Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Summary:

Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School is a public charter middle school in Memphis, Tennessee, serving 193 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Achievement School District, which is ranked 140 out of 140 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. The student population is predominantly African American, making up 98.45% of the school.

Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing middle schools in Tennessee, with rankings ranging from 494 out of 569 schools in 2021-2022 to 576 out of 594 schools in 2022-2023. The school's performance on state assessments (TNReady) is significantly below the state and Memphis-Shelby County Schools district averages across all subject areas and grade levels. This is particularly true for female students, male students, African American students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who all perform in the bottom tiers of Tennessee middle schools.

Despite having a relatively high per-student spending of $16,349 in the 2020-2021 school year, which is significantly higher than the state and district averages, the school's academic outcomes do not reflect this level of investment. The student-teacher ratio at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School has fluctuated in recent years, ranging from 14.6 in 2021-2022 to 19.3 in 2022-2023, but this does not appear to be a key factor in the school's persistent low performance. Compared to nearby schools like Memphis Scholars Raleigh-Egypt and Westside Middle School, which also struggle with low academic performance, Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing schools in the region.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-8

 659 N Manassas ST
       Memphis, TN  38107


(901) 443-7575

District: Achievement School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
576th of 594 Tennessee Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,349 Help


Students who attend Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School usually attend:

High:    Manassas High

Feeder schools for Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School:

Elementary:    Downtown Elementary
    Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  193

Racial breakdown:

African American:
98.4%
Two or more races:
1.0%
Hispanic:
0.5%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38% Help


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Compare Details Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School ranks worse than 97% of middle schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Achievement School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (98.4%), two or more races (1%), Hispanic (0.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School is 19.3. 4 middle schools in the Achievement School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School is $16,349. 3 middle schools in the Achievement School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School 576th of 594 Tennessee public middle schools. (See Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Achievement School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Achievement School District 140th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 5.20 486th 492 1.2%
2018 12.00 514th 563 8.7%
2019 4.75 574th 574 0.0%
2021 7.71 549th 576 4.7%
2022 14.67 494th 569 13.2%
2023 6.80 576th 594 3.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.76 422nd 481 12.3%
2021 12.79 461st 483 4.6%
2022 33.22 322nd 495 34.9%
2023 9.76 506th 514 1.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 6.41 538th 538 0.0%
2022 13.06 485th 552 12.1%
2023 6.63 551st 560 1.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 6.85 518th 523 1.0%
2021 11.74 476th 529 10.0%
2022 18.10 445th 540 17.6%
2023 9.96 525th 557 5.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.33 218th 284 23.2%
2021 16.33 256th 277 7.6%
2022 24.89 219th 299 26.8%
2023 14.96 301st 316 4.7%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 1 139 0 0 5 0 1 0 146
2014 1 316 0 0 0 0 1 0 318
2015 2 399 0 5 0 0 2 0 408
2016 1 362 0 2 0 0 1 0 366
2017 3 307 0 2 0 0 0 0 312
2018 0 249 0 3 0 0 1 0 253
2019 2 232 0 1 0 0 1 0 236
2020 1 267 0 1 0 0 1 0 270
2021 1 250 0 1 0 0 0 0 252
2022 3 201 0 0 0 0 1 0 205
2023 0 190 0 1 0 0 2 0 193

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 146 n/a n/a 84.2
2014 318 23.0 13.8 84
2015 408 21.0 19.4 94.6
2016 366 18.0 20.3 38
2017 312 18.3 17.0 n/a
2018 253 15.6 16.2 n/a
2019 236 14.0 16.8 n/a
2020 270 21.0 12.8 n/a
2021 252 13.5 18.6 n/a
2022 205 14.0 14.6 n/a
2023 193 10.0 19.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 146 n/a n/a 84.2
2014 318 23.0 13.8 84
2015 408 21.0 19.4 94.6
2016 366 18.0 20.3 38
2017 312 18.3 17.0 n/a
2018 253 15.6 16.2 n/a
2019 236 14.0 16.8 n/a
2020 270 21.0 12.8 n/a
2021 252 13.5 18.6 n/a
2022 205 14.0 14.6 n/a
2023 193 10.0 19.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 n/a $9,544 (110.1%) $8,671
2020 $1,577 (11.1%) $12,564 (88.7%) $14,169
2021 $3,627 (22.2%) $12,722 (77.8%) $16,349

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 574th of 574 Middle schoolsRanks 576th of 594 Middle schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School)7.18.8
 1.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Achievement School District)8.910.4
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.435.7
 0.3%
7th Grade Social Studies (Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School)7.410.3
 2.9%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Achievement School District)9.79.3
 0.4%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Tennessee)43.246.9
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students236193
 18.2%
African American232190
 18.1%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic11
Pacific Islander00
White20
 100%
Two or More Races12
 100%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

Students at Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School are 98% African American, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School usually go on to attend Manassas High

In the 2022-23 school year, 193 students attended Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School.

Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School ranks in the bottom 3.0% of Tennessee middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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