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Halls Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2013

This school is Amazing! Everyone from staff to administration are focused on the children's success. Parental involvement is a must though. They will not reach out to communicate with you if you neglect to communicate with them though. Stay involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

HMS has a great staff that clearly has the goal of establishing the best possible learning environment that a student could use, there is absolutely No Child Left Behind in this school!


Posted April 22, 2009

I luv this school the teachers are great and I have sooo many friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2008

I do believe that a lot could be done to make Halls Middle Schools better. It will need to be done through parent involvement. The teachers need to be help accountable for there lesson plans and their counterproductive attitudes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

This is the best school i've ever been to and i've been to a lot, halls is my true home school included. I'm a seventh grader. By the way i wish the teachers wouldn't be so demand!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

i am in 9th grade but i went to halls middle school and they are a really goo school..i liked it alot the kids are nice most of the teachers are nice..and they are VERY strict on rules as to disipline wise..but if i could redo my 8th grade year i would so go back to hms...
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2007

Halls Middle School is a great school! I am a sixth grader and they have really welcomed me! Go Halls Red Devils!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2006

I have a child at Halls Middle and think the teaching staff is below par. An atmosphere like that however, starts at the top of the school administration and with parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 8, 2006

Hi I am an 8th Grader at halls middle and I Love it there. Ive met so many good friends and nice people there. Some of the teachers are strict though but only because they care about our grades and how we do in school. I never liked going to school and now I can t wait to wake up and go. I would most defiantly recommend halls middle because it s a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2005

I know this is a great school. I went there in the 70's. I have a child there now. I have had two children go through Halls Middle. I have had several nieces and nephews go through and are there now. After Halls High I went on to the University of Tennessee and graduated on the Deans list. I am working on my third child to comlete her education at Halls Middle. There is no better person than Mr. Jay Wormsley. Mr Oliver and his staff really take their job seriously. I have been blessed with them. My children are average to honor roll. Everything they have been involved in, good or bad has been handled fairly. Some teachers are still there and my children have had some of them. They are still very enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2005

This school is a horrible place to learn. I have two kids of the same age that attend the schools 8th grade. They are, in my opinion, mistreated by the staff, and by the students. The staff do not put their all into teaching. The kids are strongly judgmental, and the teachers do a bad job of controlling them and their actions. I would never recommend this school (or the district for that matter) to a friend. The school also has a history of racism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

a lot of teachers have been there to long and have lost their enthusiasm for teaching. their attitudes are affecting the students behavior,self-concept and all the fun, positive aspects of school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

Halls middle school was agreat place to get my 6th grade education. I really enjoyed the teachers and staff.I'd definitely give this school a 10 on a 1-10 scale! Way to go HMS,go devils!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

359 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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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

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 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 23%
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 37%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Knoxville, TN 37938
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