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Memphis Academy Of Science Engineering

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Posted May 28, 2014

Mase could be a good school if they would do better by there students no one listens to them, they lock the bathroom door so the kids can't use it. because of a few bad kid and the lunch room they delegate food to curtain student's they want . there should be enough of all the food so the student can have a choice of what to eat. they just really started offer classes that have anything to do with engineering,they can't keep teachers and there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. they also have outdated online courses for the kid so when the kid go online to do there work it is graded incorrectly they don't have anyone to go to because it is always passed on to someone else and nothing gets done about it so the kids are failing. they do have a new director not sure of what he will do in this up and coming school year but Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering needs to clean up there act.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

If I had to describe this school it would be one word "OPPORTUNITY". They inspire their students in fields you wouldn't think possible in this society and day and age. Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

As an avid supporter of Memphis public schools, let me state for a fact that MASE has just as many behavioral problems, if not more, for a school of its size. In addition, the administration of this school has a history of adopting a "smile-to-your-face/stab-you-in-the-back" attitude toward its faculty and staff. With these conditions in existence, along with letters from benefactors calling for the school's shutdown, I would never consider sending my child there in the first place. MASE, who do you think you're fooling?


Posted January 31, 2012

It is time for an overhaul at this school. New ACTIVE leadership, better curriculum, better management of what few funds they do have access to. Much like the majority of the school system in Memphis, the old traditional ways don't work anymore and narrow minded pundits insist on focusing on test-taking skills, rather than actual learning. At least MASE doesn't have a history of violence on school campus, the school is fairly small, so behavioral issues aren't as bad as at some other schools in the area. The worst part is that honestly, there aren't really any better public school/charter options in the inner city area of Memphis. Be prepared to basically homeschool as much as you can and put your child at MASE mostly for record-keeping purposes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

MASE is a fake school that needs to be investigated. The current leadership is weak. There is more wrong than right in this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

my son is currently attending mase 2010-2011 school year. the school is very unorganized. the things i like about the school is the teacher ease program where you can check grades of your child and communicate with teachers without calling. I also like three out of 5 of his teachers. his reading teacher,science teacher, and social studies teachers are very good. they give creative assighnment and work with the students. what i don't like the ordering of uniforms i never recieve my childs order, when planing feildtrips they only had one bus for a trip and they return back to school after school got out because they made two trips. I never see the principle when i go to the school always the dean of 7th grade or councelor. Sometimes teachers are slow updating grades on teacherease. They get out of school at four, but the extra time that they have they are doing nothing when they could be doing homewoork or tutoring. I just think it could stand for major improvement and would be better if they get organized.also a plus they send emails to parents of schlorship opportunites and summercamp programs through emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

I love MASE. MASE is an excellent school. i've been here since 5th grade and now that im about to graduate, i say it was the best experience of my life. Wooooh!!! Go MASE Phoenix!!! Black and burgundy!!! '09!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

I give the school so far of what I've seen a 4 star. My daughter loves it and I thought she would have a problem with Sat school. She loves that too. I love the atmosphere and ciriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Academics are over the top. Extracurricular activities should be increased, Parent involvement needs much improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I am very discourage with MASE, and fill that MASE should not be giving anymore funding by the State, Mr. Henderson in the beginning had a vision, but his vision has been clouded. He is never available, and does not return your calls to address important issues. Our children are only used to present High Test Scores for MASE to keep the funds coming. He no longer has a heart for the children. My child has attended this school since 7th grade, has been promoted to the 10th and will not be attending MASE in 2007-2008 school year. Reports cards, where never received in timely fashion, any concerns about grades, would have to be addressed, whenever you could take a day off work and stand in the office and force someone to address your concerns. MASE is not the school for a college bound student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

My son has been enrolled since year one and depsite the challenges he loves his school! My daughter is preparing to move into the high school and looks forward to it. MASE has always had some of the best teachers around. I appreciate their commitment to our children. I look forward to seeing the high school students having a chance to have a more authentic high school experience. Balance between academics and social interaction during these years are critical and very important when looking toward successfully navigating college. Unfortunately, getting things done in a timely manner, proactive communication, simple courtesy, and administrative organization still needs improvement. It would be great to see MASE day to day be the school that is presented to the media during special occasions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

