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Portland East Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 388 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2013

We just moved to Portland and were a little nervous about starting middle school but our son has a fantastic math and social studies teacher who is very caring and kind. She called the first week of school just to check on him and make sure he was adjusting. I appreciate her going above and beyond for our child. He really enjoys her because she is fun and has been helping him. A great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

I am very disappointed in this school. The kids are rude and mean. They have no respect for adults. But I guess that is because there is not enough parent involvement. I tried to get one together, but to no avail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This is as far as I am concerned a very good school, the problem is is that a lot of those inner city people are coming to Portland thus creating that inner city image in our small town. All you can do is continue to be an influence stronger than that of those students our kids go to school with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

I moved my family here from a northern school and am horrified by the moral climate of the school. I would expect some of this activity at a high school level but not middle school aged chilchildren
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Posted December 14, 2007

I just moved here from canada and I found this school filled with fun activities and I really like it. I hope the rest of the year goes as well it has been going so far.
—Submitted by a 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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities57%
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
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities56%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
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 92% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
Fax number
  • (615) 325-5320

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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604 South Broadway
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-4146

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