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T. W. Hunter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 753 students

 

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Posted Monday, September 29, 2014

Wow! I'm shocked anyone has a negative review of this school. As a parent and former student of T.W. Hunter, I love it. There are multiple extra-curricular activities including: Drama Club, Art Council, Beta Club, Robotics, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, and more. Teachers communicate regularly, but have high expectations. The administrators take the time to form relationships with the students. Excellent school... period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Sunday, September 28, 2014

This school is outstanding! The teachers truly care about their students. The administration is attentive to the needs of parents and students as well. Communication is excellent with emails and text messages from the administration about important events. There is a focus on academics and arts in addition to the athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2014

Absolutely one of the worst schools we have ever been apart of. The principal has zero follow up, simply relies on policies with no regard to the development of your child. I pulled my child from this sub standard school, and he is now in a gifted program. My child did not like the environment, zero technology. Parents are not made to feel welcome. I finally see the inspiration back in my child's eyes. Free public is not always free, the cost is what is happening with our children's education!! Very unfortunate to have such a bad school in a great county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2014

If your child is in this school, take a closer look. Are your kids happy, what are they learning. I have pulled my child from this school as they are teaching to the test, I was told my son was reading below grade level, based on the test. I had an independent test done by a private school, and independent service, WOW, he actually is reading at an University Level, ask yourself and child what is happening. If your child had a bad day during the test, or was sick....you will need to ensure they are being properly educated. The principal was absolutely uncaring quoting policy and procedure to me. I was even told the "Universal" test was being administer late Sept to ensure it catches mistakes in the system. So that would mean our child would have been in an unsuitable class for 2 months.Unacceptable. It has been a few weeks since we left this school, and the wonder and inspiration is back in our child's eyes. Sol blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2014

T.W. Hunter, I was a student at this school. It is one of the worst schools I have ever attended. My science teacher would read her personal books, and just assign us busy work, coping from the text. The environment does not inspire creativity, everything is taught to the test... I asked to leave this school.


Posted May 28, 2014

Your child will do well if they are already smart, so we are pleased with our children's grades. However, there is a bad case of bullying at this school. Their so-called SWAG days are useless since the kids take no notice of it. Some of the kids are so awful, especially during lunch where there's not much supervision. Kids are left out and made to feel stupid by others. I don't think that even when the bullying slips are filled out that they get reported to the School Board. Oh, one more thing, parents are not welcome in this school - why is that? Think twice before sending your child here, try for a transfer first!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2012

Madison Creek Elementary and T.W. Hunter Middle School are the best schools to put your children into.They have a lot of activities for the students that are also educational.These two schools earn a very large amount of rewards and prizes each year.Teachers and staff participate in activities with the students and are very commited.Teachers and staff also help your child when they have a problem or need someone to talk to. They help your child grow in individuality,confidence,intelligence,and help them make friends. The teachers here will help student to meet their needs and achievements.I would recommend this school any day! I hope you send your children here! This is a very nice school that lets you be yourself. There are related arts,band,and choir/chorus. This is a very welcoming school!There are many fundraisers and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

this school has very good athletic activities! i am on three diffferent teams and my teammates and I commit 24/7... this school is great and i hope you agree to... peace out girl scout :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2008

I go to this school and it's the best thing that has ever happened to me!Get your child in this school, the eduacation is wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

As a parent of 2 middle schoolers, I am very impressed with Hunter Middle School and the involvement of the faculty and staff with the students. It is nice to be able to be an involved parents. We are happliy commenting on the contact from teachers via internet or in person on the progress of our middle schoolers. This is a true community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

As a teacher at T.W. Hunter Middle School, I can say that safety is of utmost importance to the administration. On a different note, Hunter is filled with school spirit, great teachers, and challenging curriculum that is tailored to individual student needs. There is always room for growth, so I will only post 4 stars...however, this is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 11, 2006

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful middle school this is. My child went to Hunter for her 7th and 8th grade years, and I was definitely impressed. We pulled her out of private school due to the expense, and we found ourselves getting better teachers, administrators and a superb facility. The teachers challenged her to do her best, and continued to uphold the academic integrity for which the school is known. The teachers were proactive in parent contact as well. The school is academically challenging and a warm environment all at the same time. I would say Hunter is one of the best schools in the state. GO BUCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

My Oldest daughter is presently going to Hunter. The new Middle School was finished this past year and it seems to me to be in one of the top school systems in our state as well as surrounding states. I went to this school graduated from Beech High in 1990 and yes as all schools go they have their problems but when you get down to it I would not have my child go anywhere else. This is a close nit school system I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a wonderful middle school...the principal is very hands on, and the teachers are very concerned and help the children to develop and grow...


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% 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 41% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students63%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students58%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities80%
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 83% 67%
Black 10% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 24%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 264-6036

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2101 New Hope Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 822-4720

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