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McNairy Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 709 students

 
 

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Posted December 24, 2009

I was an exchange student at McNairy Central. I have to say that the best memories of my exchange year are in this school. I not only learned a lot in many different areas but I also had fun every single day I went to school. The attitude of service that MCHS teachers have is impressive and I really enjoyed all my classes. I think McNairy Central is perfect because is small enough for all the students to get the attention they need from each teacher but big enough to have a lot of different areas so that each student can find their vocational area by the time they graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2006

As a parent,and graduate of McNairy Central, I have had two children graduate from MCHS. I currently have one enrolled there--and a fourth will be there next year. I have found MCHS to be a pleasant environment for my children to grow and learn. I have personally witnessed my older two children excelling in many different areas. Students have a wide variety of academic options, extracurricular offerings, and social activities--all of which my children have felt welcomed to be involved in. The school is a well-kept, safe environment for everyone--and comes HIGHLY recommended. MCHS gets an A in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

Im a current student in mchs and I will be a juinor next year and the teachers are kinda involved well some of them mr walters is a great teacher that teaches you in a way that you learn on your own but while he does get involved mrs sparks and mr killingsworth are also great teachers that show you how to stand up in front of people and learn to deal with certain problems I heard that this is their last year and I hope that they hav a good life because they have taught alot of students the right course and I wanted to let them know they did a awesome job at teaching thanks
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Posted September 1, 2003

I was a 1999 graduate of MCHS and I would rate the school (at the time I was there) as very good! The teachers were very qualified and involved in the students well being! I have a 2 year old daughter who will also be going to MCHS.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students50%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students77%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students44%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
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 88% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Selmer, TN 38375
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