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V G Hawkins Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 493 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2012

My son was diagnosed with ADD in January. He was failing some of his classes, and I was concerned that he would not pass the 6th grade. I tried to work with this school throughout the entire process of his diagnosis and was marginalized the WHOLE time. I requested that a plan be put in place for him about a dozen times and it was not even acknowledged that I made a request. He still failed 3-4 classes, I didn't get a phone call as the Sumner county website stated I would notifying me of any type of need for summer school and there was nothing in the report card that addressed whether or not he will be repeating the 6th grade. I was embarrassed the one of his teachers (with a doctorate no less) actually wrote on my son's ADD assessment that he "picks his nose and eats it in class." Which is blatantly false. I feel as though my concerns for my child's education are met with a "What is she here for this time?" attitude. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM IF THEY NEED ANY TYPE OF EXTRA HELP AT ALL you will be treated as an idiot by the administration. They will put every type of roadblock imaginable in front of your child's educational success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Hawkins Middle has been a wonderful experience for our family! All three of our boys have or are attending Hawkins Middle - and we have seen first-hand that the education they received at Hawkins more than adequately prepared our son for success in an honors/AP route in high school. The academic and extracurricular opportunities are available with teachers,admins, coaches, and support staff readily providing a positive environment to grow. The "family feel" atmosphere at Hawkins is one of my favorite aspects of the school- you really feel welcomed and encouraged to participate alongside the school staff and administration to create the best of both worlds for your student- home encouragement and assistance and validation from the classroom. It is a team effort raising our children- so get involved-know what your school is all about- help and encourage the staff, it is a rewarding adventure @ Hawkins. Thanks for all the great years of learning, encouragement, and fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

My child was an academic achiever in elementary school. Spelling Bee, Math Olympics ect. Hawkins needs improvement. The teachers use their phones during class, texting and watching videos during instructional time (proven) One teacher was constantly preaching about her religion and bragging that she can't be fired for 10 yrs. so she can say what she wants. The nightmare continues with some teachers using movies constantly as lesson plans. You will not be able to accurately check your childs progress unless you make an appointment. They will tell you that the teachers post assignments on the web, however they are always outdated and vague. Classroom management leads to bullys. They are under new leadership now, so I'm not sure how it has changed anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

Hawkins is a wonderful school! My youngest son attended Hawkins, and we were very pleased with all aspects of this school. It offers a wide range of activities not only in the classroom but also in extra-curricular activities for the students. The faculty and staff are very warm and are extremely willing to help the students as well as the parents. The principal and teachers offer a safe environment and fair discipline. It is our job as parents to prepare our children for school by teaching them early about responsibility for their actions and work as well as respect for others. Hawkins does a wonderful job by nurturing these important characteristics so our children will become productive citizens of this state. So often I feel that society wants to blame the school system for their problems when a closer look at the deterioration of the family and church should be taken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

This schools is great. They have all that academics that a child could need at this age.


Posted March 14, 2009

The last comment I posted was on Oct. 4. I really don't think too much homework is given. My third grader even has homework on weekends, which I don't agree with. My son is in 7th grade now at Hawkins & I've had problems with him being lazy and choosing not to do his classwork/homework at times. He has been in one of the best Magnet schools in Tennessee, but has still managed to bring home at least three F's this year. I was notified by his teachers & attended a parent-teacher conference. We discussed what was going on & began working with him. Since then, I have tightened down on him and he has brought three grades up so far since his last report card. I believe a lot of the problem was his transition to middle school. So I don't blame the teachers or the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I disagree with the other comments. Hawkins needs a lot of work. The teachers do not care, assign way too much howework, are very impersonable, do not communicate with parents, do not participate in any extra-curricular activies, do not attend the school sporting events, and blame everything on the students. The school is in trouble with certain scoring and test results, and they simply blame it on the students,but it is the teachers fault,. My daughter never recieved an F in her life until Hawkins, and this last semester she had 4 and the sad part was that none of her teachers communicated to me that her grades were slipping. I personally know of several other students that this has happened to, Students that have never failed any subject. Our students came from great Elementary schools with fantastic grades, now all of a sudden they are horrible students?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

I used to go to this school, and I can honestly say, it was horrible. The teachers were impersonal and the allotted amount of time to get from class to class was ridiculous. Also, the band program is a joke.


Posted March 15, 2008

It's a great school filled with teachers and staff who honestly do care about your student. The principal is an honest, compassionate man who certainly does his best to try and assist both parents and students whenever possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

Good school, it needs upgrading. Principal and teachers try hard there and lots of parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students39%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students45%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students23%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
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

 
 
95%
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 86% 67%
Black 9% 24%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Hendersonville, TN 37075
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