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Germantown Elementary School

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Posted today

It was great. My teachers stopped in the middle if the lesson to help me with my work and make sure I understand. The teachers would make sure there was no bully. The principal was awesome. She is so fun she.even dyed her her red once just for us. GES is an awesome school with great education.


Posted April 2, 2014

My son attended Germantown Elementary School from kindergarten through 5th grade and my daughter is now in kindergarten there. I cannot imagine a more ideal environment for my kids. We have encountered some of the most caring and dedicated teachers along with excellent administrators. With the addition of the Farm Park next door to the school and the outdoor classroom, there are so many opportunities for education outside the box or 4 walls of the classroom. Any parent should consider themselves lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of this school. GES is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! I REPEAT: D O N O T G O T O T H I S S C H O O L!!!! It is AWFUL! We have THREE KIDS and have only found TWO teachers who are actually decent!! If you do go to this school, and your child gets Ms.Jordan, bless their heart. She will overreact to many many things, and will make your child's conduct plummet! She is OBSESSED with finding the negative things in life and tries her hardest to cause your kids to do horribly. SHE IS AWFUL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

We moved to Germantown a year ago because of the schools. We are very impressed with the high quality of education and nurturing the children are receiving. The teachers ensure each individual child is learning the required material and extra time has been spent with my child where needed. The Principal and Vice Principals are very professional and act promptly on matters of concern. I am amazed at the amount of parent involvement and volunteer. The faculty, students and parents come together in fundraisers to raise funds for extra classroom supplies and equipment. The front office staff have always been attentive, prompt and courteous at each visit. The school is secure and all visitors are buzzed in through the front door. The school is very organized and will adjust policy and procedures promptly to ensure the safety and well being of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

Both of my children attend GES, and we love it. Our kids are getting a fabulous education, and the faculty and administration are top-notch. The school is very well run, and any questions or concerns are dealt with immediately and with care. When considering GES vs. private schools in the area we chose GES, and are so pleased that we did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My grandaughter attends this school and is doing very well


Posted October 8, 2009

I am so pleased that my son attends GES. They're a well organized group from top to bottom. And I love the diversity among the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

My kindergarten son attends this school and I am very pleased that he has both PE and outdoor playtime (weather permitting) every day. Weekly, he also attends library time, music, art, and computer lab, things I was afraid he would not encounter in a public school. There is a nice diversity at the school. Many nationalities and colors and backgrounds. Many children walk to the school and many children stay after to play at the playground. It is a good place to get to know other parents and a real testimony for the neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

Germantown is a close knit school with small teacher/child ratios which is a good thing. However, too much focus on behavior and not academics. Don't like the idea of 'every thing the child does' requires a note to parent or a marking of his conduct card/sheet. The atmosphere is great but the constant monitoring of behavior causes more stress on the student. Wish the concern/notices regarding academics were just a plentiful as the notices for conduct.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

I have 4 boys in GES. They are very happy,love the school, and love learning. Mrs. Bluestein works so hard and does such an awesome job! The teachers are great and really work with the parents. We absolutely love our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

Our son is in kindergarten and he loves going to school. As a parent I appreciate the attention the principal and teachers give to providing a safe and encouraging environment for everyone. Whenever my wife or I visit the school you can tell everyone cares about giving the children an organized and welcoming place to learn. I thought since it was my son's first year if full time school he'd be reluctant but he hasn't shown anything but joy in going to school. He is even riding the bus and everything is done with confidence. I couldn't be more pleased with the job his teacher and the administration are doing. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

Mrs. Bluestein has been at this school for 27 years. She is a professional. She is direct and she cares very much for each individual kid. The office staff is like no other. They are kind, friendly and will help you at all times. The teachers are excellent and are open to speaking with you (this is my personal experience).GES has an awesome PTA.The school is clean. Parental involvement is 100%.If you are lazy and expect the teachers to be substitute parents, don't send your kid to this school. However, if you are a responsible parent and you take time to assist your kids with academics and social skills, then this is the place for you. If you want a 'touchy feely' principal who is not serious about education, don't send your kid here. The principle runs GES like a well oiled machine and I appreciate it. BMattix
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2006

We have been pleased with the academic program our child received until this current year. After several parent teacher conferences, we asked the principal and counselor for help. We had very little support and utlimately had to turn to another school. It was not an easy decision. The teachers are dedicated, but micromanaged. The loss is creativity in the classroom and a much more stressful climate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

GES can be compared to any private school in Shelby County. It is excellent. The teachers and administration care for each child individually. I have had 3 gifted students at the school over the past 7 years and they have soared and recieved all that they needed. Any problems are taken care of by the administration with an open ear. GES has a family atmosphere. Family fun nights provide opportunities for parents to meet and really know their child's school friends. I highly recommend Germantown Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Since Ms. Bluestein became principal, school quality has plummeted. Many of the better teachers transferred immediately to other schools.Open book tests (and allowing students to grade their own work) help support high grades. Standardized test scores are high because teachers teach the test material: don't look for any deeper knowledge. Some teachers are so far behind that unless they are prodded,it takes a whole semester to 'cover' just one or two chapters in a book. They LOVE projects (no work, easy grading) Fourth grade was terrible. Fifth grade was worse. Parental involvement is welcome as long as it is positive (no criticism permitted). Parents have been DIRECTED not to discuss school problems with other parents. Don't even think of going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

This is a friendly, academically sound school where the teachers, admin., parents and kids all work together. I have had several experiences where the prinicipal has gone out of her way to ensure a positive academic experience for my son. I am pleased that my children are attending such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

This is a wonderful school. The teachers, principal and staff work with each student, even those who have learning difficulties, to bring them up to their highest potential. They truly care about every child. I have considered moving to a new house but have not so that my children can remain in this school. Family involvement and volunteer and PTA support are outstanding. My children are happy to go to school each day.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

127 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 57% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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 American67%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American61%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
African American84%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students60%
African American50%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American56%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American61%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American91%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
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 Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students82%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities94%
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 54% 67%
Black 30% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2730 Cross Country Dr
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: (901) 756-2330

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