Ooltewah Middle School

  • Ooltewah Middle School serves 746 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is equal to the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ooltewah Middle School 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ooltewah Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • Ooltewah Middle School's student population of 746 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ooltewah Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Ooltewah Middle School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank#798 out of 1684 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
18%
10%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
49%
63%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.660.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHamilton County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
4  
this school is awesome, they have really amazing teachers and one of my teavher won the golden apple
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5  
Ooltewah Middle School has a consistent track record of outstanding success. From students to teachers, this school has proven itself in every area. Outscoring all other Middle Schools in Hamilton County year after year. More teachers recognized for excellence than any other school and more teachers with higher degrees. This school is committed to providing the best education. Students love this school and choose to go there over East Hamilton. Many of the students who did leave to go there were tricked into going with promised and lies. These students were told they would not have a dress code. This from a principal who spent the previous three years at OMS enforcing one of the strictest dress codes in the district. The following year after students could not return to OMS, the principal implemented a dress code. Three years later, OMS still out scores the new school as well as all other middle schools in the district. It is because of consistent leadership and dedicated teachers. I would not have my kids go anywhere else. If I could change anything it would be that the teachers there followed my children to the high school.
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5  
This school has Teachers that throw thing at there students this is a very bad school and they need to look more closly at how there teachers are treating the students.
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5  
This school is doing some amazing things,its become a smaller school recently due to a school split. The best thing that could happen to it, new programs, great sports opportunities for us, and smaller class sizes. It is an old building that needs updating....but a building doesnt make a school, the people in it do and the atmosphere is awesome. Proud to be a part of it!
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5  
I was a student in ooltewah middle school and it was a wonderful school. I wish i could stay there but im cant. For all those parents who say we dont do anything....we do. My 7th grade year at oms was the best year i had in grades. The teachers are amazing and they took time after school to help me and my fellow classmates when we needed help. I love this school and would recommend it for everyone!
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2  
My daughter has attended OMS for 6th and 7th grade. She hasn't learned much of anything here! Staff is incompetent and communication with parents is terrible! Avoid this school if at all possible!!!
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This school has basically turned into an alternative school. It is an awful school & the administration is horrible. Avoid this schol at all costs!
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