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Sweetwater Jr High School

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Posted April 17, 2014

This school is great. It has been the best 2 years of my life. most teachers are great. Not all schools make much fun out of anything. But this one can make fun out of anything . Before this school English it was a task but it is now what I look forward to. I am an honors student here and am happy of it. most people can get along with everyone which makes it very friendly and fun for us students. This school is underrated


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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 47% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

139 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 Students50%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students31%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities21%
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

 
 
70%
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 85% 67%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Black 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 72%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1013 Cannon Av
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Phone: (423) 337-7336

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