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Gadsden Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 160 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2014

First of all, the previous reviews are old as Mrs. Woodson has been gone from this school for over 6 years. Secondly, anyone who thinks Gadsden Elementary is like a private school has never been to a private school. This school caters to children whose parents are prominent in the community. The thing is, I do think it is a good choice for elementary students only because of experienced teachers especially lower elementary (k-3). The rules limit children's physical exercise as punishment. If ever a problem, principal is unhelpful at best. Secretary cannot answer questions. Parents are not wanted in the classroom (which is the case in private school). Parents are not enourged to attend parent teacher onferences if their child is doing well. Although parents like to hear good reports as well as bad! This is a small school, however my child's class had nearly 30 kids. There is one class per grade for all grades except one. This school would do well to embrace physical activity for problem chldren and offer activity breaks, let them in laps, ect. Finally, children must be picked up at 2:50. No after school for working families whose children not falling behind. And no daycare in town
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

Gadsden Elementary is like a private school but without the fees. I have never been in a school where every teacher and staff member was concerned about each student. There are no 'clicks' or groups, they are one. The children are taught respect, manners, and not to mention have high test scores. I could not imagine if my child went to another school. She is an A Honor Roll student and always seems to have all the information that she needs when it comes to test time. Couldn't ask for a better place for our children. I have been the President of the PTO for going on two years and we have great parent involement not to mention when the school has special programs, you wouldn't belive the turnout. At Gadsden Elementary it is like one big happy family. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

Gadsden Elementary is the best school in our area. My daughter has thrived there in the past 3 years and has two more to go before junior high. She is an A/B student, mostly A's. Ms Bitsy Woodsen is the best principal I have ever known.I have been a part of the PTO for the past two years and we work as a group and believe that it takes a village to raise a child. That is what Gadsden Elementary is: A Village. They teach our children core cirriculum,but they also teach them respect. Some people say it's not the school's responsibility to train our children,I say it's somebody's;and they are stepping up !!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 81% 67%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18989 Hwy 79
Gadsden, TN 38337
Phone: (731) 663-2453

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