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South Doyle Middle School

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Posted March 10, 2013

My son goes to SDMS and is in the honors classes there. The teachers are really pretty good and do the best they can. However there is a lot that they can't do anything about. He has been cursed at, had food thrown at him and sees fights every day. I have nothing but good to say about the teachers my son has had but the environment that the kids have to learn in is horrible and needs to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2012

this is the worest school i have ever been to. the kids there are just horrible. i was bullied, picked on, terrified of it, and 10000+ more. just imange being picked on and bullied everyday for 8 hours nonstop. i called my mom one time and my mom said did you tell the teacher in hallway and i said yes. so i ask her i need to go. and she said are you sure, they should not tardy you if you tell them. i go to class and they tardied my and i even said a kid hit me so hard and she said i did not care. it says i am a parent but i am a student i done that so i can rate the school. if there was a 0 i would this school does not deserve a 1 it deserves a 0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yep. i am very sick about this school. thank god i go to online now. so i do not recommed this school to anyone but kids that are rude and don;t care about education!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

Have a 7th grader at the Middle School now. We've had a few situations this year that still have me scratching my head. There are 2 new principals this year, and from what I can tell, nothing has changed. Still way below par when you look at what other parts of Knox County have to offer. The teacher quality is about 50/50. Just depends on who you get whether or not you can look forward to a productive year of learning. Extracurricular activities are lacking. Sports - if you play basketball, you're in luck. They sponsor that. Soccer, Football - no - go find a club team. Other clubs are available, but are poorly run and not promoted, and teacher involvement is minimal. Parent involvement - 6-8 parents at PTSA meetings.....1000+ kids.....you do the math. Safety and Discipline....what's this? Hey, but the floors are nice and shiny!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

South doyle is a great school except for the fact that you only have three electives to choose from. I want some different classes to choose from!! But I am in eight grade, so its okay cause im leaving soon anyway. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2007

I am very impressed with Mrs. Cole, the principal. She is very involved and very caring. My daughter has wonderful friends, is ver involved in school activities, and does well on standerdized tests. She is thriving in 7th grade, and loves her school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Teachers- great Availability of programs- absolutely terrible Parent involvement- too bad for words Academic programs- not good
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2006

I am a student at South-Dolye and in the 8th grade. it is a wonderful school (besides the new changes this year). The extracurricular activites are great. I just want to thank all of the teachers at south doyle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2005

I have a son who will be in eighth grade this year and have a son who went through SDMS and is now an upcoming senior. The administration is top notch. I have always felt welcome and kept informed by teachers. There is a great PTSA, despite low amount of parent involvement. A small group does much of the work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

My son just completed 6th grade at SDMS. This school has an extremely poor reputation in the community, but I feel that it is not deserved. My son is a 'high achiever' and he had upper level classes that were challenging, but fun. I was very pleased with the teachers too. Ms. Cole is really trying to turn things around and has started a BETA club and a Math club will begin next year. Overall, I was pleased with the academics at SDMS. As in most schools, you get out what you are willing to put in.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students36%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students32%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students26%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities51%
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

 
 
97%
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 75% 67%
Black 19% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 67%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 579-2128

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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3900 Decatur Rd
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 579-2133

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