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Robert E Ellis Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 634 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2012

Has teachers who shouldn't be teaching...non-caring, aloof, and petty. No help beyond the bell. Thank goodness Poe is gone, but some of the same attitudes still prevail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I have to agree. The teachers could do a better job of returning calls & getting the children extra help. There are a few great ones, but the majorty of the staff seem to have lost their joy of teaching and just there to collect a check. Our teachers need to make more money and be given breaks so they do not get burned out. I believe that they should make learning fun again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2006

Overall this school is Wondeful. It has pep rallies and the support at ball games from the students are wonderful. Grades, teachers, some of the food, classes and everything else is wonderfully great! Mrs. Poe makes her school what it is. A safe educational disciplined enviroment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2005

First of all, mrs.Poe is the best thing that has happened to this school, but unfortunly, the teachers are very critical, not caring of students who need extra help, and they do not return calls from parents concerned about their childrens problems they are having in what ever subject. It is a same that our public school teachers have seem to have given up, and stop caring. Our children are the ones to pay the price for their lack of caring.
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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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading/Language Arts

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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

All Students81%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students83%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities84%
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 Students75%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
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 Students73%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities86%
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

 
 
100%
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%
Black 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 15%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 264-5800

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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