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Holice Powell Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted March 2, 2010

I attended HPS as a child, and when we moved back to Dyer County, I decided to enroll my daughter in HPS. It is a decision I do not regret. The teachers are wonderful and show sincere interest in my child. Everyone knows my childs name from the principal to the cafeteria staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2009

I went to school there and so do my kids and we just love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

My child is Mrs. Carol Riggs Kindergarten class and he is learning sooo.. much. He really enjoys going to school and I am proud to say my child attends this school. He started young so I wasn't sure how he would do this year but he's doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 92% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 3% 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 79%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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988 Hwy 210 South
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 285-1994

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