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Blythe- Bower Elementary School

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Posted August 15, 2014

First off I went to school here. It was t.c. bower . I started here in kindergarten in 1979. This school and the teachers taught me so much. I am 40 years old. My brother went to school there also. He is 35 years old. My oldest daughter Brooke smith went to school there . she was taught so much. She has graduated from Bradley high school(go bears) a bear scholar and a Tennessee scholar. The faculty and staff taught my family so much and now my youngest daughter is there . Abigail smith. Blythe bower has meant so much to my family. I greatly appreciate the faculty and all the staff. And...... Go bobcats!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Blythe Bower Elementary school is a wonderful school my child has learned so much and is always happy and smiling when she comes home. I couldn't be happier with the way her first year of school has gone. I want to thank all the teachers and staff for helping her to transition easily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

Blythe- Bower is a great school. As a new teacher I have been welcomed and they have been great to work with. I have been so impressed with their reading program. It is amazing how much small group help they give each student on a daily basis. I have watched my students grow so much academically, especially in the area of reading. I know I could not have achieved this on my own. Thanks to the 13 other staff members that helped my students reach their highest reading level possible this year. I love this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2013

My 8 year old came home and told me, "Mrs. SO AND SO, said whoever helped with my homework didn't know what she was doing!" Uh, here's an idea DO THE JOB YOU'RE PAID TO DO AND DON'T GIVE HOMEWORK, Mrs. KNOW IT ALL (NOT)! NOW my son won't let me help him, all because of one of the teachers in 3rd grade! Thanks alot! He doesn't want me to send a note to her because he said she JUST started being nice to him again. But by virtue of the fact that a teacher would have the nerve to say THAT to one of the kids, makes that school HORRIBLE! If thats what they let their tenured teachers get away with - I'll be looking for another school next year cause I'm tired of being talked about to my kids BY THESE SO CALLED TEACHERS! I guess it's true, "those who can, DO, those who can't TEACH", or at least the saying is true for THAT SO CALLED TEACHER! And my parent involvement has NOTHING to do with it! I've been a parent at that school for the past 15 years (as I have a 20 year old daughter in medical school right now who went there) and I was plenty involved for the first FEW years, but hey, THAT IS THEIR JOB to teach them THERE! The kids have to have SOME free time, and thats what home is for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I'm a very proud parent of 3 students at this school but the school itself I'm. Not proud of the students are overly worked at school and home by a certain teacher the principles involvement with the parents to resolve long overdue problems has been put off. Repeatedly since November of last year and then even with other parental back-up both assistant and principle will only agree with what the teacher says when you have 2 educationally challenged children and no help from teachers that want to send a student home with anywhere from 25 to 80 pages of work home Monday through Friday at the same grade level as other children and expect that student to have no problem understanding or. doing the work when that student is almost 3 grade levels behind their actual grade and has gone from a higher grade of understanding to a 65% decrease
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

When our family moved from Arizona, I was nervous about the school systems in TN being different. I was thrilled when the teachers and support staff made us feel very welcomed. They answer any questions we have and help us make the best decisions for our child s education. The school is very open and accepting to parent involvement; this includes the parents as well as grandparents and great-grandparents. These variables alone have tremendously helped our child adapt to the new location with ease. Our child really enjoys learning more than ever, especially due to the amazing reading program, which I can t say enough about . On a side note: We, the parents and students, make our school experience what we want it to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

I didn't care for this school and its methods of teaching. The environment was not friendly. I decided to move my child to one of the better ones of cleveland. He loves his new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

This school has one of the greatest school personnel, I have ever seen. The reading program in place is proving to be essential and productive for my son. It's a very productive and welcoming staff that is concerned for all students. I occassionally volunteer and feel welcomed to be a part of the school activities. It takes an entire community to raise a child, and Blythe-Bower definitely cares about all their students and their older/younger siblings. Now that's a school that cares for children. Go BLYTHE-BOWER! Thanks for always caring and doing your best!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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

All Students35%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students33%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities44%
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 Students45%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 72% 67%
Black 14% 23%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 83%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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604 20th South East St
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 479-5121

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