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Covington Integrated Arts Academy

Public | PK-8 | 576 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2013

It really saddens me to see that this school doesn't appear to have made many changes with their anti bullying policy. My son attended CIAA in 2011. The comments made by 2 previous parents in 2012 and 2013, is wht we experienced while my son attended CIAA . He was bullied n the staff did nothing to stop it, they actually contributed to it by embarrassing my son in his classes n he has a learning disability. I think the elementary school may b ok, but he had horrible experience in 6 th grade. We needless to say removed our son from this school and is doing great in another Tipton county middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

My son attended CIAA and there is a huge lack of communication between the parents and teachers. Many classroom programs are not been taught by the teacher but by an actual computer program. Nothing this school has done has been evidenced based. The teachers are allowed to play by their own rules and not follow the rules of the law and education system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

My son transferred to this school from a Shelby County school. I believe we were mislead about what kind of school this really is. Anytime I call the school, the lady in the office has an attitude. My son comes home and tells me how the faculty yell at him. Also, my son has never been picked on before he started at this school. When he is hit or pinched at school and tells his teacher, she simply tells him she doesn't have time for it. They claim to have an anti-bullying pledge but I don't see it. I will be transferring my son tomorrow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

We are a military family who just moved out here. This school has been wonderful with the adjustment of our girls and making us feel welcome in a small town. I love how the classes are smaller to better the education for the children. The principle is wonderful too! Honestly, every person that I have came into contact from CIAA has been wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

I have to children that attend thos school as well as nieces. This school is great and I compliment the school as well as the principal Mrs. Sanford for showing involvement with the students. The teachers are great and I give them a five for the past 3 years of experience with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My son has blossomed since he started at C.I.A.A.. This is his 2nd full year and the transformation has been incredible. Everyone has been so nice, helpful and encouraging. I'm very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

My daughter attended this school last year as a K and had a WONERFUL teacher. She was supportive, helpful, and concerned for my child's well-being. My daughter will also be there for the 09-10 school year. CIAA is a great arts- integrated school, and I would suggest all that can, tour the school. Check out the awesome leadership and outstanding faculty and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

I have two children at CIAA. They are both reading above grade level thanks to teachers who are willing to expand their minds. The extra music/dance/drama/ and visual arts experience that they gain there would not be given at any other school in Tipton county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I have two children at this school also and I am also very disappointed in this school. I beleive they pick more about the little things and not enough about the kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I have two children at this school and have had a horrible experience here. Both of my children are suffering academically, which was not the case before at their previous attended school. The administration does not work with you to make you feel involved. Also, one of my children was also yelled at by a teacher. My children will not be attending this school any longer unless some major changes are made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have a child at CIAA. My oldest son went there when it was a new school, and we loved it. Although I think it is still a decent school, I think the administration should be more careful who they hire. I have a very bright child, with a happy spirit. My child's treacher has a tendency to yell at the kids, which to me is not acceptable. I don't do that at home, so I don't appreciate anyone else doing that at school. I do understand how hard teachers have it these days. I do love the school, and the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

This school has been wonderful for my son. The extra art programs are great! The teachers are involved as are the principals. They keep me up to date on all goings on and my son really enjoys school. The teachers are very helpful and will work with the parents in any way they can!
—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.

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 47% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 41% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students51%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students45%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students62%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students44%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students25%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities21%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 61% 23%
White 37% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 87%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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