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Margaret Allen Middle School

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Posted April 12, 2014

Great school with caring teachers that work hard to help students not only learn but grow socially and emotionally. I love this school and my child is having an excellent experience at Margaret Allen.
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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 59% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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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 49% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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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 57% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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Writing

2010

 
 
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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
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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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Students64%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners61%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners56%
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 Students49%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners24%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners12%

Science

All Students53%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners88%
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 Students40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners29%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners33%

Social Studies

All Students68%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners33%
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 Students32%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners9%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learners18%
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

 
 
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 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 33% 67%
Black 32% 23%
Hispanic 31% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 90%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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