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Walter J. Baird Middle School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted December 17, 2010

My daughter excelled at this school. Her teachers were very caring. She participated in before and after school tutoring. She was also able to be involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They made renovations for my child who happens to be wheelchair bound
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

This school does not meet my academic needs(being it's way too easy for me), but that's not to say the teachers are very sweet over all. Mr.Benson is very nice, and over all the whole school school is very sweet. Although they don't always follow their own rules. Everything isn't always fair, and it's obvious for everyone to see.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

The schools dress code is more strict then last year. They won't let you have logos on your shirt. if you are on any sports team they won't let you wear your uniforms on game days. The good things about this school is that they have pretty good teacher. We have soccer, footbal, drama, softball, baseball, basketball, student council, etc. The only major complaint I have is the dress code. Every thing else is pretty good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2005

Baird is a GREAT school. It's a warm and welcoming place. There are many great collegiate institutions in the area, and the quality of academic programs needs tremendous improvement. There is A LOT of work given, but it doesn't seem to challenge many of the children,and this could factor prominently in the increasing high school dropout rate. I also witnessed a tragedy of gender barriers as I enrolled my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

It is okay. My parents agree that the uniform policy is not favorable. We are not even allowed to wear black. I hope they will change for the better. Now they are not letting inch by inch logos on the shirts! I hope they consider my review, because next year, I will be going on to Lebanon High.
—Submitted by a student


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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students33%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White37%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners14%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners14%

Science

All Students64%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners57%

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners93%
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 Students53%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students46%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
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

 
 
96%
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 73% 67%
Black 17% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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