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Memphis School Of Excellence

Charter | 6-12 | 312 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2014

I beg to differ about this school. If your child is serious on athletics this school is not for him/her to be recognized. But when it comes down to academics I find that this school lacks discipline especially in progress. True enough we all see that it says "Memphis school of excellence" ,but where is the excellence!??


Posted June 15, 2014

This school is absolutely horrible ! And is very unstable. I am a parent and I can say that I regret having my child ever going to this school but it was only because I couldn't find a satisfying school that meet my standards and my child's safety so i gave this school a try just to see how it would go. Not saying it is the worst school in Memphis, but I can simply say this school does not meet its standards and should put effort in its academics,education,and activities. You can have all of these teachers but not better education?That's like a straight line,pointless !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

It's one of the best schools in Memphis area. The safest school. MSE has one of the highest test results in the region. Offers several clubs and activities. Basketball, softball, soccer, robotics, cross country, cheer leading, National Honor Society, track, etc. I also love the online access. I can see everything online. They also have a smart phone app that actually works great. Teachers actually care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

I love the school. First , it's structured, second it's safe, third it's small, and fourth there are so many clubs and activities. It's a great place to work. School helped all of it's students to achieve their highest potential. Everyone learns. Over the years I have seen great improvement on everything. Now school has one of the highest test results in Memphis area. Also MSE offers several clubs and activities. MSE has 100% graduation rate. I see that MSE actually helps students to enter better colleges. Great job.
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Posted May 27, 2014

As far as test scores go, the school is ok ( for the area that it is in). However, it is hard to be mentally stable in this school because it is so small and everyone knows your business. i would not recommend ANYONE to come here. Honestly it is not a good school.


Posted May 17, 2014

I wouldn't recommend Mse the best Charter school in Memphis. Due to the years I have spent there,physically, it doesnt meet high standards,the first year I got there they told my parents that they had sports,clubs and more but to some cases,the only have a basketball team,soccerball team,softball team,student council,& a track team .. In if you plan on using this school as your best option I would think otherwise,.Read about other schools or charter schools, probably look in other academies, because. by far mse hasn't improved.,espically the conditions hasn't improved neither. Ask yourself. Is it safe due to condition; broken toilets,broken ceilings etc.. And ask yourself this also:Is the school secure ?? Don't be fooled by the sign on the front of the school.


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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 89% 23%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4450 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38141
Phone: (901) 367-7814

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