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Humboldt Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2014

This school is sub-par. If you have any choice in where you live, move outside of Humboldt. ALL of the surrounding districts are better. I have taught in Trenton, Gibson County, and Madison County, and my children have attended all of those districts as well. Humboldt is by far the worst. The principal of HMS is completely ineffective at handling any problems that arise, doesn't deal well with parents even in the best of circumstances, and cannot communicate well in writing or face-to-face. She is the weakest link in an overall weak district. Also, our experience with special education has been especially bad. I had to constantly stay on them to make sure my daughter's IEP was followed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

The grading system is a constant frustration. I feel it makes it hard for children to feel successful sometimes. I see a lot of teacher involement, even outside of school hours, and the principal spends a lot of time with the students, but a quiet kid could get lost. We sometimes are inundated with fundraisers because the system is underfunded. A working parent may find it difficult to keep their child on track and still work. A lot of time is required of parents, sometimes at inconvenient times (especially if you work).There are many oportunities for individual students to shine and acknowledgment is key-our local paper helps there, but once again the grading system hinders the children in that respect.
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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students34%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students40%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities46%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
76%
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
Black 77% 23%
White 20% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 91%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

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Language learning

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lillian B. Shelton
Fax number
  • (731) 784-3274

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • no

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

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  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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1811 Ferrell St
Humboldt, TN 38343
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