American Way Middle School

  • American Way Middle School serves 715 students in grades 2-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 5% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 8% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • American Way Middle School's student population of 715 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 2-8
Total Students715 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of American Way Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • American Way Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of American Way Middle School is 0.36, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#7 out of 573 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of American Way Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of American Way Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of American Way Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in American Way Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
77%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in American Way Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in American Way Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.360.28
This chart display the diversity score of American Way Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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