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Robinson Middle School

Public | PK, 6-8 | 851 students

 
 

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Posted May 22, 2014

I just finished the 6th grade at Robinson and i can defiantly say that this has been the best school year i have ever had! The teachers make special connections with us, but still leave room for a lot of learning. I was on team 6-2 and everything was absolutely wonderful! We had so much fun and i still kept straight A's. On the first day of school i thought that the teachers would be harsh but they are so nice! I was also concerned that older kids could bully easily, but each grade has their own hallway. Also i was worried that i wouldn't find my class rooms, but the academic classes are all adjacent to on another. I wouldn't want to go to another school.


Posted July 31, 2013

Robinson Middle School is a fantastic school with outstanding teachers. I am heading into my first year at Dobyns Bennett this year and I think I am very well prepared. The teachers, especially my 8th grade year, were fantastic. Specifically, the Math and Science departments thrive in all grades. I am very excited to have a younger sister attending at RNR this year, and I know she will do great. I want to add that because of the fantastic education from my teachers, I am taking all honors classes this year, including Unified 9, a math that Science Hill has never even thought about offering


Posted August 3, 2011

I went to Sevier all three years of my middle school experience, and I hated it. Go redskins.


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter is finishing up 6th grade at Robinson and she made the transition from elementary school to middle school very easily because of the teachers and school in general. She loves it there and I am very pleased with her progress and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

My 12 year old daughter Dani goes to Robinson and she loves it there. It is a wonderful school and she has done really well there this year so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

Robinson Middle school is the very best school i have ever been too. It is way better than Colonial Heights, Sevier, and Science Hill The teachers are awsome and hwlp you when ever you need it. Also the football, baseball, basketball, dance team, and cheerleaders are some of the best teams you will ever see. We also have a soccer program but we only play sevier and last year we beasted them!!!! GO REDSKINS (robinsons mascot)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2009

Robinson is the best school every. It is way better than Sevier. Robinson is the best middle school you can ever go to. The teachers are phenomenal. I love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

RNR is a great school overall, but there could be some improvements. For example, instead of requiring summer band camp, RNR should offer academic programs. This school really does not have much extracurricular activities available. The teachers are responsible in general, but could step up more. Parent involvement is wonderful. I see so many fathers and mothers around the school eager to help. That's definetly a plus! I'm happy my child had a chance to attend this school, but hopefully some changes will be made in priorities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

I like Robinson as a school and am very impressed with the faculity there. My daughter attended Robinson and she had some personal difficulty during her attendance there. The teachers were all wonderful and she loved the school. I have children in Johnson currently and hope they all attend Robinson for their middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

I'd have to say that RNR is a good school overall. The facilities are new and the office is organized, which is a plus. However, the kids don't have variety nor freedom during the schoolday. It is meticulous when it comes to elective classes and very little is accomplished in them. The teachers are nice and they are willing to help students if they are asked to do so. The curiculum is taught completely to the tests which is depriving kids of an education. Worse than all other things however, is the smell in the hallways(have they never heard of febreze?). Overall though it is an adequate school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2005

First the shcool is in great shape. The staff in the front office are very nice and helpful. The principal could be a little more attentive to other sports teams i.e. track/cross country, but is still visable around school and after school. The children are well behaved and respectfull of adults. The location is easy to get in and out of. The teachers are well educated, interested in getting all the latest, hitech items for their students. They just need to let the students use them more often. More hands on. They have a great band and art program. One of the best bands in the area. Best of all this middle school goes in to Dobyns Bennett High School, the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students72%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students71%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
98%
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 94% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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