New Directions Academy

  • New Directions Academy serves 103 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 42%) for the 2010-11 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 52%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • New Directions Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • New Directions Academy's student population of 103 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • New Directions Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,351 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of New Directions Academy is 0.22, which is less 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (10-11)<50%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Directions Academy 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 2012-13 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
6%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in New Directions Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
88%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in New Directions Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Directions Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.220.28
This chart display the diversity score of New Directions Academy and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of New Directions Academy and public school graduation rate of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDickson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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