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Germantown Middle School

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Posted August 17, 2014

My son is in 7th grade and this is his second year at GMS. This is the first year that GMS has been part of the optional program through Shelby County and I am very impressed. He is in Language Arts CLUE, pre-algebra, honors science and social studies, STEM and French. He will also have Spanish next semester. Class sizes are small ranging from about 16 in his smallest class to 25 in his STEM class. They have also introduced many new sports programs and the band remains top-notch. The teachers seem eager and well-qualified. Furthermore, I have found the new administration and PTSA to be extremely helpful, smart and responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

The current principal is a real go-getter. Bullying is NOT on the rise and in fact GMS is growing and thriving and the only kids who have come in from far away have not been bused in but have been driven in by their parents as part of our new optional (honors) program. Parents whose kids who are currently part of other school systems should really focus their opinions where they actually have real knowledge about what is currently going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

A few years ago this school was not doing well. It received a new principal last year and things were really looking up. During the formation of Municipal schools in Germantown, this school was left out and will remain under the county. It's former principal left to work for the Municipal system and the new principal is taking it back where it was. The old principal made it a point to get to know every student. My child had not even spoken to the new one months after she was there. It has descended into a prison like atmosphere the way they change classes and the way lunch is conducted. It is a guilty until proven innocent situation where they are punished for what they might do. Teacher morale is low which makes its way down to the students. Bullying is making a big come back, and the once improving school is back on the decline. Now with the municipal schools, most kids here are bussed in from far away and there are almost no neighborhood kids. Very sad what has happened to a once thriving school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

The school overall is great!! I love it! Buttttt, the librarian is very.....dramatic. If you ever lose your books, watch out! She will be P-O'd. MAJORLY.


Posted October 27, 2013

My son attended Germantown Elementary School K-5 and had a terrific experience there. We were concerned about the transition to middle school, but he has loved it so far. His teachers have high expectations but are caring and are helping these youngest students learn their way around. The band program is outstanding. We love the diversity of the faculty and student body and also the high amount of school spirit. Parents are involved in their children's education, and the school has a wonderful PTA. We love GMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

We recently moved here from Illinois and our son is a 6th grader. I'm impressed with the curriculum and quality staff at Germantown Middle School. The diversity of the student body and teaching staff adds to the quality of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is Germantown Middle. My son attended Germantown Elementary (K-5) and is now a 6th grader at the GMS. We've been very impressed with both schools smart, caring teachers and a high level of parent involvement. We've had a GREAT experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

My school is Germantown Middle School. My son is a 6th grader and having such a great experience. My older son attended GMS too. The GMS has the best teachers.They are very caring!! They want each child to succeed! GMS has the BEST PTA! They do so much for the school. Finally Germantown Middle School is so fortunate to have such a wonderful principal, Mr Cathey!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

This is a great school. There is a high level of parent involvement and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

My daughter came to GTown Middle as a 6th Grader this year. So far she loves it! We moved out of Fayette County to put her in a better school system. She is now top of her class, and loves her teachers....That says alot these days! Teachers who know the students, and actually care about them, and how they are doing in school, life, and home. They are a great faculty, and deserve a huge pat on the back! Congrats! ...and 'Thank you!' for caring about our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

One of the best in the state of TN. Very active PTA, high scholastic standards, diverse culture. Great music and sports programs as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Im in seventh grade at gtown and im about to go into 8th. The schools is awsome great activities awsome teachers and cool kids. I dont see any reason why anyone wouldnt like it here at germantown.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

We requested a transfer for our son from Southwind Middle to G'town Middle. It was one of the best decisions we've made concerning our child's education. The staff shows interest in what our children learn. Communication with the teachers via email or open house is 'Excellent'! The 7B staff really keep me informed on my son's progress. I've requested a transfer for my youngest son for the same reason(s). Also, many of the students are members of academic clubs/societies and I am very impressed with the fact that so many qualify and participate!
—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.
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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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69%

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66%

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55%
Social Studies

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

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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 47% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
41%

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13%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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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

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

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
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Science

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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.

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 Students54%
African American35%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African American57%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American65%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students48%
African American35%
Asian55%
Hispanic58%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African American41%
Asian73%
Hispanic42%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American62%
Asian91%
Hispanic75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities79%
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 American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African American36%
Asian73%
Hispanic58%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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100%

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100%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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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
Black 58% 23%
White 30% 67%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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7925 Cd Smith Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: (901) 756-2338

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