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North City Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 236 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

This is the best elementary school in the area! The teachers and staff are wonderful with the kids, the after school program is incredible! The clubs that are at this school help to teach the children not only book knowledge, but life skills. Skills including social skills, anti-bullying and that being kind to others is first and foremost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

the new principal is amazing she is very kid friendly i love her ms Owens has been here the last 2 years she took over Mr. Harrisons job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

The teachers here are way above caring. My daughter was an A or AB student at this school we moved and the teachers still keep in touch with her. They always tell her if she needs help just let them know. Even though she isn't there they are willing to meet with her after school on there own time to help her out. The principle is vey warming and is always there for you. They all treat you like you are family. I have never had a problem there. They keep in touch with you on a daily basis threw there planners. I am just sorry that my daughter had to leave she is now making Cs and Ds at her new school and there isn't much organization at her new school. Thank God for the teachers and principle they are Great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

my daughter loves to go to school, what more can I say! Her T-Cap scores are above adverage!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I am very surprised to read these reveiws. My son is in 4th grade at North City this year. We love everything about this school. Yes Mrs Harrison is a little strict. To me she just expects a lot for the children, but it isn't anything more than I would expect from my child. She really cares about every child in the school. The extra class teachers are also wonderful. My son and I are looking forward to 2 more years here. Also, the school is very focused on getting the family involved with your childs education. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NORTH CITY... Proud to say that my child goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when I read the parent reviews. Two of my children attended North City and I was relieved when they went on to the Jr. High. The principal treated the children poorly and was not much better with the parents. Teachers were OK, but the negative atmoshphere created by the administration seemed to affect both students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

I must agree with one of the other reviews that was given, the principal is not very as you would say child friendly and easy to get along with. It really doesn't seem like a very good learning environment. Normally my child loves school and refuses to miss unless she is extremely sick, but since she has went to North City, she really would rather stay home than to go. Explain this!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Principal leadership at this school is comedic at best. Disciplinary problems are handled in an arbitrary manner and often put bullied children at greater risk. With the exception of a few fine teachers, the staff is generally lax and only concerned with TCAP results and bonuses. I have removed my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

North City appears to be a good school, but I have a problem with the administration. My child seems to be constantly under undue stress and the principal seems to drive this stress with the students. She is hostile with the children and lacks sincerity with concerned parents. When you enter the principal's office, she, as well as her office staff make you feel unwelcome. The teachers and special help areas are overall good despite the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Two of my children have attended NCS. It has a top notch reading program and intramural opportunities. Math is steadily improving. The arts programs are exciting to the students but need more funding. The school promotes community involvement and personal responsibility. Under the new administration there have been more opportunities for extra-cirricular involvement for students and families. The school seems to promote medication in lieu of innovative teaching methods for special needs children and was very resistant to the idea of a 504 plan for my child. I am not please with admin that knows what my child needs more than I do. Furthermore, the school promotes accountability for its students but in my experience, not with the teacher thus creating a loss of leading by example. Daily communication in reference to behavior is impossible. Most of the teachers are wonderful and the school is cheery and clean!
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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

All Students67%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students50%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities71%
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 Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 81% 67%
Black 10% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 Palos St
Athens, TN 37303
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