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Meigs North Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 455 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2008

My child is in 2nd grade this year and we are looking forward to another rewarding year at Meigs North. We have found our school is what we make it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

teachers are more concerned with their future than the childrens also a very clickish teacher situation exist
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Meigs North is a joke. The teachers don't care about anything but the money. I'll admit there are a few, but not many who actually care. The school is in unsafe condition and it is too crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

Meigs North is a wonderful school. Students have a good choice of sports activities as well as academic activities. It is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I taught at Meigs North the last year before my retirement. It is a tremendous school. I felt a wonderful network of support that included not only the principal but all levels of people involved in the education of the students. My students were respectful and well behaved. There were several activities available for students before and after school as well as during the day. I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 13, 2006

Meigs North has provided for our child a safe yet friendly environment. His teacher is exceptional. She challenges, encourages and cares for each student. Keeping parents informed is a priority for her as well. We couldn't be happier with his progress or environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

I have 2 children that go to Meigs North Elem. I love this School, But I think more time should be spent on the children who have more trouble in School not just the one's who catch on real quicly. Also I think that they should check for LICE more often. Over all they do a great job at letting parents in on everything! The kids are mostly respcetful to others! The Teachers are real good too they will call if there is somthing that needs to be done with your child work wise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

As a mother of 2 children whom go to Meigs North I as many other's are very happy with everything. My son is in the pre-k class and it has helped he if every way. My Daughter is in the 2nd grade and she is donig very well.. She had a few problems with spelling, but with the help of her teacher we have now got her on the right track. The only thing that I would like to see change is the food menu not all kids like the same things I would like to see a better selection of food to choose from.. Thank a lot for your time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

My sister and brother went to Meigs North until our recent move, and I also went their all of elementary. It is an AMAZING school! The teachers are incredible and the children really connect with them and learn so so much! Basketball, football, baseball, music, PE, library, and guidance is available. The oarent involvement is amzingly high, parents may come and eat lunch with students, go on all fieldtrips, there are open houses on a regular basis, parents are required to sign their children's homework folders every night, and may volunteer for any day of the week to help with the school duties and activities. This is a just INCREDIBLE school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2005

There is no parent involvement, but not for lack of trying. They have done away with PTO and anything else that lets the parents know what's going on with their children. Art, music and PE are available. There are no after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My daughter goes to meigs north, and I think the qualitiy of the school has went down alot in the past several years.
—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 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

59 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 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

79 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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities47%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 67%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Black 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Decatur, TN 37322
Phone: (423) 334-5454

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