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Memphis Academy of Health Sciences

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Posted July 10, 2008

The school spirit is amazing! The Principal and teachers are very serious about successfully educating our children. The students have a great time learning and don't mind the extended school day and longer school year.


Posted October 9, 2007

I love this school. I wish they could add 9th grade, so that my child want have to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I am thankful to the Principal and teachers at Memphis Academy of Health Sciences. I wish I knew how to clone the principal and have him at several schools that need someone who cares about the students like a father would; he watches over the students like an Eagle watches over her nest. If you want your child to excel this is the school to be at. People don't care how much you know until you show them how much you care. The children are doing well because the principal and teachers care about their whole being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

My school is great school to be at
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

Overall I can say that this is a very good school. Every child that attends seems to exell academically in all subjects that are tought there. I would consider sending my child there, over any middle school in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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25%

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26%

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17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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33%

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34%

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40%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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57%

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43%

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39%
Social Studies

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

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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 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

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11%

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41%

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5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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27%

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30%

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24%

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29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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47%

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39%

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43%
Social Studies

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

89 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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9%

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14%

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3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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27%

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20%

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23%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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50%

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53%

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45%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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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

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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 Students42%
African American43%
Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American44%
Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged48%
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Science

All Students72%
African American71%
Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged72%
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Social Studies

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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 Students41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Economically disadvantaged39%
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Science

All Students57%
African American56%
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American80%
Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students60%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
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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English I

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
African Americann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English 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
Black 99% 24%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Language learning

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 4:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Curtis Weathers
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (901) 382-1944

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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3925 Chelsea Ave Extended
Memphis, TN 38108
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