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Memphis Business Academy Middle

Charter | 6-9 | 282 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2013

my name is Samuel Anderson and I am a student at Memphis business academy it is a wonderful school. I was a 6th grader there now I am a 7th grader there and i was recently on the cross country team with Jada Kionna Chaney and the teachers are so nice when you do what they ask you to do. I take all honors classes and my new principle is a nice one. she all ways smiling when you see her. the teacher take the chance out of their break just to tutor you for their quiz and for you everyday life. my language arts teacher loves her job almost like she is married to it. If you mess up 3 times she thinks we have to go over it again at the end it end up helping us out for her tests. She say sometimes I don't get y'all hands hurt-en for nothing and the basic lesson in life is to recall information and to go back to your notes


Posted February 11, 2013

Hello my name is Jada Kionna Chaney I attend Memphis Business Academy. I'm in 6th grade I'm in 6-4 honors class. From my personal expericance at MBA Middle it's a wonderful school escpially for learning we learn above our grade level and more. When we take Business Enrichment/Personal Fiance it gives you a great perspective on business like how to make a budget aqnd so many more things. MBA is a strict school but the reasons for it being strict are reasonable. Plus when you come to MBA some students may not be on their A game but give it a week I'm sure the teachers will have you learning on your grade level and beyond it.Thanks for reading my opinion of Memphis Business Academy have a wonderful day and life.


Posted June 17, 2010

The only thing I don't like about this school is they don't offer summer school.According to Dr. Clark. We send emails and go to City Hall and fight for funding and they want offer summer school. What's up with that? That's one of the reasons children repeat grades. Some
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I am a colleague of the MCSC and I must say that MBA is an exceptional school, filled with teachers who walk in integrity, and an administrative staff that is passionate about the development of the students. I love the small classroom settings, and I love the intensity around learning. I believe that Dr. Clark and Dr. Anderson have established a solid environment, safe, and focused on educating future leaders, I salute this staff and look forward to the future impact of these students globally!


Posted April 3, 2010

To me it is a very good school because the classes are much smaler and the teachers have more time for each student
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2010

I used to attend this school. I think that now I am learning more now that I have left. There was a lot of information that I was not getting at this school. I also think that this school covers up many things. The school has no money and many of the kids leave after one year. There are also many studenys repeating grades. This is my TRUE opinion of MBA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2010

i am carress harris and i attend memphis business academy middle.i enjoy my classe,friends,pricipal,and teachers.im in the 6th grade homeroom 6-2 i love it and my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2010

I think MBA is a good and I am in the 6th grade in Ms.Magee homeroom. She is a lovely teacher we have fun with her all the time. I love all my teachers the all are fun, nice, and down to business that's why I love them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

My name is Porsha Maclin and I am an alumni of memphis business academy high. I went there from 7th-9th grade and I think its a great school for students to attend especially if they plan on furthering their learning in business skills. although I don't go there anymore I still recomend this as a good school to attend.


Posted November 4, 2008

My son attendd Memphis Business Academy Middle School, he recieved one on one teacher assisitance in the classroom. This happened because of the small classroom setting. I appreciate the staff and the business curriclum being taught at the middle school level. This makes my son and students attending MBA ahead of other students when it comes being prepared to enter our society with business skills to become our future business leaders of tomorrow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

My name is Ashia Powell and i am a student at Memphis Business Academy High School. I Have been at this school every since it started, which was the sixth grade and it is great school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

My grandson is a student, and I like how the school causes the parents to very interactive with the education of there children. This is my grandsons second year and I have seen much progress. He is also looking forward to ninth grade with them. I want to personally thank Rev. Anderson and Dr. clark.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

The teachers are very interactive with the students, the environment is very warm, and the curriculum is badly needed in Memphis. Support this school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students18%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students13%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students59%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 99% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 56%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3333 Old Brownsville Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: (901) 380-8176

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