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Terry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 489 students

 

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Posted July 17, 2013

my school year at terry was okay it wasn't so great when I first transferred to terry when I was in 4th grade, kids picked on me I got teased a lot and even one time this kid kicked me hard on the back so I started to cry and the teacher told me " really, really ......... are you really going to start crying, but my 5th grade experience was AWESOME I loved it I was on the cheerleading squad safety patrol, counselor's aid library monitor ... and much, much more GO TIGERS =^.^=


Posted August 10, 2012

I love Terry! My son will be entering First grade this year, however his kindergarten year there, his teacher was so loving, and just all around positive. She kept me up on areas that he needed to improve on, as well as praised his strong points. She had her class in line as far as discipline. That was our first year there, so IDK if it is the school or the teacher, but my baby came home reading and doing math like it was nothing. I am so proud of him and I feel I owe it all to Terry elementary and his wonderful kindergarten teacher Ms. Grubbs. Not only that, I love their principal, seeing her expectations of her students, was like watching a momma bear teaching their cubs. I just love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

My son is a 2nd grader and my daughter is in Kindergarten. Both of my children LOVE going to Terry. There are of course a few teachers who could learn how to interact with the students and parents better. Especially a couple of the CARE teachers!! There are definitely some bad behaving kids. But, that is something that you will experience at all schools. The main thing is that they have a low tolerance for bullies and they work hard to challenge my children. Both of my children excel at Terry and are well loved by the office staff and teachers. I plan to keep my children here till Middle school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

My child will no longer attend Terry after this school term. As a parent who has been a fan for many years I am very dissatisfied with the teachers/staff of Terry. Where is the discipline with these children. The group of teacher that are there seem to not care about the chidren's educational needs Staff talk about personal business in front of students The computer lab doesnt have workable computer I mean this is a technology generation that we are rearing and the lab attendant is rude and have a bad attitude. In order to get respect from kids you have to lead by example they only act how they see other adults and I'm just disgusted this year.
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Posted March 9, 2012

My son attended the pre-k program and had a great teacher! We took him out and sent him to Lisa Academy North for Kindergarten. After 3 semesters at Lisa we are taking him out to finish at Terry for the last 9 weeks because there is a serious lack of discipline at Lisa (the kids are all allowed to act horribly! hitting, cursing, general disrespect). The staff at Terry is great and the children are ALL so well behaved! Test scores are not the most important thing in a child's life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

we have been throughly impressed with this school. We especially love our kindergarten teacher. She is great and knows how to challenge my daughter. She started school knowing how to read about 15 words and now in November is already reading at 1st grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

This is my child's third terrific year as a Terry Tiger. All of his teachers have been wonderful; the curriculum has been geared to challenge him, not bore him; and the administration has been a pleasure to work with every year. We will miss this school when he goes to middle school!
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Posted January 6, 2008

My older child had actually been a student at a local magnet school where he'd been falling further behind each year. My baby didn't get into that school for kindergarten, so he started attending our neighborhood school, Terry. We fell in love with Terry and moved our 4th grader there after the 1st 9-weeks. He loves it there and he's learning so much. The teachers there really take the time to make sure that each child is learning; even the ones who may require a little more attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

My daughter is very happy to say she is a student of Terry elementary. She love the school and her teacher. We like too.
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Posted January 30, 2007

This is my first year at Terry Elementary. so far I think it is a great school. my child is on the 'A' honor role and her first grade teacher is awesome!!!
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Posted January 10, 2007

We have been at Terry Elementary School for three years and have been very pleased with out child's achievements, enthusiasm for Terry, quality of education, quality of teachers, and the over all level of excellance. The support of adults in the school is great; from the kitchen staff, bus driver, teachers to principal we know they have our kids best interest in mind. We plan to be at Terry School through the fith grade and are proud to be a Terry Tiger.
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Posted September 18, 2006

Terry is a excellent school. i was a little scared about putting my child in public school, but Terry has been a great school and my child loves being a Tiger!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 21%
Hispanic 15% 10%
White 13% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Little Rock, AR 72211
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