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Barger Academy

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Posted April 30, 2014

this school is great ! my daughter was getting honor roll and she is a great singer and actress so a special thanks to Mrs Copland Mrs Cummings Mrs Alsobrook Mrs Ison Mrs Carey Mrs Burton Mr Michell Mrs Roberts and Mrs Wilson Roberts thank you for all your hard work!


Posted April 18, 2011

I can not imagine anyone having a bad experience at Barger. My daughter will be going into the 2nd grade next year and my son will start kindergarden. I volunteer and drop into the classroom regularly and am always impressed with the teaching process and the quality of the staff. The principal Mr. Bagby is wonderful, he truly cares about the students and works hard to provide the latest technology to the teachers and students. He is also very approachable and considerate. Another wonderful thing about Barger is the love of the arts. I am so thankful that my children can be a part of a school so rich in culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

Since enrolling my child for kindergarten in 2009, i have had nothing but problems. My child has been harrassed by another student, refused access to the bathroom ( resulted in her wetting herself 4 times & counting), name called by the teacher(s), punished for defending herself, yelled at and "man-handled". My child and i have had enough. I have never met a group of more petty, hateful, vengeful, uninvolved and disrespectful individuals in my life. My advice is before you enroll your child in this school, especially, or any other school, that you take the time to talk to the teachers and most importantly...the other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My son attended this school for 3-5th grade and my daughter attended for K-4th. The only reason she's not still at this school is that we moved out of state. This is the best school in the area. The teachers are wonderful and caring. They work really hard to help each student realize their true potential. And the staff really cares for their students. My kids are being homeschooled this year because there is no school where we now live that can compare with Barger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

My daughter has attended Barger since kindergarten. This is her last year and I am already missing it. The teachers work hard to make every child excel and feel important. My child is very well rounded because of her arts integrated instruction. I wish I would have had this opportunity as a child. I loved all the teachers! They were very professional, caring, and motivating. I especially admired Ms. McMillon, Ms. Beard, and Ms. Novak. They pushed the children way above what was expected. Ms. McMillon helped my child to overcome self doubt, shyness, and large audiences. Now my child is performing in front of large audiences every spring. Thank you Barger Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My son was at Barger for 6 yrs (K-5). I could not ask for a more caring school. The Fine Arts program is terrific and is incorporated into what the children are being taught in the classroom from China, to the American Revolution, the Human Body (skull, etc,). My son has special needs. BAFA worked with my son and I to meet his needs. The communication is wonderful between teachers and parents when parents request it. The work with the child's strong points and improve his weak areas. The teachers are fantastic (Mr. Johnson - PE, Ms. Burton - Drama/Puppetry, Mrs. Alverson - Art, Ms. Roberts - Library, Mrs. Benno - Music/Strings, Mrs. Pitts - Dance/Strings, Mrs. Hernandez - Spanish, Mrs. Wilson-Roberts - Choraleers, and the main teachers (Ms. Novak, Mrs. Chase, Mr. Cruz, Mrs. Richardson, etc). I feel that my son was very blessed by God to attend BAFA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2006

I have two children that have attend this school since kindergarten. We love it. The educational curriculum is awesome. The staff is warm, caring. They have several programs for parental involvement and there is an open door policy. We are one big family.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

68 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 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 Students41%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students18%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students30%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American76%
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 88% 23%
White 9% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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