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Highland Oaks Middle School

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Posted August 24, 2014

It's awful really really awful. The most rude, obnoxious, abysmal school I ever been to. Good lord and I thought highland oaks elementary was bad, this is just awful!


Posted June 16, 2014

This is a wonderful school. They promote higher education for students beginning with 6th grade. The teachers are caring and work tirelessly with students and parents to improve learning; frequently staying after school and having tutoring on Saturdays. The Principal, Ms. Bates and as well as the rest of the administration avail themselves to the needs of students and adjust their schedules to meet with parents as needed. I wish more schools in the district were like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Highland oak middle is a decent school.Some teacher's are there to teach and some are there for a pay check only!My daughter stated one of her teacher's said, it doesn't matter if the kids keep talking , he's still getting paid, he's going to get his money regardless. Also most of the woman in the school have bad attitudes. I'm so thrilled my child is leaving this school. my 7th grader is leaving as well,We actually decided to move just to keep her from having to return, So far i've only met a hand full of teachers in this school=Highlandoaks middle that are genuine and sincere. For the rest of them sad sad case. oh their bullying policy sucks.If a student hits you, the child is to do nothing but tell the teacher.THEIR POLICY IS TO LET SOMEONE ELSE SPEAK UP FOR YOU. SO I GUESS IF NO ONE EVER SPEAKS UP FOR THE CHILD THAT'S GETTING BULLIED, THEN HE KILLS HIS SELF! All i'm saying is they should take bulling more serious! They also make the kids walk in a line from class to class.They have to stay on the blocks.I understand about keeping order however its middle school not kindergarten. Since they cut the bus routes the car rider lines are even longer. uniforms soon.
—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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students46%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students32%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students38%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities54%
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

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
59%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 91% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Memphis, TN 38125
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