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Riverwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 12, 2014

I have a child that has attended Riverwood for 2 years, I have been a active parent and supported this school and my child from the beginning. My child has struggled, because of not only bullying, but teachers not willing to assist students that need that extra help. I have contacted the administration for help with no luck. The administration is just as much help as their staff, NO HELP! One of the reasons I CHOSE this school was because the principal won principal of the year, but in 2 years I've only seen her maybe twice. She doesn't seem to play that active of a role from my exp. Button they've NEVER hesitated to charge for everything, and I've even been solicited by the staff for services. Everything at the school is not what it appears. As a concerned I expect assistance and cooperation especially since my taxes are paying their salaries. I give this school a big F!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2014

I have 2 daughters at this school abd I must say my kindergarten teacher is absolutely wonderful I would never imagined she would be able to read let alone do 15 math equations at her age. I absolutely love her teacher! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

I've had three children attend this school, and it is fantastic. It is crowded, but that's because so many parents want to get their child into Riverwood! The facility is clean, and has nice touches inside that give it more character than other schools--Like the tree in the lobby area, near the staircase! The principal is very active in the school, and everyone seems very motivated to keep the school functioning at its highest potential. We've had a child in every grade of the school (all in optional classes for grades 1-5), and we've been very pleased overall with the teachers and their ability to work with kids, and their parents, to keep kids moving in the right direction academically and socially. No school is perfect, but Riverwood certainly has been a bright spot in our children's schooling experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

Teachers and students do their best to make sure learning continues at the highest level despite the fact that the school has 200 more students than the above figure indicates, which means there are more students than classrooms. Some teachers share classrooms, and some teachers teach in closests and storage rooms, yet everyone does their best to make it work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2013

I have 3 children going to riverwood this year. 4th grade, Kindergarten and PreK. I couldn't be happier with the teachers and level of communication. All 3 of my children love going to school and enjoy their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Its a great school,with very good teachers and staff especially the principal.She does so many good things for kids ,and is available to the parents always.My kids are in the school from the year it started.The PTO also does so many good things for the school.My kids and we love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Riverwood is an excellent elementary school with amazing faculty, teachers, and parents. I wish my son could go here for all 13 years of 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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

173 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 57% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students65%
African American55%
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learners64%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American49%
Asian80%
Hispanic43%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learners29%

Science

All Students73%
African American65%
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learners64%

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities85%
English language learners93%
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 Students59%
African American51%
Asian62%
Hispanic67%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American50%
Asian62%
Hispanic67%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American41%
Asian62%
Hispanic67%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American89%
Asian85%
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities65%
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 Students52%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities92%
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
Black 51% 23%
White 33% 67%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1330 Stern Lane
Cordova, TN 38016
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Phone: (901) 416-5444

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