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West Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 392 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2013

Very happy at West. My daughter took the ACT and did wonderfully. Was told to Put my kids in private school in Fayette county but opted to try public first. So far very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

No school is with out its quirks, over all I have been very pleased with West in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

West Jr. High is a pretty decent school compared to others I've seen. I do believe the principle could tone down caring about the dress code, and think about education instead. Otherwise, it is a great school.


Posted December 5, 2011

The principal follows-through on the rules, makes himself available to the parents, follows-up on any concerns that I present to him. I highly recommend the principal. He is always in the hallways, the lunchroom, the open house, etc. The office staff know the parents by name and make parents feel welcome. HOWEVER, the kids who attend this school have the foulest of foul language. I have been pleased with the teachers and principal and disappointed with the character of the children who attend the school. The math teacher is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

This is a wonderful school with an expanding math program. The writing my child does is phenomenal with great feedback from his teachers. Compared to the local private school, this school is head and shoulders above it, particularly with regard to writing skills. Opportunites are available for students to excel if they choose to follow through. Any issues that have come up have been addressed promptly and fairly by the principal. The new superintendent of schools has made a big difference with an even stronger academic focus, striving to achieve maximum gains for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

Since close observation of this school for one full year. I do not believe these scores are accurate. I also believe that the score are a bit altered to make grade. Parents who continue to send there child/children there and have a child whos potential is limiteed because of the low performance of this school should know there rights and push them.**read this article and know your rights~ good information. http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/school-visit/the-achievement-gap-is-your-school-helping-all-students-succeed.gs?content=35&cpn=20100622MSS (copy & paste or go to Great schools home page, clock on Academics & activities, then in the search enguine~ The Achievment Gap. Good Luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Great School!!!! You cannot teach in a class where there is no discipline. In a controlled setting like West has, teaching can be taken to its fullest potential. Great Job West Junior High!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

we have some good teachers. one of my favorite teachers is the chorse teacher . in chorse class we need more sheet music and in band we need more instrumints. the resoni know all this is because i am in the actual chorse and you hear everything in there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

I agree with most everything that's been said thus far. Stop worrying with dress code and start worrying about 'Our' children. This is not only pointed towards the principle, I'm also pointing the finger at Teachers. I will say 90% of the teachers here are GREAT but there are a select few that should NOT be teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

Does not have a good principle . She worry to much about little things. Dont worry about the things that should be worring about. Worry to much much about shoes- dress code than geting students to master or perform great on the necessary things they need to pass to the next grade.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 20, 2006

i think that youll are a great school, but you'll can tone it down a little on the dress code
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2006

Fayette County schools need to be revamped and brought up to date with the larger county schools. Having graduated from college and being aware of what a child needs prior to college, I can safely say that children graduating from our counties schools will not be fully prepared for college. Parents must take it into their own hands to complete the education where the Fayette County Schools fall short.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

Students in Fayette County are not challanged enough. Their education is okay but falls behind larger county schools. Parents, if you want your child to have a quality education, you must be willing to teach beyond what they do at the Fayette County Schools. If you don't, you child will not be prepared for the challanges of college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

West is well its an ok school most of the teachers here are great and fun and they teach us some interesting things.
—Submitted by a former student


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 45% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
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 Students27%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students25%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
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

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
82%
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 disadvantaged92%
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 49% 67%
Black 45% 24%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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