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The Discovery School

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Posted October 28, 2013

The staff at this school truly care about the well being of each and every child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2011

I went to this elementary school for all 6 years (kindergarten-5th) and I absolutely loved it. I'm a freshman in high school now and I definitely would not be where I am now (all honors classes) if it weren't for this school's preparation. They push the students until they exceed the best of their abilities. It's a great school and I would recommend this elementary school to anybody.


Posted February 21, 2006

My child goes to this school and I absolutely loce it! He loves this school as well! All the teachers are great, the principal is outstanding! The only thing i would change is that our school would be taken more seriously by all including by all the people who speed thru our school zone every morning and every afternoon! We have the only school who does not have police patrol every morning and absolutely never in the afternoons! Granted our children do not cross the street, but we do have parents trying to pull in and pull out with our children in our vehicles! And no, we are not a private school!
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading/Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

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 Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
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 disadvantaged93%
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 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 81% 67%
Black 11% 23%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 36%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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