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Jere Baxter Middle School

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Posted May 24, 2013

first i would like you to know my husband and i attened the junior high gradution ceremony on thursday may 23. it was thoughtfull, ispirational,fun and sometimes emotional, you could tell the facalty really cared about the students. our son has enjoyed going to jere baxter and has excelled at this school. he is going on to high school with very high hopes. the downside was at sometime during the ceremony my husband and i had to use the restrooms...they were filthy. the graffitti on the walls in the girls restroom was disgusting. i believe if children are to excell in school they should be proud of every part of there school. no child should be subjected to the vulgarity that was in that restroom. this is not our first visit to the school and it has always been like this. i hope for the next generation of students coming into this school that they are not subjected to this. i understand that kids will do this on the walls but it should be taken down as soon as it is put up, and i dont understand why they are so filthy. we do apreaciate the efforts of the teachers and staff, but to me this is unexceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

i go to the school so i should know. we have the best teachers. IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

I attend j.b.m.s and i think that they have a lot of techers who care a lot about the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

This school isn't perfect, but its great. I enjoy coming here alot! (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2007

I think that Jere Baxter is an outstanding place for kids to learn. The leadership at the school is good, however that often have new principals to come and go. I think if that have a long standing administration this school we be one of the best schools in Metro. I have a great deal of respect for one of the teachers at Jere Baxter; Mr. Bailey. He has shown great concern for my children and he is respected by the students as well. I hope that he stays at Jere Baxter as a strong Black Male Role Model!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

I am disappointed in the performance and safety at Jere Baxter Middle School. I have two sons and one daughter whom attend J.B.M.S and are not comfortable with their surroundings. The parent involvement is ridiculously low. Some of my children bring home A's and B's and I still feel they don't have ample knowledge as they should at their grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

the school is a great place for our children to learn, i have nothing to do with other children disipline plains , all i know is how to teach mine , rember it starts at home (behavior), but on the all the school is fine and the teachers are good too. The basketball team is undefeated right now, so they do have talent in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
1%
Reading/Language Arts

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
5%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students26%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners17%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students26%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White31%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students57%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners67%
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 Students16%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students22%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students12%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students41%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
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

Algebra I

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 58% 23%
Hispanic 21% 7%
White 18% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 97%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nashville, TN 37216
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