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Middleton High School

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Posted January 16, 2010

I think that this school needs a little bit more improvement to be called a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

I graduated in 07, valedictorian, 4.0 GPA, 29 ACT and I am doing well in college. If you don't do well in college, it isn't Middleton's fault, it's your own. I learned a lot about who I was and what I wanted to be. They helped me to actually like school, and they prepared me for college well (I'm an organismal biology major going for optometry in a couple years). We pay be a small town, but I absolutely loved the school, and I miss it every single day. Great faculty and staff, great town, great school. Good extracurricular activites as well, lots of opportunities for leadership experience (I held 5 dfferent offices).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2009

I am a senior at MHS this year and i don't care what no one says i will always and forever have tiger pride. Middleton is a great place to learn new things. People may take that just because we are not top notch doesn't mean anything. Like they say 'Don't judge a book by its cover.' I can honestly say the teachers and principals care. WE have a lot of clubs, sports are improving and we're just trying to make it a better place to learn. Class 2010~UD
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

My husband attended Middleton High School, his son attended Middleton High School, and I have friends that attended the school. This school does not prepare students for college in any way shape or form. They claim to prepare students for a 'vocational path' but I don't know what that term means unless working at fast food restaurants or something. Students graduating from Middleton and going on to college are struggling to make average grades because they are not being challenged in high school. I know personally of students being named honor roll and top of their graduating classes making only 13 and 14 on the ACT scores and can only get into college on a probationary basis. There is a lot of meth in the community, both manufacturing and using. The kids and parents don't really realize how below standard Middleton High is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

I attended MHS and my husband graduated from MHS and now I have 2 children attending. I have few complaints about the school right now. The problem I have is that things I have heard after kids leave and go to college. I have heard of kids in the Beta Club going off to college and realizing they were way, way behind when they tackled college work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I think this school is awesome!!!!!! It may have tons of drama and the education here may not be top but the teachers are the nicest people i have met
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I am the parent of two Middleton students and graduated from Middleton myself. I think there are some things about Middleton that could definitely be improved upon, but overall, and especially in Hardeman County, I think Middleton is the best school in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

I went to high school in Middleton, and while its not the worst school it certainly needs work. Yes, some of the teahcers care, but only about some of the students. Their extracurricular activities are also not top-notch, and there is little variety. Middleton could have a much better school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 17, 2006

I am a Senior at Middleton High School... I think that it is a Very good school... yea it may need a few repairs here and there... but i guarantee you that theres not another school in Hardeman County like ours... the teachers and principals actually care about us and what we are going to do with our life after high school. There are other schools that talk about Middleton, and I personally think that's because they are jealous! We have pride in our school and still hold our head high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

I personally go to Middleton Highschool I have to say that the school is certainly not my place. I really believe that the school needs more structure and more activities for the students. They also need to crack down on all the violence that is in that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2005

Our school is a good school overall. There are a lot of fun extra-curricular activities such as, aspire, band, and cheerleading. I am a student here at MHS and I personally love it. It is nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. I will admit a few fights break out every now and then but their not very frequent. If you've heard anything bad about our school, it's not true. We now have two new princapals. Their strict but their good. They are working as hard as thay can to make our school a great place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

Our school is small, yes, but that does not make it a bad school. I really enjoy going to this school. Some people may not like it, but the majority of people I know do. Our test scores have been steadily increasing in the past years, and we are beginning to get more involved with the community with our new programs, such as Aspire. Our teachers and principals care about us, and they will try their hardest to help anyone, as long as they just ask. I love our school, and I will be sad to graduate and leave these teachers that have become my friends and mentors.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2004

well...Our school...lets see...Its not a good school at all. If you decide to come to our school then do not take part in any activities because you will not enjoy it at all. Well, I can't stay that for all sports or even High Cheerleading, The coach does not go by the rule book. Changes rules every game. My child has never made a F on her report card or progress and now in her best subject, she is failing and its not just my child. Other children that have been honor students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 47% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students53%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities59%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
English I

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
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 II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%
Biology I

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
English II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
English III

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%
U.S. History

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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 Students41%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students55%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities15%
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

Algebra II

All Students38%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students51%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students50%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students29%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students93%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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
White 57% 67%
Black 38% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Middleton Elementary
Grand Junction Elementary
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • Jeff Barnes
Fax number
  • (731) 376-8517

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Students typically come from these schools
Middleton Elementary
Grand Junction Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee at Martin
Freed Hardeman University
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Middleton, TN 38052
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