School Details

Norris Middle School

5 Norris Square, Norris, TN 37828
(865) 494-7171
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 499 students 14 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anderson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
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88%
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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anderson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
43%
41%
56%
41%
47%
83%
69%
64%
89%
83%
82%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anderson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Norris Middle School is a public middle school in Atoka. The principal of Norris Middle School is Jeff Harshbarger, whose e-mail is jharshbarger@acs.ac. 499 students go to Norris Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 44% of the 499 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Norris Middle School is 14:1. Munford Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    While I was in Norris Middle School I was constantly worrying about getting made fun of. People insulted me because of being nonreligious I was also made fun of because of the length of my hair *I'm a guy*. I was constantly told to burn and to cut my hair.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am from Oneida. I wanted to praise your football coach's actions at the game last week.He brought a young man to apologise after the game.That was a class act that did not go unnoticed.The young man learned a valuable lesson and the coach represented your school and community with class.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's been an excellent school for my child next year is new challenges for him at the high school. NMS staff has worked hard preparing him for high school and the student body is the best bunch of kids to have my child around. Yea Norris!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm now in the 9th grade. I went to NMS from 2006-2009. NMS is a great school to be at. Norris Middle has amazing teachers that work along side you to help you more understand the tasks that are given. NMS has many sports/clubs that you can participate in. They perpare you for high school and its diffuclt challanges in life. In order to succed you have to try your hardest at everything you do. Live Life Love Laugh Learn. These are words not just for a yearbook but words for life. Have fun while you can because time flys. The memories made at norris will last forever. 'Time may fly but memories will never fade away.' I love Norris and its left footprints on my heart. -Teri

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to this school curently.Im in sixth grade and I love this school and I think it deserves the best.Any child would be very privlaged to go here.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child became a Norris Middle School student the start of the 2nd 6 weeks of this year.(07-08) The 6 weeks he was in the other school(which is in another county in TN) He was not doing so well at that school.His grades he had gotten in to a couple fights.The teachers didnt seem to want to do anythig other then send him home for 3 -10 days o.s.s. he had never been in any trouble up untill this point mind you.Well the start of the 2nd 6weeks of this year and you would not be leave the differce in my child. He is so much happier he loves getting up for school.And the best part of this whole thing is that he teachers at Norris middle Me and my husand and even my son really happy to be a part of Norris Middle School

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school is a good school to go to because it has acdimic ativatiys. like soccer vollyball football basketball and all other sportes. the principal is nice and kind so is the vice princilpal.the teachers are kind and strice but when they are we can learn much more from them. so far i like it. My teacher is Mr.Caldwell. he has beanbag chiars to leat the 1 2 3 4 and the 5th role set in the beanbags.i like my other teachers also. im in the 6th grade. I have a best friend in 7th four in 8th grade. This is the best school i've ever been too. this is also the cleanest school in anderson county.

  • (11 years ago)

    Norris Middle School is a great school. Mr. Forgety is a wonderful principal. They have high standards for their students which make them put forth there best effort to strive to meet these goals. My daughter is currently in the 8th grade there and loves the school and her teachers. They help her the best way they can. This is a 'down to earth school'. The kind of school 'we use to have' when we were growing up! I would recommend it to anyone.They are the best!!!

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