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Keenburg Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 321 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2014

This school doesn't just make the students learn, it interacts with them. I know because I go there. The doors open at 7:00 a.m. and students are considered tardy at 8:00 a.m.


Posted August 28, 2013

I was teaching at the Education Department of ETSU and several other colleges and universities Educational, Developmental, and Clinical Psychology. After we moved to this area just a few days when school started, it was not easy for my little son to adjust to all the changes. The principal Mr. Hartley made my son comfortable and welcome. He might not smile all the time but I observed him while interacting with other students with kindness and firm care. My son's teacher is a young lady, an ETSU honor graduate who is very professional loving with the children. Do not confuse the quality of education with the quality of the building. This is an old school with old values. Dr. William Nagy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

I found the principal Mr. Hartley to be very uninformed, unfriendly and rude! I had talked to a Nurse and gave specific instructions as to what I wanted done with my child until I arrived (which was 8 mins later) and the opposite of what I asked was done, which could of caused additional medical concerns, I called Mr. Hartley after I talked to the Nurse who admittley ignored my request but thought it was no big deal, He had second hand info but thought he had enough of the story to talk over me and when I tried to get a word in he told me to be quiet! He used word play to justify what had happened, needless to say future problems will be fowarded to superintendent of schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

I have had problems with this schools since day one. My son was injured by another student and the principle did not contact me and when I contacted him he said he did feel like it was an issue that needed to be addressed. My son was stabbed with a pen....that's a big deal. Mr. Hyder does not send grades home so I never really know what my sons grade is until it is too late. I don't see how that is even acceptable! I hope I cant get my son in T A Dugger next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Keengburg is very good school but there needs to be more parent involdment .The parents must not care what goes on with there children or they would take part of the pto or even try to come to meetings .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

This is a wonderful shchool to go to,no im not a parent but i go to school here and it is ,in my oppinion the best school in carter county.Even Dont take advice from other parents take it from the students.The teachers here are wonderful ,like mrs.Makland,mr.Hyatt,mr.Hyder,mrs.Grindstaff,ms.Joy and all the rest of them.Check y'all later,coryphillips
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2004

This is a wonderful school. The teachers here are great, especially Mrs. Blevins-Chausse, Mr. Hyder, Mr. Hyatt, and Mrs, Markland. They all care for their students and take the time to know each of them. I'm not a parent, but I went there and know I miss it very much. I miss you Guys. Brooke
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

My child has attended Keenburg for a year and a half now. We have had no problems with the school itself but find that the parents of the students don't seem to care as long as their children have a place to attend. Needs much more parent support in order for the school to become better. Most parents do not even show up for conferences. This is a school parents, not a daycare center. Show some support, the teachers and principal can only do so much. It would be nice to have more programs (music, sports, clubs) available for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2003

my child attends Keenburg and so many things go unreported to parents, when their children get hurt at school by other children. my child was kicked in the face and I was never called! violent acts go unreported to the authorities. when Dr. Scott is asked to move children from other children who are trouble makers and have problems, He refuses. when he is at school he never wonders out of his office and has no idea what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

This school is highly not recommended. Dont put your child in there.


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 47% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 41% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
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 disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 96% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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139 Keenburg Rd
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: (423) 547-4047

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