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Stuart Burns Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 699 students

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2013

There are things I love about the school and something's I don't. We have a new assistant principle , however. She is really nice. I think she is a breath of fresh air.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

We started kindergarten this year, I have already been to the office/school 6 times. They are putting my 5 year old in a quiet room and sent him home one day. They treat these kids like they are in a boot camp. The princial Lisa Cooper is a looney!!!!! They really need to get someone in there who cares about the kids and not just her paycheck! My 5 year got suspended because the teacher which I have issues with in the 3 weeks he has been there said he tried to hit her. My son knows how to throw a punch and if he swung at her he woul dhave hit her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

i'm very proud to have my kids attend sbes. i have 2 presently there and will have my third in a couple more years. my kids love their teachers and from what we have experced', they are very hands on. we are not one of the richer families with children in this school but i have not noticed a major difference in treatment by the staff. and any time i have needed help in the office they were very attentive and friendly. my favorite part so far has been the prek program. it has done wonders for mine and others children that i have talked to. i recommend this school to everyone i talk to with younger children and now that they are building a middle school it is that much better. maybe a highschool in the near future?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

My Oldest went to Stuart Burns for 5 yrs and is currently in high school, my youngest has also attended for the last 5 yrs. The last 2yrs have been a heartache! This WAS one of the most awesome schools in our county and has completely gone down hill with the new leadership there. The office staff is unfriendly and unhelpful. They treat you as if you have disease. Please don't go there on behalf of your child because regardless of why you are there, they will treat your child unfairly!! I am a firm believer in parents backing up the teachers and I also expect teachers and staff to work parents willing to be involved and dedicated to the children! Sadly, I will be so so grateful for this school year to end!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

I went to old Burns. My three children have all attended Stuart Burns. Now my oldest is in high school, my middle child in jr. high, and my youngest still at Stuart Burns. Things have drastically changed for the worst. We have several years invested there and have watched as the place has digressed under the new leadership. The teachers, parents and assistant principal are all fantastic! We have had three great assistant principals now since this principal came along. We can't seem to keep them any more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My children and now grandchildren attend this school and it is truly a school that loves it's students. It is like family is taking care of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Not a good school for the challenging child. No child left behind will have your child bored to tears and in lots of trouble that isn't really anything but stuff kids do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My son cody went to school there last year, the old burns school is also where my husband and i went I only wish are son could have stayed there his grades was so much better, The teachers was so caring and understanding. My son misses SBES and wishes he was back to bad he has to go to VES now
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I find this school to be more center around the children whose parent's have the most money. I speak this from my own personal experience growing up and attending this school along with the experience I have had with my own children, which is why my children no longer attend this school and will never attend it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

I think Stuart Burns is a wonderful school. I have a daughter in her last year there who will be moving up to Dickson Middle School next year & a son in his first year (kindegarton)at Stuart Burns . They both love the school & their teachers. Lila Meek does a wonderful job as principal of the school & all the children love her as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I have one child who has moved on to Dickson Middle School and one who is in the 3rd grade. I love this school because the staff and faculty are extremely interested in the children. This includes Mr. Jim and Ms. Daisy, the wonderful janitors, the lunchroom ladies, the front office, aides, Ms. Meek and of course the teachers. I have volunteered at the school for the past 7 years. Sometimes part-time (due to smaller child) to full-time. The parents are also very interested in the wellfair of the children. We have a very good turn out of parents to help in many aspects of activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Wonderful school. The staff is very intune to what the kids need and they reward the kids for doing the right thing as well as grades. Both of my sons have had excellent experiences at this school.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading/Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities89%
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 Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities87%
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 93% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Burns, TN 37029
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