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Harpeth Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 610 students

 
 

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Posted December 6, 2013

this so is a really good school i love how they have these clubs for students and the students love it here i can tell but the school can at least paint over the walls in the bathroom or something because the words and languages in the bathroom are rude and disturbing but other than that its a really good school with teachers, principal, and good with parent involvement.


Posted October 29, 2010

I love everything about this school. They make sure my ADHD son is taken care of and let me know of any problems. I would not have my children being taught by any other people out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

This is truely a wonderful school! They care about the kids and have set some very good standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

Our teachers really care about the children. I have had 4 children so far at this school and each one has had a great experience. The teachers go above and beyond my expectations. No gangs, no police officers needed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

I am in the seventh grade at HMS, and I have to say that although the environment the school provides is very caring, there are still things that could be done to improve. One thing, as I believe was mentioned in another review, is renovations. The school building is indeed around thirty years old, and thus could use some upgrading. The only other thing is creating a way to keep people out of the library who are not in there to return, or check out, a book. However, the problems I have listed prevail in all schools, and even a wonderful school such as Harpeth cannot be exempted. The school is great, and going here is one of the best schooling experiences of my life (I have been to three elementary schools and was home-schooled through most of fourth and fifth grade). Keep up the brilliant work, HMS staff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

Absolutely wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

We have been very pleased with our childs experience at HMS. They boast a very caring and competent faculty and administraton. Our child had alot of options to chose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

This is an outstanding school. Faculty and administraton cares about the students and try to provide a well rounded atmosphere. The school building is very old (near 30 years) and needs to have some renovations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

What we lack in reading and math can be made up for if we all become a little more involved in the learning process of our children. Parent involvement and concern is lacking in comparison with other school systems I have been acquainted with.
—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 57% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

144 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 47% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities71%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities67%
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

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

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 96% 67%
Black 3% 24%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 30%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Kingston Springs, TN 37082
Phone: (615) 952-2293

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