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South Side Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 312 students

 

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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

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
8%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 Students19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities44%
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 disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students30%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities44%
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 Students17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities42%
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

 
 
52%
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 100% 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
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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Memphis, TN 38106
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