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Whitthorne Middle School

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2 stars

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Posted June 25, 2014

I have been going to this school for three years now, and could not be less pleased with my experience here. The teachers don't care, the students don't care, nobody cares. I see horrible things that have not been improved by the new Rachel's Challenge movement, I see horrible student and teacher behavior, and I see so many kids in trouble. This is one of the number one school's for bullying in this county. The food is awful, the maintenance of the school is awful, it's very unsanitary, and most importantly, a student can never get anything done. I say this from the new Common Core system that has been implemented. Student grades have dropped, care has dropped, everything. Dropped. It's stressful, was forced on us very quickly, and is absolutely inconsiderate to certain students needs. If a child can't write well and you're making then write paragraph after paragraph that is more than 30% of their grade, they're going to do bad. I, myself, got my first C this year when I am normally an A student, with the occasional B. This school has brought down my grades, my spirit, my health down, and my all in all happiness. I would never send my child here. I would rate it 0, if possible.


Posted May 14, 2014

I think this is awesome but one thing, the 6th graders call the 5th graders "little kids" thats way i didn't give 5 star because how the other students act. But i do love the teachers. They are so nice ,especially Mellisa Deschamps best teacher in the world!


Posted April 21, 2014

I hated this school they mixed little kids in with kids who were almost old enough to drive because of being retained.The teachers only got involved when they needed to and there was almost no supervision in the school. I don't recommend this school to ANYONE. But above all the students and teachers were rude, lazy, and anti social. Like I said, I would NEVER recommend it.


Posted February 14, 2014

My son is in 5th grade at WMS he has had a good experience this year. Great , caring teachers! Parents should get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

This is the best Middle School in Maury Co. Heard so many negative comments in the past that has not been our experience. The principal, band director and most teachers are the best we have in Columbia! Very caring and go the extra mile. I would not waste my $ going using private school having this school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

I've been going to this school for 2 years and am now moving to Nashville sadly... ): But it has been the best school I've ever gone to! The teachers and students, both, were outstanding. I'd love to say a hello to my favorite teachers Julie Gary (6th grade reading teacher), Julie Gillen (current English teacher), and my two band directors Joshua Kearney and Cindy Pride. This school is fantastic and their band program is phenomenal!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

Very Disappointed would love to move so my child can attend someplace else
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students59%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities62%
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 American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities49%
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 Students14%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White15%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
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

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 59% 67%
Black 30% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Columbia, TN 38401
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