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Carthage Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 505 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2014

This school needs to start doing Individualized testing similar to many other elementary schools. It helps understand each students strengths and weaknesses. then they could get Individualized Education Plans (IEP). It isn't fair to students to force them to review the same boring content and not build them to their full potential. IEP's are an efficient way to make the most out of our children's educations. Children are our future and we should be doing everything we can to insure their academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

This is a great school with a loving and caring environment. My children have loved each of their teachers, and I have always felt welcome to volunteer/visit. CES is always looking for parent involvement at events such as the lovely Thanksgiving meal, field days, fall carnival, field trips, and other events. I have been very impressed with what both children have learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

The teachers I've dealt with are adequate and can teach the material, which is the most important part of school. My largest complaint is the lack of communication from the school to the parents/community. I don't get the feeling that the school wants involvement from parents. I've never been told how I could help the school/teacher or that I'm even welcome at the school. Now that the PTO has disbanded due to costs required to maintain the organization as a taxable entity, I have yet to see the creation of the group/committee within the school that allows for parent input. The PTO's only function was fundraising which is not normal. More than half the staff choose not to use email as a communication method. There are no newsletters for this school and the website is not a reliable source for current information as it seems to take months to be updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

There are not many people who are involved in the school. Parents may come to school to help in the classrooms but they do not come to PTO meetings. We need more parents to be involved in the planning and decisions made with the money that is raised. The school is a great school and the teachers are above par. The entire staff at CES is wonderful and you couldn't ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

This is a wonderful school with wonderful, caring teachers! The best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2004

This is a wonderful school with a principal with great leadership and disipline. I would recommend this school to anyone. I also miss the wonderful teachers. They are excellent in mind and communicating with the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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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 57% in 2013.

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

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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 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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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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities53%
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

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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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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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 85% 67%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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149 Skyline Dr
Carthage, TN 37030
Phone: (615) 735-0433

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