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Bellevue Middle School

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Posted October 3, 2007

As an early childhood professional, I am always involved in the education that my neice and nephew are receiving. The IB program at Bellevue Middle School is supurb. For the second year, I have seen my neice blossom through the opportunities extended her at this school. I set my expectations high, and BMS continues to exceed them.


Posted July 20, 2007

I pulled my daughter out because they could not meet her gifted needs and now I home school her. Nashville public schools compared to other schools outside of the state are VERY far behind (at least a year). I felt BMS was doing her (and frankly all of our children) an injustice. Just check out where Nashville ranks, even compared to Chicago. We are down low on the totem poll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2006

I am an 8th grader at this school and i am greatly honored to be at this school. The teachers are great. There are advanced classes for all students, inclueding spainish 1-a( 1st year0 and spanish 1-b (2nd year), pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, advanced history and language, computer classes for every student, video making class, and the honor band. there is something for everyone at this school and a great principal to keep everythings in shape. for people new to the area like me i suggest you enroll your child in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2006

I sent my son to live with his father because of the quality of schools (public and magnet) that the Bellevue area has to offer. We have both been extremely satisfied. Mr. Waters goes out of his way to encourage our son to expand his musical abilities with positive reinforecement and high expectations. Our sons entire six grade team (Ms. Irwin, Ms. Catignani, and Ms. Dullaney) were supportive and held high expectations as well. Bellevue is a great place for a child to grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

I am an upcoming eight grader at this school, and I for one think that it is amazing. The acedemics are amazing. They allow you to take high school credit courses in your 3rd year. And the music programs are awesome. This really is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2006

I am new to this community. I have a 5th and 6th grader. They have adapted well. The school overall is a good one. The principle seems to care about the students and their progress. I would reccommend this school to parents looking to move to the Bellevue area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

I am sick of people talking about my school I am a student there ,and I really like it. Also if you have aproblem with the school you can send your kid to a different school. This is my fourth year there and I have enjoyed just about every thing that has happened ,and I'm in the normal classes not the advanced ones.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2005

This school is terrible! The principle has some of the most outragous rules i've ever seen. Last year he wouldnt let student stand up at a basketball game to cheer. The lunch line in disgusting. When i ate lunch with my child there were raoches crawling on the walls. I looked at the health score and it said 94. It rediculous. Just friday there was a horrible food fight. Their only solution was to have some perosn from the staff come and yell senclessly at the students. The teachers do not know how to interact with the students at all, they dont know how to listen, and the principle is even worse. There are fights and misbehavior all the time. The only good teachers at this school are mrs. lavvorn, mrs. irwin, and ms. hickman. If you care about your child dont go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

This year at Bellevue Middle has been disappointing and frustrating. We are utterly dissatisfied with our child's teacher and the administration seems unable or unwilling to move our child to a better environment. Based on our experience this year I would not recommend Bellevue Middle to any parents who care about their child's educational development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

We love BMS! The principal is fantastic. He's turned this school around in the three years our daughter has been there. Advanced students are placed in separate classes from the general school population and fifth graders are now completely segregated from the older kids. Parental involvement is high and there are many opportunities for students to get involved in sports, theater, and leadership activities. The building needs work- It was built in the seventies and has almost no windows. But the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

I am pleased to send my child to Bellevue Middle school. The teachers really care about the students and encourage students to do their best. The building is well maintained and attractive. Extracurricular activities are numerous and well handled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

We are very pleased with school and staff. Principals Duckworth and Jones provide a safe and nurturing environment. Staff is well qualified and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 57% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

188 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 47% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students57%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students59%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students53%
African American39%
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American23%
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
African American16%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American73%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students76%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities73%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
92%
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 62% 67%
Black 26% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Nashville, TN 37221
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