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Westside Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 245 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2013

when school lets out anyone can get your kid and the school would never know who pick them up for kids who have restraining orders this is a problem this school does not do enough to protect our kids the most important thing should be to protect our kids then their learning this school fails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

My son attended this school last year and made great improvements as for his education level starting at a second grade level in the third grade to finishing that year totally prepared for 4th grade in all levels of his educational development. He is currently attending this school for a second year and is getting better each day. The environment is positive and the teachers are there to assist with questions from both parents and students alike. I had several opportunities to volunteer and see teachers in action with students and parents alike. I believe that if parents support the teachers at home as well as in the classroom, their child's learning experience would change for the better and help the community as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Poor leadership at this school, with children not being protected like they should be!!!!


Posted September 9, 2004

My son has attended Westside for 2 years. We love it!! It is an excellent school and has excellent teachers and principal. They make sure that no child gets left behind. I only wish that the school went up to the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students64%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities31%
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 71% 67%
Black 19% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 Westside St
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-4721

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