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Jere Whitson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 336 students

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Posted August 3, 2011

This is a very diverse school that's about half Hispanic. My child, who is not Hispanic, loves it. I love it, too. The teachers at Jere Whitson are super. The new addition to the building is very nice, too. it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

I have two children that attended Jere Whitson Elementary. This school is beyond compare... housing creative, loving, amazing teachers and turning out remarkable students. Having volunteered in all of the schools that my girls attended, I can honestly say that Jere Whitson's staff is beyond compare. I would recommend this school to anyone with young children, as they will not only excel because of the excellent academics, but they will thrive because of the love shown to them by these remarkable educators!
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Posted July 24, 2008

I've had two first graders come through Mrs. Heather Roach's class and I must say, she is awesome! Very thorough, cares about the children as individuals, and is genuinely concerned for their education. She works very hard is always available. She was wonderful.
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Posted October 25, 2005

I love Jere Whitson school. I have a kindergardener and they all did what they could to calm him down on his first day. Mrs.Vicki Rector was his teacher. I really think he enjoyed it.All the teachers and principal were always nice and respectfull. Unfortunatly we moved we will miss this school and its staff thanks Jere Whitson for making it easy on my son!
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Posted October 7, 2004

Jere Whitson is school with considerable history. It is one of the oldest schools in this county. The teachers work hard; it is a shame that the principal is not as devoted to the needs of the students and the teachers. It is my opinion that Jere Whitson needs another principal with the desire to foster a healthy learning environment. That is truly a shame when the teachers are trying so hard to do the job and teach.
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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

60 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 49% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners21%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners21%

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners71%
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 Students16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners6%

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners69%
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
Hispanic 52% 7%
White 42% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 93%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Make A Difference Award (2007)
  • Top 7% of Tennessee Schools (2010)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Teri Anderson
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (931) 372-0384

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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  • Jere Whitson is a Title school with a diverse population. It is known for its' warm and welcoming atmosphere for students and families. Music plays in the halls, kids are known by name and student needs are met. We specialize in interventions to meet the needs of all students.
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Cookeville, TN 38501
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