I admit that communications between parents and school are unorganized and infrequent. I have a daughter there - going on 2 years. The good part - her tcap and gateway scores have been exceptional. She is very involved in activities and has adapted to the long hours. Mr. Henderson is more military thinking when it comes to being questioned but he does have the kids interest at heart - his people skills need work but he is fortunate to have people under him with compassion and flexibility. The biggest concern parents have is treating all for the demise of a few - again, Military thinking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

In the beginning I was a little sceptical about sending my daughter to MASE because of the long hours but when you sit down and think about it they are only spending 5 hours in class, 55 mins. in an activity of their choice(that the school offers) and 25 to 30 in each class in the evenings for study, homework or assistance. My daughter said that she was looking forward to the 7th grade because they get out at 2:15 pm. When she found out that her dad and I chose MASE she was disappointed. But I have yet to see her come out of that building on 20 S. Dudley with a frown on her face or something negative to say about the staff. She has learned alot and she has taught me alot. I think this was the best decision that I could've made for my baby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This is a truly amazing school and I should know because this is September 2006 and I am a proud 8th grader at the school! I wear these black and burgundy colors with pride and I love M.A.S.E.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2006

MASE was a pleasent and powerfully life changing experience for my son. Mr. Henderson took his time to personally work him. The staff was as equally dedicated. We gave each teacher our cell numbers and requested to be call at anytime...and boy did they respond! The only bad thing is that some kids bring 'the streets' to school, but Mase is working to shift those paradyms! Mase seems to be more than a educational facility...it is a place that cares about the character, spirt and requires hard work. We desperatly need that. I noticed the harder I pushed them...the harder they pushed back with results! They just need your support at home. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

My son attended this school 2005-2006 school year, although they are still in the beginning stages and some things may appear to be out of order or incomplete; you can see this principal's vision. There is structure and that's what our kids need; the curriculum is wonderful, the staff is wonderful. I can't see any parent having a problem with this school unless they themselves lack structure and discipline; which flows over to the children. I believe that this school will bring forth some very productive citizens for the future and I am very excited to see how the plans for this school unfold once everything is set and in place. It takes time and it takes a village of hardworking, understanding and cooperative individuals to make it all come together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

My son attends Mase. I totally enjoyed the experience. The teachers seem to generally care for the well being of the students. My son came from a school school that was on the memphis city school falling lisy. This school is a big improvement from his last school. I encourage the principal and teachers to continue the work they are during. They cannot please everybody. What's important is the children. Thank you every much for encouraging my son. And letting him know that he can be the best that he can be. E.B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

My two boys both attend this school. This is their first year here and true the school did promise alot in the beginning but they have helped my boys alot throughout the school year. True, the uniforms didn't get there until January but all of the kids there were still dressed appropriately for school. This school has taught my boys discipline and respect for others. Staying at school from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. not only prepares them for college and jobs, but it keeps them out of trouble while I'm at work or school. According to my boys, everyone in their class does have a laptop. The laptops are for school purposes only and are not to be brought home unless given permission from the dean or the school principal. So, over all this is a great school for your kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

My daughter attended this school last year and it was a horrible experience for her. MASE promised so much on the front end like laptops, smaller classroom, better teacher/student interaction and the laptops didn't come until the last nine-weeks, my daughter was constantly being talked down to and belittled. She was bullied by 'clickish' girls and the administrators did nothing to stop it. I have spent the better part of this year trying to rebuild her self-esteem. There are very few extracurricular activites and the school dances although chaparoned look more like something you would see at a strip club. My neice attends MASE now and refuses to go to the school dances because the girls dancing is so vulger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

This school has helped my child tremendously. I feel that they have really helped her a lot academically. They are a fairly new school and every thing they do will not be on time and to the point. I feel that this is a great school and I wish that they would add a sixth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade. I recommend this school to anyone in the Memphis area.
—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 45% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students57%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 Students44%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
English I

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
5%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students31%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students39%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
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

Algebra II

All Students15%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students29%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students52%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students21%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

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 95% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
White 1% 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
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Engineering

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (901) 448-6266

Programs

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  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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