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Lafollette Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 532 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2014

My teen daughter will be there in a few weeks are the bullies bad please i need feback
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

The administration is on top of all problems at the School. I have one son who has already completed his time at this school and I have a second son in 6th grade now. Not all is perfect by no means. But the attitude of the student starts at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

My daughter is going to be attending this school with in the next few weeks. I would like all feed back about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I am a former student of LMS, it was unsatisfactory. The students may as well be teaching the teachers. It is also very cliquey and the violence is unacceptable I left after one year there because I disliked it so much


Posted November 23, 2010

I agree that LMS needs some work but without kids thatdo there work we wouldn't even i have a 2


Posted May 20, 2009

Lafollette middle school is a great school and superb teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I am a former student at LMS. It's my first year here, and so far i've loved it. At the beginning of school it was Mr.Turnblazer, and Mr.Tidwell running our school. About half way through Mr.Tidwell left, and now we have Ms.Arnold. They take care of all the problems we have, and keep the school in order. If you are considering this school, it is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

I am a Lafollette Middle School student,and I think it is one of the best Schools ive ever been to.I am in the 8th grade and the teachers are awsomee.They help you through alot of things,Like if you are having trouble with work or something like that they will help you. So if you come to Lafollette Send you kid to LMS its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

I have a child in the 7th grade at this school. The new principal, Mr. Turnblazer, is (in my opinion) the best that Campbell Co. has to offer. We do have some problems with the teaching staff but he is working on them and I think next year will be even better. This principal understands pre-teens and teenagers better than most parents. His first priority is the students and it should be that was with all principals. He has a real love for students that they can sense and feel. In turn they give him their trust, respect, and loyalty. He has this school back under control again. Most describe him as 'awesome' and I can't think of a better description myself. I think we can only expect great things now from LMS with Mr. Turnblazer as principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

This school is so awsome Mr Turnblazer is the best princaple ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2008

I go to LMS at this time. It is 1 of the best schools. We do have our problems, but they do get resolved. An example of this is a fefw days ago 1 of the students in my grade died in a tragic car crash. Our principal and staff was very caring about this and they help a meeting about this for the students. They also provided grief counselars if nessaccery. LMS may not have the greatest past with other principals, but we have a new principal and he is getting things back under control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2006

i am a former student at lms and i think it is a great school.i participated in basketball,volleyball,track,etc. and i loved it. i had a lot of fun there . i got along with the principals well and i liked all the teachers. i had no problems while i went there except one and the principal took care of that and nothing bad came out of it. i think it is a great school and lots of fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2006

I do feel that the Principal at this school could do a better job. Maybe this is why he is on his way out. The teachers at this school do care about the child's education. With all that has hapened in Campbell Co. schools over the past year all we can do is look forward to better and brighter things. There are problems at all schools, JMS had some similar instances about two years ago. Discipline starts at home and these children can't have their hand held the entire time they are at school. Overall this is a good school with some exceptional educators on its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

If moving to Lafollette do not send your child to this school. The prinicpal has no control and the violence at this school is out of control. Children are not safe and not at all respected or cared for by the administaion at this facility.
—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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
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

Math

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities29%
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

 
 
n/a

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 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 99% 67%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 24%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1309 East Central Av
La Follette, TN 37766
Phone: (423) 562-8448

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