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Siegel High School

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Posted November 10, 2013

As a grandmother who has watched interaction of students and staff, I am always amazed at the way the students are taught to reach the highest level they are capable of. This is in everything, not just academics. The band, the chorus, the clubs and anything else I missed are rated very high throughout Tennessee. Thank you Siegel for all the times I've been entertained.


Posted October 10, 2012

Siegel High School is the greatest school in all of the United States. Top athletics in the state and most definitely top academics. Siegel has teachers that will do everything they can to get the student to be the best they can be. It is the students job to apply this and get involved in every way they can. #P2BASS
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2012

Office staff are rude. The web site is sub-standard. ALL teachers should have an email address listed and should post homework so that parents can be involved. I have to contact office to reach some teachers. How archaic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

I graduated in May of 2011 so my memories are still fresh. Without the superb teaching and administration I wouldn't have been able to get a nearly full ride to my college ($1020 a semester isnt' bad for an out of state student!). I took mostly advanced and AP classes but as far as I can see the teachers truly care about their students especially if they APPLY THEMSELVES AND DEMONSTRATE A THIRST FOR LEARNING. All the best teaching in the world is useless to a fool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2010

This school does not care about any students except those who have straight A's or are athletically gifted. There are several excellent teachers, but there is little or no administrative direction. Many teachers seem to believe that making assignments is the same as teaching. The school is too large, and the principal takes no initiative to recognize any but the top 10% of students. Good kids are overlooked and discouraged. This school has every advantage, and could do more,but actually does very little with its resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I'm a senior at Siegel. I really love my school. We have so many extra curricular activities going on that everyone has a chance to find what they're interested in. Everyone, for the most part, respects the dress code so they're not very strict. An easy way to find friends if your first moving to the school is attend a sport game. If we are playing away most of the time the pep bus will take us there so we can still support our teams. Overall, Siegel is a excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

Siegel High Teachers care for their students. They also are the best in teaching. Siegel High provides opportunity for all-round personality deveolpment for students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

I am a parent that loves Siegel High. My older son was in the first class of freshmen to attend Siegel and he graduated in 2007. Now my younger son is a Junior there. The faculty and administration have been wonderful to my sons. Both boys have been active in football and now my younger son has had the opportunity to be on the stunt squad with the cheerleaders for a second year and he loves it. I truly believe there is something for everyone at that school. There is a great spirit among the students and parents who are plugged in to the school. There will always be those that will find things to complain about and certainly nothing is perfect, but Siegel has provided a great high school experience for my sons. Go Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

My son will be starting his sophmore year in 2010. I couldn't be happier with our school expierience thus far. The band is incredible and if your child is interested in participating in a band, this school would be the one you want to pick. They have won many awards and are just an outstanding group of young adults. The instructors are strict, yet so positive and helpful. I will say that the 'money' of Rutherford County tends to go to this school (although everyone who attends is not so fortunate). It can be a difficult place to become ivolved as a parent due to politics. Unless you have $ or influence, you're looked over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

My daughter is a 9th grader and this year has been great. The teachers care, the students are respectful and the atmosphere is very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Siegel High School is a great place to enroll your kids it has great school spirit, a supportive staff, excellent athletics, and provides outstanding academics.


Posted February 3, 2008

i hope your child isn't different in any way or else they will be bullied by not only students but teachers. trust me im a student and i've seen it and been through it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2007

I'm a freshman at Siegel, and I love this school! The faculty is so incredible-they really care for their students and make you feel good about yourself. I'm a cheerleader also and never dreamed that I'd see such school spirit. It's truly a privilege to be a part of such a great high school. Go Stars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2007

From what I've heard Siegel High school is one of the best schools in Rutherford county. Well if that's true then most of the schools in this county are absolutely atrocious! Once I transferred to this school I had to immediately leave the regular education classes because they were just like special education at my other school. And the honors classes are a n absolute joke, to say the least. What would would expect from honors children at most other schools certainly does not apply to Siegel. There are very few academic options in this school, and the only team or club that any person could be in for academics is the Foreign Language clubs (if you really call that academic).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

I'm a student at Siegel High School, and it is a very nice experience. With the help of the staff, I passed both of the AP tests I took last year (I'm a senior now). A+ for this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

This was a fantastic experience for my son at Siegel. The teachers and administrators are fantastic. You can't say enough good things about Mr. Nolan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I have had two children under this administration,Mr Nolan and Mrs Milsaps, I can't say enough about how positive this team is. Focus is on the well being of the student body and emphasis on individual student needs. Office personnel is friendly and eager to be of service to both parent and student needs. Mr Nolan, the principal can be both an no nonsense mentality when needed and someone to play Frisbee with the kids during lunch break in the courtyard.Wow! Academics (offerings and quality are above average). A four year old school has a room for growth and improvement and this administration will get the job done. Complacency is not a part of this teams makeup. The drama department is awesome and no complaints on the AP courses (Go Mr Bowman)! The gifted program is superior and I love the teachers sense of support of each other. Keep shining !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

Siegel high is terrible. The faculty are indifferent and uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

Freshman year at Siegel went very smooth. I can say the principal has been the best of 4 principals in my student's school career. The principal is disciplined, fair, genuinely cares about the school but also fun. Parent participation is high, especially in band. I was impressed with the band. Although tough when needed, Mr. Rhody and Mr. Medford did a great job with the band and Mrs. Rhody did a great job with color guard. What an awesome, talented and beautiful band show performance. The freshman teachers have been helpful/concerned for my student and when asked for parent/teacher help, I got it. Teachers, one word 'THINKWAVE' .com. This was so helpful. Parents check it out and ask your teachers to start using it. I could find out my students grades before progress/report cards, and if extra work was needed to raise a grade, we had time. Thanks Mrs. Sullivan (geometry.)
—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.
Algebra I

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
English I

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

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
English II

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

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
English III

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students69%
African American47%
Asian82%
Hispanic50%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students45%
African American30%
Asian58%
Hispanic18%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
African American51%
Asian79%
Hispanic57%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students78%
African American48%
Asian80%
Hispanic58%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
African American37%
Asian56%
Hispanic48%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students43%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
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 77% 67%
Black 14% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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3300 Siegel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 904-3800

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