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Oak View Elementary School

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Posted November 1, 2012

iPads and other technology in the classroom is a great idea, however I think people failed to realized that not everyone can afford these things for their kids. I know that these were purchased for the teachers to share with those children, but I think the children that do not have their own iPad would feel embarrassed. The iPads should have been placed in one location like a computer lab. A whole class could use them at once and then the kids wouldn't have to bring them to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

This is an amazing school. I noticed someone had mentioned the school always asking for money. Well, as a parent involved with my child's school activities, I know that students are not required fees which other schools in the county require. I also know that $75 is asked as a donation to the annual fundraiser, not a mandatory requirement. I also know the ipads for teachers were for the new integrated technology push from the district of "Bring Your Own Technology", and the ipads are used in classrooms for students' usage, especially when students don't have their own technology to use or a computer at home. There is so much to learn from technology in today's society, and I'm glad my children are exposed to these amazing learning tools. The stage curtains were replaced due to fact they became torn and were being held up by pins because they were so old. I understand that there are times when things need to be replaced, and in this case, stage curtains were one of them. I'm proud of this county's accomplishments and particularly proud that my children attend this school. I know everyone has a different opinion, but this school is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

It seems like this school wants money...a lot. First of all, they want a 75 donation from each child. The letter about the donation seemed mandatory. Then I keep hearing about Hoot Scoot and Boogie (fundraiser). I'm all for supporting fundraisers if they benefit the kids, but last year's funds went to iPads for the teachers and new gym curtains. I doubt these purchases will benefit my child. Then they sell ice cream and chips at an additional cost at lunch. I don't want my kid to fill up on junk food but it's hard to tell a kid don't pick that up when you're in line. Again, more concerned with money then my kids health. I haven't seen any creative things brought home either. I only see worksheets that are usually ungraded. My kid never talks about what she learns at school either. Yes, the staff is friendly but I don't think the education is very good here. I mostly think the good test scores are due to the well educated parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The Principal Mrs Goodwin has very high expectations from all of her staff and students that they will be respectful and come to school to do their very best. She inspires everyone she meets to work hard, and knows every child by name. Oak View is more than a school, it is a family, and you feel that the minute you walk in the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

This school is fantastic beyond words. All of the staff at Oak View from the Principal on down sincerely care about the students here. In addition, they have great extra-curricular activities such as the Basketball league and Hoot Scoot and Boogie! We are so glad that we found this place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

Oak View Elementary is a wonderful school and it all starts with the principal, Mrs. Goodwin. She is awesome! My son previously attended a National Blue Ribbon elementary in Irvine, CA. That school has nothing on Oak View. We will be moving shortly and I can only hope that we come across a school as good as this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Our child has attended Oakview Elementary since kindergarten. The entire staff from the principal on down are nurturing staff. We will never know another environment that is so wonderful again- but we are very glad that our daughter was able to have this amazing experience in her very early years when it is so important to feel that loving environment. They have been an amazing place for kids and parents to go through those early years which are such a huge learning curve for all of us- aren't they:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Oakview elementary has the most amazing staff. The principal is caring, compassionate, and know every student by name. Just all around an amazing place for my children to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I went to this school when it first opened, and then my sister also went there when she was old enough. As an education major, I've been in a lot of elementary schools and would easily venture to say that Oak View is the best. The teachers, principal, parents, and all school personnel are absolutely wonderful.


Posted April 13, 2006

I have had two children at Oakview and have to say that we have had nothing but a positive experience! It starts with a fantastic principal in Mrs. Goodwin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

My Daughter attended Oakview from Kindergarten through 2nd grade and LOVED it! By 2nd grade she was at a 5th grade reading level. We have since moved out of state and since then she has not only struggled with the desire to read, but also the ability to exceed her level of reading. She misses the school very much. The principal of the school called children by name, and seemed to know a little something about each student. There were no cliques in the school, just a great desire for each student to be accepted. Children are well behaved and kind. It's an excellent place for a child to attend school. Perhaps that's why there is also such a large amount of parent involvement-- because it's a wonderful place to spend time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

My child just graduated from 5th grade today and we are beyond thrilled with the education, love and support that he received during his 6 years at oakview elementary school! we will miss this place more than words can say. We have been completely happy with our years at oakview elementary school. Every single teacher that we have had has been able to figure out how to encourage our child to do his 'personal best' and has helped him to meet his potential. We feel that there could not possibly have been a better elementary school for our child anywhere else in our great country! i would highly recommend this quality school to anyone who is considering moving here to enroll your child in oakview. There are not enough excellent words to write about it! we will miss you oakview elementary school!! keep up the amazing work educating our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

I would like to pat this school on the back! Although I am not a parent, my nieces attend this school and I am impressed, especially with the Kindergarten teachers! My K niece is reading like crazy and loving it! You don't just start reading without a lot of encouragement and a teacher with a good understanding of instruction.KUDOS to you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

Several of the teachers my child had at Oakview did not provided the encouragement needed to succeed. Seemed like there was a lot of negative but not a lot of positive. I have spoken to others parents that felt the same way and are home schooling.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading/Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

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n/a

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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 57% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities94%
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 Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities79%
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 97% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 8%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2390 Henpeck La
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 472-4710

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