Surgoinsville Middle School

1044 Main St, Surgoinsville, TN 37873 | (423) 345-2252
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Student Enrollment: 322
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 322 elementary and middle school students from grades 5-8
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1044 Main St, Surgoinsville, TN 37873
  • Principal or Admin: Zada Church
  • Fax: (423) 345-3598
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 322
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 25.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 155 (48.1%)
  • Females: 167 (51.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 43 (13.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 170 (52.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 213 (66.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Surgoinsville Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Surgoinsville Middle School
  Number Percent
5th Grade7523.3%
6th Grade9028.0%
7th Grade6921.4%
8th Grade8827.3%
Source: TN Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Surgoinsville Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 10, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was stunned by the level of ... I'd like to be polite, but I can't say it any other way.

    Stunned by the level of STUPIDITY shown by the teachers in this school.

    I was told by a math teacher - in front of 4 other teaches and the vice principle - that 3 minus 5 was algebra because the answer was negative and that my 8th grade son did not need to know how to do that without a calculator.

    Not only did the other teachers agree, one of them told me "not to argue with her, because she's always right."

    She proceeded to "prove" it to me by pulling up the 8th grade curriculum. She gave up looking after about 60 seconds, so I did a ctrl-f and checked it all. There were two references to algebra, both pre-algebra and both talking about solving equations with variables. Which is what algebra is.

    There is no variable in the equation 3 minus 5.

    Since she couldn't find any way to prove it to me, and stomped back into the conference room mad, she went off on me for daring to question her. One of the other teachers in the room said "I told you not to question her, she's smart, she always wins."

    Instead of losing my temper and probably going to jail, I shut up.

    My 8th grade son still does not know his multiplcation tables. He knows most of the 2x, a few of the 3x, and the only way he can do the others is because I showed him that it's possible to just add, for example, 4x4 == 4 4 4 4. He can't do multiplcation or division. He made a B in math.

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