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Freedom Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 640 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2009

this school is the best teachers are always loving and care alot about you although sometimes i can be a trouble maker i respect every teacher there!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

We chose this school for our son's 6th grade year after researching public, private, and home school coop possibilities. We chose to pay $3,000 in out-of-zone tuition because we felt FIS was the best fit for our child. Now, eight weeks into the school year, we are very pleased with our decision. The principals and vice principals are very approachable as are most of his teachers. Since this is middle school, there is an emphasis on student's personal responsibility. That may come across as a little uncaring from some teachers, but it is a philosophy that is extrememly beneficial for the kids and will enable them to succeed in later grades (and life in general). I could write so many positive things here, but I'm about out of room. To sum up, academics are excellent (honors courses in each subject, strong gifted program), extracurriculars are ample and diverse...A++ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

Our daughter attended both 5th and 6th grade at Freedom Intermediate. She had 2 exceptional teachers. They went above and beyond her other teachers. I did find the administrative staff to be willing to listen but felt that they really did not incorporate the parents concerns in their decisions concerning some rules especially the dress code. It is a nice idea to treat girls and boys the same but they are not the same ie bodies are different. Guidance, music, art teachers are all great. I do think there should be at least 30 min of PE worked into the daily schedule. Johnson Elementary, the feeder shcool teachers and staff are far superior and much more supportive of students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

My son attended 6th grade at FIS. As is the case with many schools, some teachers excelled at their jobs, while others merely met minimum standards. Luckily, my son had only one teacher that we felt to be below average standards. FIS does not measure up to the quality of the feeder elementary school, Johnson, but the good teachers are truly exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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

All Students86%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners78%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners28%

Science

All Students84%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners67%

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners95%
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 Students70%
African American50%
Asian91%
Hispanic48%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners30%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students80%
African American60%
Asian82%
Hispanic66%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students89%
African American73%
Asian91%
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learners20%

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners80%
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 59% 67%
Hispanic 21% 7%
Black 12% 23%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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