Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Homestead Elementary School

Public | PK-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 25, 2014

What is up with the clear and obvious cliques among Homestead's teachers? The teachers are too focused on the gossip and fitting in with one another that it's creating an unhealthy learning environment for the kids. It's catty and pathetic. One thing is for sure, my child is not going to Homestead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

Robin Perry is one of the absolute WORST principals ever. She doesn't like the kids, the teachers, or the parents. I really have no idea how she keeps her job.... I guess Central Office just doesn't want to know. Kids are not motivated to be there or to do their best and it is clear that they are miserable. It is a sad place to be. Ms. Perry HAS to be in control of everything --- can you say insecure? The teachers have just given up because nothing changes. Get her out of there and you may salvage the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love the school, beautiful. The teachers and staff are great. The principal is wonderful also. My son has learned so much in just the first 6 weeks of school. So glad I decided to take him to Homestead
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

We relocated from another city and bought a home zoned for HES. After speaking to numerous sources I knew which school I wanted my children in. I haven't been disappointed yet and we have ben here for three years now. I am now volunteering with the AR program and I see the day to day interactions between the teachers and the students. 98% of the teachers are doing an excellent job! And with any job you will have a couple of personalities that aren't what they should be. This school sets a high standard for education and any contact I have had with Mrs. Perry has been nothing but professional and goal oriented. She had a mess to clean up and I think the school has been so much better the last three years!! Its my fellow parents who aren't accustomed to change that continue to be the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

The academics may be good but the environment is horrible, especially under the leadership of the principal Robin Perry. The school is not at all what it used to be. I would venture to say academics will begin to suffer in a few years under the current leadership and with good teachers and kids leaving. My advice: RUN. Do not put your child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I think if more parents knew what went on in this school that they would not have the rating they have. There is bulling going on and some kind of fight everyday there. Open your eyes people and start investigating...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Overall, this is one of the better schools in the county. However, schools in this area are hampered by too much emphasis on student test scores such as the TCAP. It seems that education stops in late April when the TCAP is completed. From then on, it is mostly field trips or reward trips. If this follows through for children in all grades, then by the end of the 8th grade, our children would have missed an entire year of education! I would prefer that Cumberland County undergo a paradigm shift and adopt what most school systems have adopted: a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 based school system. Also, get away from merely teaching a test and teach children how to read, perform mathematical operations, and develop a more rigorous scientific curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

HES is awesome. All teachers push excellence, but are also willing to go the extra mile to see that their students get there. Staff is hard working, friendly, and motivating. I am thankful that my child gets to attend HES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

Every school can always improve,however under the watch of Mrs.Aarona VanWinkle this school just keeps getting better and better.Some of the best educators in the state work here. Much welcomed parental involvment and volunteers, boosters and PTO. Something for everyone where extracurricular activities are concerned. Debate teams, 4-H, Beta, FCA, yearbook staff, student council and class representives,band, Art club, football,tennis,basketball,track and cross-country, Chess team, softball,volleyball,and the list goes on. The new greenhouse,science lab, computer lab, and library are just waiting for the new clubs to get going very soon.Teachers work great together and encourage everyone to get involved. After school and morning tutoring and peer mediators. Kids helping each other teaches many things you can't get in a book. If Homestead isn't one of the best it will be with Mrs.VanWinkle caring for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

Great school!Has a good toutoring program in the afternoon and some mornings for children that are having trouble.Also many great clubs and activities that students can get involved in.One of the best elementary band programs in the county.Also might I add,HES has an a great principal and vice principal(Great job Mr.Smith)Great test scores and a friendly environment.
—Submitted by a student


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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

68 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 49% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
69%
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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 47% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% 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 41% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading/Language Arts

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Fax number
  • (931) 456-8342

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3889 Hwy 127 South
Crossville, TN 38572
Phone: (931) 456-8344

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



The Phoenix School
Crossville, TN





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT