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Pi Beta Phi Elementary School

Public | K-8

 
 

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Posted April 6, 2013

Pi Beta Phi is an International school. Students from so many different cultures interact with each other everyday. That is one thin I love about the school. The world is changing so much, that our students need to learn how to relate with people that looks and talks different from your household. The staff is dedicated to the success of the students and always go beyond their duties to help students be their best. The students are expose to a variety of subjects, hands-on projects, field trips, etc. It is an AWESOME school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Dr. Younger is now the middle school curriculum director for the county. PBP is consistently rated the best performing elementary school in the county. I graduated from PBP as did all of my children. This is by far the best elementary school in Sevier county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

We have a great community that love their school, teachers and administrators! They are always looking for ways to make things better! Our PTA works hard to raise money and help with improvements for the school and students. It is a great school and I am very proud of it!


Posted October 18, 2005

I have attended Pi Phi for almost 9 years now. I think it is a wonderful school. The teachers are great. The cafeteria meals are healthy and delicious. The library has a wide variety of books that are kept up to date. There are a lot of parents involved with their child's classes. Although I don't agree with everything the school does, I still recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2005

I have attended Pi Beta Phi for 8 years now and I really think it is a wonderful school. The teachers here do an outstanding job teaching their students. The library is spectacular because the librarian has kept the books up to date and has bought new books to put in the library with her own money. Although I don't agree with everything they do here at Pi Beta Phi I still recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2005

I used to be a student at Pi Beta Phi. I have seen teachers and asst. principals come and go, but one thing remains, PBP is a school that works hard to make sure their students achieve the ultimate education. I know that not everyone will agree with me, but I feel that if you were to choose any school in Sevier County that PBP would be the best one. Just look at how many students end up continuintg their education that came from PBP, and I am one of them. I say to those who look down on PBP that they need to look deeper than the top layer. PBP is a wonderful school and is very credible when it comes to faculty and staff. I know that every school has their problems, but teacher efficacy is not one of them. Do the math look at test scores. Ask students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 16, 2005

I take exception with the comments about Dr. Younger. She has dealt with some very sticky situations involving difficult students at this school and has done so in a very diplomatic way. Every decision she has reached has been in the best interest of the children and, more often than not, includes the parents involvement. Schools must have rules and she knows them and applies them equally and fairly. Both my children love Dr. Younger because she takes the time to get to know them and they knows she cares about their success at school. Compared to the other schools in this county, we have the best program going - hands down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

My Child attends Pi Beta Phi Elementary School. One important attribute at PBP is the student to teacher ratio. I feel children get more individual attention. I am proud of the 'two year classroom program' for kindergarten where the students stay with the same teacher for kindergarten and first grade. Research shows children get an extra boost of confidence and this helps prepare them for second grade. The principal Mr. Bogart and the Vice Principal Dr. Younger display excellent leadership and know each of the 511 students by name. All the teachers are of the highest quality. I am especially proud of the 'Parks as Classrooms' Program sponsored by The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Children get a 'hands on' approach to learning verses the traditional textbook. My child is being given the encouragement and confidence she needs to go out into the world. Thanks to the Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I would like to add my opinion on vice principal, Jennifer Younger. I believe this woman is not suitable for this job. She looks at children by their popularity or parents income as the best students. If your child is not popular or your not rich, she has problems with them and they have problems in school. Each child should be treated equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

Pi beta phi seems like a nice school from the outside. However, the problem lies with the asst. Principal (dr. Jennifer younger). The method in which she determines how to discipline and punish the students is not acceptable! instead of teaching and instilling values in these children she shuffles them through with paperwork and punishment. What seems like a nice little elementary school in the mountains is very misleading within the walls of the school. Just hope your child never gets in trouble with senseless nonsense in the path of dr. Jennifer younger. More focus should be spent on more serious issues not tattletale kids. Think twice before sending your child to this school.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading/Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

64 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 47% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 41% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 79% 67%
Hispanic 14% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5076

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