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North Lee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 490 students

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Posted July 24, 2010

This school is fine if your child is an average child. My son is gifted and the school refused any accommodations until he was in 3rd grade (he was in 1st grade at the time). Also, the principal has previously worked at the local high school, he had no experience with elementary school students and that's very evident in how he blows minor infractions way out of proportion (kindergarten student gave a wedgie and was suspended for 3 days!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

My daughter is in Kindergarten at North Lee and I absolutely love this school! Her teacher is wonderful and the principal is very involved with each student. I hope my daughter is able to stay at North Lee thru 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

Outstanding school! Very high academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I've taught at four elementary schools in my 20 year teaching career, and this school is by far the best. My own child attends this school and receives an excellent education. The faculty is experienced and has high expectations. The test scores are always very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

We have had the wonderful opportunity of having two of our children attend North Lee. Academics is a 10. Sports is a 10 and the loving and caring staff is a 10. We will miss this great school as we are relocating to Houston, TX area. Go Rams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

I have one child entering 3rd grade and one entering kinderfarten this year. Miss Fairchild (2nd grade) was the greatest teacher my oldest has had yet. My youngest daughter will start with Mrs. Sanders for her first year. Expectations are high that they will achieve much in the coming year. i know the school can deliver. Best school in Bradley County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

This is the best school in all of Bradley County. Expectations for students are set high but are achieved through guidance and instruction from a dedicated faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

North Lee is an excellent school! It ranks higher than any school in the area. North Lee is filled with highly qualified Christian teachers. Our family has been blessed by being a part of the North Lee family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I have two children who attend North Lee. The oldest is graduating this year. I have been very pleased with the school. The teachers seem to be well qualified, they really stress the importance of reading and the students test high in math also. There seems to be good unity in the school as a whole and parent volunteers/support is high.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 33%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Vietnamese
Tagalog
Spanish
Russian
German
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Reward School Status - Academic Achievement in TN (2012)
  • Reward School - Academic Achievement in TN (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Nat Akiona
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (423) 478-8811

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Assist with Monthly teacher appreciation
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • While academics are the main focus at North Lee, we also provide extensive opportunities for the arts offering music, art, and drama in our extended after school program. We also offer opportunities for student leadership through the safety patrol, classroom leadership opportunities, the student ambassador program, Junior Beta Club and principal advisory board.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Pre-School
First Baptist Pre-school

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ocoee Middle School
Walker Valley High School
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205 Sequoia Dr
Cleveland, TN 37312
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Phone: (423) 478-8809

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