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Seymour Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 724 students

 
 

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Posted April 10, 2013

Seymour Middle School is a great place to learn. Students are safe and always put first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

Unhealthy school food, horrible teachers that don't teach as much as they should. Unreliable. The principal continuously is trying to kick out students that live in Blount County. The band director, Ms. McKay, doesn't teach band. My child had to teach herself her instrument without the help of Hope McKay. It was ridiculous. She gets so much praise, but she never congratulates her students, never praises them, and is constantly yelling at them for the wrong reasons. The food is worse than we expected. My daughter came home twice throwing up because of the food. I tried it myself one day and found the food disgustingly cold. Overall, the worst school we've ever been to. The education is even iffy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I feel so happy with the education of my son. The school is good and the teachers are excellents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

I am Seymour alumni. I believe some teachers abuse referrals. Some are justified and some are just plain nit-picky. Teachers need to choose their battles in what really matters in preparing these kids for high school and beyond. Other than that, I wouldn't have my child anywhere else. The staff is always very helpful and so are the vice principals and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

This is an amazing school. My child loves it and the teachers there are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

I am a parent of an 8th grader plus an alumni of Seymour Schools I just have to say Seymour has the best schools my niece goes to Gibbs and she couldn't even read coming out of Kindergarten she is now in the 4th grade and still has trouble. I just want to say that Hope Mckay is the best band director. My daughter and I went to see Halls and Maynardville middles school bands and she could tell me exactly what they did wrong and I watched all the band directors and they are terrible compared to Ms. McKay
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

It has excellent food service and excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I think seymour middle school is the best ! We have teachers who care and love us .
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

I love Seymour Middle School! Their academic classes are great, and so are the extra classes!The teachers are wonderful. Its the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2006

I am a student at Seymour Middle and i moved from West Knoxville and I love it here Seymour Middle is probably the best school I have ever gone to! I love the dances, and all the activities that you get to do! The Princible, teachers, and staff are so nice and will help you with any problem! ~Summer Z~
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2006

I think that the teachers and faculty work hard, but I also think some of them don't take there job as seriously as they should. But other than that the acedemics are very good, but the choral, band, and sports program is amazing. The chorus has been to NYC, Atlanta, and might be going to Miami and Chicago this year. And the band takes kids who have never played a note in there life and gets them to appreciate hard work. I was in this school and this is my *th grade year. This school is amazing and has taught me alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

I'm a student at Seymour Middle School,and I love it there! There is all sorts of cool things, like dances,computer labs,educational programs,and much, much, more. This school really is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2005

I have had 3 of my children go through this school and I am very displeased with the principal and the way she handles herself. The principal picks her favorites and if you happen to be one of them you have great middle school years, but if you aren't one of the lucky few it is awful. Alot of the students are unhappy at this school but love the other Seymour Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

My daughter loves Seymour Middle School. After moving from North Carolina in the middle of the school year we were afraid the change would be difficult, but she loves the teachers and her grades have improved dramatically. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

I really appreciate the great teachers and leadership of SMS. It has made my son's 3 years there wonderful. Thank you. Mike B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2003

I think the school does an exellant job of teaching life and learning skills to the kids my daughter loves school now but didn't care about it much before she came to Seymour Middle the others were good to but the kids have band and chorus and gym and computerlab and tech. lab and many other basic classes and special areas i suggest you to send your children here and take it from me they'll love it


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

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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 45% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
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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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Writing

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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

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Social Studies

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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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
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
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
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.

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English I

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

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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 94% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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737 Boyds Creek Rd
Seymour, TN 37865
Phone: (865) 579-0730

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