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West Wilson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 978 students

 
 

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Posted October 16, 2013

My school is the best school. The teachers are very helpful and go above and beyond to make sure that you learn. They give the students just enough freedom to make it feel like you are not in elementary school but they do not allow you to run loose either. The smiles that the students have on their faces when they enter the building say it all.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2013

Let me start by saying if you want your kids to play football there get ready For favoritism. This school has the most I've ever seen. My son is 8th grader who's playing sense 6 years old. The head Coach has told him numerus times get ready to play And then hardly sees the field. Don't let your kid be humiliated by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

i think this school is great . i came here in 6th grade and by then i just hated all adults . but that change when i came to this school . the teachers there will help you if they feel some thing is up with you . im in 8th grade now and i will miss this school very much
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

I came to this school in 6th grade. I had a great year and made great grades. Now i am in 7th grade and i have great teachers. they all are fair, and usely very nice. The only thing that made me give the school a 4 star and not a 5 star, is that i hate the dress code. I will live, but if one thing they could change it would be to a wear almost whatever you want. Besides the dress code, i think this school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

WWMS has overall been an okay school.Rica needs to be more for doing homework. Children that are in extracurricular activities have nights were they get home late. And need to get adequate sleep. Not up half the night doing homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I have a sixth grader that attends WWMS. This has been a great beginning of the school year for him. I was worried that the transition would be difficult for him. The teachers keep in constant contact with my husband and me. They seem to go over and beyond the call of duty. I have never experienced such positive communication within a school. Administration answers all of our questions and only wants the best for our students. They help motivate the students to do their best and succeed. Thank you WWMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

decent school but half of the teachers really fret over dresscode
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

This is a school that needs some hands on direction. Even thou my experience has been better than last year, the lack of support, rudeness from the staff, complete disorganization, and poor management are areas of improvement that seem to be ignored by the current principal. It was interesting to see the principal running for major how can he manage our city if he can hardly manage his school? If the school will have more people like Assistant Principal Mr. Akins and less people like Assistant Principal Mr. Bannach we will be able to see some improvement. In the meantime, teachers get burned out, parents get frustrated and our children pay the consequences. Want to change our city?... start making some changes with the school. Where to start? Start talking to your staff and your customers (the parents and children).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

West Wilson Middle is a great school. I have two grandsons that attend there and they both love it. The teachers care and are good at what they do. Thank you!


Posted March 31, 2008

The biggest problem is the paerents lack of involvement. The parents think their children can do no wrong, and the teachers are 'out to get' their little angles. The parents complain that the teachers are only concerned with dress code, if the parents enforced it, the teachers could teach.....


Posted February 24, 2008

My daughter is in 3rd yr here, and she also plays sports. Teachers seem to go all out for kids, office staff is great! Daughter has enjoyed it ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

I am a 7th grade student at WWMS and I love it there
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I had 3 boys go to this school. One survived it 3 years of bullying and teasing an effort by the school to stop it. The other 2 could not handle it and went from great students to failing completely. The admin were unpleasant, the principle was a ghost, they spent all their time fussing about dress code, they never returned call, the teaching was abysmal. I can only hope that now that the Principal from Lakeview has taken over he can turn it around. I hated having children at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I have found that this school is certainly one of the better schools with which I have been involved . The teachers really care and go out of their way to help ensure that my child succeeds. I think some parents refuse to accept that as children grow and mature, so should their level of responsibility. I stress this as well to my child. The teachers and administrative staff have only the students best interest at heart. Sometimes this means incorporating ideas and policies that doesn't appeal to everyone. Parents must realize that their children are no longer in safety net of elementary schools. Students must be educated for the real world as well as the 'three R's.'
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2006

I sent them a request for records since I was enrolling my son in homeschool (7th grade) and I just received a letter from the Superintendent's office saying that I have one day to show that I requested the records and enrolled him in homeschool or they will take me to Juvenile Court! I even checked with the school a month ago to see if everything was okay and they said oh yes, have a great year! Do not send your child to this school. I took my son out of this school for just about the same reasons as everyone else have expressed and this was just another bad experience I have had and it has made me even more resolved than before to continue to homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

This school is the absolutely worst school I have ever been involved in. My normally high achieving daughter completely withdrew and was unable to function in this school. The teachers are uncaring, the language and behavior of students is out of control. After one year I had to take her out and homeschool her. After a year of homeschooling and very expensive therapy she is finally back to her old self. My son is due to go next year but I will be homeschooling him through the middle grades as well. I won't even subject him to this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

I would not recommend West Wilson Middle to anyones child. Most of the time you can not get to the principal. And if you do, it is days after you left him several messages. The teachers, they bring personal issues into the class room and discuss with the students. So what exactly are they teaching. As for a foreign language, you would have better luck teaching your child yourself. I have never heard of the amount of complaints from 1 school as I have from this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

I am truly not happy with the teachers and the office staff. Communication is horrible! And unfortunatly my child seems to get the blame for that. I do not feel as though the teachers truly care about these kids nor does the prinicipal. so where does that leave us? Pretty much at their mercy. my daughter will be out next year, but my son is right behind her in a couple. I can only pray things change by then!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

My son recently brought home his report card that included all A's except for one F in a class that he never received anything lower than a B. We were not informed that he was having trouble until we received his report card. I tried to reach the principal, but only found gate-keepers. When he finally returned my call, it was clear that he was preoccupied. His response was 'That's good to hear. I'm glad everything worked out.' He clearly didn't listen to a word I said. How can we as parents hold our children accountable if the teacher neither communicates with parents nor updates the students online homework site? I hold my son completely responsible for his grades. However my son was clearly handicapped when we, as parents didn't know he needed some intervention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

The major problem with not only this school, but the entire county, is that the dress code (which the teachers cannot even interpret correctly) is placed above the education of the students. Major lapses in communication with parents would be the second. The administration is useless, rude, and does not have the best interest of the children's education in mind in most cases. Encouragement of the children and enthusiasm is nonexistent.
—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 45% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students61%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities81%
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 Students47%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students22%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White23%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
88%
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
White 89% 67%
Black 6% 24%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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