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Capshaw Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 512 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

This is a great school, they are supportive and care about the children that attend. They have a great learning program and do everything they can to make sure every child will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

This is a wonderful school, full of pride. It has great teachers, lots of parent involvement, and high ratings. The school is very safe, clean, and well provided for. My child started reading so fast here, and has learned so much! I have been very impressed with the teachers and staff so far. I also love that this school is smaller, and I feel like my child gets more individual attention because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

An outstanding elementary school with caring teachers and a top notch parent-teacher organization. It's a beautiful building, too. Capshaw has one of the best reputations in the state, and for good reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My wife and I have been very disappointed with this school. Our son began school here with the notion that fairness and equality for all races was a given. We had an issue with the teacher that fed our son pork who knew that we are muslim and don't eat pork. After the incident, the teacher's reasons changed from your son is lying about the incident to I fed him pork because I didn't want him to feel embarrassed. Feel embarrassed? about what? When we met with the principal about this issue, she was not only insincere with her comments, but didn't even offer to sit with the teacher to discuss her disregard for other people's practices and religion. Talk about equality in the 21st century? We are in the deep south.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

I have two daughters who attend Capshaw, they absolutely love it. The teachers are wonderful, I am very pleased with how they truly try to seek out and help each child with any difficulties they may have. They want each child to succeed, and no one is left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

My son wakes up every morning excited about going to school. This school really prides itself on it's test scores, and strives every year to raise those scores by helping the children acheive their highest potential. This school is also big on using technology in the classroom, and every class attends computer lab weekly. My son was learning to type and use the internet in kindergarten! The principal is very positive and caring. This is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

My 2 boys love Capshaw and I feel the teachers are very involved in the all around well being of my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

Capshaw is a wonderful school, I could not ask for a better environment for my children. The teachers are wonderful, and the principal is involved and cares for each and every student. The school also stresses community and citizenship, leadership and learning. There is more parent involvement than I have ever seen in another school. I have 3 Capshaw kids and was a student myself. You will really love this school!
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading/Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading/Language Arts

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
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

Math

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
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 87% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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