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Johnson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 422 students

 

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Posted July 27, 2014

Amazing school, amazing teachers, amazing parent involvement. We loved everything about Johnson. It's a wonderful environment for a child to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Johnson is a wonderful school! The communication between parents and teachers is amazing. There are some very talented people running the PTO and they welcome anyone to participate. Room parents help to provide events for the classrooms. Overall, I could go on and on about the great things at Johnson. We had to move out of their zone, and I truly regret leaving this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

JES is awesome!!!! Wonderful staff throughout. My daughter has flowered so much since moving from Columbia. We will miss everyone next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

JES is an awesome school! They have a great curriculum for the children's learning, awesome physical education program and great teachers! They also do a fabulous job keeping the school very clean, which is healthy for everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Our home was purchased based on the school zoning. We didn't make a bid until we visited the school and were truly impressed. We've been at Johnson 4 years now with our oldest son, our oldest daughter started this past year. Both love it! The admin, teachers and staff are all amazing. A great plus is the ethnic diversity in the school. The Physical Education teachers and program are excellent. Parent involvement is encouraged and seems to continue to grow. Overall JES is a wonderful place to educate and watch your child grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My older daughter attended Johnson from end of 1st grade through 4th; my younger daughter began in kindergarten. Both loved it, loved it, loved it. There isn't a bad teacher in the school, the staff is very hands-on, but not in a controlling manner. Mrs. Hickerson is long overdue for a lifetime achievement award - you'd be hard pressed to find a better Kindergarten teacher ANYWHERE. I honestly can't praise the school enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

My daughter is in kindergarten at this school and we both love it. Her teacher (Mrs. Hickerson) is the best kindergarten teacher I could have hoped for. She is very patient, yet firm with the children. My daughter was already a little advanced for her age when she's started and Mrs. Hickerson has pushed her to achieve even more. Communication is awesome. You can email or call the teacher and get an immediate response. Lots of free activities are offered in the MAC program: dance, taekwondo, photography...I highly recommend this school. Can't say enough good about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

My two children are in their third year at Johnson Elementary and I have had nothing but positive experiences. Teachers are great at challenging the children to do their ablolute best. Great rapport between staff and parents. We love Johnson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

My daughter is in her 2nd year at JES. The school is awesome. Her teachers have been intelligent, thoughtful and wonderful teachers. The communication between parents and teachers is superb. From what I have seen, they truly care about the childrens needs. I highly recommend this school and am thankful that my daughter has started her educational years at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

My daughter attended Johnson her 3rd grade year and loved the school. I loved her teacher and her professional way of handling every situation with care. Mrs. Shinnick made 3rd grade great with her unique style. 2006-2007 Thanks
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Posted June 22, 2005

My son attended Johnson from 2nd grade to 4th grade. We have been exceedingly happy with the teachers, leadership, and academics at the school. Parents are encouraged to be involved and generally step up to the task. We are sad to be leaving Johnson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

This is my son's first year of school and they have made it absolutely wonderful for all of us! You can tell that the staff love doing this job. The communication between the staff and parents is excellent,they have kept me informed on everything that happens with my child. Thank You so much for a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

I have had four years of experience with administration, teachers, and parents at J E S and I am continually impressed with the high quality of education my son receives in all areas of this great school.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students84%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students78%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American94%
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 Students46%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 67%
Black 18% 23%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 47%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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815 Glass La
Franklin, TN 37064
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