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Carter Middle School

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Posted April 19, 2013

Carter Middle has some of the rudest teaching staff I have ever encountered! The principals are even worst. They act like their only goal is to get through the day and go home. The students mean nothing to them. The only caring people are the office staff! Admin. is never 'in' so problems never get solved! Will move if necc. just to get away from Carter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

I want to know where all the wonderful teachers have gone at Carter Middle School. Why are they all leaving? My daughter is a 7th grader there and has always been an honor student. She says the school environment is not good. She says the teachers are always sad and stressed and they don't seem to care for the administrators. I have always believed that attitudes reflect leadership. I just want to know what has happened to all of the great teachers that have been there. Only one or two could have retired. Those teachers have made Carter a great school in the past. We need them to come back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

CMS has lots to offer. The person who wrote the band is the only bright spot has obviously not checked into all of the extra clubs offered. Scholars Bowl, Drama, Writers Club, Beta Club, etc. Many of these clubs are not during school and the teachers do not get extra pay for their time. Take the time to really check into what goes on at CMS. You will be enlighted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

CMS is a great school to send your children to. This school helps students as a single person, and has amazing teachers and staff......if I was still a kid I would go there everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

I have a 6th grader at CMS. This is my 2nd child to attend. I have been very pleased with the communication and the teaching at the school. I got involved and stay involved in my childrens education. When I have had concerns they were addressed quickly and to my satisfaction. I love CMS and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

If parent involvement is low at CMS, blame the parents, not the school. CMS does an outstanding job communicating and encouraging parents and the community to be involved - phone calls, conferences, e-mails, parent portal, newsletters, open house, book fairs, ballgames, PTO, fundraisers and concerts - oh and they also have to teach these children as well. If the students' test scores are poor, teachers are blamed, not the students. If a child can't/won't learn - it's the teacher's fault, right? Parents must start taking more responsibility for their children & care enough about them to get involved in their school. Parents need to help make their child a responsible learner. Whoever posted the comment about the lack of leadership and quality of education @ CMS, I welcome you to come do our job for 1 day. It would be an eye opening experience!!! How much are YOU involved at CMS?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 14, 2009

The quality of education at Carter Middle is very low. Too many field trips, lack of communication with parents, lack of leardership are just three of the many problems observed by this parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I am very disappointed with the quality of instruction at CMS. Communication is poor and parent involvement is at a minimum. The band program is outstanding, but that unfortunately is the only bright spot of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

CMS is a great school. We have great kids and a great faculty.


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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students26%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students39%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students21%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities53%
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

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
82%
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 84% 67%
Black 13% 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 60%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 932-8170

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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204 North Carter School Rd
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Phone: (865) 933-3426

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