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Benny C. Bills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 713 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2013

My son started kindergarten this year at this school I had a couple of issues that came up that needed to be addressed by someone they went and asked the principal what he could do he said nothing he puts everything on the teachers he did not even come out and talk to me which I was very surprised because he runs the school and he can not talk to a parent about issues in his school I feel that the kindergartners are getting overwhelmed with a lot of material all at once before they learn the first material they coming home with new material afterr this year I will not be bringing my son back to this school I believe they are there for a paycheck and not for my child can not say all the teachers but the principal is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My children are suppose to go to this school. However, because of the lack of leadership by the principals and teacher my children now go to Guild Elementary. Guild is the best school in Sumner County. I don't like Benny Bills Elementary School. They are only there to collect a pay check not to help the students or the parents of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I have a child that is going to be starting here in the fall. I was weary at first to register her here because of all the horror stories of lice, and horrible teachers. I went to have her pre-registered and I was wowed!. This is a great school and better than the Hendersonville school that most Sumner County residents swear by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I believe this school has a nice atmosphere for the kids, but if you take the children out of this school and put them into a Metro, Wilson, Rutherford, or Smith county school after attending this school you will find that your child is at least 1/2 a year behind even though thier grades were perfect at Benny Bills. Because of this education postdeterminite I have given the school 2 stars... not my favorite for a real education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

My family and I feel that Benny C Bills is the best school in Sumner County. They have such a wonderful atmosphere for the students. I always tell parents to send their child there. You can tell the school staff love their jobs and have the students best interest in their daily activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I really like this school, it has done a lot of things to help my daughter. My son has done great there too. The only thing I think they need to work on is children that doesn't learn as fast as other children. My daughter has been there since the school opened and this is her last year there, now we are going to middle school. My son has a few more years there and I know he will learn a lot there, the staff is great and so is the principal. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

This is an excellent school. My children have been there for 3 years. They have some of the best teachers. The music teacher is fabulous. The principal and staff go above and beyond to make you a part of the process. I can't say enough. Great great school. We were going to move out of the district a year ago and decided not to move solely because of the school. We love it.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students47%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities81%
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 Students58%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities68%
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 Students37%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities89%
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 65% 67%
Black 24% 24%
Hispanic 10% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1030 Union School Rd
Gallatin, TN 37066
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