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Schilling Farms Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1043 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

My school is Schulling Farms Middle . The school is part of the newly formed Collierville School district. The instruction is of the highest caliber. The students are orderly and have a very structured dress code and conduct expectations. The PTSA is very strong and raising considerable funds each year for lots of extras to provide the students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2014

This is an excellent school with high academic standards. All of the teachers contribute to make a learning enviroment that excels the students. I am glad my kids will be attending a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

In my opinion, Schilling Farms is a horrible school. The teachers are not nice, and they cannot teach. The students can be really rude, and we have many fights.


Posted July 5, 2011

It makes me disappointed to see the degrading reviews for this school.I am now a freshman and looking back i really miss pretty much all of the teachers that I had! I have no clue what school you/your child went to if you are saying the teachers don't care, i love the school because the teachers honestly love what they do and love the kids.The dress code is neither unreasonable,nor ugly,although i will not miss polos.And, for all those putting down the wonderful and terrific principal,she is now retiring so happy day for you.Schilling Farms does have rules and doesn't accept bullying.If you/your child has a problem with that I would make sure yoour child is not a bully him/herself. I LOVED being in the band,and it helped me out in school. Mrs.Mclain,Mr.M.Jones,Mr.Beadle,and Mrs.Coudriet are all amazing and helped me to love their subjects. I had fun at this school,I learned to better person at this school,I grew up at this school,and I will always miss this school. -Clark


Posted September 30, 2010

This school is by far the worst experience my child and our family have ever encountered. Do not expect any teacher to care about your child. Do not expect the principal or vice principal to respond when you have problems with any of the teachers etc. If they do respond, it will be put on you as the parent or the student. This school is like a culture shock coming from ANY elementary school in Collierville. My child went to an EXCELLENT elementary school (Bailey Station - it is the BEST!!) Coming to this school is like a nightmare, do not expect the teachers to communicate, they will not call you back, they will not email you back. Apparently they send every email through the headmasters before they will reply to you. Very sad they care so little about the students as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2010

This school has incredible leadership and student enthusiasm!! The parents are involved and the school encourages their participation in all aspects of the children's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The parents complaining about how their children are handled in a strict way must want to raise some thugs...Typical Memphis mentality trying to infiltrate Collierville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

SFMS is a great school. I have had nothing but great interactions with the staff and administration. The teachers do email back within 24 hours and I love the communication with agendas being sent home for 6th grade students AND by email. The teachers even go out of their way to send home 9 week project list for their 6th grade students. The parents who are upset about Schilling are usually the ones who didn't get their way and NOW want to ruin the reputation of the school. I think that is sad. BTW...why wait until next year. School just started take them now. We don't want your negative vibe there anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Administration and staff don't care about the well being of the students. All requests have been answered with apathy and ignorance. The principal and vice principal ignore repeated phone requests and the teachers email back at about a 25% rate. We will be switching schools this year due to the lack of caring by most of the staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

This is a horrible school. The school is way to strict at everything. My child is always complaning about how bad this school is. I would not reccomend sending your kid here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My daughter loves SFMS! I as a parent had concerns with 2 of her teachers, but every time I have contacted them they responded promptly and wanted to find a happy medium to the problem. I like the fact that it is strict, the kids are their to learn. I do want them to have fun but unfortunately you have to hold them accountable for their actions which pays off in the long run. Like I said, my daughter loves it there and she is always happy when I pick her up. She seems to have lots of fun! We love SFMS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I love sfms, bur is has some very strick silly rules, my son gorgot his belt 1 time (in the last 2.5 years!!) and had to wait for me to bring his belt, he missed 2 test and was not allowed to make-up, only after I did asked for it! But the teachers are great we have had 5.5 good years and my kids seem to enjoy it and the oldest does great at highschool. He learned to have a great attitude about his work at sfms. The principle is not understanding and the kids do not know her, the vice-principle arte GREAT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

I can not say enought positive things about this school. My son started in the mid school year in 7th grade last year 2007. His teachers made the transition run smooth. He usually has a hard time with change and it is always hard being the 'new kid' but at this school he didn't. I find the principal and ALL of the staff to be the best. Yes, there are rules. But this age of kids need them. Sad that this is his last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

I do not recommend SFMS. It is particularly hard for culturally diverse students. New students from different backgrounds are not embraced but are expected to 'conform' immediately to a strict and very disciplined environment that may not be used to. The administration has a 'get over it' attitude regarding diversity. I will not subject my child to that for another year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Quality of the school experience depends on your child's teachers. I have had children in the school for a total of 5 years. Some teachers are outstanding. Others do not care. The school is strict, but that is ok. The Principal is nonexistent, but the assistant prinacipals care a great deal and are involved. It seems to me that it is what you amke it. I am very involved so I know what is happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

I know my child loves this school. She was new in the year but now has many friends. Plus, she says her teacher always listens to her and her ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

SFMS is a school where teachers teach, and plan excellent lessons. Labs and clubs offer levels of interest to just about anyone. I am particularly proud of the relationship that my child has developed with his team of teachers amd support staff, such as the librarian and guidance counselor. I'm also pleased with the opportunity to work in the school as needed as a volunteer. Middle School is a short stint into the real world of High School and further education. SFMS allows students the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and semi-independent environment. Much is expected, and there is encouragement along the way to make goals reachable. All in all, I think, as with all things, you get out of SFMS what you put into it, and the faculty and principals at SFMS genuinely care and want the best for each student. I consider his time there totally well-spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

This school is highly disciplined and very stict.The principle is of no control of the school and has no relationship with the students. And that's why my child now goes to Central Day school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

I have been an active parent in this school for the past 3 years. This school has great parental involvement! There are some really fun events throughout the year, such as Open House dinner with a silent auction, International Night, basketball games, choir, and band concerts, as well as volleyball games, and dances. Volunteers are always needed for these, as well as library assistance, and some office help. This is a great way to meet the staff, and stay involved. On the other hand, SFMS is strict, and big on discipline. Sometimes, the students feel that the 'fun' is taken out of everything, and discipline is all the administration wants. But, the main issue behind any negative concerns there may be with the school are the principal, Sherry Phillips. She has no relationship with the kids, and is unaproachable to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

I am an alumni of SFMS, and there are many good and bad things about the school. If your child is a A student, then there should be no problem. They offer a few advanced classes for them, which did prepare me for high school. Most of faculty, however, does not care too much. Some don't even teach. Many send their kids to private schools for middle school, and put them back to public schools for high school, just to avoid SFMS. The principal is NOT good, and does not care about the student's needs.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 47% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

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n/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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

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n/a

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Writing

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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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
African American39%
Asian82%
Hispanic79%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students86%
African American69%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African American69%
Asian83%
Hispanic93%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities91%
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 Students64%
African American42%
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African American48%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American56%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students62%
African American51%
Asian65%
Hispanic50%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American63%
Asian69%
Hispanic46%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African American89%
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities91%
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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
99%
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 60% 67%
Black 25% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 11%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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935 South Colbert St
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: (901) 854-2345

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