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Dandridge Elementary School

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Posted October 14, 2008

We moved from Indiana at the beginning of 2008 they were well recieved and caught up and pushed beyond. Dandridge did better then Indiana.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I'd say about half the teachers rank adequate to good, but only a handfull are considered great. Zero tolerence policy for bullying is'nt upheld as much as it should be. I like the counselors and parental involvement is encouraged. Aministration is very kind and loving, but to a fault most times. I'd like to see a tutoring program and a useful computer class being taught at DES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Parent involvement is not only well received but encouraged. The principal is a very un-intimidating person to both students and parents, (you don t have the feeling you ve been sent to the principal s office as a parent) and is very involved in the students on a personal level. Smaller classes allow students with problems (either accelerated learning or problems with learning) to be picked out and helped very early on. Also allows more one on one time with students. Music and creative courses are rudimentary, but taught with creative teachers who are very helpful to students. Sports and other extra curricular programs are through local community, not school, but are extensive. Academics exceed the previous school system we moved from in Palm Beach County FL. More attention is paid to the individual student in this school. DES is also very clean and doesn't have that 'school' smell in the hallways. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2004

My son has just graduated from DES. We had a good experience at this school. They deal with the large number of students and the little space in a very efficient way. My son had wonderful teachers and he felt loved and wanted during his entire stay at DES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

My son will be returning to Dandridge Elementary for his 1st grade adventure this upcoming year. After having to deal with our 'family breakup' recently, he has overcome many obstacles thanks to the assistance and patience of both the counseling department and the other staff members! This school has the most patient and understanding authority figures I've ever seen. My son loves getting up and going to school because he's made to feel important. I can't begin to express my gratitude to everyone there who's made my son's first school experience one to remember! Thanks for not only helping my son cope with difficult times, but also for making myself feel like my opinion matters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

The principal and assistant principal are great! They have a genuine interest in the children. My daughter enjoys and excels in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2003

My daughter loves Dandridge Elementary. It is a great school. A lot of hands on attention done in a very professional manner.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

85 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 49% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities47%
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 93% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 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 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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780 South Hwy 92
Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone: (865) 397-3127

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