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Dickson Elementary School

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Posted November 18, 2009

I love this school. My two children went there now my grandchild. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Dickson Elementary School is the best school my child has ever attended. We recently moved to the area and was worried about the school system. We are zoned for another school, but we decided to come out of zone to a smaller school and have been very please with the academics, especially the Value Plus Program. Our child got the learn to play the dulcimer and perform in a mini concert and this boosted her self esteem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

They administration and staff at this school are excellent. They work hard every day to make the students feel important and to teach the curriculum in a fun and exciting way. My children love this school and were very upset when they thought they would have to be rezoned to another school. I hope they keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

If your child academically advanced he or she will not be after attending this school. Some teachers are very good, but others can be found yelling at children at any given time of the day. My child LOVED school through prescool and kindergarten and now complains of a stomach ache almost everyday so that he won't have to go. Some teachers at this school are in the business of dumbing down above average students. These children are left sitting for 8 hours a day learning nothing so that other kids can catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

DES is a wonderful school in which to teach and send my children. I have been very pleased with the faculties ability to take care of my children's academic needs. Reading Recovery for my needy child and challenges for my advanced child has helped them be confident and successful. DES also provides choir, competitive sports and art during the school year. A variety of parent involvement activities throughout the year such as workshops, class plays, and cooking activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

My child attended this school and I was very pleased with the education my child received. I liked the small school family atmosphere. I feel my child had a wonderful wealth of opportunities to succeed. My child enjoyed the teachers,principal, and staff and still speaks fondly of them. I appreciate their effort in my child's education and I feel my child grew as a person as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

My child attended Dickson Elementary this year and we had a very successful year. I feel very comfortable dropping my child off at the front door every morning. I am glad to know my child is in a safe and loving environment. Looking forward to August 2nd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

My child attended DES this pass year. I have to say the staff, as well as the principal, were great. The staff at DES works well together and supports one another. As for the principal, anytime I had a problem his door was always open and he was very open-minded. As far as the curriculum, I was sent home the objectives that would be covered that nine weeks. I was always informed of how my child was progressing in school. I always felt good about how my child's learning, security, and mental abilities were developing. I knew the staff at DES was fullfilling their obligations to provide an education for my child. Let's face it, if you as a parent are doing your best to teach your child good study habits and knowledge about the world around them, the rest will take care of itself. Thanks for a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Worst place our honor roll child ever attended. Principal cussed in front of child, allowed physical/mental bullying, and teachers supported principal always. Took years to get child past this school's abuse of child. Transferred child out to child-oriented zone. One school can greatly harm a child perhaps permanently. Curriculum poor. Find another school for your child's safety, education, and physical/mental/emotional health.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

44 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
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 Students18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities43%
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 76% 67%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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120 West Broad St
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: (615) 740-5837

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