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Hazelwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 14, 2014

My two children have attended Hazelwood the last four years. They both started kindergarten at this school. Their progress is impressive. I have to really sit and think sometimes, when I help them with their homework. They are challenged academically and the teachers are involved/motivated. This school is the only reason we haven't left Clarksville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

My daughter has attended this school for 4 yrs now (K,1,2,3). We have LOVED this school since she started. We were not too happy with the old principal but the new one is truly amazing. He is very professional and always welcomes parental involvement. Friends of ours that have children attending other schools are always amazed at how advanced my daughter is in her education compared to their children.The class sizes are small and the teachers have always been very friendly. They send out weekly emails keeping parents updated on what they will be learning that week. We are currently in the process of moving due to job relocation, and I really hope our next school is going to be this good. I highly recommend it! Some parents have said that this school is run like the military but that is not true. The teachers do have high expectations from their students, but that's what makes a good school if you ask me. If your child puts in the time to learn then this school is a great place to enrich their mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

My child is in 2nd grade at Hazelwood. I have to say that Hazelwood is by far the best school my child has attended. Her teacher goes out of her way to insure that the students are learning and having fun. I could not be happier with the school, the office staff and mostly her teacher, she is amazing. Very impressed with Hazelwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

We have had a wonderful experience at Hazelwood Elementary. We had children in K, 1st, 3rd, and 4th during our time here. There are some amazing teachers, and the PE department is outstanding. The teachers are excited about their subject matter, and spend a lot of personal time and resources to offer additional activities such as after school clubs and computer programs to enhance the learning experience. We noted very little change when a new principal took over mid-year, and the office staff and administrators are attentive and polite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

I hate this school. My daughter was in this school for half a year before i pulled her out to do homeschooling it was so bad. She was being made fun of for her glasses along with other things. When i talk with the teacher and principal no one cared or did anything. My daughter went from an A student to a C student it was getting so bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

The new principal makes such a huge difference. He is very focused on education and keeping everybody in sync.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

This school, like all has its challenges. But, there is now a new principal. My children have had some WONDERFUL teachers and some that aren't so great. I think that you find this anywhere. I would agree that under the old principal parent involvement wasn't welcomed much, but it seems to be better now. I hope that this is the case next year. I encourage all parents to be as involved as possible. You should be welcome in the school and don't take "No" for an answer. The more you are there and the more you say, the more that you will be accepted in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

My daughter is a middle of the year transfer. They did not get outside time all winter. The teacher sends home a coded conduct folder 1- interrupting class 2 not following directions 3 not keeping hands to self. Etc etc. no feed back other then that is given, have to harass the teacher into telling me what is going on, half the time she has actually had to ask the children in her class what my child did that got her in trouble in the first place or will mark down conduct off the world of a child she didn't actually see it. She sends home homework that has no bearing on what they are covering in school that week. It's awful!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

The staff is awful. My kids have had a very horrible experience with this school. The teachers are mean and disrespectful to parents who are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

I agree with every bad review given to this school. If you are an involved parent, BEWARE. They do not like parental involvment. They indeed treat the kids more like they are in the army than a school. There is no understanding or kindness. The punishments are extremely harsh even for the youngest kids. They often don't even investigate the situation before they issue a punishment. The administrations is ruthless and apathetic. The kids have absolutely no freedom or individuality. They expect perfection from these poor children. AVOID this school if you can help it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

My daughter went to this school it was a nice school but the teachers are the most awful teachers i have ever seen they promote favortism and bulling . One teacher inpaticular was the worst she help the student who didnt need help but egnored the ones who needed help.She was the most horrible teacher my daughter still has promblem with adults beening scared of them . Even though we have move because of army , and she makes all a,s and bs and has top scores on the crt test.I am thankfull we moved away form the teachers there. before they did any more damage
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Great School! My son was at Hazelwood from K- the beginning of 3rd grade and we loved it. We moved due to a duty station change in the Army. I would highly recommend this school. Great teachers and the principal Ms. Sanford is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I have to agree with the last couple of reviews. Where did all of the teachers go that have been at Hazelwood for years??? It amazes me that so many have bailed out on the sinking ship. I think the captain and 1st mate have something to do with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I am not very pleased with this school, my son was enrolled here and we had relocated from another state. So you know every state and school does things differently. Yeah hazelwood doesn't understand that , they don't take the time to help the kids. I am not happy with this school, thank god I moved out of there school district.. I do not recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

This is not a good school in my eyes. The kids get treated like they are in the army. They should take an example on the school system in europe and also let the kids be kids sometimes! Would not recommend!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

This school is a wonderful school! Great teachers! My daughter is getting a wonderful education! The teachers and staff are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I was wanting to know about this school, I am relocating there in a few weeks..due to the military can anyone help with schools..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

Truly outstanding school. We have a daughter and son who attended North East Elementary two years ago and both transferred to Hazelwood last year, and both couldn't be happier, and neither could we. Less crowed, smaller class sizes, newer facilities, devoted teachers involved parents, and a principal and administrative staff that are professional, accessible and responsive. The special programs, art club, and especially Mr Hadley's music department are incredible. Hazelwood is a great school with terrific students, parents, teachers and staff; we would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

My son has attended Hazelwood for the past 4 years and we have been very pleased with his academic and social growth and development during that time. The principal and staff are very professional and set high expectations for their students. Children learn from their environment and they set a great example for their students. The music department run by Mr. Hadley is fantastic! Their support of military families is outstanding. The very active PTO is another asset to the school providing great special programs and teacher/student support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

This is my daughter's third year at Hazelwood and my son's first year. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is very loving towards the children and parents! I'm love this school so much that when we were considering moving this summer I wouldn't look at any houses that were not in the Hazelwood area! I want my children to go to a school where I know they are cared for and where they are safe and most of all they have a great education! I had to pick a child up from another school and they way they did pickups were very unsafe! Hazelwood cares about the safety of your child!
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students67%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
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 Students61%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students82%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
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 46% 67%
Black 28% 23%
Hispanic 14% 7%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2623 Tiny Town Rd
Clarksville, TN 37042
Phone: (931) 553-2075

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