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Soldiers Memorial Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 494 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2010

My son had the best school year of his academic career last year due to the amazing fifth grade teaching team. He grew in intelligence and life skills that will greatly improve his chances of future success in education. Thank you fifth grade team. SMMS is the best school in Claiborne County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

I have just read the reviews given by parents about our school. I am sorry to say that the majority of them only have negative things to say. I wish that the parents of children who have been helped would write their own review. You would find that positive comments would outweigh the negative ones by far. SMMS is a good school. As a teacher, I see how hard the teachers work here. Many spend their evenings preparing for the next day's classes and spending their own money for their classrooms and projects. Look at our report card. Last year we had the best report card in the county. That says a lot for our teachers and students. Someone must be teaching in the school. Maybe the people writing the negative comments should decide where the problem really lies.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2010

I think this school is below average do to teacher not explaining how to do assingments. And losing work that is completed were child has to redo it several times because of teacher misplace
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I'm in the 8th grade I have been there since 5th and I LOVE IT . Most of the teachers are very dedicated and will help you with anything you need. You have fun here but you also learn a lot.Anyway just to let you know SMMS is a AWESOME school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

This is my first year at smms and i love it! the teachers treat me good and they are awesome.so dont be dissin this place
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2009

best school my child has attended since she started school in 2000. she absolutely loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

There are very few caring teachers at SMMS. My son hate sthis place. I am thankful for Mrs. Messer and Mrs. Lewis because without them, he would refuse to go most days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

My son will be attending his last year at SMMS this year, Thank God. I am very disappointed in the way the Principal speaks to the students and parents. It is very hard for the students to get the help they need to understand the work that is given to them.SMMS is run like a prison, not a school, and that is sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

my son has been going to smms sence 8-2006 and i really think that he gets pushed to the side alot and dont want to help him in what he needs he feels unwanted there and feels that there always out to get him and once your in trouble and they get your number theyll ride you till the end but there are two teachers there that really make my son feel as if he can be someone and they really care about his schooling and thats mr.love and ms hensley and i really thank them for that because without them i really dont know if there would be any hope for him to want to stay in that school thanks so much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

My child has attended this school for 3 years. most teachers don't care if she learns anything or not. They not at all helpful with helping my child understand math, english or science. The after school tutoring is a joke. it is just a tax payers money wasted. a babysitter service.
—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 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

106 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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
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

 
 
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 97% 67%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 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 84%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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