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Unicoi Co Middle School

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Posted March 9, 2014

This school is the worst school i have ever dealt with teachers are corrupt they lie to the students they dont look into what reaally happen when the kids have a problem with another studernt.My son was accused of picking on another student at a school dance he got disciplined and he wasn't even at the dance.Now he could not go on a field trip because he got in school suspension but instead of telling him that was the reason the teacher told him it was because he didn't turn his payment in on time WHY LIE constant problems with this school my son is targeted now because of my complaints i believe he is even being set up by teachers i may pl;ace a lawsuit against the school for mental anguish on my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

Unicoi/Erwin schools should be avoided if possible. There is an unusual collection of bad teachers in these schools. There are no advanced classes and students are grouped by the political clout of mom and dad. These schools lack the usual extra curricular options of art and music, and strangely enough there is no soccer team. Get into Washington County schools for this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I attend this school it's ok and i dont think you people are paying its respect the teachers play the favorites game yes , but hey maybe because there's so many kids now that act up there are a bunch in my class that act up.... Please pause while i count...Out of 26 students 17 of them are always not having their homework,talking,backsassing,acting foolish they ruin everything for our class!im sick and tired of it we get nothing good ! some of us ,only a couple , have never had a strike,remember their homework,or stay quiet. I think nowadays kids are too spoiled if i ways to try that stuff at home i would not be a happy person at all.My teachers are cool! they know what music is they try to make stuff fun and interesting but the whole class gets punished because they cant keep there mouths shut!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2008

The teachers at ucms will work with their students to get them ready for the nexr level of learning. Teachers call students' homes and send home reports every four weeks to let parents know about their child's over-all performance. I'm glad my son attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

As a former student, I can say no with no doubts that with few exceptions I hated my time at Unicoi County Middle Schools. First, the building is despicable. It's of no concern to me if the building is old, but when the building is old, unsafe, and literally falling apart, it begins to inhibit learning. Second, the favouritsm game is played, as another reviewer mentioned. Athletes/favourites of the teachers and administration are frequently let off for punishable deeds. Third, there seemed to be a definite lack of encouraging to learn, with some exceptions (although I can honestly say some of my middle classes were harder than classes I have now at the high school, and these are 'challenge' classes). I feel that I was hurt in the math area because of this. Also, some of the classes are just plain boring for students. In closing, I do not recommend UCMS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2005

The people that are in charge of the school are not very well in-tune with the students' needs. They tend to play favoritism instead of taking care of each situation with the same degree of action. Trust me i attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2004

My kids really love this school. They would rather be at school than at home. There grades are always A's or B's. The teachers have always seem to have and interest in helping my kids in anyway they can. My kids aren't afraid to go to a teacher and ask for help. They are really looking forward to Mr. English being there principal this year. They have noting but wonderful things to say about him.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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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Writing

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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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

209 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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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Writing

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

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

Reading/Language Arts

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

Science

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

Social Studies

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 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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

Math

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White34%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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.

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2011

 
 
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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 90% 67%
Hispanic 10% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 South Mohawk Dr
Erwin, TN 37650
Phone: (423) 743-1653

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