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Sycamore Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 839 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 8, 2014

our school is the greatest. the dress code and some of the rules are rediculous but i love it! our sports are amazing and very acomplished. ive been at the school since 5th grade...the grade the school starts with and am currently in the 7th grade every year has been outstanding. junior beta is amazing and i always have good grades thanks to the teachers. i love my school.


Posted April 28, 2010

i use to go to this school i changed the only good thing in that school is band. i am Michelle hale
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2010

Sycamore Middle School is an excellent school for children all over the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

It was so fun every year the teachers are great espical Mrs.Owen
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

this school helps my kids understand wat to do better than most schools around so this school is very good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My child was a 5th grader this past year. He had a great year. His teachers were outstanding. The school is great from the top down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

I was happy when my oldest daughter got out of this school. Now unfortunately my youngest is attending there. They are always having issues of keeping up with how much lunch money the children have on the books. I believe they have a good faculty, just poor administration and planning. They have a good band for the music inclined. I sure hope this is not the best Tennessee can offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

I am a freshman at Sycamore High School, and I attended Sycamore Middle. It was awesome! Some of my best memories so far were in my 7th and 8th grade years. The teachers were awesome, and so was the principal. They weren't too strict, but they kept everone in line. If you are considering sending your child to SMS, its a good choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2004

The school is great I go there now lots of sports to do and the pep rallys are so awesome nobody gets treated any different than anyone else overall a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2004

I son is a 7th grader at Sycamore Middle. I have been extremely impressed with the teachers and staff at this school. The curriculum is as advanced and challenging than that of local private schools. I really like the fact that the teachers not only care about my child's education, they care about his well-being. The majority of children that go to the school come from good homes where the parents want to be very involved in the school and the community. The principal is a class-act and does a good job of balancing academics and social activities for middle school age children. The band program is one of the largest and most advanced of any middle school in the state. I do not hear about many discipline problems or conflicts at the school. A taxpayer with school-age children gets their money's worth in Cheatham County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This has to be one of the best schools that my son has attended. The teachers are wonderful, and they truly make learning a fun experience.
—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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities61%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
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 Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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.

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

 
 
100%

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 96% 67%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black 2% 24%
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 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Pleasant View, TN 37146
Phone: (615) 746-8852

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