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Algood Middle School

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Posted April 10, 2012

My son attends this school and the administration is extremely unprofessional. The academics seem to be lacking compared to other middle schools in the county, especially in math. They actually hired a math teacher who was not retained at the high school. We went to an orientation when our son started there and the principal strolled in 20 minutes after the scheduled start time, then spent 10 more minutes glad handing all the local cronies before they began (no respect for the parents time). The school is all about who you know ... and your perceived standing in the community. I sure wish we'd moved into the Avery Trace boundries!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

This is the worst school I have seen in my lifetime! They seem to be more interested in money than children. We felt our child was mistreated and had a very poor teacher. I cant believe what goes on in this world today. I would pick another school if looking to move in the Cookeville area anything is better then Algood Elementry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

This is such a great school! My kids love it!! And it's super convenient, too, being adjacent to the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

it is a great school my daughter attended 4th -8th graduating in 2007 & moved on to the high school where she is a senior this year. My son is in 8th grade this year and has been there since 1st grade. We love the teachers, staff and faculty the effort they put forth to be the best and do the best for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

As of 2009-2010 school year, this school has definitely improved. Change of administration, changed the whole atmosphere. The new principal Jill Ramsey is pleasant, inviting and makes a trip to the school enjoyable. My child who is in 2nd grade at this time is blessed to have a wonderful teacher Miss. Christy who really goes the extra step to encourage the children to do their very best. I cannot speak for anyone else but to me and my family this 'change' has been nothing but positive !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I give our wonderful school and 5 out of 5. I have never expierenced such a great school. The staff and faculty are fantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

My daughter has been going here for a year and we have been very pleased with both the staff and the curriculum. They pay special attention to those students who need more attention because of a specific need. In regard to the other reviews I have had none of the problems mentioned with the administration. They were always very helpful with any questions or concerns that I may have had. I would recommend Algood to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

Algood Elementary is a sad excuse for a school, everything is based on favoritism, cliques, & who you know. I have never seen such a horrible administration, & lack of professionalism. We as parents must join together & make some big changes !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

I teach at Algood School and I love it. The main reason I chose to teach at Algood is the administration. In 20 years+ of educational experience, I've never had the administrative support I've had at Algood. I invite you to check the scores from 2007 testing results. Yes, the school was grossly overcrowded, but we were the only elementary school on Putnam County to have all 'A's' on the state report card. The overcrowding issue has been addressed this school year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2007

One of my children goes to this school and I really hate it. I thought that with it being a newer school some really good teachers would gravitate there, but not so much. They do not have parent involvement like the other schools and it is chaotic. I've also seen the admin. say things to children I would never say to my own. I would take her out if I could right now. My other child is in Northeast- far superior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

The new adminstration is not what is used to be....lack of professionalism in many area. The atmosphere is chaotic and not a proper learning environmnet....for there are too many students crammed into every spare corner of the school. Big is not always better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

What has become of this once great school???? The best teachers are transferring elsewhere because of the lack of proper adminstration. There is no stability in the grade a teacher will teach from year to year, favoritism to those who give in to parents when assignments are given, grades are received, and conflict arises about a decision. The teachers who set high expectations and push students to go beyond AVERAGE are reprimanded and not supported when arriving at the office. Not a good place to teach...students are allowed to be disrespectful and the office doesn't want to hear about it, classes are way overcroweded and not time to work with students needing the extra help. The high students are not getting what they need due to this, also.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2007

This school is a great and very safe place for children to attend. The principals know each child by name and can identify each parent. This is a large school for our county and the only k-8 which allows the students to feel cofortable and adjust to the school without constantly moving from school to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Physically Algood is a beautiful school: very well kept and maintained. Most of the teachers are very friendly and approachable. The school does not participate in parent involvement activities like other schools in the district. There is a feeling that parents and their opinions are not welcome in the school. The Algood administration does not seem to have the 'open door' policy that some of the other schools have. There is a great sports program at Algood, and the art department is very nice as well. The academic program is not up to par with the other middle school in the county: not yet offering advance classes for high school credit. Hopefully, within the next couple of years, that will change.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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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 57% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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51%

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46%

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33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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65%

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63%

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63%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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66%

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73%

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72%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school 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 45% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
71%

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66%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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78%

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65%

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69%
Social Studies

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

189 students were tested at this school 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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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44%

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38%

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26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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56%

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58%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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62%

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Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school 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 41% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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27%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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58%

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65%

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45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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75%

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74%

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74%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school 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

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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Social Studies

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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.

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 Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Whiten/a
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Social Studies

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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.

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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners20%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners80%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities74%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
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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100%

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100%
English I

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

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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 88% 67%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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