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Cedar Bluff Middle School

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Posted February 28, 2013

I went to Cedar Bluff Middle School in 2011-2012 2012-2013 for sixth grade and seventh grade. (Unfortunatly I moved out of state) When I went to school the teachers were excellent and took time to help you if you didn't understand, they communicated with parents, and they were aware of what was going on with the student body. The principal enforces rules without being to uptight. Also, the school is extremely good with making sure students have extracurriculars like technology, orchestra, band, basketball, track,golf, cheerleading, dance, and yearbook. If you are looking to move to the Knoxville area I highly suggest moving to a Cedar Bluff zoned area. GO CBMS GIANTS!!! (the basketball team)


Posted May 11, 2008

I left CBMS after completing the 8th grade in May 2004. I absolutely loved it. The teachers were great, as were all the clubs. I learned to love math, which had previously been my worst subject and have since taken the highest math class that my high school offers (And I am graduating this spring - 2008). I would definitely recommend Cedar Bluff to any parent looking to send their child there. I wouldn't trade my middle school experience for any other.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

I'm currently in 7th grade at CBMS. I always thought math was not my best subject but, in 6th grade I was put in advanced math with Ms. Schipp. She helped me out a lot but, I was still a bit uncomfortable. This year Mrs. Morrell has help me so much and I feel comfortable in math class now. This school is smaller than the rest and the prinicipal has even been nice. Her children also don't act like they rule the school. I would recomend this school to anyone who wants a good experiance for their child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

In the past couple of years this school has completely changed..for the worst. The new principal does not enforce rules, bullies run the school, and the teachers do not communicate to parents at all. If your child is not academically gifted, they do not care about them. Grades never come home and teachers say they are too busy to take the time to communicate. Our daughters both attend and we will likely move to get away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

My children moved to Cedar Bluff in Nov 2005. They had been to a school that was so rough that they were afraid to go to school. They never felt threatened or afraid at CBMS. My oldest daughter has ADD and was dealt with very well here. My son who is in 5th grade immediately started doing work that the girls had been doing in 6th and 7th grade at the other school. I went to CBMS over 25 yrs ago and that is part of the reason when we moved to get away from the other school we moved to this area. It is still a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I am now an 8th grade student in CBMS. I have attended that school for all three years. In my previous school I had not even learned how to multiply. Luckily with the help of my 6th grade teachers I got all caught up. I even managed a 3.9 GPA that year. In the following year I learned (7th grade) that I had made it into advanced math and reading. It was VERY challenging at first but once again I caught up and finished the school year with a 4.0 GPA. This year I have found out that I am in honors in all my classes except social studies. That is how much I have caught up. I even learned to play the flute. Other related arts we have are art,health,tech ed, gym, orchestra, and chorus. We also have a great technology lab. A basketball,soccer,dance team are some sports we have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

I was fortunate to have been able to attend this school for a short amount of time. From the first moment I walked into the office, the staff helped me feel right at home. It is half the size of most middle schools in the county (about 500+), has great teachers, great parent involvement, and awesome extracurricular activites. Maybe because the school is smaller, the teachers and staff are not uptight like in other schools and the kids are down to earth as well. I give this school a gleaming five star rating, especially in safety.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 22, 2005

I'm in the 7th grade at CBMS it's an amazing school. For really smart kids there is special programs, & there's programs for kids who need help with school. It has tons of extracurricular activities! The parents help out a lot with school events, like parties, rewards, & much more! The school is so creative with some of the things they come up with! There is reward days, field day, field trips, dances, & so much more!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

'I am an 8th grader at cbms'.I like our school because its not over croweded,in fact we are the smallest school in knox county and i think thats why it makes us a good school.The teachers are great and teach us very well.I used to do really bad before I got to cbms when I was in 5th grade and now I have a 3.5 gpa. -Jennifer Seaton-
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2004

We are on our 3rd year with CBM and have loved this school. Our child received an excellent education and the discipline is fair and consistent in the school. We couldn't ask for a better principal! The school is not over-populated like many of the other middle schools, which leads to a personal feel to the school. CBM has exceeded our expectation.
—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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

191 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 Students46%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students62%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students31%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities56%
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 74% 67%
Black 12% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 539-7792

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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707 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: (865) 539-7891

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