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Decherd Elementary School

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Posted July 20, 2007

Decherd is an excellent school. I have three children in DES, and I am very happy with all the teachers and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

The quality of learning at Decherd Elementary is excellent. The teachers go out of their way to ensure that students are learning. The safety issue at pick up was scary up until the past 3 years, when Mr. Bishop enforced the Parent Pick Up Line. Now we can feel safe that no one can just come into the school and pick up your child or grab your child when h/she ran out of the school. We have made great gains at DES. Our students are learning and having fun at the same time. Keep up the great work DES!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2005

students are encouraged to excel and are rewarded for a job well done. Parental involvement is excellent and input is always requested on how to improve. Wonderful learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Judging from the way things were done last year at school I can only hope for them to improve with the new principal. So far he has shown a lot of promise, and a ton of ambition to make the school #1 in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

66 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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

63 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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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

Science

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

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 85% 67%
Black 7% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 71%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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401 Bratton St
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 967-5483

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