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Apison Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 22, 2014

This was my first experience with the public school system since I had only attended private school. I absolutely loved it! The school was incredibly secure - you did not get in without a badge or id. The teachers were friendly and the aftercare program was fantastic. My son learned so much in his kindergarten class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

My child's school is Apison elementary. I could not be happier with a school. Everyone is very caring and attentive with the kids. My daughter has really grown there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Apison elem and my grandaughyer has gone there for 2 years now. She was diagnosed with ADD by Dr. Paul Long , an educational psychologist expert and when we brought this to the school and asked for the appropriate actions ( which is a federal law) to help her become the most successful student possible , we were met with them dragging there heels . The principal's answer to helping her was that they would hold her back, without doing any of the testing., ( which is required by law) Her teacher said she had never had to deal with this before. We had a meeting with the principal and teacher and the principal would not let me talk or finish a sentence without interrupting me. Needless to say, that meeting wa very unproductive. We have gone to the school board without much success or caring there either. We may end up getting Chold Advocay involved . Makes a person wonder how many other children has had this treatment and uncaring attitude. She will not be going there next year.


Posted October 11, 2010

Beautiful school, academically speaking the students seem to be behind other schools in Hamilton County, although they do score high on the "test".


Posted May 25, 2010

I have had a child/children in Apison since '05 and have always had such wonderful and caring teachers. They have all gone above and beyond anything I have seen before. I had a child attend another local elementary school and I was very disappointed with it overall. I now have 3 children in Apison and I have nothing but positive things to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers at Apison are wonderful, caring and top-notch. Unfortunately, the present principal is not a good role model for the children and lacks leadership qualities. Wish the school system would recognize the importance of a caring principal and replace him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Apison Elementary School because the teachers truly care about their students. Apison is not a Title 1 school but it is located in a rural area which means that Apison still has quite a few poor students. Since the teachers at Apison do not have access to Title 1 funds, I have personally witnessed them spend their own money on school supplies, clothing, and field trip money for those students that could not afford them. You know you've got a great school when the teachers care so much!


Posted April 6, 2009

My daughter has a fragile medical conditon and everyone at Apison has been understanding and Mrs. Johns and Mrs. Thomason have gone out of their way to assist her with her schooling and she has had two wonderful years at Apison
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

We transferred our child from a Private School due to the long commute and have been just as happy here at Apison. My child has a wonderful teacher who maintains excellent communication with us on our childs progress. I can not say enough about the new principal Ron Hughes. He is very hands on and his door his always open to parents as well as students. My child has food allergies and I was very impressed with the school nurse who contacted me early in the school year to set up a meeting to discuss protocol in case my child had a reaction. My child goes to computer class , art class, P.E. , library, weekly and gets learns so much from each. My child has had a sudden interest in reading which I attribute to the his teacher who is very encouraging in this area. I am so pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I have two children who have been through Apison. We have had a wonderful experience with both. The teaching staff is fantastic. The buiding is pretty new, very well kept, great programs, and a wonderful community. I am very surprised by the rating of this school. It should be much higher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

This is a newer school and rates much higher than on this website. Apison has been getting rave reviews in our community. It is a beautiful school, very nice inside and out. The teachers have been wonderful. I have three children that attend Apison. It is located in a nice, safe area. We are very happy here. This school is zoned for the new East Hamilton middle/high school that will be completed in Aug. 2009, making it a very desirable school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students81%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 67%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Black 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10433 East Brainerd Rd
Apison, TN 37302
Phone: (423) 236-4322

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