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North Middle School

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Posted April 10, 2014

Some of the most well trained and motivated educators I have ever had the privilege if knowing! The best part of the staff is how personable they are with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

This school has really helped my student. It is a enriching eduation school. I am glad we moved to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

It is a great school. They meet the expectations that need to be met. They have a strong polisy against bullying and it never happens. I absolutly love north middle school! The teachers and faculty staff try to make kids love school and make them learn it to! Thanks NMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

My child is an eight grader their ,and I am exstreamly happy with her progress here at North Middle School. Keep up the great work guys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

My son just transfered from there and the teacher - to - parent communication is horrible. The teacher web pages are rarely (if ever) updated and I had no idea of what my child was learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I think this school is a wonderful school for any student! I started going there this year.The teachers are very helpful! Also there is a great advanced program for students with advanced needs.The principal is wonderful! You can tell that he really want the best for the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2007

This school is a very fine school to have any child attend. My child is about to graduate and has been there since she was in the 5th grade. The new improvements they have made just make it even better than it was. They allow me to help with after school projects and encourage parents when they can to help the school be a better place. They allow their music, sports, and art programs to travel to competitions if it does not interfere with the teachers schedules and won't hurt the students chance of losing a day's work. The encourage the good behavior of students with parties, movies, and a free day once every nine weeks. They just got the library brand new books and with fund raising efforts got a computer lab. The are a technically advanced school with new programs, new projectors in every teachers room. It is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

From my point of view the some of the teachers lack educational values. They are too worried about what child gets the next ticket. The ticket system is not the way to go! As far as for help for the children who are labeled problem child, they don't go the extra mile with the IEP. Someone needs to step up to the plate and pay attention to the needs of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I feel like leadership is lacking at NMS. The parents and administration should show common goals, this is not the cause we as parents would like the best for the children. While I feel like the staff at NMS is there for the check only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

North Middle is an excellent school to send your child. Mine has been in the Loudon Co School system starting with Eaton Elementary and our experiences in his education have always been above average. The teachers treat all students as individuals with great respect. North Middle teachers are exceptional in handling the kids at this mid-age level and give them the support they need in the pre teen transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

North Middle is lacking in strong leadership and the school seems like it is being run by itself. There does not seem to be much organization and I feel the teachers are locked in to their way of educating, and no other. I have since moved my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

North Middle School has some of the best teachers in Tennessee. They really know how to help the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

The quality of the acedemic services her are great. They are usually hands on with very little book work, which helps the child to have more fun! The avalibility of extra cirricular activities is high because they are mandatory, every 6 weeks, the child is givemn a different extra cirricular class, and you can join clubs and sport teams if you please. Parent involvement is also very high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

NMS is an outstanding school that has experienced tremendous growth.Both my children have gone to this school and I have found the administrators, faculty, and staff to be helpful, concerned, and willing to do what is necessary for my children to get the best education possible. My children were well prepared for high school. The teachers make the best of limited resources and I found them to be very creative in their instruction and teaching methods. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

The school has a lack of educational values and I am not sure who the administration in the building is. From what I have witnessed, the teachers are unwilling to adapt to the students of today. Most teachers will not modify assignments for special education students. In addition, they treat the majority of special education students as behavior problems. For the regular education students, if you are not involved in sports, then who are overlooked. In regards to administration, there is suppose to be one principal and two assistants. So, why is the tech coordinator counted as a principal as well? My child had struggled and I have removed them to another school!
—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 57% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
84%
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 disadvantaged94%
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 94% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
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 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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