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Lexington Middle School

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Posted March 21, 2011

I will be graduating this year and I have loved all of my years there but I think there should be more field trips, dances, and stuff like that. A teacher that I think they should fire is mrs Katherine harper. A lot of times she says " I think it's this way so let's go with that". She puts many opinionated questions that me and my friends get wrong many of times. she is snobby and makes remarks about people in the class says. I think she should respect people's thoughts and not criticize them


Posted January 15, 2010

I am a student at lms in eighth grade.LMS is full of exciting activities and guest speakers all through ou t the year..and the teachers always use there best potetial to teach us. they r also ver y easy for us to relate to. I love it so much I dont want to go to high school next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2009

The teachers and administrators at Lexongton Middle School go above and beyond in every way to help students succeed while building self confidence and goals for their future. Parents need to be supportive and encouraging; However, they chose to complain looking for anything negative and wanting their child in 2010 to be educated the same way they were educated in the 1980's. It is different world for these children! I am proud that my child's teachers stay up to date on best practices and educational research and are willing to make changes if there is a student need. I do not feel it is my place to question everything about the school and decisions made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2009

I am extremely disappointed in Lexington Middle School, New program after new program every year something new. They say that they want parent involvement but do not listen to any concerns we may have. Something new and great every year, but only for one year and then something different. Give me a break....just teach the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I am a Caywood alumni, and I loved my years at Caywood. I attended from K-8. That's nine years. The teachers were always absolutely wonderful [especially Mrs. McBride!], and those were the best years of my life. I wish high school was like it was at Caywood. I'm not sure what Caywood is like now since they changed a lot of stuff, but when I went there it was amazing.


Posted January 26, 2007

Lexington Middle School is continually improving it's academic structure as well as it's extracurricular activities. However, we need to see more parent and community involvement within the school. Parents need to be more involved with their children at home, so that teachers can focus on teaching and not parenting. I am very pleased with the new school and its professionals.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2006

Caywood is totally disorganized and has lost sight of what the purpose of a school is: educating our children. The administration is constantly implementing new programs and procedures and before anyone understands what's going on they change the rules and implement totally new programs and procedures. No one knows what's going on. The good teachers are leaving and/or retiring in droves because they are not allowed to teach. No one can function under such conditions and our children aren't getting even a basic education. There is no excuse for this. The school board and the administration should be ashamed of themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

I believe that academically this school is far above all other schools in this area. Not only does it have the luxury of being the only school in the city limits and therefore the recipant of all the educational tax dollars, but is also attended by the wealthy. This means caywood provides resources that are just not possible at other schools in the county. This is the reason my children attend caywood. But the downfall of the school is the attitude the faculty has toward outsiders or anyone who chooses to be different from what they decide is the norm. The school attempts to mold children into what they deem appropriate instead of letting them grow and discover who they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

As a student of Caywood Middle School, I have enjoyed my years at Caywood. I have had many memorable moments and I have loved all of my teachers. Although it is a nice school and teachers work hard to get us good academic scores, I have found that we have lost many of the freedoms we used to have. I just think that if Caywood doesn't loosen up and soon, many students will transfer and Caywood will be left with no students in the halls. Thank you for your cooperation and your time. Please think about everythign I have said and try to give the students more freedoms and more activities, such as: field trips, dances, or more teams(dance team, academic team).
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2004

I also feel as though the the teachers are more interested in who you are, for a lot of these children's parents went to school with and are friends of the teachers, so the newcomers are outsiders. Also let it be known that two of Caywoods finest teachers chose to send their only child to Jackson for his education all while they were teaching the young minds in Lexington! What does that tell you?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

This is a great school, I have 3 childern enrolled for the last 5 yrs. It is a safe and caring school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

My son has gone through to 1st grade at Caywood and I have found the teachers great in communicating with me and they have done everything to help in making the school experience a positive one. I took my son out to homeschool him for 1 year so we could travel and he is begging to go back so he will be enrolled in 3rd grade this next school year. The staff I have come in contact with has been wonderful and helpful and they have worked with me in all areas of concern. I would rate this as a A+ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

WIth my experience the school focuses on who a child is not who they could become. They promote from within rather than education it is popularity. SOme teachers have tried and great ones have quit teaching all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2003

I think that Caywood School is a great way for our children to make the best future docotr's and lawyers and maybe even president's. The educational background of this school is very important to me because two of my children go there. Being a single mom I want the best for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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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

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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Students50%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American40%
Asiann/a
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White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students65%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American43%
Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students70%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
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

Algebra I

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

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The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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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
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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 71% 67%
Black 23% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Steve Wilkinson
Fax number
  • (731) 967-7130

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