Arlington Middle

Public 6-8

 5470 Lamb RD
       Arlington, TN  38002

(901) 867-6015

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District: Arlington

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 567 Tennessee Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,493 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  984

Racial breakdown:

African American:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1%

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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 Arlington Middle ranks better than 97.2% of middle schools in Tennessee. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.34. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.7%), African American (12.4%), Hispanic (5%). (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arlington Middle is 19.6. (See more...)
Compare Arlington Middle employs 50 full-time teachers.
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arlington Middle is $8,493.
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SchoolDigger ranks Arlington Middle 16th of 567 Tennessee public middle schools. (See Arlington Middle in the ranking list.)


SchoolDigger ranks Arlington 3rd of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Arlington Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 84.98 20th 362 94.5%
2018 84.52 48th 563 91.5%
2019 83.68 54th 574 90.6%
2021 95.34 16th 567 97.2%

Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings:

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by a citizen
Monday, February 1, 2021

Open Quote I was a student at this school back in 2006. Here's the short version. If your kid is shy or soft or they have a good heart, don't send them here.

Anyway, I was a student back here 15 years or so ago (2006). The bullying was very bad at this point in time. Can't say how it is now, but I can at least talk about my experience, and give some people some much needed negativity in a sea of positive yet probably fake, or lazy, reviews. I think it helps people make a more informed decision. Anyway, brace yourselves.

I hated every day I spent in this school. I was beaten in the hallways, in the locker rooms and called all sorts of colorful names. I was told to kill myself by some of the students multiple times. On the bus to and from school there was a sadistic group of kids that liked to hold me down and bend my fingers back farther than they were supposed to go, and then reset them. Over. And over. And over again. For over half a year.

I constantly went to the admissions and principle for help, but they must have had something better to do than help out a child that was quickly becoming jaded to the world. Hopefully it has changed since then, but that school is the school where I almost ended my life. Thankfully, I had a family who cared about me and the two or three friends that were there when I needed them most. So I didn't do it. There were times where I thought of hurting those that hurt me. Ever wonder how those things start? But due to my nature, I never could totally imagine actually doing such a thing. Instead I endured, and hardened my heart.

Eventually I did have to make an example of the kids that hurt me and a few others very badly. I didn't really want to, and in fact the school should have been there to stop all the beatings before, but in the end I had to defend myself. And eventually, after gathering the courage I did. Sent one of them to go to the nurses office after I had shattered his nose and bruised his ribs. Think about that. A kid, who wouldn't hurt a fly, jaded so much in one year by an experience like this that he would willingly break someones nose to make sure that not just one battle was won, but all the battles after that.

That's good right though? That I defended myself? Sure, but I still have PTSD and OCD from it. Things that affect us when we are children, stick. Don't let your kid go through what I had to go through. Just play it safe and send them somewhere else.

In my experience there were mountains of homework, and I could never keep up with it. My mother had to help me through a lot of it because there was just way too much for my little mind at the time to work through.

As for learning differences, some of the admissions officers, and one teacher in particular, thought I was slow. That teacher unfairly made me do more work than others got, because she liked to pick favorites. Hilariously this made me one of the top writers of the next school I would escape to. But that doesn't make it worth it.

At least nowadays I've been able to mentally say "up yours" to all those who doubted me, as I am now onto my third degree, with ever having graduated high-school. So I survived. But still, don't send your school here if you still hear terrible things about it, and just to be safe, if your kid is kind-hearted, just think twice before sending them here, and make sure, that if you do, that they're okay. I never told my family what I went through until just three years ago. I endured everyday by myself. It was my fault, yes, but when I was younger the OCD created the irrational fear that if I were to ever tell anyone, that it would just get worse. If you suspect it, get them out of there. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Arlington Middle

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 951 142 40 68 0 0 20 0 1221
2016 979 144 41 76 1 1 25 0 1267
2017 1025 151 51 85 1 3 20 0 1336
2018 724 116 20 47 1 1 25 0 934
2019 751 117 18 46 0 1 29 0 962
2020 745 122 18 49 0 1 49 0 984

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 Arlington Middle

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 1221 n/a n/a 13.4
2016 1267 64.0 19.7 14.1
2017 1336 66.0 20.2 n/a
2018 934 55.7 16.7 n/a
2019 962 52.0 18.5 n/a
2020 984 50.0 19.6 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Arlington Middle

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 1221 n/a n/a 13.4
2016 1267 64.0 19.7 14.1
2017 1336 66.0 20.2 n/a
2018 934 55.7 16.7 n/a
2019 962 52.0 18.5 n/a
2020 984 50.0 19.6 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.

Per Pupil Expenditures for Arlington Middle


YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $434 (5.1%) $7,800 (91.8%) $8,493

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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