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Dupont Hadley Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 694 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

I was not impressed with the 5th grade team last year. I would send emails and never got one response. I was asked at the beginning of this school year about last year and the teachers did not seem shocked when I said I couldn't get any feedback about what was going on, where my child needed extra help and how his attention was in class. This year the teachers seem to be doing a better job, but still no feedback. I heard this same complaint from other parents at the open house. I think if you come to the school as a struggling reader you do not get the help you need. I can see some improvement over last year. I think parent-teacher communication is vital for the child that has ADD/ADHD. The only resource I've been told that is available is a co-teacher that floats around the classrooms where students need extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

My daughter started this school in fifth grade and now she is in 8th and we just moved her to a magnet school because we do not want to send her to McGavock next year. If I had my choice I would, and she would also, rather stay here one more year. This school is an excellent school, yes there are a few teachers that should not be there, but for the most part the school is wonderful. The principal is on top of her game there. She knows exactly what's going on, she's constantly involved with the teachers, students, and parents. I have been very pleased and am sad to see my daughter leave....bottom line is ....My daughter is ahead of her game in the magnet school she just transferred to, so I think that pretty much says it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I have had nothing but good things from this school. So far you couldn't ask for better staff and Ms Downey is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

Well im in the 6th grade and i like dupont hadley. They dont let us go outside at all i think they should because we need some time to relax!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2007

I am currently in the 8th grade at DuPont Hadley. The school throughout the year has been getting very strict about dresscode, and class rules. The 8th grade is the only grade that isn't allowed to carry backpacks, we have a different tardy policy than any of the other grades, and we are the only grade in the entire school that has a locker schedule. Making it even more difficult to carry all of our books from class to class. It's NOT fair because the teachers in our grade are very strict. DuPont Hadley is an okay school. I liked it better in my first 3 years there, but the 8th grade is absolutely terrible!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2006

I have seen a big change in my son moving from the 5 to the 6 grade.A parent teacher relationship is a plus,and sometimes is not always there. But most of the time we don't receive the information from our children.All in all this is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

My daughter has attended this school from 5th to 8th grade. I have seen the teachers work with her during a difficult year and the progress she made with the teachers and us(parents) working together resulted in a well balanced young lady that is still growing in maturity, understanding and knowledge. I hope to see my daughter blossom into an individual with strong ideals and desire to make a difference in this world. I am grateful that we were able to experience such wonderful teachers, principal, assistant principal, officer, etc. and their guidance in this school for not only my child, but all children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Well I think this school is a great school.I have 3 children.And my two girls went to this school.And now they are in Mcgavock High.My oldest daughter graduates this year.I have my son going there this year. I have him in the tutoring class in the evening.I am really proud my children were in Dupont Hadley.Because every one teachers,Mrs.Downey,ect. Were there for us,when we were having hard times.The counciling was there for them.They made progress through Dupont Hadley.I want to thank this school for being a part of my children's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

I have A daughter that goes to dupont hadley.She is going to be in the seventh grade.she has good grades and has never been in danger. The scholl provides a great and save place for any child. The principal is great. Amy Downey is a wonderful roll model. She was the principal at the last school my daughter was at. All the staff is wonderful especially Ms.Curry. She is A great Counciler. If I Had to rate this school From 1-10. I would give it a perfect 10!
—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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students50%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities68%
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 Students45%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students42%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students31%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
69%
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 American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 63% 67%
Black 25% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 63%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • 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
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone: (615) 847-7300

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