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Havenview Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 861 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

Do not send your child to this school. The Admin staff has no control over these students.. As soon as you walk into the school it reminds you of a jungle The staff are constantly yelling and arguing with the children. The kids are cussing and playing in the hallways. The teachers rarely pass out homework. I can go on and on..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I was very pleased with Havenview Middle, and would highly recommend it to any parent. Our son attended on an out of district transfer and was a Honors student . I found that the teachers and the administration were committed to providing a quality education for the students, and they were very accessible and responsive, via email or phone. As a parent who was very involved at HMS, I have found that parents who desired a mutually respectful partnership with the faculty and staff got just that - and the parents who weren't involved or not responsive tended to be unfairly critical and negative. HMS' leadership, Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Meeks are just phenomenal. My son was one of several 8th grade students who scored advanced on the Gateway test for Alg I - this is proof that the kids who want to learn will be taught at HMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

I honestly think that Havenview Middle should be shut down for the simple fact that, the students arent learning anything, plus most of the teachers there just give the kids good grades so that they wont have to worry about seeing them anymore. I wouldnt reccomend this school to anyone!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

havenview is a great school with a ver good cirruculm and also a great principle. the teachers i believe try very hardbto make sure the students getbthe very best education i just believe the students need a little bit more help. this school offers a lot of amazing things clubs ,etc. but i believe if the students try harder to acheive Havenview will be more awsome than it already is andbthis is comin from a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2009

I am very disappointed with Havenview Middle. The teachers don't seem concerned about students education. The standards for learning are lowered to make the kids feel good about their grades and parental involvement is very low. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

It's a wonderful school but a little too strict. I love the school though this is my last year and i hate that I'm leaving.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2005

Some of the teachers at Havenview show a lack of concern for their students. Some do not response to notes or phone calls from parents. The students are also behind in alot subjects- they seem to be working at levels below where they should be. There is also a mixture of 'good kids' and 'kids without any home training' in a class and the good kids are getting punished for the 'non home trained kids'. The children misbehaving should be the ones who get in trouble not everyone. There are also problems with teachers giving grades out and the parents not seeing what is being graded. The parents need to know where the grades are coming from before progress report and report card time so we can help out our children with what is troubling them. Also more parents need to get involved because some see school as babysitting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

If the school had a stronger principle the school could advance more than ever before. When the leader is weak the flock can not excell. I feel that havenview has strong parents and staff members. I dont feel safe in recomending the school to anyone. I have had conversations with the principle about some concerns and he was not interested. My child could not focus in the class because of all the interruptions by fellow classmates that were repeatedly taken to the office and then sent back to the classroom only to desturb the class some more.I feel the school can improve but under a stronger leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think the school has improved some, but the teachers don't seem to be concerned as much as they need to be. The students need to be encouraged more to excell in their studies.


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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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
13%
Social Studies

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
1%
Reading/Language Arts

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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 Students10%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities44%
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 American18%
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 Students13%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities53%
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

 
 
49%
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 98% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Russian
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-3093

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Russian

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1481 Hester Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: (901) 416-3092

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