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Portland West Middle School

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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 45% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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

All Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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

Math

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities93%
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

 
 
88%
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 90% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 4% 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 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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110 Nolan Private Dr
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-8066

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