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Two Rivers Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 672 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2014

Two Rivers is the worst school for children unless you want them to use drugs ,have no respect and not go to college. Never any homework. I have know idea how these kids are learning anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

TRMS is okay. They are not the best school. I do have one particular 5th grade teacher that I really like and she is a great teacher to my son. This school does not allow parents to be involved with anything. You rarely know what goes on with the school because they do not get newsletters or notes sent home to let the parents know. Overall , I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Two Rivers Middle School has really went down in the past two years. The new priniciple is rude, and doesn't seem to like parents being involved with their childs education. It also seems as though with the new principle came a aweful fog over most of the teachers. You can really tell they don't care about their job, and just there for a pay check. It is very sad to me how the kids are punished by the priniciple and the teachers when a parent voices concern. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

i dont like the fact that they never give homework to the students. I am concerned that this is not preparing them for High School or College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

The school overall is ok, and this is due to there are some teachers who really care about the students' education. But my personal experience as a parent in dealing with one of the 6th grade teachers has been very unpleasant and unproductive. She plays retaliation games in response to me displaying concern, she chooses which student she wants to pick on a certain day. She doesnt return phone calls, email messages, or notes sent to her. Principal leadership is pretty good, but the longer my child attends Two Rivers, this school appears to not support parental involvement, unless it is a matter of boosting their morale. I gathered this from dealing with a specific teacher this year, and I worry everyday what will happen that day. And my child stays stressed out because he feels like he is being picked on by the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

Horrible school! I honestly cannot say anything good about it. My daughters supplies were constantly getting stolen. Her brand new $1600 french horn was switched out for a broken beat up one and no one did anything about it. My daughter was on the soccer team which was coached Mr Thomas (the math teacher) who did nothing but yell at the girls and make them cry. The former principle refused to go to the girls events because he didn't believe in supporting girls sports. This went on for years! They should've burned down that school and fired everyone in it! the evidence of how bad this school is is apparent in the school it feeds, McGavock HS One of the worst in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

Terrible worst school i have ever been at .Doesnt do things for kids,offers no extra circulucular activities .Love some teachers there some racist will do anything to hold u back, very unprofessialnal .Doesnt do fundraisers to give children initiative to take pride in their school,no school spirit what so ever ,doesnt have a book store.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I love TRMS cause it gets you good grades and the teachers are great each and everyone of them. The students are real nice and it has alot of clubs. IT has awesome principal and assistant principal are very nice. If you want a good child then yyou should let them go to Two Rivers Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2008

This school is great between students and the teachers. I love this school cause I have learned and still learning alot from the great, smart teachers!!! Thanks to this school I would not be a smarter person!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

TRMS is a great school as far as academic. Some of the teachers are a little to quick to call the parents but other than that it has been a great school for my son. As far as sports go, it could be better. The principal Mr. Moody is a terrific principal. He relates to the kids well. He compliments them when they deserve it. The assistant principal Mr. Bruno is also a great asset. He seems to be the disciplinary principal. I have heard him in the hallway with some of the kids and he gets on their level to try and understand whats going on. They do a great job making sure the kids are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This school is a great place. Yeah, you have your typical bad kids but other than that its nothing to worry about. The 8th grade teachers are the best. I cant say enough about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I was a student at TRMS.The students were nice,the teachers were great at getting the point across and making sure we under stoood everything.Most of all,I remember the prinipal and vice principal.William Moody-p.John Hubble. Mr. Moody would always check in on us,and,help uslearn,and 'break the ice' when it was at bad times. I am going to mis them,as now,i am going into McGavock High,as a freshman. Lets hope the people are as nice and friendly as TRMS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

I am very pleased with the sports program at TRMS and feel the coaches are very positive, but tough when necessary. I however, do not appreciate the negative environment from the teachers and office staff. Positive reinforcement even with children that tend to 'test the waters', tends to outweigh the constant negativity they are shown and eventually copy. I wish the staff would recognize they are still dealing with children who are easily influenced by the atmosphere that is surrounding them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

i went to this school...the teachers were great..and school was fun...sports were great and being on the school newspaper was awesome! the principal was william moody
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

Two Rivers is a great community school. Overall achievement in discipline and academic programs as well as outstanding music programs offered make Two Rivers a wonderful middle school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students49%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners23%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students43%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners15%

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learners46%
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 Students46%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities49%
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 Students46%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students9%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 42% 23%
White 42% 67%
Hispanic 14% 7%
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 74%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

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

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2991 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 885-8931

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