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South Cumberland Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 736 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

Two of our three children are now adults who attended South Elementary and were each inspired to become successful adults by the many wonderful and encouraging teachers there. With our third child rezoned to another school we didn't know what to expect and unfortunately had a rough, unproductive and conforming start. After four years of struggle at the rezoned school we decided to transfer and now our youngest is also attending South Elementary. I have to say of the two Elementary schools we tried the administration and teaching staff at South Elementary are much more perfectly in sync with one another and are well established. In The culture at South is more tolerant, diverse and well balanced for our children who are inadvertently exposed to diversity through traveling to visit relatives or in general with their parents where a vast array of cultures and intolerance exist in the world. I believe South Elementary is and has prepared my children academically as well as providing the skills needed to survive because they teach "tolerance" and "acceptance" better than any other facility in our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

i love sce the teachers are so nice!!go lady rebels!mr.pharris is awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

I honestly am thankful my daughter was able to attend South. It is far beyond the other school she attended before we moved to this side of town. Mr Gibert was and is the best teacher ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

South is the best school, and anyone would love this school. It has helped to make me a much better student especially Mr. Gilbert. Love the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2005

South Cumberland is a GREAT school. I love it to death and everyone there. I'm proud to say that everyone there has helped me to become who I am today and keep up all the good work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2005

we recently moved here from ny. I have a child with a learning disability and I also have a child with a hearing disability. I feel the school has done everything they can to give my children the best education they could have. no, they were not as 'advanced' as the school they had attended, but have done everything possible to give them what they need. they not only have given them what they need to succeed, but have kept we the parents well informed of every decision that is being made in our children's best interest. I love crossville and south cumberland elementary school! keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

The Mother that wrote the review in May 2004 said 'The school failed to recognize a learning disability in her child.' I believe her because the school is over crowded and some teachers do not have the time to evaluate all the students. Some teachers only notice a student is having problems when a student has a low test score. By the time these teachers get those test scores the student is behind. Teachers should catch this in the beginning of the school year. This school needs help with over crowded class & teacher needs to practice what they were taught at the University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

I beleive South is the best school in Cumberland County. I also don't think that they will just fail your child if they have a learning disability. They try 2 help your child and if they see your child is not trying then they go into a conference. If they see that you don't care how your child is doing then they try to help your child even more. By the end of the year if they see your child has no improvement they think your child needs to be held back and worked with again. So therefore your child is worked with the best they can be. The sports program is great. The girls basketball team were county champions for two years in a row, they were also AAA state champions back to back the past to years also. This past year (2003-2004) they had a new coach a very good person in general but they came 3rd.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2004

This school is ok if your child is an average or above average student, however if your child struggles with school work, or has any level of learning challenges, they will not succeed at this school. The school failed to recognize a learning disability in my child and instead failed him. We have since had him tested and he does have a learning disability that was not recognized or acknowledged when he was tested at South school. I feel that the children with learning disabilities are looked down upon or labeled as bad children. It has taken a lot of work to undo the damage done to my childs self esteem and self worth by this school and it's teachers. The classes are really overcrowded, so they have no choice but to leave behind those children who are not 'normal'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

i believe south is a very good school my daughter has went there since she was in k now she is a 6th grader.it has a family homie athmoshere.children really like the teachers and my daughter has always felt safe and at ease while in attending.i do believe it is very crowded tho and it does need more teachers but everything elese is great all kinds of activites sports etc i wouldnt want her no where else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

This the best school in Cumberland County. They help you with whatever your child needs help with. The teachers care and they are some of the best in the county. There are lots of extra things to do every sport, and club you can think of. If your child is stuggling there is after school tutoring that helps your child. All the teachers and students are very friendly and the atmosphere makes you fill as if you are at home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2003

Great school for a little area. If they cannot help a child they just fail them instead and tell you that it will be better for the child. If your child has a learning disability I suggest you go somewhere else. If your child doesn't then they will teach them to shine.


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

76 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 49% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities94%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
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
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
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
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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
White95%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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

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
White 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 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 51%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3536 Lantana Rd
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: (931) 788-6713

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