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Atoka Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 905 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 16, 2014

I am a parent who has always been involved in my child's school and teachers.But the amount of bullying that he has had to endure at this place is truely unreal. From the teachers on down and no child should have been treated the way mine was.And when you try to use the chain of command that dose not work because who is going to take the word of a child over an adult.But you have to do something when your child comes home every single day wanting things to end. So something has to be done about the our children are treated and talked .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Great school. Dr Byrd is a great principal. Good staff and wonderful parental involvement. We had a fantastic experience at Atoka Elementary until last year. Not thrilled with our son's 3rd grade teacher. KC...Little patience. Rude & short. Hoping for a better year this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

I was very impressed with this school this year. Last year, I wasn't as impressed. If I'd rated this school last year, I would have given it 1 star, but this year 5 stars! All because of Mrs. Holliday! She made me realize how wonderful Atoka can really be! Mrs. Holliday gave so much to the kids not just present and gift, but love and time. She really renewed my faith in how teachers should be. She not only creates a relationship with the kids, but she creates relationships with the parents. She texts parents weekly just to keep us updated on all that is going on. She always lets us know when she is posting something new to the classroom blog. She takes tons of pictures of our children! I feel so blessed to have gotten her for my daughter this year as a teacher. I'm so sad we will be moving to Japan so my son won't have a chance to have her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

Excellent school! The whole school is great, teachers, office staff and principals. Mr. Dawson has always helped with issues and takes his time to know the kids. My son learned so many things, even things I didnt expect him to learn in Kindergarten. Ive been extremely pleased and very sad we are moving away from this great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2012

This review is mainly being written from a customer service perspective. Just wanted to say the front office is absolutely amazing! Let me say that this was my very first year interacting with my daughters school (my daughter is a kindergartner), and the staff exceeded my expectations in getting me acclimated to the new environment, rules, and expectations. Specifically, Ms. Deborah, the kindergarten registrar is beyond professional, organized, personable, and just all around a great person to work with. After reading so many reviews of other parents experiences with their childs school...I quickly learned that Atoka Elementary sets the bar. I would give the entire staff 10 stars if I could...I'm beyond impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

I was very Lucky that my child went to this school for the first there years it has been open. The principal, Mrs. Fisher and her assistant principals run the school with pride and love for all the children. I was very lucky to have great teachers that really care about how your child is doing and will take the time to help your child with goals and let you know what they need to work on. I am sad to have to move and let go of such a great school and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

Both of my children attended ATES for one year and I loved it. My husband and I both were sad to see my sons leave. Mrs Fisher the principle is very kind and she listens but also gets down to business. Any issue that I have had she has resolved and always followed up later. The teachers are GREAT. I loved my sons KG teacher Mrs Scoggins who loves her job and is compassionate about the kids. I hated leaving this school but I had to move. I am sure that I will never find a school with so much caring and attention again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

Atoka Elementary is an excellent school!!! My son attended ATES while in 4th and 5th grade. I was in awe of the competence of the administration and teachers at this school. I always knew that my son was very much cared for by everyone there. Not only that, he received a top-notch education that has more than prepared him to enter middle school. Mrs. Fisher, the principal, is by far, the best administrator one could ask for. Dr. Byrd and Mr. Dawson, the assisant principals, are also excellent. They all truly care about all students and want them to succeed. I have to say I am truly saddened to see my son leaving Atoka Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

Atoka Elementary is one of the greatest schools I know of! The principal, Mrs. Fisher and her assistant principals run the school so better than imaginable! The kids love the principals but know they don't want to be called to their office- a perfect combination- respect and firmness! Each time I have been to the school I have been in the school (which is quite often) I am greated by smiling administration and so are all the other parents are as well that I have seen. The school has wonderful teachers, I don't know of one teacher that I've heard anything bad about! The kids learn what they need to and more. For both years, both of my children have been 'challenged' more by the teacher because they have mastered their grades requirements. ATES is a fun and safe place for my kids to go and learn a lot!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading/Language Arts

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

146 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

All Students77%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students78%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students62%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 67%
Black 13% 24%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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870 Rosemark Rd
Atoka, TN 38004
Phone: (901) 837-5650

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