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Mckissack Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 317 students

 

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Posted December 27, 2012

W.A bass was horrible ..... i went there and i suffured from bulling and threats from the other students ......i told most of the staff and they really didnt do anything but i miss a certion person that was a principle tho....


Posted May 29, 2011

I'm leaving Bass this year, and I think that it has made improvements, however the fact that they are moving it to McKissack, I don't know how that will do, new students will arrive, but it may do better. Bus routes will probably change. However, Bass is better than it was when I was in 5th grade, the principle needs to be replaced though. The assistant principle should be the principle in my opinion. He does a much better job with the students, and holds a good relationship with them. Getting to understand them. It makes it feel like a family and not just a school.


Posted May 18, 2011

Bass is horrible , my child will not be attending there next year, some of the teachers lack experience and the principal needs to be removed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

If your child is the failing student then you should start at home and not the blog. Im currently at Bass and do not at all feel threatend by any of these students. Manage your classroom or the kids will manage you. I agree teaching in the inner-city anywhere is not easy, but it can be done.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2010

it is horrible needs to be more discipline and the t-CAP scores need to raise


Posted March 21, 2009

I taught at Bass. I ran out of there as fast as I could. The school is unsafe for both children and adults; the level of leadership and accountabilty is horrible. Administration leads by threats and this permeates throughout the school.


Posted October 2, 2008

Bass is a wonderful school. The kids are all well mannered and hard workers. The teachers are loyal to the student education being the to the maximum of their abilities, and the staff as a whole is a family, taking care of our children. Parent involvement is the only down side to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I am very proud of the changes this school has made. The staff works very hard around the clock to continue to improve this school. We have wonderful teachers and support staff who are making a difference. You can see it in the children, in the grades, in the behavior. This school has had a remarkeable amount of improvement this year alone. I am very impressed and hope Mrs. Murphy-principal, and her staff continue to make it happen for our children at Bass Middle.. The safety concern is to a minimum. The push for excellence is at an all time high for this school. The environment the children work and learn in everyday is more structured and the determination is felt in the school by all. Our children are being pushed and given the drive to succeed here, and it is time the public knew it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

If its not a must, then try to go to another school. This school does not feature any art classes and the overall students behavior is awful. The school is below in academics compared to the states average. There are some good students here, however. Also most of the teachers are great and very caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2005

I am a former student at Bass and I love this school alot. I got a good education and had fun at the same time. Even though some of the students didnt want to learn it made the teachers work harder at being sucessful.
—Submitted by a former 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 57% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 Students35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students13%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities41%
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 Students23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students52%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities52%
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

 
 
60%
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 American91%
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 69% 23%
White 19% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5200 Delaware Av
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 298-8065

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