more interested in their studies, and also in activities offered at the school. We have been pleasantly surprised by every aspect of Clinton Middle, and would like to encourage others who may be apprehensive, as we were, about sending your children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

ive had several grandchildren to attend Clinton Middle. Its a great school. i would suggest any one that can needs to take advantage of this school and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students49%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities36%
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 94% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 1% 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 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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110 North Hicks St
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 457-3451

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