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Do Bearden High School and West perform the same? April 12, 2007 4:37 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Education, Health, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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No. So, does this mean my children’s college opportunities have been reduced? Data from SchoolMatters a service of Standard and Poor’s.

More info on Bearden and West.

 

Bearden High School 

 

West High School 

 

 

Student Proficiency on State Tests – 2005

     

 
Reading Proficiency (%)

97.8  87.5 

 

Math Proficiency (%)

94.1  82.6 

 

Reading and Math Proficiency (RaMP) (%)

96.1  85.2 

 

Reading Proficiency by Subgroup (%) – 2005

Bearden High School  West High School 

 

All Students

97.8  87.5 

      

 

White

98.3  89.2 

      

 
Black

90.9  83.1 

      

 
Hispanic

100.0  90.0 

      

 
Asian/Pacific Islander

100.0  n.a. 

      

 

American Indian/Alaska Native

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Multi-Racial

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Female

98.7  88.7 

      

 
Male

97.1  86.3 

      

 
Economically Disadvantaged

91.8  74.7 

      

 
Non-Disadvantaged

98.5  95.9 

      

 

English Language Learners

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Students with Disabilities

85.4  33.9 

      

 
Non-Disabled Students

98.9  95.7 

      

 
Migrant

n.a.  n.a. 

 
Math Proficiency by Subgroup (%) – 2005

Bearden High School  West High School 

 
All Students

94.1  82.6 

      

 
White

94.4  85.5 

      

 

Black

95.3  73.6 

      

 

Hispanic

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Asian/Pacific Islander

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

American Indian/Alaska Native

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Multi-Racial

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Female

94.1  83.1 

      

 

Male

94.4  82.2 

      

 

Economically Disadvantaged

87.8  63.2 

      

 

Non-Disadvantaged

95.1  92.6 

      

 

English Language Learners

n.a.  n.a. 

      

 

Students with Disabilities

67.4  27.7 

      

 

Non-Disabled Students

97.3  95.6 

      

 

Migrant

n.a.  n.a. 

 
College Prep – 2005

Bearden High School  West High School 

 

ACT – Average Score

23.3  22.1 

 

ACT – Participation Rate (%)

70.8  61.4 

 

Classroom Profile – 2004

Bearden High School  West High School 

 

Enrollment

1,911  1,339 

 

School Facts

Bearden High School  West High School 

 

Address

8352 Kingston Parkway  3326 Sutherland Avenue 

 

City or Town

Knoxville  Knoxville 

 
County

Knox  Knox 

 
District

Knox County School District  Knox County School District 

 

Telephone Number

(865)539-7800  (865)594-4477 

 

Urban Status

Mid-Size City  Mid-Size City 

 

Grade Levels Served

9-12  9-12 
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Online Forums Have an Inherent Problem April 12, 2007 3:36 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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The problem with online forums is that you cannot tell if the commenter is a child or a Republican.

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Rezoning unopposed: Why are we here? April 12, 2007 10:05 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Education, Health, Local Politics, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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As a reminder, if you do not have children, this decision by the school board could impact your property value. If you have young children, they will be in high school sooner than you think, and this rezoning will likely be a model for the middle school and elementary rezoning which will follow soon.

On Aug 3 2006, Sam Anderson ran unopposed for the School Board 1st District, Dan Murphy ran unopposed for the School Board 4th District, Thomas A Deakins beat H Lee Martin by 372 votes for the School Board 6th District, Rex Stooksbury ran unopposed for the School Board 7th District, and Robert Bratton ran unopposed for the School Board 9th District. I am not sure about the other districts.

According to two commenters on No Silence Here, at least one school board member’s neighborhood seemed to escape rezoning. (can anyone verify this? are there others?)

Isn’t it amazing that Karen Carson’s neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods are no longer in the rezoning area????????? Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Gee, what a coincidence. [Source]

I noticed that Chairwoman Karen Carson’s neighborhood did not get rezoned to either Bearden or Hardin Valley even though the area is sandwiched between those being rezoned. Just curious if any school board members’ neighborhoods are being rezoned? [Source]

Are we, the people, being properly represented by our elected officials or have these elected officials found an easy way to serve their own best interests? Seems to me that if I had the foresight to want to greatly influence this rezoning that I should have simply run for the School Board. If the majority of the people do not want this rezoning approved and it happens anyway, then the democratic process is failing and we, the people, need to remove the elected officials from their duties and replace them with officials that will better represent the people’s wishes.

Now we beg the question, what does the majority want?

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From the mouths of babes April 12, 2007 9:25 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Amy, 4 years old: "I’m having a heart attack."

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How many police reports does a school file? April 12, 2007 8:29 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Education, Health
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I saw a website once that allowed you to search out your child’s school and find out how many police reports that school filed each year. Now I can’t find it. Is anyone else familiar with such a site?

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