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Mount Pisgah Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1143 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2007

I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Mt. Pisgah is a great school. The teachers are good and helpful. They communicate well with the parents. They have quite strict rules about student conduct, which I think is needed in all middle schools. There are plenty of extracurricular activities. I have been quite pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

This is the most Mickey Mouse run school I have ever seen. Each week my kids come home with one more ridiculous rule. Don't punish every child for what a few have done. This is echoed each week with more punishments for all of the students when a few are the problem. This is the reason we will not be back for another school year. The leadership need to learn how to lead - it's a school - not a prison. The teachers, for the most part, are very good, but the rest is a joke. PTA membership does not mean the parents are involved! The parents showing up to help is involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

If your child has any special education needs such as an IEP, you can forget this school--they don't have a clue as to what is going on although they may have good intentions. There are some good teachers, but overall, I think needs more leadership and education of teachers regarding IEP or special education needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

This school year has been the worst ever. We are pulling our son out of Mt. Pisgah because he has not been challenged academically at all. I feel sorry for those individuals who cannot afford to send their children to private schools to get them out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

Mount pisgah middle is a fine and brilliant school. This excellent school offers band, chorus, gym, art, speacial education, and other fine academics! I hope you enjoy this school as much as I do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

It may not be the highest ranked or have the most awards, but Mt. Pisgah middle is one heck of a school! I go here now and absolutely love it. They have given me oppurtunities that no other school can! I wouldnt trade it for anything. We have an amazing PTA and the nicest, most caring teachers that you will ever meet!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

We are very pleased with this school so far. Our son is in the 7th grade and seems to realy enjoy the school. The teachers are spending time with the students helping them to be the best they can be.
—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 57% in 2013.

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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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 45% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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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 47% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
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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 Students47%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students60%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students30%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities86%
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
Black 64% 24%
White 25% 67%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1444 Pisgah Rd
Cordova, TN 38016
Phone: (901) 756-2386

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