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Sunset Elementary

Public | PK-6 | 100 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 11, 2013

I have just received my son's 3rd grade approved snack list from Sunset Elementary. Pretzels-Rold Gold brand only, Popcorn Bachman brand only, Fruit snacks- Betty Crocker brand only, all other brands are prohibited.Sunset Elementary is in violation of the definition of freedom, " the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action". We are in the 21st century and living in the USA, let's stop this nonsense
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

I see that the last post is from 2010! Sunset Elementary is better than ever! Our administrative staff is absolutely incredible. Our teachers are fabulous! We have high standards. Kids know what's expected out of them at school. Teachers are 100% dedicated and focused on the students. 4-5th Grade teachers work hard to get the students ready for Sunset Middle School! I absolutely love our Stallions our SES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This school has everything I've heard that you want from a private school. My daughter has finished 2 years here and we' ve had EXCELLENT teachers. They were loving, but firm--and she has grown immensely. The principal is accessible and loved by the kids. The PTO is strong and active--in 08/09 they had put a Smart Board in everyy classroom. Their priorities are always placed on the student needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This school got my child in to middle school and it is a great school my child got strate A+ all years it is great here so come visit the great stallions at Sunset Elemetary :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

We transferred to Sunset this year after spending the first few years of my daughter's educational experience at a local private school. Sunset offers the same (if not better) academics, a wonderful teaching staff and great administration. We honestly haven't noticed a difference. We truly feel that we're getting a private-like education without the high tuition costs. Our only regret is that we didn't move our daughter sooner. She loves her new school and hasn't missed her old one at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Our kids have been at Sunset Elementary since it opened in 2005 and we cannot be more thrilled with the school, the principal and the entire staff. All of the children not only get a first rate education scoring much higher than the national average, but the teachers really do love all the children in their care. Studies show that children will thrive and reach their full potential when they know they are loved and cared for - the staff at Sunset ensures all their children achieve their personal best. With rezoning going on yearly in Williamson County, we are thankful that we still attend this school.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading/Language Arts

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
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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.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
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

Math

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students86%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students88%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
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.

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2011

 
 
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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 74% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 2%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 7%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 472-5020

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