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Boones Creek Elementary School

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Posted December 25, 2009

As a parent, school volunteer and substitute teacher, I have been thoroughly impressed with BCE and the faculty. Communication between parents/teachers/students has been outstanding. Each opportunity that I have had to substitute teach at BCE has been extremely positive. Even during the teachers' unplanned absences, the level of organization has been incredible. The actual facility is old and slightly run down, but I've never seen any room or area unclean. I would highly recommend Boones Creek Elementary to any parent. The interaction I've experienced and witnessed with the teachers, aides, and administrators has demonstrated nothing but genuine concern for the children's education, safety and overall well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

Horribly outdated which would not be a problem, except the principal and teachers do not care enough to invest time with your children's education. They would rather yell at the children than try to find out why they are having troubles. The teachers are absent more than they are there. I am a parent who has conferences with the teachers and works with my children at home. The school, however, just labels the children as bad rather than work with the parents and children. After changing schools, my children are on the honor rolls and are thriving both in academics and in self-esteem. If you can, do not enroll your children at this school. It is a horrible learning environment. I truly cannot believe they have one any awards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

This is a great Elementary School my daughter is an A honor roll student. Ms.Campbell is her third grade teacher she is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I have 2 children that go here. Grades K and 3rd. We love the school and all the great staff.. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I love this school, the teachers and staff are supportive and caring. Its obvious that the children are their number one priority and that makes all the difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I have had two children go through this school with no problems whatsoever. I was pleased with the level of commitment from the teachers, the staff, and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

So far my experience with the school has been mostly positive. I had some issues in the beginning because no one seemed to be organized, but after everyone got settled in that got better. My daughter's teacher is wonderful. As a matter of fact, she was awarded teacher of the year. I don't know if they do it by school, county, state or what, but I was impressed. I have also been able to see the school from the inside substitute teaching there. I developed a new appreciation for teachers. The days I worked there I saw nothing but hard working people with good character. They may not have the best facilities or equipment, but they work well with what they have. It all depends on what you invest in your child's education. You can't expect teachers to do it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

My child was in 2nd grade and I had to switch my her school due to the experience she had here. The school is outdated in both shape and supplies. It has a terrible environment for learning. They did not want to deal with my child's disability. I would not recommend this school to anyone and would actually go so far as to recommend anyone with children not to move into the area where they would have to attend this school. My child's new school is also a title 1 school in the area but they have a massive amount of programs for their students. Why doesn't this school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I am a parent of a 1st grader. My experience thus far has been great! My child had the great fortune of a kind,loving, involved and educated kindergarten teacher. She went above and beyond the call to make not only my daughter feel welcome but myself as well. We expect great things this year as well no school is perfect but, the majority of staff at BCE are working hard at providing a great education to the children. I have spoken personally with the guidance counsler on the positive changes I have noticed this year. The only complaint I have is the pick up system not enough parking etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I agree with some of the other parents here. This school is very outdated. The principal in fact does not know how to run an effective school. They have no clue how to deal with children who have learning disorders, and do not accommodate for children with ADD or AD/HD disabilities. I find that this school and the principal are more interested in money as opposed to what's really important - the education of our children. How can a school be an effective learning center, if all they are worried about is the money they will lose if they do their job and help the kids with disabilities? How beneficial is it to a child to pass them on in grade just so that the school will not lose their funding? The principal doesn't care about the students so long as her school is still receiving the money for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I think this school is really sad. If you have a perfect child it might work. if you have a child with problems even an I.E.P. won't help much. The principal doesn't know what she is doing most of the time. Teachers are great. But Washington county school system such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I do not like B.C.E.S. because the staff there seems to be ignorant. I received a letter about my child's behavior that had misspelled word and improper grammar as well.I may not have good grammar but I'm not a teacher either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

My son enjoys school here. The open classroom is outdated, but lends itself to change classroom size based on the enrollment in each class. I feel very welcomed here. There is an art teacher, a music teacher, and plenty of opportunities for students to become involved in projects and programs. This school is much more fortunate than other schools in the same county who do not have as many luxuries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

This school needs to be restructured for academic achievement and to be in step with the 21st century. An open classroom environment has proven to be a poor approach to learning. This school is Full of roaches and mice and an overall negative environment emotionally for children. There are alot of good teachers whose teaching would be much more effective in a better environment.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
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 90% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 3% 23%
Two or more races 3% 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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Most Highly Effective School Award 2006 in Tn. (2006)
  • SACS/CASI Accredited (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Teresa Leonard
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (423) 283-3510

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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348 Boones Crk Chr Ch Rd
Gray, TN 37615
Phone: (423) 283-3500

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