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Memphis School of Excellence

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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

94 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 47% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students22%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students51%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

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 II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English III

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students42%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students54%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students67%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students38%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 94% 24%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 2%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4450 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38141
Phone: (901) 416-5444

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