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Dupont Tyler Middle School

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Posted April 24, 2010

My son is in his 4th year now, and I have grown very fond of this school. There are some really great teachers there, and the new Principal has really turned things around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

The school is like the Military without education. If they would give the children challening work these kids would not have some much idle time to get into trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My son is just starting Dupont-Tyler as a fifth grader this year. From what I have seen so far, the school seems pretty nice. He and I are both excited that they offer both a band and orchestra program. His teachers seem to be just the right balance of compassionate, yet firm. Unlike other posts, my son has been bringing home homework pretty much every night (except Wed, which his teacher doesn't give that night). One of his teachers even gave the parents her personal cell phone number to call if any problems or questions. There also seems to be a good deal of parental involvement. They try to offer fun rewards for the students, such as school dances. The building/facilities leave something to be desired, but it is my belief that you can learn anywhere as long as the student is willing to do the work required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

My son is in the sixth grade. He has homework, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little. My son is in the band and loves it! The teachers give him a lot of individual help and are great with communication. We are thrilled to be at this school and find everyone to be great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

My son will be going into 6th grade this year and I have to agree with the other to parents about homework, education..., I do agree that Ms. Cutsinger is wonderful and the few members of the staff that I have met our great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Dupont Tyler has been a great chance for me to get a great education. Our teachers are the best you can get. Right now I am taking 3 highschool credit classes and I have already passed algebra for a highschool credit last year in the 7th grade.Thats how great my teachers are. They help me learn. Thanks to them, I had some of the highest TCAP scores in the state last year. I truley think it is the best school in the McGavock cluster. We have one of the best band progams in the state, which I am also in. I played football last year and this year and i know we have a great athletic program. They also let kids be leaders. I have been on student council since I came to 5th grade. Our school is just wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

My child never has homework. I am not impressed with the education my child is receiving at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

No art classes and very little, if any, phys. ed. My son is smart and 6th grade right now, but never has any homework or writing assignments. They do have band. Frankly, I'm not impressed with the education he's getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

Great school! Has great staff and principals, Mrs. Cutsinger is an amazing person, so is assistant principal, Mr. Cathey!
—Submitted by a former student


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 57% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 Students45%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities52%
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 Students18%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White18%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners8%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students36%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners50%
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 Students43%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities32%
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 Students17%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities41%
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

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
75%
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 44% 67%
Black 35% 23%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 72%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
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431 Tyler Dr
Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: (615) 885-8827

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