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Snowden School

Public | PK-8 | 1559 students

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Posted April 18, 2004

I think that this is the number one middle school in Memphis Tennessee. This school has great teachers and principles who dicipline the students very well. There are alot of electives that your child can choose from, like band which the instructor is Mr. James Robertson who actually is one of the drummers for Issac Hayes. Choir the director is Mrs. Wendy Baker who has been teaching choir for 18 years now. Art the teacher is Mrs. Glover she has been teaching for 25 years at Snowden. Drama,Spanish the teacher is Mrs. Diacey. The schools most lovely principal is Mrs. Catherine Battle. I hope I encouraged you into letting your child come to this school. If you choose to do so you have made an excellent choice. There are two ways your child can come to this school on a transfer or in an optional program. Good Luck!
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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 59% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 49% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 57% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

244 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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students49%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities64%
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 American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students42%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students43%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students48%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students15%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities80%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
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 78% 23%
White 16% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Drum line

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Randy Thompson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (901) 416-4620

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Girl scouts
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
  • https://www.facebook.com/snowdenpto
School leaders can update this information here.

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Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 416-4621

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