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Jefferson Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 649 students

 
 

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Posted September 17, 2009

Top notch academics, highly qualified teachers, wonderful facility
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

I was amazed at the facilities, well equipped labs, supplemental workbooks, materials for teachers. I was impressed with the tenure of the average teacher and the depth to width my daughter's teachers could tell me specific strengths and weaknesses my daughter exhibited. We are very pleased with our decision to move to Oak Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

181 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 Students77%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students75%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students67%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American59%
Asian80%
Hispanic56%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American71%
Asian90%
Hispanic44%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students59%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities83%
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 American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American32%
Asian70%
Hispanic56%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities73%
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

 
 
100%
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 76% 67%
Black 12% 24%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 4% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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