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Sevierville Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 637 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2010

As a parent of a Junior at SHS I am quite pleased with the High School. I was concerned that it was such a large school, but the Freshman Academy it incredible. It is a separate wing just for the Freshman so they can get familiar with the high school environment for one year before dealing with all the "big" kids and craziness! Also, the opportunity as Juniors and Seniors to take college courses at Walter State Community College gives them the leading edge above other school in our area that do not offer this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

I just left Sevierville Middle, and I am now heading into Sevier County High. I can say from my experiences at the middle school that most of the teachers I had, and even some I didn't have, were guides and friends to me to the fullest extent. If I ever had a problem with anything might it be, things at home, school work, or just needing someone to talk to there were teachers willing to provide time out of their busy day to sit down and work it out with me. I'll also say there were a couple teachers who in the beginning seemed to be favoring more of the students who dressed better, or talked out more in class, or were athletes. But as the year went on by the students opened up, and the teachers listened. By the end of the year, there were no favorites. I'll miss it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 6, 2004

I am disgraced to see what the person before me has said about this school system. It seems to me as if certain people, namely the volleyball and basketball players, don't have to follow the dress code as strictly as many others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2004

I am a parent of students at SMS. My oldest child just graduated from high school in Sevier County. I TOTALLY disagree with the first parent review of this school. My family is not financially advantaged, my children get average grades and have wonderful friendships with other students, and VERY caring teachers. I have been associated with this school, its principals,teachers, and other staff for over a decade. This is a GREAT school! I have NEVER seen a problem that everyone hasn't bent over backwards to resolve for everyone's best interest. Anyone having a problem with this school's administration, or staff needs to communicate straight with them, let them know if there is a problem, because they ARE here for the student's best interest! I've talked with many former and present students of SMS, THEY ALL LOVE IT! And none of them are socially/economically advantaged. SMS is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

There are a few dedicated teachers in this school. There are more teachers here that are just drawing a paycheck. The principal/teachers allow the 'seemingly' financially advantaged parents/students to rule the school. It is very apparent by who the 'popular' students are. Even children that excel in their grades or activities are not chosen as 'students of the month' or 'class/team recognition' in a lot of cases. Teachers are allowed to say disrespectful things to the students, even in unwarranted situations. Unless a parent is really observant to what is going on, and is willing to go face to face with a teacher/principal, very little is done to correct this. Students that are popular with the teachers/principal very much have an advantage over the other students... many of the less 'popular' kids feel very slighted by this. If a truth without consequences poll could be taken by the student population I imagine it would be a real eye opener for the educators at this school. Mostly the educators are comestic instead of truly being there for the students.
—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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

216 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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students43%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students30%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
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

 
 
n/a
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 83% 67%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 100%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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520 High St
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 453-0311

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