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Finley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 364 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2011

After having my children attending school in four different states and now attending Finley; I am so happy to be there. It is the friendliest and most open school our family has been a part of! Our children have also been challenged,have learned so much, and had help when it was needed. I would recomend Finley School to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

I think finley elementary is the most wonderful school.The principle is the most warm,caring,and she really cares about her students.This school has the best teachers,cafeteria workers,janitorial staff and office workers i have truley ever met.My son goes to school,i am very grateful to everyone thanks again tonya anderson
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Posted October 8, 2004

Finley School is a wonderful school. My children love to go to school there. They have never complained or said they didn't want to go. I attended there when I was in elementary school, and I loved it. The teachers and staff care about the children. If a child has trouble with speech, learning or anything, the staff will work hard to help them overcome their weaknesses. I would recommend this school to anyone that would be moving to the area.
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Posted January 3, 2004

We move once a year and ended up at Finley. It is the best school my children have ever been to. Its like an extended family there. The teachers know how to give there students support.
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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

59 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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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72 Poplar St
Finley, TN 38030
Phone: (731) 285-7050

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