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Loftis Middle School

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Posted August 13, 2013

I am a former student at Loftis. Some of the teachers, especially the ones in special ed, i liked. Otherwise, I HATE LOFTIS. Their dress code is so strict it's pathetic. I constantly got in trouble for not having my shirt tucked in. I could not help the fact that my shirt would untuck itself. Worst of all, I received NO help in social skills. When I graduated I felt LIBERATED.


Posted October 5, 2012

If your kids play sports don't send them here. It's not how good you are, it's who you know & how popular are. Alot of parents have seen this too many times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2012

Run is right. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. I am keeping my daughter out of school for the rest of the year because she has been cornered in the bathroom and gets assaulted by the same girl EVERYDAY. Nothing is done. I was even told by the VP nothing will be done. They care more about dress code than education or students safety. You have been warned!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Run! Two of my children attended here and the admin want nothing to do with you and never back up what they say they will do, ever. They change rules, worried about dress code, total lack of child achievement. Unless you are way above average it won't matter if you went to whatever school. You'll excel regardless. I refuse to put my next child here. I'll homeschool before that happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

If you love your Kids, Home school them or find a Different School. Terrible School would NEVER recommend it to anyone.


Posted May 25, 2011

My daughter just finished 7th grade. It was better than last year but I still think that their is a communication problem with the teachers. They want our children to grow up way too fast and learn responsibility. Well I do too but not at the expense of their grades!!!! My daughter was not bullied this year, last year was horrible! I just hope that the 8th grade is going to be a even better year for her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

I really wish that I had read these comments before my son started Loftis in 6th grade. We are half way through the year and he is still struggling and this is a child that made the honor roll just about every report card in elementary school. I have talked with the teachers and the prinicpals and all I hear is how my son is not the only child struggling this year, but they don't seem to care enough to do anything to help them. They say it is the students responsibility... my question during a teacher conference was "what is the teachers responsibility" I of course did not get a response. His teachers, with the exception of 1, don't appear to care about the students. My son is falling the through the cracks at this school and I have talked all I can. I am going back to the Central Office and have him transferred and my younger son will not be going to Loftis either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

It is a good school that cares about the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

The teachers that I have encountered there have been.. fine... If you can say that. The Hall ways are crowed when going to class and going to the other places. I can't even have my backpack in my last class, not even outside of the room which makes it hard to get to my bus on time.


Posted March 13, 2010

I like how structured the school is. I like that they challenge my child. When my son made his first C in math, he did not get discouraged. He took ownership of his work and brought it back to an A. He loves a good challenge! He is not there for the sports but the Academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We love Loftis.. mine has maintained excellent grades, made great friends both teachers and kids, sports program is outstanding. I think parents need to take a little more responsibility for their kids actions... way too many expect the school to raise their children. Get with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This is not where you want to be. They make up the rules as they go. I would not want to be a part of a school that everyone obviously hates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

loftis is a horrible school for students, not enough education and all they do is punish students for unruley subjects. loftis is not a five star school, try soddy middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

We love Loftis our daughter is entering the 8th grade - we have had no problems whatsoever... The sports program is undoubtedly the best around... Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

loftis middle school is a great school. i failed a class but i knew that i could do better and i did. I went to my math teacher and asked her for help and she taught me everything about the lesson we had learned in class that i didnt understand. She helped me everyday with what i didnt understand. When report cards came i saw that i had a A in that class. I went to my math teacher and thanked her for helping me get that A. Loftis is a great school to send your children too. It is a great school and i know because i went there my 6th,7th and 8th grade year. I graduated from 8th grade and Loftis has taught me so much that I could never forget and I never will. I love Loftis and my kids are going there when i can have kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

My son is going to this school for the first time. The only thing I can say so far is the principle is not that friendly which is very important. It is so soon into the year so we will see. Also, the dress code is bothersome to me, because it seems to be an individual school thing. Some of the dress code issues are just ridiculouse to me. Such as not being able to wear any hoodie other than plain or Loftis (which is for money of course). Also, no velour allowed, what is this about? Adults there just hate velour? I hope the education there is going to be what I expect because my son has been on star role for the last 3 years. I also think maybe running the school with a little more kid friendly environment rather than a military type of environment would be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

This is not a parent friendly school or for that matter a kid friendly school. The school is run by the teachers and principal with very little to no parental involvement. As a parent when asking a question or entering the school, it is apparent that you are not welcome. If this is considered on of the top quality schools in Hamilton County, then I suggest you don't move to Hamilton County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I too was ecited about Loftis when my oldest one started , then too was let down by the teachers & administration. I sent her the rest of the way through & then sent another one through for a year & 1/2 with the same bad tasste left in my mouth. My 3rd one is there now & so far so good & Lord only knows that if I get let down again, I won't be able enough to tell people what to expect. I will say this though, my oldest 1 has had it EASY at the high school because of the expectations of Lofits, the next still has to work at it. Over all this yr we are happy. Go Cougars! Keep up the great work, hopefully Mr Walter will keep the place in line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

We love Loftis - Go Cougars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

I was excited when i found out my son could go to Loftis i had heard such bad things about Soddy.I was surprised to find out my son had a failing grade when the report cards came home.I had spoken to teachers and the principal about my son being bullied and it took threats of going to the school board before anything was done about it.My son will not be going to Loftis next year.The principal,as well as the teachers,at least most of them i talked with,are very politically correct yet dont care about the students at all.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

219 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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

228 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 41% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities76%
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 91% 67%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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

Fax number
  • (423) 843-4758

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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8611 Columbus Rd
Hixson, TN 37343
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