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Etowah, TN
Students enrolled: 354

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858 8th Street
Etowah, TN 37331

(423) 263-5483
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August 15, 2008
The person before me commented that there are too many children in the lower grade classes at Etowah City School. This can't be further from the truth. My daughter just started 4th grade and my son is starting Kindergarten. In the years I've dealt with this school, my daughter has never had more than 20 or so kids in her class. And since I remember having upwards of 30 in my classes as a kid, I am very happy with that! I am very pleased with this school overall.

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no rating
November 20, 2007
I am a parent with 3 children attending this school. We attended when Mr. McBrayer was Principal and then we moved for a couple of years. The changes here are intense. There are too many children in the lower grade classes! There is not much time for 1 on 1. The teachers can't keep up with the new programs and the students suffer! My daughter has an IEP and her grades are suffering because the teachers just can not find the time to implement the IEP. I guess my only choice is to pull her and homeschool her.

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September 15, 2007
I believe that till a parent observes and truly gets involved with your child and school, no one will succeed. I feel with all my heart that this school is truly a family and they care for all children. I think they recieve more one on one attention and the leadership of Mrs. Cheek and Mrs. Knight is a blessing and I can't wait to see what is in store for this school. My child loves Etowah City School and what it does have to offer.

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May 29, 2006
Parent reviews are very helpful when used in conjunction with actual data. I believe one should look at the parent reviews and also compare this school with Mtn View & Englewood. There is a 20% difference in test scores! This schools scores were not even in the 80% for 3rd grade! The other schools scored 90% or better.

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May 13, 2006
I have 1 daughter that goes to Etowah City and will have a son joining her in 2 years. I also went to the school as a child. I have only good things to say about it. From what I've seen of the school these past 2 years, things have improved immensely! They push the kids hard to excel in all subjects and it pays off. Sometimes I wonder if they aren't pushing them too hard at times. I'm shocked at everything my daughter has learned this year. If I had to find one problem...the only thing I can think of is that they don't have gym 5 days a week. I'm not sure about the other grades but the 1st grade only went to gym 2 days a week. Not a way to help fight child obesity!

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May 02, 2006
I have had two of my children go through Etowah City School and am very satisfied and pleased with the education they have recieved by the fine faculty. I have also been very impressed with Mr. McBrayer and his leadership of the school. Under his leadership, Etowah City school has consistantly met or exceeded state guidelines. He is fair in his handling of disciline matters and professional in his dealings with parents.

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May 02, 2006
Two of my children attend Etowah City School and it is a wonderful school. The teachers and principal truly care about all of the students. Mr. McBrayer is a great principal and works very hard for all of the students and teachers in the school. He has been a great influence on my children.

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May 02, 2006
The academic programs and leadership at this school is better than it has been in the last 10 years. I have have two children in this school and they love it.

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April 25, 2006
The teacher involvement is great. Because of the small classes the one-on-one attention our children receive is excellent. Music, family reading, and the new gym are added bonuses. However, although Mr. McBrayer is a very nice man whom we like , it seems he is an ineffective leader. He has handled some disipline very well. But overall, when you have a problem, he will most likely not resolve it. Parent involvement is very poor.

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April 24, 2006
My children have attended Etowah City for the last 5 years. Each year they have had excellent teachers who have strived to help them reach their maximum potential. Also,I've been very impressed with the amount of time and the care that my children have received from their teachers. It's an excellent school.

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no rating
December 06, 2005
I had 2 children attending this school for 2 years.K-3rd grade. We had alot of problems with the teachers, as well as one lady on the office staff. It was almost impossible to communicate with them.

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January 13, 2005
We moved from Riceville Elem. to Etowah city and my child went from a 1.5 reading level to a 2.6 in only 3months. She is in the 3rd grade. Etowah excelled her level due to excellent teachers and a desire to see every child reach their potential!

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Etowah Elementary School
858 8th Street, Etowah, TN  37331
(423) 263-5483
Last modified Etowah Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Etowah Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top