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Wright Middle School

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Posted February 16, 2011

I am a student there right now and I am in the 8th grade . They ,made this new rule and its called A day and B day thats just for highschool and we have to do it . My teachers are all so boring and make learning like the worst part of school .(Even thought the food is really bad ] And when I tried t change my related Arts classes cause I was tired of having the same class they rejected my request but said yes to another girl . Which was not right at all . So far Im ok . But I cant wait to get out of the school ! But I did like my seventh and sixth grade years . (:


Posted August 12, 2010

I am so glad that I read these reviews! Many were written by current and former students. It is scary to see both bad spelling and sentence structure. My grandchild was suppose to start this year, but was accepted at another school. If students can not compose a simple sentence, how can they function in the work force? Maybe if the parents worked a little harded then the children won't suffer from these shortfalls. After all they are our future!


Posted May 31, 2010

i had a horrible experience in this school last year. Principals are very unprofessional and have no regards what so ever for the safety of the children. food service was unexcaptiple; i can't post what i saw in this page. I hope metro board of eduacation intervene this situation and replace all principles and food services in this school, because our children deserves better than what i saw in wright middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My child has had a great year and she has pull all her grade up. She has been on the A & B lists for the first time. Her teachers have help her so much It's great to see How hard her teacher are working to help the children at Wright Middle School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

i have had very few problems with Wright MS. the teachers seem to really care about their students and the new principal (mr. haynie, i think) seems really involved with all of the positive changes that are taking place in the school! my older sons attended the school in years past and you can see a difference from then to now. there are less behavior problems now and the teachers and parents seem more involved and informed with what is going on there. the teachers i particularly remember being really good for my boys were Ms. Witherspoon and Ms. Anderson for 8th grade, and the PE teachers, especially Coach Weeks! he seems to really care about the students and he puts a great importance on being active and healthy. ms. rankin is also very helpful to the students. i can't comment on any other issues with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I've been there. It's a terrible school. I've learned almost nothing from this place. I changed schools and that may have been the best decision of my life! In my new school, I make straight A's and I've been rewarded for my theories with the Pythagorean Thereom. I'm in 8th grade currently and have recieved a 20/25 on my EXPLORE test here. I've also been put into advanced classes. Wright didn't help me at all to accompolish and/or learn anything. The teachers don't really care about you (except for a few) and the food is disgusting. Just a little bit of honesty can help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

Wright has improved so much with the new principal and assistant principal. Thank God! I do wish that the school would spend as much time rewarding and encouraging the good students as they do the sports teams. But overall, so much improvement! Now if Glencliff would just do the same...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

iam going to wms now iam in the 8th grade it is not bad there but the food is not the best but in my years there lernd so stuff but as you can see not spelling lol but with this school i have mad maen of freinds the teacher are good and they have mad me realy though of my life so now i am now going into a art class so now iam geting back my life strat so wms what a good plaes and its not as bad as so people say it is just most of thows people didnot even go there so they cant say stuff about it so if you thank about going to wms go it is a good place
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

I am a former student from WMS. I went there all through my middle school years. I honestly don t see why some people are complaining! I loved that school.And yes, the food wasn't always that great. But atleast it was half way decent.(All though it was my least favorite part!) There's no reason to complain about 'The food is gone by the end of the day' It's not there fault. Also, the teachers there are complete amazement's. I love them, and visit them often! They really care about us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

I went to Wright Middle School from 2002-2005 for the 6th-8th grade and I am surprised and tickled to see this parent below me complain about the food being gone at the end of the day. When I attended this school, I ate at the end of the lunch period and there was never any food left then. I honestly don't think it's the school's fault but that issue should have been solved a long time ago. I also agree that there are some great guidance workers and teachers there too. They helped me get into the great school I attend now, with the belief in me and their encouragement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2006

My son has been going to Wright for four yrs. now. He has been bully the whole time! His principal doesn't really do anything about it. The office workers are no count. The staff that works in the cafeteria need more training. They are very unprofessional. I am not talking about the cooks or the ladies that work the lunch lines either. Although by the time my son eats lunch pretty much all the food is gone. So, if your are zoned for this school just make sure you make your presence known! By the way, we have enjoyed the teachers. The guidence workers are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2006

I'm a student at Wright,and I would like to say that I've been going there for two years(going into my third).And scence I've been going there I've had/seen some of the best teachers,students,and faculty support.Yes,some of the older student pick on some of the younger students.But thats going to be at every school you go to.Our school has a progran where you read for thirty minuts every wendesday.Where else are you going to find a school that cares that much?Another thing I would like to talk about is our principal,Mrs.Kim Finch.She cares so much about us.She walks down the hall every morning to see in every student is getting to there class.The last to things I would like to talk about is our music groups,and the trips we take .We have the best best music teachers!Our strings teacher took us to Atlanta to play for judges,we won first place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

This school is a terrible school. My daughter has attended the school for two years now and will be attending another next year. The lack of recourse for disipline problems are many. My daughter has been the prime target for bullying and threats and the admin brush off my concerns. If you have a choice, do not send your kids here. Choose a magnet school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

I have had two boys attend Wright and currently only the youngest still goes there. I have had trouble getting resolutions in the past with problems and definately had troubles with a few of the teachers. With that said, I have found that the guidence staff is wonderful and one of the principals is outstanding when dealing with students. It is because of him, that I recently requested a special transfer to place my child back into this school. I do wish there was more chances for parental involvement with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

I visit the school often and most of the time you will see a problem before you make it inside. I think there is a problem with older students picking on the younger ones and by what i see alot of the teachers and office staff are really not trying to correct the problem. I do not feel as good as I should having my children attend Wright Middle. The occasions that I have mentioned my concerns I felt my concerns were just dismissed. I will be glad to see my children move on to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

My son is a fifth grader at Wright and I must say that I am impressed with the school. I was apprehensive about him attending Middle School at such a young age; however the teachers have been great! There is even an after school tutoring program for free! Lots of activities including sports, band, and strings, and for once I can safely say my son 'enjoys' the food choices that the school offers.
—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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students21%
African American8%
Asian39%
Hispanic21%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners7%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American30%
Asian44%
Hispanic26%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American32%
Asian72%
Hispanic46%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners23%

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American55%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners55%
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 Students22%
African American19%
Asian42%
Hispanic22%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners9%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African American14%
Asian33%
Hispanic30%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American36%
Asian58%
Hispanic37%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners6%

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American71%
Asian75%
Hispanic77%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners37%
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 Students30%
African American18%
Asian55%
Hispanic29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American20%
Asian50%
Hispanic18%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African American23%
Asian60%
Hispanic30%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American42%
Asian70%
Hispanic61%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners8%
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 American24%
Asian50%
Hispanic38%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African American9%
Asian25%
Hispanic23%
White16%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners7%

Science

All Students35%
African American22%
Asian58%
Hispanic39%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners11%

Social Studies

All Students65%
African American56%
Asian92%
Hispanic66%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities53%
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
Hispanic 44% 7%
Black 26% 23%
White 25% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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

Music
  • Band

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

Music
  • Band
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180 McCall St
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: (615) 333-5189

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