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South Middle School

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Posted May 29, 2008

I currently have a student a sms that transferred from njh last year. This was truly a blessing for him I felt he had alot of growing up to do so he found himself in places he did not belong at times but I also feel once youve been in trouble njh will not let it go his name was always brought up in one thing or another and it was a never ending story. Before considering sms we as parents were looking at another school and his records were needed at the other school well this student was accepted but given basically a bad rap by the njh faculty. Every child deserves a chance we all make mistakes even as adults dont let a childs young history follow them always if we are lucky like when I was in school we will have mentors and very positive people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I am currently an 8th grade student at South. I attended South in 7th grade as well. My parents and I have been extremely pleased in my two years here. The teachers work very well together, and they push us (students) to do our best. They are always willing to help with work, as well as other problems we may have. There are many extracurricular activities including: golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, football, and cheerleading. There are also clubs such as Beta Club and FCA among others. It seems that sometimes South gets the reputation of being the 'bad school' in the county, but I think we are no worse than Huntland or North. South is an awesome school where your child would be well-educated. Go Trojans!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

145 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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students31%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students34%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities65%
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 87% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 West Cumberland St
Cowan, TN 37318
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