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Poplar Grove K-4

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Posted May 4, 2012

Great School. Very Fun and Great Teachers and Principals. Many Fun Activities. Great Education. I Love it.


Posted October 29, 2011

We have loved PGS - there are some wonderful teachers in both the elementary and middle school. The middle school needs some work - there is NO leadership, the kids run the school and it's scary at times. It will get better soon I hope!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

This is my third review as my previous reviews disappeared and this is wrong. My son has experienced bullying in the school which continues from 5th till now in 8th grade. Middle school child, young age, with hateful teachers - how will this child form his understanding about the world - you bet the child will be confused and not having the right way to deal with the situations they present to him (after all he is just a child and teachers are supposed to be responsible fair and helpful adults). Hate, hate, hate from top to bottom unless the parents are someone known and dear to the teachers .... The teachers will stop the child in every possible way from advancing. It is disturbing.... When you enter the school during school time you will see the students books and papers on the floor, because they are not allowed to carry any backpacks and they are moving between classes with stacks of books and 2inch binders in their hands ... No wonder why in the end of the day after the school is out the floor is covered with loose instructional papers. The fact that my negative review had disappeared multiple times says that what you read in the review section has been selected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Everyone, from the ground up and the top back down again, is commmitted to making children at Poplar Grove happy healthy and successful in their school career!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Very sad to leave Poplar Grove after 3 years due to a relocation! Teachers, staff, parents, children, etc..THANK-YOU for such a wonderful experience. When your child starts K you want the best and a well-rounded atmosphere. Well, here it is guys. If you are able to attend PGS consider yourself blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

After a terrible experience in kindergarten at a different school, I was thrilled when my daughter was able to go to Poplar Grove. The teachers and administrators have been WONDERFUL. There is great communication to/with parents. The parental involvement is fabulous and my daughter has just blossomed this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Poplar Grove is an absolutely amazing school. My bachelor's degree is in elementary ed, and PGS does school the way schools is supposed to be done. The class sizes are small, the teachers and administration truly care about the students' success, family involvement in the school is strongly supported, and the students want to be there and want to do well. It is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

So far so good no complaints only positive things happening here. Love the balanced calendar year as well as the other kids and staff. My kids are testing higher than I thought possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This has been a wonderful school! We love the calendar and the administration has been top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading/Language Arts

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
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

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners20%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners80%
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
Hispanic57%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities75%
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 70% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Black 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 17%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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