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Union Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 515 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2013

The school is OK. We expected higher, based on what we had been told and what the school claimed. The after care needs to be replaced. This was the school where the privately run daycare director embezzled almost $20,000. The school and the district did not catch it for months. The quality of care is average to below average and needs to be improved ASAP. Why not replace with the higher quality YMCA day care process that is in the majority of the schools in Sumner? The price is the same, the staff is a higher level, the parents would get a discount on the YMCA fees and the parents would have a backup for when the Union after care is close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2011

This school is one of the better ones in Sumner Co. However, if you have a child who is either above average or below average they might be better served elsewhere. Its a good school for average performers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

our child is now at Union. There is a huge difference in the focus of the staff and the principle (and parents) from the other school that my child attended in Gallatin/Hendersonville. Danny Sullivan is very accessible, open and knows the children by name. Prior principle at other school hide in her office and never saw her out and about. He is the type of principle that I had before growing up at a public and then at a private school. He is out in the school, helping kids out at drop off, talking to kids and parents alike. He is involved and interested. He follows up. That is a huge difference and what the other principles in Sumner County should strive for. Teachers are supportive, communicate and follow up. Parents are involved. But, it is also due to the school setting the foundation for it 1st.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Union Elementary is the first and only STEM elementary school in Tennessee.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2010

Union STEM School is a wonderful school with loving teachers and a great principal. Mr Sullivan has brought new and innovative idea into the school. We love the private school feel in a public school environment. In my opinion, Union is the best school my children have ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Both of my children attend this school as well as the after care program. I was a stay at home mother for many years and my education was not what it should have been so to have a place that is safe and educational for life and academics - is such a relief. I am very fortunate to have my child here and truly appreciate the open door policy and emcouragement for parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I can not say enough great things about the principal and most of the teachers at this school. For the most part it is a great school and parent involvement is excellent. Mr. Nolan is a wonderful principal and very respected by students and parents. My only complaint is about the access to special education services. If your child is on grade level or above they will excel at Union. However if you have a child with special needs this school would not be the best choice for your child. The special ed teacher they do have is wonderful (absolutely wonderful and dedicated to each child) the problem lies in that they do not have a full time special education teacher and services are limited. Otherwise Union is #1 in my choice of schools at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Union elementary school is a public school- but it is so much more- it provides 'private school' quality education. Our family is so impressed with - everything! The principal, the teachers, the entire staff, the parent involvement, all the activities - are all great! We are blessed to have our two grandchildren enrolled at Union.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

This is the best school in Sumner Cty. in my opinion. The principal is involved in everything, the teachers respected, and the parental involvement is incredible. I love, love, love the after school program and director as well. My child loves this school and that in the end is what matters, because he likes going and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Union Elementary School is an excellent school. The after school care is very good. I have been very satisfied with the quality of this school and it's leadership.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
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 American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students72%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Black 10% 24%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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