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Black Fox Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 515 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

We are grandparents who have a granddaughter in the first grade at Black Fox. We went to the Grandparents' Day Night and loved her teacher. We were very impressed with the learning materials available for students and individual student's work displayed on the hall walls. We were impressed with the computer lab also. Everyone was friendly and enthusiastic. We could tell our granddaughter really loves her teachers, friends, and has learned so much already. Keep up the great work Black Fox Elementary! You know a school is great when your granddaughter looks forward to climbing the bus steps each weekday to begin another exciting day of learning with teachers who really care.:)


Posted September 26, 2013

Great school! Granddaughter loves it. Great teachers. Wonderful learning surroundings in the classrooms. Displays of work in hallways indicate an effective learning environment.


Posted September 26, 2013

Great school. Energetic and enthusiastic teachers who love teaching children. The cafeteria has very healthy food. The after school program is fantastic.Friendly, safe bus drivers .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

My family LOVES Black Fox. When my oldest graduated from 5th grade last spring, he was so upset that he wouldn't be able to come back to Black Fox. The teachers are wonderful and very caring. The principal is amazing. She really makes it feel like a family. She knows every student's name and which parent they go with. Kudos! My youngest will bein second grade and I look forward to more wonderful experiences at Black Fox.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

I have three grown children who attended Black Fox, and now my grandchildren will start in the fall. My children have excelled in academics through college and in their careers thanks to their excellent education base at Black Fox Elementary School. I look forward to my grandkids achieving even greater heights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

we moved from the UK to TN. to Black fox school.. Every School should be like this school. Its a wonderful school, the teachers are happy, the kids are happy, happy kids are keen kids. I recommend the school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Black Fox is the very best school in the whole wide world. I sent my daughter to a Christian School until Black Fox. This school is as close to a Christian School as the one she attended to prior. I appreciate the love the teachers have for the students. Keep it up. You are blessing lives of many.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I love Blaxk Fox School. The teachers there really care about the childern and the academic standards are top notch. If this is not a magnet school I do not know what ones is....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I have two children at Black Fox one in Pre- K and one in third grade! They both are very excited to go to school every day! Black Fox is the Best! Mrs. Fisher works hard to get our school the best of the best! The teachers are great, they work hard at teaching on each individual learning level. They are all about the children and how smart they can make them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

We have had 3 boys already attend Black Fox school and hated for them to have to leave when their time came.we have one that started this year.We don't have to worry at all about the way he will be treated or if he will be taught everything he needs to be. We know that anything from the academics to sports,arts,and any other activities our son will receive the very best that is possible.When it comes to activities involving parents we have always been treated with respect and encouraged to participate.Thankyou Black Fox from the principal to the school officer,again thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

Black fox is by far the best school in the county! My son went to a private school for 4 years(which we also loved) then transferred to black fox (because he has family and friends that he wanted to go to school with) and what a shock! We love it! Mrs. Fisher talked with us and answered all of our questions and addressed our concerns about moving him to a public school from a private school. It is hard to believe that my son can get the same level of education from a public school for free! Black Fox has changed our view on public schools. Thanks to Mrs. Fisher and all of the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

Kim Fisher is the best principle in the world.All 3 of my boys did not want to graduate from 5th grade and leave Black Fox. It is a warm, loving and atmosphere that promotes growth no matter what the child needs.All the teachers are wonderful and love the kids. I woundn't send my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

There are not enough great words to say about Black Fox! My daughter is in the 4th grade at Black Fox this year and we could not be more pleased with he the level of education and support and attention she receives on a daily basis. From every support person at Black Fox up to the teachers and principal there is no comparison to any other school around. We are very happy to be a part of such a high class and highly educational school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

This is a great school. The principal (Kim Fisher) always has her door open for parents or children. The teachers are great! The kids get encouragement and love from principal, teachers and staff. My children always feel comfortable and special. Parents are encouraged to participate in any way they can but no pressure to do so in case they are unable. There are so many extra events/programs for the children to learn and participate in if they can and want to and most of the time these extras are provided because the teachers volunteer. You can't go wrong if your children are at Black Fox. Come some day for a grand tour (which the principal will give if she can). Your children can't get a better education and learn more about life than at Black Fox Elementary. I highly recommend this exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

My daughter attended Black Fox from K-5 and I could not have hoped for a more wonderful experience. The teachers at Black Fox treated her as if she were their very own. Mrs. Fisher strives tirelessly to provide as many opportunities to the students as possible. the faculty work hard to improve their school in any way. In my opinion, it's hard to improve perfection! Parents are always welcome at the wonderful school which I happen to believe to be the best school in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

I could not be happier with this school. Kim Fisher (principal) is always there for any questions or comments. Her door is always open! The Teachers are out of this world! My kids love this school, they are always happy to be going to school, which says more than I ever could about Blackfox Elementary.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
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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.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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2010

 
 
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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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 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 92% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 3% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cleveland, TN 37311
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