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Chester County Junior High School

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Posted October 14, 2008

It's an awesome school with even more awesome teachers. Most aren't mean, and the ones that are 'mean' are only considered that way because they expect a lot and will accept no less.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Safety is a concern that I have and I have an 8th grader there now and I know in my heart that she is very safe. I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. West takes every precaution needed to keep 'his' students safe, and know where they are supposed to be at all times between the hours of 8am - 3pm.
—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 45% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

229 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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

228 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 Students56%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students41%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities48%
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 Students55%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities28%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
78%
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 82% 67%
Black 13% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 36%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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