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Ringgold Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 767 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

I love Ringgold Elementary. My ongoing experience with the staff, teachers and parent is amazing. Everyone is so courteous and helpful to one another. My grandson is being rewarded for his grades going up each quarter. He is reading beyond belief. Everyday when he comes home from school, we have a chat about his day at Ringgold. Not one time since he has been enrolled has he had a bad report. I have nothing but smiles when Ringgold is mentioned to me. To all the staff, keep up the great work. You all ROCK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Great school! Staff is excellent, especially Mrs. Jones! My children always received a warm welcome whenever they arrived at school. Thev office staff work hard! It is busy at certain times of the day in the front office, and the ladies work to get everyone taken care of as smoothly as possible. The nurse cares very much for the well being of the students, especially those with allergies. Teachers have all been excellent. Classen, Skevington, Kulic, just to name a few, were excellent teachers and pushed my children to meet their full potential. Principal is working to improve the school all the time. She is involved and receptive to new ideas. Only negative I have witnessed: the school needs more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

The majority of Office/Front Desk Staff is rude. The school/teacher seems to have no idea what is going on and fail to notify the parents of what is going on with the general information you'd think would be easy to find or understand. I have had to send numerous notes to the teacher asking questions in order to figure things out for myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I have 2 children one in pre-k and one in 4th (the oldest has gone since kindergarten). This has been the best experience that me and my children have had! There are such a caring network of counselors and teachers that can and will want to help you and your child through anything. My pre-k child has learned so much more than id ever expected and his teacher is the best! In my opinion this school deserves a 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I absolutely love this school. My son who is a 1st grader has straight A's. His teacher is caring, kind and works with parents on any issues present. I was leary on where my child would attend school when I left post and that is completely gone now that he is going to Ringgold. The front desk staff is always polite nad eager to assist. He was a late enrollee and I was helped without any difficulty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

My 6 and 8 year old attend this school. They absolutely love it and so do I. The teachers are wonderful, and so is the rest of the staff. They went above and beyond to help them adjust to their new school and my children have thrived there. They have both excelled, in academics and social skills. I highly recommend this school. The principal and vice principal are both very nice and happy to help you with whatever you need. My daughter's first grade teacher, Ms. Hampton, is a true treasure. Ringgold is lucky to have her and so are we. My son was a little behind when we started here, and now makes mostly A's. His teacher, Mrs. Gore, is an excellent teacher. Couldn't be happier with Ringgold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

My children have not benefitted from this school at all!! The teachers are rude and do nott spend any one on one time with the children. The after school reading programs consist of eating popcorn and playing, and in the case of an emergency you cannot even get your child out of the school!!! This is unacceptable and rediculous!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Awesome teaching ...my boys went there from Kindergarten and they were always above level, especially in reading and in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

My son enjoys this school. The principal and vice-principal have been very nice. The school (like all schools) needs more trainings in regards to special education. Compared to some other schools this school certainly has some better qualities. If the principal and vice-principal deal nicely with the parents it will trickle down to their staff. The office has always been kind and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Ringgold is an excellent school. The principals, teachers, and support staff are all caring individuals. We have attended Ringgold for the last 4 years and wouldn't go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Ringgold is a great school. The teachers care about the students and are involved with after school programs. The lunches are great. The principal really cares about all the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 7, 2005

I think that learning is more important than race and my son learned at lot while he was there last year. The office staff is very nice and the teachers show a lot of concern. I always felt very welcomed when I came to visit and any time that I requested a parent teacher conference the response was wonderful. Overall I think that this is a very good school. I think that parent involvement is welcomed but not required. I never had the chance to meet the principal or vice principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2004

I like the school along with the principal and the vice principal, they are very nice and they are willing to work out situations with parents in a positive way, the problem is that the teachers does not seem to like when the parent goes and observes the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Overall I am very satisfied with the teaching at this school, but I am confused about the fact that the teachers are predominently white. I would like to see the children interact with all races as teachers.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students59%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students54%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities74%
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 Students65%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities47%
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 36% 67%
Black 34% 24%
Hispanic 18% 6%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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240 Ringgold Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 648-5625

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