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Melrose High School

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Posted November 24, 2009

i really enjoyed being at this school.well organized activities and sports.as well as i the class...mr booth and ms.stams..hat goes off to you two..


Posted October 22, 2008

This is my first year with Melrose and I spend a lot of time there supporting my daughter as I have with every school she has attended. And from what I have seen thus far, there is much room for improvement toward academic stimulation and encouragement and parent involvement. I intend on doing my part help. Stay tuned for an update.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

melrose high school is good i hope the 10th grade pass their gateway test melrose need more hepl an their hallways melrose high school track of 2008 is super good and the girls and their cross country team good job boys our 1st place winner of cross country is laeric webster, jamie bair good job they do run track
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

Melrose, although strong in tradition lacks in educational motivation. The school and community rallies behind sporting events but do not seem to get involve in the education process. Melrose does have some great teachers but they are unable to have the impact needed because their hands are tied through all the red tape.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

Melrose needs to be a fresh start school. Meaning the entire faculty needs to change. The principal has been there forever and the school isn't serving the best interest of the kids. Its sinful to have one of the top teams every year but not send your seniors to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

As a graduate of Melrose High School, I feel the test scores were poor then and are worse now. Most of these kids aren't being prepped for college or a life after high school. They are not receiving what they need to succeed in the world. I feel the principal has served his term since he has been the principal for the last 25 years or so. A new principal is desperately needed. The school needs to drastically change its goals and raise the bar of excellence to bring these minority kids up to par. Most, not all, have low percentile ACT scores and can barely graduate from community college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2006

This is a great school. The teachers care about the students. The test scores were high when I attented it and the scores are still high! The principal is doing an amazing job with this Melrose. *(Golden Wild Cats)*
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
1%
Biology I

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
15%
English I

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
English II

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
19%
English III

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
4%
U.S. History

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 Students31%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students11%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students15%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students15%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students89%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities38%
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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-5984

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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Memphis, TN 38114
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