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Ida B Wells Academy

Public | 6-8 | 112 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
2%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

25 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 Students14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students17%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students11%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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 Students32%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

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Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-3205

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
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Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 416-3210

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