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Hickory Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 905 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2012

Great school barely moved from Illinois to Tennessee the school has been good for my kids, very pleasing. The teachers and principal are wonderful they have the best staff . When we were in Illinois the staff was poorly if people had problems they would just tell them and the teachers would paddle them even though they're in Illinois I have 2 children they're twins but the other one was born a little bit later . He's going to attend the school earlier August. I'm expecting he likes the school just as much as his sister does. Looking forward to it, thanks for having a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

this schoool is great my kids learn love the teachers and more like Mrs.Smith, and many more
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Posted July 6, 2008

my child goes there and she loves it and so do i . i think wat the pricapal mrs.smith is outstanding.
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Posted September 25, 2005

I was very pleased when my kids attended this school.The principal was great and the teachers were wonderful. One of my boys was having trouble academicaly, and the teachers and guidance counselor kept me informed and offered different suggestions on how to help my child. I would recommend this school to any parent. I just hate that I moved from the school district. Now my kids attend a school that I am not very pleased with.
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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
7%
Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
1%
Reading/Language Arts

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students11%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners11%

Science

All Students17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners67%
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 Students36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners33%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students22%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners11%

Science

All Students33%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners17%

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners61%
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 Students23%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners8%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners50%
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

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
85%
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 86% 23%
Hispanic 14% 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%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Nurse(s)
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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
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-9210

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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
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3920 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
Phone: (901) 416-9337

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