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Meigs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 424 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2009

I can plainly see from staff meetings the ultimate goal for this county is to have all Meigs graduates be teachers as well. This is such a tight nit community I have never felt as if I belong. I am currently seeking other employment as I feel I will never be accepted. I am sure many students feel this same way if they are new to this district. They believe in their sports above all else. It's very sad that so many children become labeled as trouble makers if they do not participate in sports AND have any learning challenges. There are very few teachers that even attempt to go above and beyond for children that obviously need help.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2008

teachers spend to much time talking on their cell phones to one another instead of teaching leaving children an excessive amount of homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I am a former student MeigsMiddel. I am in Texas now. I greatly mess everybody I agree with my good friend we do have an awesome athletic department.We do need a better dress code because looking a like is stupid. Every body in Meigs may not have money but we wouldn't make fun of people that dress nice or not so nice.Yes we do need money we are a poverty county.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 17, 2007

I am a student at meigs middle school of Deatur, Tennessee. I want to be as fair as I can on the rating. now to buisness the academic programs are fairly adequate, as for the availability of music , art, sports ETC. sports is a way of life here. But as for arts, music, and other activities I feel that not a lot of empahasis is put on these things. Parent Involvement- I'm not sure on this but my mom does like to stay involved. to conclude, i think my school is doing okay But they could do better...if they had a little money
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2006

Meigs Middle is a great school! The teachers are abesolutely amazing and the academic programs are very good. Their sports and extraciricular activities include basketball, football, softball, baseball, cheerleading, golf, Beta club, 4H, and chess. The parents are very involved. The dress code is looks very nice an is very, very respectable. This truly is a wonderful- wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2005

No parent involvment. It is more like health class. Forced dress code. The children have lost their individuality. Although some are allowed to break the dress code rules.
—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 45% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
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 98% 67%
Black 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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586 North Main
Decatur, TN 37322
Phone: (423) 334-9187

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