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Griffith Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 937 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2010

One of the reasons we moved here to Dunlap was because we wanted a good school enviroment. We love Griffith!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

Once you've been in other systems you realize how wonderful this place is!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2008

All our kids go to Griffith. We are happy overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

This is a great school,as grandparents our grandkids love this school and especially the principal,Sarai Carbaugh, she is very good at what she does,very interested in all that goes on at the school and with every child at the school,as well as working with the parents and grandparents that are raising their grandkids that go to the school


Posted August 25, 2008

Griffith does a lot to help my child. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

This school is very political and does not work with parents wel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Griffith is a great school. Both our daughters attend and our family loves the atmosphere there. The children are challenged academically and the teachers use many high interests activities to keep them motivated. Mrs. Sarai is now the new principal and we are excited to begin a new year with her and Mrs. Susan! Best of everything ladies! =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

My child started at Griffith after Spring Break. At his old school, his teacher was always complaining about how he didn't have any patience, and how he couldn't stay in his seat. Since he has been at Griffith, I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about my child. I think the difference is that he has a teacher who spends time helping him. He absolutely loves his teachers and actually looks forward to going to school now! What a relief! All of the teachers and the principal have my most heartfelt and complete thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Griffith is exceptional! I volunteered there every day last year and half of this year. The teachers I know there are above average and the principal expects the very Best efforts out of both the teachers and students and speaks over the intercom every morning about 'Being Your Best' and good attitudes every day, how important character and honesty are. I am so impressed with the quality and dedication to education everyone at that school has! Parent Involvement at Griffith is necessary to its accomplishmments. I loved the interaction I had with all the children. Everyone there really cares and are sincere. Kindness is a hallmark there. Griffith is structured for greatness! No doubt about it! My 3 children will be well prepared for their futures of academia! We are so blessed! Bea Cartwright-Rucks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

Griffith is an excellent school. The teachers care about their students and strive to have their students excel. The parents are encouraged to volunteer and partcipate in school functions. The third grade teachers are wonderful and push their students to do their best. I am proud to say that my child is a student at Griffith. I look forward to my other children attending as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Griffith is a wonderful school. In kindergarten the students learn how to read well. The teachers are very supported by the principles. Even though the school is large it still has a family feeling. Teachers work together and share ideas with each other. Students are for the most part well behaved. Parent involement is encouraged and parents feel welcome. It is a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities48%
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 88% 67%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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173 Jones Dr
Dunlap, TN 37327
Phone: (423) 949-2105

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