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Cypress Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 384 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2011

I have/had two children that attended Cypress and they loved the school the only thing they don't have enough parents involvement as wells as activities for the students. Some of the teachers there seem to really care about the students that are striving to learn and make a difference. There is some wild students there but I am sure that is at every school. My child was suppose to attend LMS but she didn't want to go there she wanted to stay at Cypress so I made sure she did. But now she has the opportunity to go to SE/M. I don't think she wants to go but I am doing what I feel she needs looking out for her future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2004

I am a former student of Cypress, and now I have 2 childern there. I think that the school is going into the 21st century education experience with great heart. The neighborhood surrounding the school is a good place, and the school should take advantage of what it has around it. I think that if they did more things at the school, to promote the school, things would just take off!!! The halls of Cypress are filled with memories, as well as a bright future, the students should be told that, and never be able to forget it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

This school is not as bad as people say. The students along with the teachers, try very hard in everything they do. The only thing is that they don't have many events and activities there. But it is a good school.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Social Studies

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

122 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students9%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students48%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students10%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students12%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students18%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students30%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students6%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students7%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students40%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities17%
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

 
 
95%
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 99% 24%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-4528

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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