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White Co Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 954 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2009

i love wcms its my bestes school ive ever been to i love all the staff they are great could not change schools for anything love always brittany
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

I have 4 children in wcms. I think its a great school, there are some things that need improvement such as how to better handle bully's but the education there is awesome. 2 years from now my least daughter will also be attending wcms!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

white county schools are alright but i do love mrs.prater in wcms 6th grade teacher
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

I have been to a lot of places and let me tell you. Parents should be grateful for WCMS!! What a wonderful staff they have! Caring and giving to the children with their long hours. They work excellent with what the state of Tn is allowing them to have. Hat's off to you White County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I think this is a great school,and we do have some bulling issues.Not me personely,but as a group.The staff there is doing everything they can to improve our school.The staff at WCMS always has on a smile.They all work together to acomplish a goal.They always are trrying to find new ways to improve our T-CAP scores.I was in 7 Th Grade last year,and when we learned about sharks are teacher went all out and got real sharks for us to disect.I love attending WCMS,and hope that everyone elese feels the same else feels the same way as I.Thanks to all staff who help make WCMS a great school !!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

My son has a severe case of ADHD and gets bullied often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

I have had two children transfer from another state (PA) and graduate from White County, The curriculum was none challenging for them both. teachers are great though A + to the teachers for helping the kids not feel out of place in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2005

I think White County High School could use improvement. They do not offer advance placement courses and their curriculum is not challenging enough. As one who has attended another high school, I believe White COunty should offer more classes and especially more electives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

I had the priviledge of attending and graduating from White County (Go Warriors)and now my daughter and brother attend. They have excelled in all subjects due to the leadership given by their teachers and staff. I am proud to say that 4 generations of my family graduated from one of the most outstanding schools in Tennessee, White County High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2003

One of the finest schools in Tennesee!


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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students66%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities51%
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 Students66%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
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 95% 67%
Black 2% 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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Turntable Rd
Sparta, TN 38583
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