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Collierville Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 21, 2014

Love this school! Love the teachers!! Love being able to volunteer and be with the kids. Such an awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2014

My son attends Collierville Elementary, and he previously attended a local private school. He made the transition into the school seamlessly, and I attribute it to the amazing teachers and staff at Collierville Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2012

This is an amazing school with an outstanding team of teachers and staff. We pay a premium price to live in Collierville just so our children can attend the schools here. I would recommend any of the schools in Collierville to anyone who is concerned about their childrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

This school has been amazing! We were transplanted by hurricane Katrina and found the transition to be a smooth one! Unbelieveable attention and sincere service!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

Collierville Elementary is an amazing school. Where some of the city schools are still working on addition and subtraction in the third grade, these kids are beginning to learn basic algebra. The principal is amazing. She worked hard a few years ago to update the curriculum, bring in new technology and win several grants. For example, the school has a grant funded sensory room for children who have difficulties with certain textures, hyperactivity, etc. There is an outdoor learning lab, geography lab, huge computer lab, etc. Smart screens are being installed in all the classrooms. Some people had trouble with the tough reality that undisciplined, underperforming teachers were forced to go. I say that's a sad statement about expectations in this state. Good teachers fight over positions in this school (as well as other Collierville schools). My children love going to school at CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Do yourself a favor and send your child to Bailey Station Elementary School or Southwind Elementary School. The principal lacks the much needed leadership skills and is simply there to collect a paycheck. She requires the teachers to give grades so that the school maintain high standings. In doing so, she is actually hurting the students because they are behind when they get to middle school. Very disappointed in this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

CES is an amazing school. Every day teachers and parents come together to help all students learn in a positive environment. Kids come first!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

They involve the whole family. Most teachers acknowledge every child by name (good morning, Ben). They acknowledge every parent by name and make you feel like they have been your friend for many years, not just since your child has been in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

My husband and I moved to Collierville from Upstate New York. My daughter was just entering kindergarten, and not knowing the area, we were somewhat anxious about what kind of school we entered her into. We have been blown away by the quality of education she is recieving at Collierville Elementary. She is now in first grade, and both her teachers have been amazing (I haven't heard complaints about ANY teacher from other parents, either). The school encourages the parents to be as involved as possible, which adds to the quality of the children's education immensely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Great schools take great teachers. CES has awesome teachers. They love the kids and go above and beyond. The administration is a great team. They enjoy being with each other and that energy go all through the school. I would recommend this school for anyoned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Exceptional school. The principle is amazing. She has a love for all of the children and strives to make each year the best that can be. The staff is wonderful and the teachers are fabulous!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

Love the school. Love the faculty. Love the education my children are getting. In my experience, the administration does what is best for the children. It may not always be what is most popular with parents and faculty/staff, but it is always what is best for the kids. That means so much to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

Clearly this school is such an amazing place to be. When kids wake up wanting to go to school and are excited about learning, it makes life so much better for everyone. We have one of the most caring principals I have ever met. The teachers are wonderful and so is the office staff. They almost know every student by name....that says alot! Our test scores are through the roof and we have amazing staff and parents GO CES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I have had children in this school for three years now. I have absolutely no complaints, at all. The principal and assistant principals (there's two assistants), and all the teachers are nothing but amazing. There are no 'bad' teachers at this school. I have four boys...two in school, grades first and second, and twins that will be there in two years. My little twins love going to that school as much as my older two. I volunteer my time there, and the twins always go with me. The teachers are loving, and gentle, and very kind hearted. The principal and assistant principals have all had to comfort one of my sons over the past three years, and they love the staff as much as I do. And the staff! And the teacher's assistants....marvelous, all of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

Great school with lots of parent involvement, caring staff. Beautiful since renovations have been completed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

We came from Tara Oaks where we had a wonderful educational environment. CES has not let us down. My 1st grader was slower than most to learn to read in kindergarten but has made tremendous progress in all subjects this year. Our concerns are addressed in a timely manner & problems are met head-on. Mrs. Claney is direct, involved & very personable. She's done a great job placing my daughter with a wonderful teacher and moving us all into the new building. I would highly recommend this school. We are moving at the end of this school year and will miss CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

I disagree on the availability of education for the special needs students at CES. I have found all the teachers very caring, supportive and attentive to my son's needs. He started his Kindergarten year in an expanded resource setting and has moved to a Kindergarten setting, without an aid. They have fully supported his difficult dietary restrictions. We came to CES with some reservations, but stay because of the dedication of the staff. I can't say enough about Mrs. Claney!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

CES is awesome! The renovated school is beautiful--hard to believe it is the same building! We are fortunate to have the great administration and dedicated faculty at CES take such great care of our children! No one has missed a beat during the construction process--we had all A's on our school report card--including value added! Thank you to everyone at CES! You all worked hard and deserve all the credit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

'Our school has just undergone 2 years of renovations and we not only have wonderful teachers and staff but now we have a state of the art school. Under the leadership of our current principal and staff our 'value added' reading score has been brought up from an F to an A and all of this done during a difficult time of construction. Parent Involvement is welcomed and encouraged. I am very excited to be a part of a wonderful school and would encourage anyone moving to the area to consider CES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Just wanted to add my comments. We moved here last year from out of state and couldn't have been more pleased. This year is even better. The new school is going to be awesome when it is finished. We cannot say enough about the great staff and administration. Mrs. Claney is a top notch leader especially in these times of very challenging safety issues with construction of the new school. If you are looking for a small class size, caring teachers, and a great principal, look no further!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading/Language Arts

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students78%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities61%
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 Students64%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities84%
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 American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students75%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
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 78% 67%
Black 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 25%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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590 Peterson Lake Rd
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: (901) 853-3300

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