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Montgomery Central Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 17, 2013

I am a mother of six children, four of them have attended this school all of their lives. The other two have attended since being with us. When your child looks at you and states that they love school, and that the principals and teachers are their friends, the faculty are definately doing something right! All of my children love attending school here. The principal knows every child on a first name basis and greets each child in the morning as they arrive. They have classes on values which is unheard of at any other school I have encountered. They get a gift and lunch with the principal on their birthday as well as free ice cream! Not only does the principal know all the students but all the parents as well. My daughter in high school is involved with 2 seperate programs that assist in aiding with reading skills at the school. The teachers are hand-picked with great care and are above all others. Children are the priority here and that I feel is how every school should be. They have free tutoring, programs to help them in reading, and a friendly, enjoyable, learning enviornment. I give this school 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

My daughter attend MCES kindergarten thru 5th grade and I couldnt have asked for a better experience. The principal is so wonderful and genuinely cares for the students and goes out of her way. The teachers were always helpful and communicated with me on a regular basis and was happy to do so. My daughter was so happy and loved every teacher and staff there. i would never send my kids to any other school:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

I'm afraid I have to disagree with many of the posts regarding this school. I have multiple children at this school and am strongly considering alternate placement. This school is ill-equipped to deal with children who are "out of the norm" and the administration is very close-minded and uninterested in opposing viewpoints, to the detriment of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

I give Montgomery Central Elementary School a 5 star rating. I have 3 kids that have attended MCES since their first day of Kindergarden. The teachers and staff are wonderful. MCES also promotes parent involvement, which I feel is an important part of educational success. I am currently going to school to become a teacher and hope to one teach at MCES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

It is a very unique school built around a pond. The children who attend this school have a wonderful, peaceful learning environment! I believe children should be introduced to different learning enviroments. This school embraces these environments. They have an outdoor classroom in which the children receive instruction outside the normal four wall settings. I give this school a 5 star rating!


Posted April 22, 2009

This is the best school in Tennessee> The principle is great, and careing towards the kids. The teachers are great and it is a laid back relaxed atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

This school is somewhat a country school, compared to the location of other schools in this county. So, you might be tempted to assume they are backwards or behind-the-times. Don't. Just spend 5 minutes in the office, 5 minutes in a classroom, and 5 minutes in the library. You will be wanting to send your kids here. It is warm, friendly and inviting--not to mention challenging. They care enough to not give busy work, but really assignments that kids (and parents) learn from. The library has great books and is encouraging of students to love reading. I love this school for it's love of kids. The best part is that the principal knows all the kids (really all) by their first name. Now that's impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

As a mother of 5 public schools are an important issue with me. My children have been in Montgomery Central Elementary, Middle and High Schools over the last 16 years. The people in these schools are amazing (especially the elementary school) children are valued and are taught values as well. As a parent it is wonderful to know that when you send your children to school each day, your chidren are improving on the people they are becoming even when they are away from you. I think it is the best school area and waited years to get my children into this school zone for the one on one teaching, the respect each child is shown, and the values that are provided. Also my children look forward to school each day. The principal knows every child in the school on a first name basis! They are best of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

i love this school! my kids have such a great time and look forward to going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

I open enrolled my children here because of the small classes & one on one they receive. It has been the Best decision! Parents are welcomed with open arms! I help out in the classrooms, have lunch with my children & it is all commended & appreciated! The reading program is spectacular, my Kindergartener was reading 50 page books by the end of the year! The children are allowed to be quite creative in art. In music they're not only singing, but also being educated by music! I Love this school & my children do too!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% 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 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Math

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
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
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cunningham, TN 37052
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