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Blountville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 308 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

Great. My grandson loves it here and loves his teacher, his music class, and his art class.


Posted December 23, 2006

My children are now in the fifth grade. I believe we could not have ask for better teachers. I am very pleased with the care my children have been shown in the years since K-5. I have not had any problems and my boys I feel are being well prepared for their middle school years. The children do have homework at least 3 to 4 nights per week, but I feel as a parent we should also be a part of the learning experience for our children. Helping a child with homework I feel shows them that their parent is interested in their day. I do believe only an hour each night should be given and some nights we have exceeded that hour. However, my overall opinion of BES is an E. (For the excellent care provided )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

But Blountville Elementary faculty and staff have been wonderful! There is no doubt in my mind that I would be able to go the teachers or principal with any problems. My son loved Kindergarten. I feel the teachers want to see the students succeed and will go out of their way to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

In the beginning, I had no problem with Blountville Elementary; however, that changed when my youngest child started school. My older child has no 'problems' and was well-received. My younger child has apraxia of speech and fine motor skills. With little help, he could do the work in a regular class. Kindergarden went off okay (in spite of the fact that they called me the first day of school and asked me not to bring him). The first week of first grade, I heard the teacher tell him if he cried the police would take his Mommy to jail. He made E's and S's the entire year and then they tried to fail him. That school simply does not want to deal with children with disabilities. I now homeschool both of my children, and they are both working above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

Students here are put first. Teachers go out of their way to help students succeed. They find creative ways to teach. Extracurricular activities are available. Music programs are enjoyed by all grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

If child is self motivated the child will do OK, but if the child requires any attention or motivation you can forget it. The objective at this school is to pass the child on and get them out of their hair. Teachers pile the homework on kids and expect the parents to do teaching. Not all teachers there are like this but I believe the majority are.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading/Language Arts

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

74 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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities64%
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 99% 67%
Black 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 75%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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155 School Av
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 354-1650

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