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J. Brown Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 440 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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Posted April 22, 2014

My children have been attending this school for two years. We are very happy with the education our kids are getting. I feel the teachers are at this school because they truley want to be teachers. They are eager to help and welcome any comments or questions we have. They encourage parent envolvement which is vital to a successful education. The teachers and staff at J Brown are helpful and friendly and are an asset to my children and this community. I look forward to the next two years and am thankful and greatfull for the great job everyone does!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

My two children has went two this school since day pre-k.I have to say iv delt a lot with the teachers,principle,an the sro officer at this school an I will say they know how to run a school the right way.the kids is ahead in all there subjects an the teachers take the kids to heart.iv only ran across one teacher that we really didn't care for in kindergarten an was really gto old to still be tryin to teach is my opinion .I will say the rest of the teachers & staff r wonderful an I really hate that they only go to fourth.I'm really gonna miss them all here.keep up the good staff Brown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I have seen the progress of this school over the last 8 years and it has been amazing! Great learning environment! Administrators, teachers and support staff working to do their best and students eager to learn!
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Posted March 16, 2010

A great school with hard working teachers and staff! They really care about the students.


Posted August 23, 2008

our family has been a part of this school for 6 years and have found it to be a wonderful learning environment based upon the high quality of the teaching and support staff.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

52 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 49% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

45 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students52%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students36%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 67%
Black 39% 23%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 90%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Tina Weatherford
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (931) 380-4670

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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