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La Vergne Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 987 students

 

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Posted June 2, 2014

This is a horrible school. There is so much bullying going on. This is from teachers AND from students. No one cares. I reported it many times. All the way to the school board. My child has a IEP and teachers refused to follow it. My child was a honor roll student in another state before transferring to this school. After 2 years here, he left a C student. Moving to another county to better education. This is not a place for education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

While this school has some good teachers the majority are just looking to protect themselves. The education your son or daughter will get her will not be well rounded. My son says that the teacher use intimidation to manage the class instead of motivation and people frequently feel bullied. Much of the school staff seems to care little about my son when I've expressed concerned about college prep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I agree with the comment below. Lavergne Middle school has wonderful clubs and programs. What I like most is how commitment the principal, teachers and even the staff are to my children's success. :) Awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Lavergne Middle School is awesome. It has so many wonderful after school programs and clubs. It's truly been a blessing to my children. I can't say enough good things about the FCS club. It's amazing. My kids have grown so much spiritually over the past two years. They have amazing relationships with their teachers and great friends. The school is more like a family. The principal is incredible and pushes the kids to do their past. My daughter is in choir and on the dance team and my son is on the step team and made the principles list and got to go to lunch at Orpy Mills with the principal. I just love Lavergne Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Awesome school! Committed Teachers! Amazing principal! I love Lavergne Middle School because everyday my kids walk out the door and return with a smile on their faces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

My son just completed 6th grade at Lavergne Middle and overall, we were quite impressed with what we experience. He went to elementary school in Smyrna and we moved just before the school year began. Most of the teachers cared about the students completed development-grades, social and accountability. The principal is amazing!! If your child is used to playing sports teams, you may experience some disappointment there-most of the teams are filled with 7th and 8th graders, but there are clubs and other programs to stay involved. The school (and neighborhood) is NOTHING like what here from the rest of Rutherford county (they swear the schools are OVERRUN with gangs-not true). Glad we made the move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

This school is the Worst school imaginable!! The teachers are apathetic, barely educated robots who only teach to enhance test scores so this looks like a quality school on paper. Don't be fooled!! Students are taught absolutely no critical thinking skills, in fact they are taught almost nothing of value. If you allowed your child to simply stay home and watch cartoons, they would probably learn the same amount of useless knowledge as they would sitting in any classroom in this school. It is appalling to me that this school is even allowed to continue educating as they fail miserably in every aspect. I cannot express my disgust for this school and the faculty enough!! Although, this website is making me give at least one star, I actually give this school zero stars and if possible, I would have given them a negative number
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Excellent school always willing to provide for my special needs child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

while all of these aree sortaa truee; we havee good educationn but they work us too hardd and expect to muchh of us. i mean were just in middle school.!and not everyone is perfect like they want us to be.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

i dislike the school beacuse it dose nothing for bullying and it has only one honer class.you should not send your kids to this school because they will just get talked about and the taechers will not care .
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2009

Lavergne Middle is turning into a disaster and it's not because of the teachers in my opinion - it is because of kids with horrible conduct who can't sit still long enough to learn and really don't care at all. They seem to take pride in how horrible they can act, trying to outdo the other bad kids. I rate the current state of Lavergne Middle as ZERO STARS.


Posted January 15, 2009

absolutely love the teachers and coaches that have taken such a interest in my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I go to this school is the worst I have ever been to.There's too much bullying and the students are having their self esteem lowered.The teachers don't motivate the students to work harder.Instead,they just copy down notes and tell them to study without doing anything else.Sometimes the teachers write the students up for no reason at all.And the teachers love getting on the students' nerves.I recommend sending your child to a better school,because he/she will not have a good education here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

This school is terrible. I had to move here due to a job relocation, I was shocked at the quality of this school. The teachers are awful, no effort is made to engage kids. I'm from a state up North and I was horrified by what is considered to be quality teaching here. In Math, the kids are taught everything on calculators and are never taught to write the problem out and solve it. When you, as a parent have an issue about the way your child is being taught, you're given lip service and nothing changes. If you have a child with a learning disability or one that requires any type of special services.. good luck. Your child will be left behind to fall through the cracks. I am shocked by the things that my kids do not know. This school only teachs things that will boost their TCAP scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I think the administration does an adequate job based upon what they have to work with. Unfortunately, that includes uninvolved parents, inexperienced and unprofessional teachers, and unmotivated students. There is little if any homework given and no effort made to push students to excel or learn any critical thinking skills. Everything seems focused on teaching the minimal skills standards.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students55%
African American51%
Asian60%
Hispanic54%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners18%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American56%
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American67%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners46%

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American93%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners64%
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 Students47%
African American40%
Asian62%
Hispanic45%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners13%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American45%
Asian46%
Hispanic48%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners7%

Science

All Students72%
African American70%
Asian85%
Hispanic64%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners7%

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American84%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities66%
English language learners40%
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 American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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

 
 
90%
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
Black 40% 23%
White 34% 67%
Hispanic 23% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Reading specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
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382 Stone River Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086
Phone: (615) 904-3877

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