Joe Shafer Middle School

Public 6-8

 240 Albert Gallatin BLVD
       Gallatin, TN  37066


(615) 452-9100

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District: Sumner County

SchoolDigger Rank:
238th of 567 Tennessee Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,908 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  699

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.1%
African American:
21.5%
Hispanic:
14.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.8%

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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 Joe Shafer Middle School ranks better than 58% of middle schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 8th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Sumner County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Joe Shafer Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.1%), African American (21.5%), Hispanic (14.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joe Shafer Middle School is 15.2. 5 middle schools in the Sumner County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joe Shafer Middle School is $8,908, which is the 5th highest among 11 middle schools in the Sumner County School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Joe Shafer Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Joe Shafer Middle School 238th of 567 Tennessee public middle schools. (See Joe Shafer Middle School in the ranking list.)

Sumner County:

SchoolDigger ranks Sumner County 26th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joe Shafer Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 28.75 347th 435 20.2%
2011 25.95 380th 462 17.7%
2012 34.85 344th 466 26.2%
2013 50.32 294th 475 38.1%
2014 49.05 269th 485 44.5%
2015 58.14 223rd 492 54.7%
2017 48.63 190th 362 47.5%
2018 62.45 161st 563 71.4%
2019 66.47 129th 574 77.5%
2021 50.95 238th 567 58.0%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Open Quote When my son started here in the 6th grade, he was in advanced classes--mostly A's some B's. His grades slipped from year to year, with teachers not teaching him. With lower grades, in 8th grade he was put in regular classes and that is when the bullying amplified.

The principal is unfair and inconsistent with discipline--though he proudly claims otherwise! My son was assaulted and no one knew about it. No adults in the halls. Only when he reported it, did they see it on tape. No one was watching the video in real time. When it was shown that my son defended himself (defined as appropriate in the student handbook), the principal punishes my son by sending him to ISS for protecting himself. The assailant was carried off in handcuffs.

In hindsight, I wish I had pulled my child from this hole. Any communication I had with the leaders here fell on deaf ears. They destroyed his spirit, and I really blame the principal--he had a major role in it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Joe Shafer Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 835 835
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 835 835
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 600 600
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 596 596
2006 364 145 4 21 3 n/a n/a 0 537
2007 425 125 4 28 2 n/a n/a 0 584
2008 398 131 4 26 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2009 405 123 5 26 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2010 400 141 6 41 0 n/a n/a 0 588
2011 429 147 3 56 0 0 4 0 639
2012 438 151 3 64 0 1 5 0 662
2013 428 161 3 60 1 0 3 0 656
2014 422 154 4 58 1 1 6 0 646
2015 439 134 6 65 1 1 10 0 656
2016 449 148 6 71 0 0 7 0 681
2017 446 139 4 77 0 0 11 0 677
2018 406 142 4 78 0 2 16 0 648
2019 415 142 6 82 1 1 17 0 664
2020 413 150 11 100 1 0 24 0 699

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Joe Shafer Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 0 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 835 n/a n/a n/a
2003 835 n/a n/a n/a
2004 600 n/a n/a n/a
2005 596 n/a n/a n/a
2006 537 37.0 14.5 n/a
2007 584 37.0 15.8 47.3
2008 559 37.0 15.1 54.2
2009 559 40.0 14.0 49.4
2010 588 41.0 14.3 54.3
2011 639 42.0 15.2 57.7
2012 662 45.0 14.7 58.2
2013 656 47.0 13.9 64
2014 646 43.0 15.0 61
2015 656 44.0 14.9 54.9
2016 681 45.0 15.1 56.8
2017 677 43.0 15.7 n/a
2018 648 46.0 14.0 n/a
2019 664 42.8 15.5 n/a
2020 699 45.8 15.2 54.8

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Joe Shafer Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 0 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 835 n/a n/a n/a
2003 835 n/a n/a n/a
2004 600 n/a n/a n/a
2005 596 n/a n/a n/a
2006 537 37.0 14.5 n/a
2007 584 37.0 15.8 47.3
2008 559 37.0 15.1 54.2
2009 559 40.0 14.0 49.4
2010 588 41.0 14.3 54.3
2011 639 42.0 15.2 57.7
2012 662 45.0 14.7 58.2
2013 656 47.0 13.9 64
2014 646 43.0 15.0 61
2015 656 44.0 14.9 54.9
2016 681 45.0 15.1 56.8
2017 677 43.0 15.7 n/a
2018 648 46.0 14.0 n/a
2019 664 42.8 15.5 n/a
2020 699 45.8 15.2 54.8

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 Joe Shafer Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $273 (3.1%) $8,108 (91.0%) $8,908

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education




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