School Details

Whitthorne Middle School

915 Lion Pw, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-2558
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1128 students 16 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
38%
57%
52%
48%
55%
61%
61%
63%
86%
87%
87%

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
  • Maury County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
33%
45%
59%
54%
57%
65%
62%
62%
87%
85%
87%

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
  • Maury County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
38%
47%
45%
47%
47%
62%
60%
64%
81%
82%
81%

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
  • Maury County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
21%
41%
48%
48%
47%
68%
62%
64%
84%
84%
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
  • Maury County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whitthorne Middle School is a public middle school in Columbia. The principal of Whitthorne Middle School is Linda Lester and can be contacted at lesterl1@k12tn.net. 1,128 children attend Whitthorne Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 65% of the 1,128 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Whitthorne Middle School is 16:1. Columbia Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 18%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I like these school but I found a bug in my salad. I'm in 5th grade and have to stay in these school for 3 more years. They should fix their food and their bathrooms. The bathrooms have mean words and comment in the bathroom.

  • (8 months ago)

    the school needs to be redone. People make out in the bathrooms some rude and harmful stuff has been going on in the classrooms and the bath room. The teachers don't even pay attention to the students unless they have to. The only good thing about the school is the band. The band has great teachers. The football couches don't even care that a boy gets hurt. They do nothing but yell at the boys when they get hurt BC they couches didn't teach then right. I hate this school and wish that I wouldn't have gone here

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been going to this school for three years now and could not be less pleased with my experience here. The teachers don't care the students don't care nobody cares. I see horrible things that have not been improved by the new Rachel's Challenge movement I see horrible student and teacher behavior and I see so many kids in trouble. This is one of the number one school's for bullying in this county. The food is awful the maintenance of the school is awful it's very unsanitary and most importantly a student can never get anything done. I say this from the new Common Core system that has been implemented. Student grades have dropped care has dropped everything. Dropped. It's stressful was forced on us very quickly and is absolutely inconsiderate to certain students needs. If a child can't write well and you're making then write paragraph after paragraph that is more than 30% of their grade they're going to do bad. I myself got my first C this year when I am normally an A student with the occasional B. This school has brought down my grades my spirit my health down and my all in all happiness. I would never send my child here. I would rate it 0 if possible.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think this is awesome but one thing the 6th graders call the 5th graders "little kids" thats way i didn't give 5 star because how the other students act. But i do love the teachers. They are so nice especially Mellisa Deschamps best teacher in the world!

  • (1 year ago)

    I hated this school they mixed little kids in with kids who were almost old enough to drive because of being retained.The teachers only got involved when they needed to and there was almost no supervision in the school. I don't recommend this school to ANYONE. But above all the students and teachers were rude lazy and anti social. Like I said I would NEVER recommend it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in 5th grade at WMS he has had a good experience this year. Great caring teachers! Parents should get involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best Middle School in Maury Co. Heard so many negative comments in the past that has not been our experience. The principal band director and most teachers are the best we have in Columbia! Very caring and go the extra mile. I would not waste my $ going using private school having this school for my children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been going to this school for 2 years and am now moving to Nashville sadly... ) But it has been the best school I've ever gone to! The teachers and students both were outstanding. I'd love to say a hello to my favorite teachers Julie Gary (6th grade reading teacher) Julie Gillen (current English teacher) and my two band directors Joshua Kearney and Cindy Pride. This school is fantastic and their band program is phenomenal!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very Disappointed would love to move so my child can attend someplace else

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