Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Hunters Bend Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 585 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 19, 2013

My son is in first grade at HBES and he is very happy. He has some concentration and focus challenges (who doesn't), but his teacher is working with him gently and us to make the best of his academic days and to help him be successful. Both his kindergarten and first grade teachers are very nurturing and kind and I have only been greeted with smiles and cooperative staff any day I visit. HBES just lost one great principal to retirement only to be replaced by another terrific and seemingly even more interactive principle. We are looking forward to many years at HBES with two siblings attending. Fieldstone Farms is a terrific family neighborhood to live in and we can walk to school or ride bikes if we choose. I would recommend this elementary and neighborhood to anyone with small children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Parents are likely to rank this school highly if they have not been out of state where you can see really innovative and rigorous public schools. This school is better than most TN public schools, but the kids are not challenged, the learning is by rote, the testing is almost exclusively matching and multiple choice. There is almost no feedback on their writing, and not much writing to begin with. Very few substantial written projects (any??), and the math is lacking. But it is safe and pleasant. Most teachers are nice, so it just depends what you are looking for. If you are coming out of state, the academics will be a let down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

I have been thrilled with the education my daughter has received from this school. The teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is appropriate, and any discipline problems, which have been minimal, have been addressed quickly and fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

We moved to Franklin three months ago from the NW Chicago suburbs, both of our sons were in private school in the burbs. I was excited and also a bit nervous when we decided as a family to return to the public sector. I am humbled, honored, and thrilled for our sons, who are in Kindergarten and 4th grade, they've been accepted with arms wide open. And, having come from an experience where the public sector is less than adequate, their private school did not really measure up either, surprisingly enough! Both of our children are behind, though the IEPs' they've both had have been enlightening. The teachers and support staff have gone above and beyond my expectations, and I can truly say that for the first time in seven years (since our eldest attended PK3), I can breathe a little easier knowing that someone (the teachers and staff at HBES) outside of my biological family wants as much for my sons as my husband and I do. The teaching style is different, the area is different, people are kinder, gentler, slower than what we are used to. Should you be moving into the area, give it some time. You will not be disappointed with this school, and with this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

I have 2 children at Hunters Bend and am very impressed with the quality of their teachers. The missng link at this school was a strong leader, and Mr. Parman has filled that role well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

We have been extremely pleased with Hunters Bend. Very strong academically, great administration, and very active PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Our daughter has been at HBES for 2 years (we moved to this area for the schools). We are very pleased with her progress - at the end of both years she was above grade level. Her teachers have been wonderful and the communication lines between parents and teachers are always open. There is a lot of involvement from the parents. Our experience has been nothing but positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

We have given this school two years hoping that things would change. We are now sending our child to a private school. Discipline problems in our class were ignored by the administration, and I am very disappointed by my child's lack of progress. She will be have to be in remedial classes to catch up with the rest of her grade in her new school. Hopefully, we have acted quickly enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I am an N-3 certifed teacher from New England and have not been thrilled with this school. My daughter does have a great Kindergarten teacher, but I was expecting more of a school with such a high rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

my daughter was also in the first grade last year. We had no difficulties with her teacher and were very pleased on how well her teacher worked to challenge her since she is very advanced for her age. We specifically moved to this part of Tennessee 3 years ago so that our children could attend this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

We are so thrilled that our daughter attends Hunters Bend. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is very involved and the parental involvement is amazing. Hunters Bend is going to be a wonderful experience for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I'm so pleased that my child is a student at Hunters Bend Elementary. We interviewed this school before moving to this area and it hasn't failed our expectations. Our child has excelled in every area with the encouragement from the best teachers in the state!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% 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 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities93%
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 5%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2121 Fieldstone Parkway
Franklin, TN 37069
Phone: (615) 472-4580

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Poplar Grove K-4
Franklin, TN





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT