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Kirby Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 750 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2013

hay im Jasmine in Kirby is a good school to be honest Kirby isn't so bad its the students not teachers! Kirby is a place for teaching in LEARNING so in other words don't BELIEVE the rumors!!


Posted December 8, 2009

i hate kirby im a six grader there and the teachers dont teach us they dont care about us
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2009

I am unsatisfied with this HORRIBLE SCHOOL! The teachers do not care about the students at all. They're just there to get their paycheck! They don't listen to the kids when they complain either. I don't like the way teachers handle situations either! That school is also unsafe too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2009

This school isn't so bad. If you do what you are supposed to do, you will be fine. I went there from 6th to 8th grade and I am now a junior at Overton High School. Sure, there were problems, but what school doesn't have problems?


Posted December 3, 2008

Kirby Middle isn't one of the top schools in the city, but you can still benefit from it like any other school.I am a fellow student who don't make good grade. I still learn. Kirby has one of the smartest teaching staffs in the city.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

Kirby Middle is not a good school for any parent to send their child to. My son has attended there and has had numerous problems encountered. He has not learned anything for this whole school year due to lack of leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

I have also attended this school. I have been on Kirby Meddle from 6th grade to 8th grade. This isn t a very good school and it lacks leadership. The teachers don t really care about the students and from my experience will sometimes let them do as they wish rather than help. They only contact parents because of complaints about you re child. They never contact the parent with something positive to say. They have little activities and there are countless fights and problems at the school. If you argue with a teacher on anything you are talking back and being this respectful. I have seen friends be suspended for things they have not done. The parents don t even come to the school any more because is pointless. To me this is a very bad school.And I am happy that I m finally leaving this year. Also I believe the last review was by a teacher not by a student. Because those are the things they always want us to say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2006

Everything that the parents are saying, are uneducated. I have attended this school since the 6th grade up in to the grade i'm in currently, the 8th grade. I have a teacher who has brought it to my attention, that if your child is failing or lacking a middle school education, most likely it is the total lack of parental involvement. If all the parents sits their child down everyday, and attempt to help their children, KMS would be a terrific school. Yes, I guess you can say we don't have many academic programs, the school attempts to set up a tutoring program, but parents don't like to pick up their children. Extracurricular activities are big at this school also, but again, the lack of parental guidance, does nothing to help heighten the child's GPA, so that he/she can participate in these extracurricular activities, trust me I attend the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2005

Parents, please be aware when you send your child to this school. It was an unpleasant experience for my family during the entire school year. We would find ourselves in the office so many times because of students harassing her. It only took just for one teacher or faculty member to accuse my child of doing something wrong, and mostly all of them stuck together instead of reviewing the facts. There is one particular teacher who was disrespectful to me as an adult and a parent. When I wanted to volunteer in the classroom, I was rejected by her and others. My husband and I have always taking pride in being involved in our children's education. I cannot count the times that I would've to go to the office because something happen again in that school. I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY THAT MY CHILD ISN'T IN THAT SCHOOL ANYMORE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

Kirby Middle has teachers that belittle the children. The principal doesn't take these complaints seriously. I would like to see the Board of Education investigate the classroom activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

Kirby Middle isn't a good school because of the main principal and some of the teachers not the students. I wish the school board would evaluate what really goes in the classrooms. Also I would like to see the principal get more involved in safety, disciplinary actions, classroom monitoring, and listen to the students when they have a complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

Kirby middle school is bad. I do not want my kids to go to kirby, but we live in the school area. The principal is so mean. I belive he does not like the blacks and the mexicans that go to kirby. I am sorry to say this but that is what I feel.
—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.

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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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
2%
Reading/Language Arts

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students6%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students14%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners36%
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 Students9%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners8%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners17%

Social Studies

All Students35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners8%
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 Students14%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students50%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
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

 
 
80%
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 88% 23%
Hispanic 10% 7%
White 2% 67%
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 100%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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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
  • Design
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-0494

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
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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6670 East Raines
Memphis, TN 38115
Phone: (901) 416-1980

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