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West End Middle School

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Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014

I used to go to West End before I moved to a different state and I did not appreciate how good of a school it was. It may not be considered the best school achedemically, but the environment is friendly and I felt no discrimination or barriers between people. I was surprised at how nicely people treated the special needs kids and how much a small school body puts forth efforts to help its community. The school building itself if beautiful and the teachers there are amazing, influential people. I truly wish I still attended this school.


Posted July 22, 2014

West is Best! This is the school motto, and I've found that it truly is the best school for my two kids. While the large, historic building often gives the impression it is a large school, the student population is quite small at around 450 students grades 5-8, which gives the school an intimate feeling. The teachers and administration really get to know and care about the progress of each student academically and socially. The school has a warm and welcoming feeling for students and parents. In addition to academics, students are offered many opportunities for before and after school enrichment, including art, music, technology and arts choices. The band is particularly awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2011

West End IB World School is a wonderful middle school. The administration and teachers are incredibly engaged, and encourage parental input and participation. The small size of the student population makes the school a tight-knit community, and the IB curriculum helps build character and academic curiosity in the world around us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The administrative staff seem to be more concerned with self-promotion and connecting the success of the school to their personal careers than the work of faculty at large. Many of the teachers are caring, experienced professionals with a sincere drive to see the students achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

I am a student of West End. The teachers are fun and teach us a lot, but sometimes don't know how to handle certain students. Each teacher has their own teaching style, therefore class is usually fun, meaning: class keeps us occupied. The 5th grade teacers are outstanding! ( I'm going into the sixth grade so I'll have to wait to find out about the others!) The extracurricular activities are phenomenal! Overall I give this school 4 stars. The only thing I would change is: The teachers need to learn to discipline certain students better. I reccomend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2008

I loved West End Middle School. My sister will be attending West end for her 6th grade year. I have been here since I was a shy fifth grader. I had met many teachers who helped me with my work due to my disabiltiy to hear. Now I am hearing using a technology called cochlear implant. I met many different friends. One of my favorites things I like about that school is that on some school events, you get to watch vollyball, flag football. I guarantee that you will have a wonderful time there. I am now currently attending Father Ryan High School as a freshman.


Posted July 1, 2008

I was very pleased with the first two years of West End. The teachers were well-educated, open-minded, and fun. However, when it comes down to my 7th and 8th grade year, I have been very displeased with the school. I honestly felt like the teachers in my grade level at the time were more interested in getting their paycheck than teaching us students in the correct manner. I was not challenged by mostly anything we did and I feel like we should have gotten a better education. Overall,I would not recommend this school to attend.


Posted April 7, 2008

West is a great school. It has a great science program and the band is exceptional. It is a gem located in the heart of the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

Attention paid mainly to the lowest common denominator in academics and discipline. Poor behavior tolerated. The academics and more importantly the depth of learning in projects, reports is lacking because teachers know most students won't do the work compared to academic magnets. By the 8th grade most of the children your child starts with in 5th grade won't be at the school.Sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I am a former student of West End. My 4 years there were great! Yes, I was taught alot, yet the teachers made the topics fun and very easy to understand. The teachers are amazing! You have teachers that have been there for years and then teachers that are new this year. You should encourage your kids to just have a person to person (not teacher to student) conversation with one or a couple of the teachers. You will learn somethings that you never could imagine about a teacher. Now the principals are great! I have known Mr. Keith for 4 years now. I just met Mr. Manuel last year and he did a great job! Now I am a freshman in high school & I look back on those 4 years and remember how much I learned & also how much fun I had learning and meeting new people!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2005

West End is a very good school. The potential is incredible. This school would be an excellent learning institution if the discipline problems of about 1/3 of the enrollment could be resolved. The best aftercare program in town. My child has become very socially involved and yet still able to maintain childhood innocence.
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

132 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

120 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 47% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students64%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students52%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students57%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities79%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
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 50% 67%
Black 42% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3529 West End Av
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 298-8425

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