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Dresden Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 483 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2014

My School is Dresden Elementary School it is a great caring and fun learning school I loved all my teachers they were sweet and nice


Posted July 30, 2012

This school has a philosophy of caring... for each child and for the members of the staff. There is a family feel to the school which starts with the principal being friendly and inviting to children and parents and this attitudes also echos in the halls with the teachers and support staff. There are a lot of extra activities for the children to get involved with such as road runners, Science club, Fall festival, Reading Nights, etc. academics are stressed and excellence is sought. But, fun and friendship is also a goal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

My children go to the best elementary around and I am proud to say they go to Dresden Elementary. Mr.Laughry is great and supports all of his children @ school. The teacher are some of the ELITE. They really love the kids. I know how great this school is. I have had 3 come through and 2 to go
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

We have the best elementary school in Weakley County! The teachers are great. Every single one is involved with their children. Mr Laughry is exceptional. His dedication and love for each and every one of his children is apparent every time you meet him. He knows most every child by name and the children respect him. Dresden Elementary is the best!!
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Posted January 13, 2006

Dresden Elementary has got to be the luckiest school around. We have the best Principal that you would ever find. He loves the kids and doesn't mind going to their level to make the kids feel special. Mr. Laughry is the best!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

78 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

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 95% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

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  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Michael C. Laughrey
Fax number
  • (731) 364-5537

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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759 Linden St
Suite B
Dresden, TN 38225
Phone: (731) 364-3401

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