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Kenwood Elementary School

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Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was shocked to see the lack of parent involvement at Kenwood. There are only a few parents who actually help the teachers and students, while the other parents show up for Awards Day. I feel the school doesn't really welcome visitors or guests. The secretary is fabulous, but the principals do not interact with parents much. Administration is ineffective in handling discipline. I saw teachers working hard for my child, but the behavior problem students refuse to allow learning in the classroom. Students are allowed to disrupt the learning environment and even physically and verbally abuse teachers, staff, parents, and other students. Threats, foul language, and fighting fill the hallways. I felt tension between administration and teachers too. There is something very negative happening at this school, and this is why we moved out of the school zone as soon as possible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2014

I have 2 sons going to Kenwood Elem. I have another one starting this year. My oldest is struggling with reading, Language, but trying to get an IEP meeting is a hassle. I have been trying for 6 months . One says request thru your teacher. One says go to admin. Still no luck. Then I'm told if he doesn't improve by end of April 2014. He will more then likely fail this year. How the heck do you get help when no one seems to care or want to help you when needed??????? We live in the district of this school, so changing I'm sure is a bigger hassle. It's very sad what we are going thru and if he fails it's another child pushed thru the system. Make this school help their students. I have even asked the Centerstone specialist how an get help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

NEW ADMIN NEEDED! One of the most horrible experiences ever! My son is falling behind and no one seems to care. I had to call the military liaison to get the admin to respond to questions. The kids have no clue who the admin are, and quite frankly they are rude disrespectful, and completely unqualified to call themselves educators. They have repeatedly incorrectly answered questions and made inappropriate, and inaccurate comments. They refuse to handle bullying issues, even after the superintendent is involved. I have personally worked with children who fell behind and were pushed forward for number sake! (military kids will be someone else's problem in a year or two) All the children are taught on the same level, RTI is a joke (it is the same thing they are doing in class!) The children's self-confidence is in the toilet and many of them hate going to school, my son included. He's 6 yrs. old, he is not a number, he is a child who deserves love and compassion! Parent involvement is not encouraged, in fact admin act like parents don't belong at the school. Thanks for ruining his desire to learn and crushing his self confidence! I do NOT recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

This school is horrible. My daughter is in 5th grade there. Her teachers bully her and other students. When a parent does question them about it they bully the child more. It sickens me. We are trying to get through this school year since it is almost over with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Highly Dis-satisfied with this school. I personally feel they are going through the motions, not caring if your child does well or not. Teachers are more into texting on their phones than teaching students. Three times in the past two months, I have heard my daughter tell me the teacher stops class to answer text messages or answer cell phone. School is very undisciplined, children are going around bullying other children with no punishment. I would home school before sending my kids back...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

The teachers at this school who are lazy far outweigh the few who actually care. Communication is laughable, parent involvement is ignored. They would rather fail a child than actually teach them. We will not be recommending this school to anyone. Ever. Save your child's self esteem (and your own sanity). Enroll them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

If you have a choice, do not risk sending your child here. To say Kenwood is a disappointment is a gross understatement. My daughter has been bullied and has told her teacher about it but nothing is done except to move her seat. When I go to have lunch with her, it's everything I can do to not leave in tears. There is a general unfriendliness at this school. It's like a prison with half sized inmates. I have yet to encounter anyone who seems like they care at all about the students in attendance or that appear to want to be working there at all. My child's teacher seems like she would rather be doing anything else and has shown herself to be highly incompetent at managing to teach a second grade class without destroying a child's love of learning. I'm appalled at the way this school operates and the way faculty is allowed to speak to the students. I am completely disgusted so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

School needs new leadership. If the country's standards of measurement for an actual education was more then 4 days worth of test scores, this school would not measure up. Just one more sad example of a few good teachers in a poorly managed school without many experienced educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

My children attend KES. The positives are that parent involvement is encouraged, communication from the school is wonderful, and there are many little things that I love! My 3rd grader has an AMAZING teacher (H). There are not words to describe how wonderful she is. My kindergartner, however, is a whole other story. His teacher (C) is belittling, lazy and sometimes just out and out mean. She doesn't have the patience to be a kindergarten teacher. Also, she misspells almost every other word in every letter she ever sends home. I expect my children's teachers to be EDUCATED. Furthermore, he has nightmares about her and comes home crying almost everyday. Every attempt I have made to switch classrooms has been stopped. My youngest will be in Kindergarten next year, and you can bet he will not be in her classroom, possibly not even in this school. I'm seriously considering switching schools, even if it means paying for private school or quitting my job to homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

ihave had problems with this school .c.brown the fifth grade teacher is rude and hateful to the kids.She has been known to tease kids in front of other kids about weight. She is not fit to care for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The teachers at Kenwood are some of the most caring educators I've had the pleasure dealing with. Their major concern is the well being and development of the children, not just drawing a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

I love Kenwood Elementary! I can't say anything negative about this school and the staff is awesome. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

I love Kenwood most of the time not been happy with my sons class this year they have changed the teacher 3 times already so its hard on the kids. But everything else is great. Good programs if you leave a msg for the the principal she called right back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Kenwood Elem. is one of the best schools in Clarksville! I prefer it over Sango and Rossview which are overcrowded!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I love Kenwood Elementary! It's a great school with awesome teachers and a super curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

I love KES and don't want to leave! I was skeptic at first but after checking with the Board of Education and reading the report cards for the schools and glad that my child attended KES. The teachers love their jobs and the principal is friendly!!! Montgomery County should have more schools like KES!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

KES is a wonderful school!!! They have a great ESOL program and all teachers work really hard with the students. My daughter has awesome grades and is an excellent reader! Thank you Kenwood for everything you do/did !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

I love this school! I have 2 children that attend Kenwood. They love it. My kids have excelled academically there. The teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I will say that I have had four kids go through Kenwood and I have had nothing but good experiences. I love most of the Staff and the ones I did not meet I am sure they are just as pleasant because the school runs very smoothly. The principal Unfried is a great motivator to the students yet she still has her strict side. Never had a problem that she could not listen to nor did she ever take offense to critism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My son is in Kindergarten and loves school, the school has low standards for teachers. Unfortunately we got stuck with a C- teacher. To bad.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students58%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
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 Students41%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities73%
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 American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 44% 67%
Black 30% 23%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1101 Peachers Mill Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 553-2059

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