American Way Middle

Public 6-8

 3805 American Way
       Memphis, TN  38118-1870


(901) 416-1250

District: Shelby County

SchoolDigger Rank:
573rd of 576 Tennessee Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,432 Help

Students who attend American Way Middle usually attend:

High:    Sheffield High

Feeder schools for American Way Middle:

Elementary:    Getwell Elementary
    Sheffield Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5
Number of students:  713

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.1%
Hispanic:
32.7%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, September 10, 2021.


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Compare Details American Way Middle is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.35. (See more...)
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Compare Details American Way Middle ranks worse than 99.5% of middle schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 31st among 32 ranked middle schools in the Shelby County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (64.1%), Hispanic (32.7%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at American Way Middle is 16.5, which is the 9th best among 32 middle schools in the Shelby County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at American Way Middle is $11,432. 18 middle schools in the Shelby County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

American Way Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks American Way Middle 573rd of 576 Tennessee public middle schools. (See American Way Middle in the ranking list.)

Shelby County:

SchoolDigger ranks Shelby County 135th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for American Way Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2018 5.35 991st 997 0.6%
2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for American Way Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2018 5.06 556th 563 1.2%
2019 5.12 571st 574 0.5%
2021 5.90 573rd 576 0.5%

Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Enrollment information for American Way Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 2 586 0 106 0 0 2 0 696
2015 2 571 1 127 0 0 4 0 705
2016 3 546 0 131 0 1 2 0 683
2017 2 544 1 156 0 0 12 0 715
2018 10 503 5 172 0 0 13 0 703
2019 10 509 2 200 0 0 18 0 739
2020 9 502 2 226 0 0 9 0 748
2021 4 457 1 233 0 0 18 0 713

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 American Way Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 696 45.3 15.3 97.8
2015 705 35.0 20.1 84.4
2016 683 39.0 17.5 87
2017 715 36.1 19.8 n/a
2018 703 41.6 16.8 n/a
2019 739 38.4 19.2 n/a
2020 748 34.6 21.6 n/a
2021 713 43.0 16.5 n/a

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio American Way Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 696 45.3 15.3 97.8
2015 705 35.0 20.1 84.4
2016 683 39.0 17.5 87
2017 715 36.1 19.8 n/a
2018 703 41.6 16.8 n/a
2019 739 38.4 19.2 n/a
2020 748 34.6 21.6 n/a
2021 713 43.0 16.5 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 American Way Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,106 (9.7%) $9,630 (84.2%) $11,432

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

Impact of COVID-19 on American Way Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 571st of 574 Middle schoolsRanks 573rd of 576 Middle schools
 0%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
7th Grade Social Studies (American Way Middle)6.86.3
 0.5%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Shelby County)25.415.1
 10.3%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Tennessee)43.238
 5.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (American Way Middle)9.67
 2.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Shelby County)22.814.5
 8.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Tennessee)41.537.8
 3.7%
All Grades Social Studies (American Way Middle)75.2
 1.8%
   All Grades Social Studies (Shelby County)23.113.8
 9.3%
   All Grades Social Studies (Tennessee)40.937.3
 3.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students739713
 3.5%
African American509457
 10.2%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic200233
 16.5%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1818




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