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Whittle Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 507 students

 

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Posted July 11, 2011

This school was terrible when I went there, years ago, and it's still awful now. The teachers ranged from disinterested, to rude and mean. The workload was insane. My daughter would be doing homework for 3-5 hours every single day she came home, almost every day. I made several attempts to contact one of her teachers, and when I finally reached her, she said that it was my responsibility to show my daughter how to do the work, and that's why they provide a book. I had only asked her if she could go over several things with my daughter because she didn't understand them, and I didn't have the math experience to teach her at home. The only positive that came of this horrible year was my learning of several wonderful online sites to help with math. I'm moving so my daughter won't have to attend this horrid school next year, and I would never send one of my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

With a great admin team in place and a hard-working group of teachers and staff, I have no doubt that our students are going to thrive this year and in years to come. I love Whittle Springs!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 27, 2009

This school is Great! They have AVID and all these classes like,Tech,Computer,Art and so much more! I would recemend for any child to go here! Gresham is no school any child should be. Whittles is the best! Gresham is the worst! My child went to Gresham and he didnt get no help....but At Whittles , he did and the teachers are so much better than Gresham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

its the most crapest school the teachers dont help the students,but there is one good teacher in thast school ms.worsham a 6thy grade teacher thank you ms.worsham for giving my student a wonderful year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

Teacher negativity is the biggest thing holding this school back. Parents are not welcomed by most teachers.


Posted August 14, 2007

school needs work...... Lunch Food Needs To Be Better....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I am a parent and to be honest I don't really like the school. I guess my main problem is that some and not all the teachers seem to think that it is ok to yell and scream at the children. I feel as teachers they should have and know better ways to deal with the kids at that school. I think you should lead by example, and if you are always yelling, then what are you really teaching them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

In the past year, there have been some much-needed, positive changes at this school. With a new administration, the atmosphere has changed dramatically. There are many good things happening when it comes to learning and discipline. These positive changes are carrying over into other aspects of school-life such as school spirit and athletic performance. I am proud to say I work at Whittle Springs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2004

I don't like this school, my child does not either. Theres something not right about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2003

This school does not like to acknowledge they have disciplinary problems. Likes to keep everything in house and turn their heads the other way and they just tell parents that's just the way kids are. Doesn't notify parents when there is a problem. Hopefully with a new principle in January, things will get better.
—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.

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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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students21%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners9%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students67%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners36%
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 Students29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities65%
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 Students11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students21%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 65% 67%
Black 28% 23%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 82%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 594-1132

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
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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2700 White Oak La
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 594-4474

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