West Valley Middle School

9118 George Williams,

Knoxville, TN, 37922-

Tel: (865)539-5145
Grades: 6-8

1,163 students

West Valley Middle School serves 1,163 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
West Valley Middle School operates within the Knox County School District.

Overview

The student population of 1163 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,163 students
West Valley Middle School Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
West Valley Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade West Valley Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
West Valley Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
West Valley Middle School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
4%
7%
West Valley Middle School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
3%
24%
West Valley Middle School Black (2006-2012)
White
84%
66%
West Valley Middle School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Valley Middle School Sch Ethnicity West Valley Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.50
West Valley Middle School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
48%
West Valley Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
West Valley Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 60,207 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
88
7
Number of Students Managed 60,207 3,496
Knox County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $465 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $478 MM $28 MM
Knox County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,376 $8,477
Knox County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,600 $8,379
Knox County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bearden High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Cedar Bluff Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is A L Lotts Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Knoxville A L Lotts Elementary School
    9320 Westland
    Knoxville , TN , 37922
    (865)539-8611
    1.1  mi  |  1139  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Knoxville Bearden High School
    8352 Kingston
    Knoxville , TN , 37919
    (865)539-7800
    2.1  mi  |  1944  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Knoxville Blue Grass Elementary School
    8901 Blue Grass
    Knoxville , TN , 37922
    (865)539-7864
    2.1  mi  |  782  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Knoxville Cedar Bluff Elementary School
    705 North Cedar Bluff
    Knoxville , TN , 37923
    (865)539-7721
    2.2  mi  |  1464  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Knoxville Cedar Bluff Middle School
    707 North Cedar Bluff
    Knoxville , TN , 37923
    (865)539-7891
    2.3  mi  |  606  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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