Whitworth-buchanan Middle School

  • Whitworth-buchanan Middle School serves 780 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-79% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 17%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-79% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Whitworth-buchanan Middle School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 36%.

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Whitworth-buchanan Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • Whitworth-buchanan Middle School's student population of 780 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students780 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitworth-buchanan Middle School is ranked within the top 1% of all 573 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitworth-buchanan Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#3 out of 573 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
17%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
9%
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Black
25%
22%
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White
56%
64%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.610.54
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRutherford County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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