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Medina Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 890 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 18, 2014

The post "If the school district does not put top notch teachers..." is part 2 of the post I posted. For whatever reason, the website isn't posting in order! When my initial post is put up my entire opinion will make sense. And again, this is my opinion, hopefully you will find it helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

A wonderful school for my child! My daughter loves going to Medina Middle School. The teachers are very helpful the parents as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

The school is ok. My child goes to school there and she has had great teachers there but the school administration leaves a lot to be desired. The principal is more of a figure head and all the administration does is support sports in the school. They do not support the other activities in the school such as choir or drama club which is very sad. They also say they are concerned about the grades and test scores but I personally know of an incident that 2 ball players last year got to play their respective sports and the and had made poor grades. Those players should have been benched but they weren't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

While Medina is a popular and growing area, the schools leave a lot to be desired. The elementary school is overcrowded and the middle and high schools will suffer the same as all the kids move up. They are adding on but it isn't going to help like they think it will. In addition, the schools push and teach TCAP. Rather than actually teaching from curriculum, they teach the TCAP test. They only care about the dang score they receive by the state. I have three students, one in each school, and they do not do well at actually helping students who struggle to learn. If they are not going to teach, why bother having a school? While I do understand there is learning that comes from home, a teach is supposed to teach them at school...mine aren't getting that. And of course with 'No child left behind', if your child is struggling too bad, they're gonna get moved up anyway. My high school student moved from Madison Academic to South Gibson and is not being challenged at all. The caliber of students does not even compare. And finally, the entire town is a clique. If you didn't grow up in Medina you're an outsider. But hey, they really like the growth and revenue that outsiders generate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Excellent leadership, staff & teachers! Wonderful caring group of teachers and as a result my child with special needs has flourished in this school. Every family is treated with dignity and respect and receive a quality education-some of the highest achievement & test scores in West TN. Would highly recommend anyone move or relocate to Medina based solely on the schools alone (town is growing & has great neighborhoods too!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

The school is fairly new and growing fast as newcomers are drawn to this area. This school is one of the reasons Medina is growing so quickly. It's a great school with caring and dedicated teachers. They offer a lot of extracurricular activities for a middle school and boast high test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

i love these schools every 1 is nice overall.the teachers do everything to help students. i went to medina schools for about 4 years they taught me so much i had the best time here


Posted June 7, 2011

A safe, friendly environment that promotes academic endeavors to meet designated goals with values. The school embodies pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

Medina's got great teachers who truly care about the kids. One of the 5th grade teachers, Ms. Deborah Allen, was voted teacher of the year for the county this year (2011)


Posted May 9, 2009

i like this school but there is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY to many cliques its that kinda thing football players date cheerleaders and if you go from lets say Jackson Carerrs and Tecnology Magnet Intermediate School they come back very superficial and most parents dont see what goes on during school so they think oh so wonder ful but truth is not truthfully --NovaHater


Posted May 8, 2008

Medina Middle School is great! Chad Jackson has been running a super school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

I have a 4th grader this year at Medina Middle and I love it. It is a loving environment where children are challenged academically. Social growth and extracurricular activities are important at this school also. The community is growing and the people that are moving in are families that want something better for their children. All of the teachers are friendly, communicate well with parents, will give individual help to students. The teachers work very hard to keep it a successful school. More help is needed and welcome to help in the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I think Medina is a great school. They work with the kids and make them feel comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

I can not say enough great things about Medina Middle School. The reason I moved my family to Medina is just for the school system. My son has grown so much in the two years that he has been attending. He loves to go to school now and his self esteem has just flourished. I do not regret our move and I would recommend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Medina Middle is okay. Most of the teachers are okay. There are a few that don't need to teach at all. When the school opened they didn't want parent involvement at all, that' not good. They wouldn't even let you come eat with your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I realy dont like this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

Medina Elem. and Middle school are the best schools my two children have ever been to. The principal Mr. Chad Jackson deals one on one with the children. He shows and take the time out to allow the children to know that he cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Gifted program is top notch! Principal Jackso really cared about our school and our students!
—Submitted by a parent


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 49% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 57% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students67%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students79%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities70%
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 93% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 Middle School St
Medina, TN 38355
Phone: (731) 783-1962

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