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Etowah Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 380 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 Students21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
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

Math

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 91% 67%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Joe McBrayer

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858 Eighth St
Etowah, TN 37331
Phone: (423) 263-5483

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