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Battle Academy for Teaching Learning

Public | PK-5 | 420 students

Our school is best known for its multiple intelligences theme.
 
 

 
 
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Posted August 1, 2013

Our kids have had great teachers and have enjoyed their years at Battle. One has loved art while the other has appreciated being in e3, the program for gifted students. As parents we've had many chances to be involved in their school life - from chaperoning field studies to helping at the annual fall festival. Having our kids near our workplaces instead of at their zoned school 20 miles away has made it easy for us to attend parent events and even to drop in for lunch on occasion. We're always impressed with how many parents participate and with how well behaved the students are. The school just feels like a special place with student art displayed everywhere and happy faces on the kids AND the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

We chose Battle for our child because we wanted him in a stimulating and diverse environment. Battle offers its students a variety of learning experiences so that every child can learn. Students attend art, music, PE, Spanish and library weekly. The multiple intelligences theme means that different learning styles are respected, and the School Wide Positive Behavior plan encourages kids to make good choices. We think our son is prepared not just to move on to middle school academically but to continue to grow and learn. His experience and ours has been overwhelmingly positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

This school is HORRIBLE. If you are considering sending your child to this school, think again. Most of the students that go to this school come from disadvantaged homes and are children of gang members, thugs, and drug dealers. Profanity is used frequently and the teachers will call Child Protective Services at the drop of a hat. This is all personal experience from sending my daughter to summer child care at Battle. She attends Normal Park during the school year and has had absolutely no problems there, but a couple of months at Battle and she's learned all sorts of profanity and picked up bad habits. Disgusting. Can't say it enough... THINK before you pick this school for your child. You WILL regret it if you send your kid here. Take this as a warning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Progressive, highly committed, caring teachers make the difference at Battle. Plenty of after school enrichment activities. Great facilities. Strong ties to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

We have three students at Battle and find it a great place for them to learn. Any issues I've had I've been able to address candidly with the teachers or administration. My wife and I are consistently impressed with how are children are being challenged and cared for there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

I have experience different levels of experience at Battle Academy coming from a private school. I have a Kindergartener and a Second grader. My kindergartener has had a wonderful experience at Battle and my second grader has a yearning to go back to the privated school in which he came from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I am a parent of a special needs child. In February of 08 my child had a very limited vocabulary. After spending the year (thus far) in Kim Hays's room, she can now hold a conversation. Where once I thought her father and I would never hear her truly speak, tears come to my eyes and happiness in my heart for Ms. Hays and her program that gave my child a voice! It's truly amazing what Ms. Hays can do and we will always be grateful to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

I was the first student to be accepted into battle academy and my mom( a 5th grade teacher) was the first teacher to be hired. I knew we were very lucky because the principal and vice principal were very nice and cool. I instantly had a wonderful realtions ship with them,
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

Battle is a fantastic gem of a school with a great faculty and staff that supports the students and parents 100%!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

I would choose this school over many private ones. I love the teaching curriculum, the parent involvement, and the outstanding teaching and administrative staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I am very pleased with the quality of educational instruction my child receives from Battle. When speaking to each of my child's teachers, I feel that each one has developed a personal relationship with my child as an individual. They are interested in nuturing the individual which is very important to me. Furthermore, our child participates in music, art, Spanish lanuage, and physical education classes. These extras create a well-rounded individual. Every couple of weeks workshops are offered which create a learning experience where parent and child develop a relationship centered on education. My wife and I are very please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

Battle Academy is a wonderful place to work! I love the children and their very diverse families. The staff is super and everyone goes the extra mile for the kids. We realize that each child is unique and strive to foster growth and development in each one. I have taught school for over 15 years and I have NEVER worked in a school were each teacher truly LOVES where they are and what they do! I not only work here but I also bring my children here as well. I would encourage any parent to check out Battle when trying to decide where to send their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

Battle Academy offers all learners the opportunity to learn the thinking skills needed to meet the intellectual and social challenges of the new millenium! When you walk in the buliding, you can notice a difference in the physical and emotional environment (bright, clean, friendly hallways filled w/student displays and noise level in classrooms is positive and productive!) Furthermore, when you look in classrooms, students are engaged and learning through integrated lessons and activities. The student achievements at Battle are so multi-faceted that reading above grade level is a given for most and attainable by all. It seems there are no children left behind. This is reflected in the faces of the students and the increasing test scores. My daughter is more of a well-rounded intellectual in kindergarten than I ever imagined possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

The academic program at Battle is exceptional! The children are provided the opportunity to participate in many activities that typically are not available to all schools. They are a NASA Explorer school, Multiple Intelligences Magnet, and an all around excellent place for kids. The staff is warm and welcoming. The school is bright and open. I am so greatful for a place like this to send my children. It is an even better place to work! I would tell anyone to check this school out when deciding where to place your child.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students56%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students39%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students70%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 63% 23%
White 33% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Saunya Goss
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (423) 209-5748

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Common Core Standards
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Exceptional Ed Inclusion
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses for zoned students
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • TVA
  • EPB
  • First Baptist Church
  • North Shore Fellowship
  • Southside Abbey
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Battle has twice been named a Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America - first in 2006 and again in 2013. Our student body exemplifies diversity in race, socioeconomics and geography, with 2/3 of our students coming by parental choice from outside our attendance zone. We are a dynamic and professional learning community with staff members participating in a wide range of professional development opportunities.
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1601 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Phone: (423) 209-5747

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