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Vance Middle School

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted July 15, 2009

the best school and the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2006

Vance middle school is doing much better since we have gotten Mr.Pointer. The school was going done until he came.He has not given up on us no matter what everyone says about the school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
7%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
5%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
1%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
6%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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 Students25%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students12%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students10%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 Students19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities33%
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

 
 
32%
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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-3257

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
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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673 Vance Av
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 416-3256

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