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Ellendale Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted July 2, 2014

The teachers in this school do a pretty good job. However, this is the worst principal I have ever encountered. I cannot believe she is allowed to lead a school. If I could I would give her ZERO stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

We really loved this school until a recent encounter with the school principal. My child came home in tears because of a "pep" talk the principal had with my child. And then the conversation we had with the principal after this incident even made me more upset. I would have said how much I thought of this school until recently. I think this school would be wonderful if they replaced the principal! She doesn't have the kindness she needs to work with kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

This was by far the worst experience I had ever encountered at an elementary school for my kids. There are teachers there that bully children, and a principal who defends the teachers' actions... I completely agree with the review about the principal being rude. (Rude does not even begin to describe her behavior).. I remember having lunch with my children one day and hearing a woman speaking harshly and raising her voice to some of the children in the cafeteria...I turned to see who was speaking so hatefully to the kids...Yes, it was the principal of the school! I can honestly say that I would not ever recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

As a family that came mid-year, we were very disappointed at the lack of welcome for two young students to the school. After 6 months our thoughts seem to be validated. We loved our former elementary school. These teachers seem to be hands off as well as the leadership. The school lacks customer service, camaraderie, and overall school spirit. The teachers were adequate. We will be looking into private school in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

Teachers, office staff and principle are excellent and the atmosphere at the school is very nurturing for the positive development of a child's educational path.


Posted February 27, 2012

The principal should be ashamed for being so rude on the phone. She was condesending and made out like I had no right to find out information.


Posted November 29, 2011

Principal, teachers and staff are awesome. This is one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The school is great!! All the faculty is awesome and my child loves going there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My daughter is in 5th grade at Ellendale, and this is our first year to attend this school. I am very impressed with the organization and safety of the drop-off and pick-up procedures. It is so easy for the parents and children, and such an improvement over our prevous (nearby) elementary school. The principal, teachers, and staff are all so wonderful and so focused on teaching, instead of worrying if shirts stayed tucked in all day or not. This is an awesome school and I feel so blessed that my daugher has this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

the teachers at this school care about the children and make sure they understand what they are learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I love this school and I love the fact it is in the neighborhood. My daughter is in kindergarten and she loves going to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I have 4 kids who have gone or are currently going to this school and one more who will start in another year. We love the school. The teachers and staff are great! They love the kids and work hard to make them successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

As a student at Ellendale myself 25 years ago, I love the school. My eight year old daughter could not be happier. The teachers and staff, are the only two reasons for us to stay. Although the school is older, and needs a huge face lift, all else is great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 21, 2007

Wonderful School! My two children have been going to school at Ellendale for the last 4 years and have loved each of their teachers. I feel very blessed that each of those teacher have created an environment where my kids loved going to school and learning. Thank you Ellendale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

Excellent school. Strong administration and teachers who focus on keeping the school feeling like a family. However, they are tough on discipline. No corpral punishment.
—Submitted by a teacher


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About these ratings

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

108 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 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students77%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
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 Students73%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities73%
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

Math

All Students67%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
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 67% 67%
Black 22% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6950 Dawnhill Rd
Bartlett, TN 38135
Phone: (901) 373-2636

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