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Norris Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 497 students

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Posted April 23, 2014

While I was in Norris Middle School, I was constantly worrying about getting made fun of. People insulted me because of being nonreligious, I was also made fun of because of the length of my hair *I'm a guy*. I was constantly told to burn, and to cut my hair.


Posted September 29, 2013

I am from Oneida. I wanted to praise your football coach's actions at the game last week.He brought a young man to apologise after the game.That was a class act that did not go unnoticed.The young man learned a valuable lesson, and the coach represented your school and community with class.


Posted January 21, 2010

It's been an excellent school for my child, next year is new challenges for him at the high school. NMS staff has worked hard preparing him for high school and the student body is the best bunch of kids to have my child around. Yea Norris!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

I'm now in the 9th grade. I went to NMS from 2006-2009. NMS is a great school to be at. Norris Middle has amazing teachers that work along side you to help you more understand the tasks that are given. NMS has many sports/clubs that you can participate in. They perpare you for high school and its diffuclt challanges in life. In order to succed you have to try your hardest at everything you do. Live, Life, Love, Laugh, Learn. These are words not just for a yearbook but words for life. Have fun while you can, because time flys. The memories made at norris will last forever. 'Time may fly, but memories will never fade away.' I love Norris and its left footprints on my heart. -Teri
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

I go to this school curently.Im in sixth grade and I love this school and I think it deserves the best.Any child would be very privlaged to go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

My child became a Norris Middle School student the start of the 2nd 6 weeks of this year.(07-08) The 6 weeks he was in the other school(which is in another county in TN) He was not doing so well at that school.His grades,he had gotten in to a couple fights.The teachers didnt seem to want to do anythig other then send him home for 3 -10 days o.s.s. he had never been in any trouble up untill this point mind you.Well the start of the 2nd 6weeks of this year and you would not be leave the differce in my child. He is so much happier,he loves getting up for school.And the best part of this whole thing is that he teachers at Norris middle Me and my husand and even my son really happy to be a part of Norris Middle School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

I think this school is a good school to go to , because it has acdimic ativatiys. like soccer,vollyball,football,basketball,and all other sportes. the principal is nice and kind so is the vice princilpal.the teachers are kind and strice , but when they are we can learn much more from them. so far i like it. My teacher is Mr.Caldwell. he has beanbag chiars to leat the 1,2,3,4,and the 5th role set in the beanbags.i like my other teachers also. im in the 6th grade. I have a best friend in 7th four in 8th grade. This is the best school i've ever been too. this is also the cleanest school in anderson county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

Norris Middle School is a great school. Mr. Forgety is a wonderful principal. They have high standards for their students which make them put forth there best effort to strive to meet these goals. My daughter is currently in the 8th grade there and loves the school and her teachers. They help her the best way they can. This is a 'down to earth school'. The kind of school 'we use to have' when we were growing up! I would recommend it to anyone.They are the best!!!
—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 45% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

161 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

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities58%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
97%
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 99% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeff Harshbarger
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (865) 494-6693

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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5 Norris Square
Norris, TN 37828
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Phone: (865) 494-7171

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