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Happy Valley Middle School

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Posted September 26, 2012

i have been very disappointed with the teams from 6 thru 8 grade, especially the math teachers. when you have a student that has barely average or below average math scores on tcap yet when parents want to help their child and get no help from the teachers it is dishearting. or some teachers that site and put put things on the "smart board" and tell the kids to copy notes while the teacher in on line looking up sports stuff. to me a student with low scores on tcaps IS a problem but it seems that not one that it high on the teacher to help list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

I went to Happy Valley Middle School and now my poor kid has to go because her father can't afford a good school. I feel so bad for her. I even worked as someone in the kitchen at the school and the food is disgusting. its extremely fattening and is horribly made. My child (which is going to 7th Grade) always begs to change school because she hates this school. the teachers are terrible, education is terrible, I don't even know how this school got more then one start its just terrible all in one and I would NOT let my kid go there if I had a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I attended HVMS and also 2 of my children attend this school, they have a wonderful P.E. ED. Program (no play ground), at this age they dont need one, the food is pretty good according to my children...We've had no problems with Staff or Student's...over all it's a wonderful school considering the very low budget the state gives them to work with..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

Happy Valley has almost no P.E. No play ground no fun Don't enroll your child here they'd be miserable almost all the teacher are crazy! the food is horrible ------------unsatisfied student!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

Very clean and heathy lunches. Good atmosphere for children. Friendly people and very respectable students. Very good guidance councaler. The teachers have diffrent ways to help people learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2007

My child transfered to this school and we like it alot, it is very different from the school we attended before. I think this school is a great change for my child!!!
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

124 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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

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 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black 2% 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 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:45
School Leader's name
  • Carter Blevins
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (423) 547-8352

Programs

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Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track

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  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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