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Spring Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 685 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

Spring Creek is a wonderful school. Teachers and other staff are very helpful . The principal is a very dedicated to her school and school children and her teachers and other staff. It is a great environment for my grandsons and have been pleased that is the third generation to attend this school.


Posted September 10, 2013

I think the school is great anybody who says that it is a bad school is lying they don't know the first thing about their child safety this school is the best school I've ever been to the teachers are very helpful and they aren't mean at all. The teachers at Spring Creek Elementary are very very careful about where their students go they don't even let them out of the classroom without making a pass to go out of the room you should not worry about sending your child to the school is the best cool that my child has ever been to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

Two of my children attend SCES and I am sorely disappointed. The classroom teachers are great; however, the supportive staff is just terrible. They do not communicate well with parents, discourage parent involvement, and are very controlling. It has pained me sending my children to a school where I do not feel the support staff is a team or qualified. They really need to get their act together and include parents. We, parents, are not permitted at class parties, school wide activities, and are not encouraged to attend field trips. The general attitude is "drop your kids off, do as your told, don't ask questions, and pick them at 4". It is quite hurtful to be so shut out. It is my experience that this school is also quite dirty. There have been multiple problems with roaches and other vermon. I will not permit my children to eat school food after seeing the conditions of the kitchen. The bathrooms are also quite disgraceful. The least that could be done is the floor swept and mopped; however, teachers have commented that this is rarely if ever done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I have a special need's son who has been attending Spring Creek since he was in Kindergarten, and he will be in 6th grade next year, I also have a 2nd grader going there as well, the school has been like a 2nd family to us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

i think spring creek is a wonderful school, our grandson has been at this school since kindergarten and he just graduated from 5th grade we had no complaints about the school nore the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

I am proud to be a teacher at Spring Creek Elementary. I am excited about the Benwood Foundation and its support for teachers. We have an excellent principal who supports us as we try to help ALL students become not just proficient, but advanced. Also, we have some awesome kiddos and parents here at Spring Creek!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2008

As grandparents, we are very proud that our grandson is in Spring Creek. We have been in the school and the teachers and office personnel are very informative and supportive.


Posted May 20, 2007

Spring Creek is a great school. I think all the teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

The teacher's,office staff, principal are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students57%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners38%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners19%

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners69%
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 Students31%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White28%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students51%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities72%
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 57% 67%
Black 28% 23%
Hispanic 13% 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 85%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
Fax number
  • (423) 855-6150

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1100 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Phone: (423) 855-6138

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