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Bridgeforth Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 436 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2013

I am not sure how to rate this school as of yet. The teachers that I have met seem okay. However, the administrative staff may need a lesson in manners and common courtesy. They have horrible attitudes and I think they lead the way for a few teachers that wish to display their unfortuante personalities as well. I may come back in a few months and have something better to say. (God willing.) I have to say...our schools up North would NEVER be run the way this one is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

I went there, my neices went there and now my great neice goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

As parents, we really appreciate the efforts of Mr. Smith, the principal. He runs a very well behaved school and all students know the rules. He has always demonstrated consistency in applying the rules and consequences. Mrs. Rutherford (Art), Ms. Shelton (Math), and Mrs. McCullom (Science) are each excellent teachers and show that they care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

My child has had nothing but the best teachers at Bridgeforth Middle School. The principle expects respect from the children not only for the staff but for one another. By far an excellent learning enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I had 3 children go through this military academy--I mean school. Rules abound for all because of the acts of a few. Teachers are mostly fantastic, but administration is a sham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

child with disability neglected for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. no iep, no remedial help, parents requests for meetings and or services repeatedly denied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

my special needs child was continually singled out and punished for his disability. iep never follwed through. failed 6th grade after failing the year before also. 'No child left behind?' what about mine?
—Submitted by a parent


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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students19%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students44%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities83%
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

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
90%
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 66% 67%
Black 27% 23%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 63%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1051 Bridgeforth Cr
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: (931) 363-7526

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