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Gresham Middle School

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Posted February 23, 2010

Gresham Middle has a great teaching staff. I feel the security is adaquate based on the County's allowance on this. The administration staff at Gresham is great. The Guidance Dept., especially Mr. Sandlin, has helped my daughter and I work through illness she went through and he and the entire staff has worked beyond the call of duty to have her prepared for High School. I am VERY pleased with Gresham Middle overall. I attended there, my 23 year old son attended there, and it is now my daughter's last year there. When considering a school district, keep this school in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I love Gresham Middle because they are a school full of caring teachers & staff. They give each indivial child the support they need to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Both of my children were given a fine education and exposure to a diverse community. Trips to places that I only read about. Very good staff and a caring community.
—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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

263 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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students58%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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

Math

All Students58%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities68%
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 Students35%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities70%
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

 
 
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 76% 67%
Black 17% 24%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 689-7437

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
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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500 Gresham Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: (865) 689-1430

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