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Halls Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 209 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2014

Best school in Tennessee!!! Great teachers and staff members!!! Teachers know what they are talking about. They have a good principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great school tat takes the time to listenand teach the kids!
—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 47% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 Students43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students49%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities10%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 67%
Black 23% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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800 West Tigrett St
Halls, TN 38040
Phone: (731) 836-5579

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