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Ridgeview Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 708 students

 
 

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Posted April 25, 2014

I wish I had more than a 1200 character allowance on this post. The principal at this school is a bully if you disagree with her. She is very condescending and very dishonest. The assistant principal who used to be a principal at Grandview is not much better. He actually made a threat to me if I did not comply with what he wanted. If you know someone in the school district or school then your child will be fine, but if you don't and you don't have a lot of money then your child will suffer. If you ask for help for a struggling child you will get told," I have 25 other students to teach." When you get called to a meeting they will gang up on you just like in high school. Basically they want your child to sit at their desk like a robot and if they don't they will harass you to put them on medication. The children do not get treated fairly, but if you are in their clique the rules don't apply. I spoke with another parent who was told her son "was lazy" because he made a 95 on a math test. Sending my child to this school was a huge mistake. Please don't make the same mistake I did. Please send your child to a school where the teachers and staff really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

This is a great school. Every teacher we have had is very caring and focused on our childs education. We are very happy with the level of engagement of the teachers and the education. The school is very driven to improve test scores which is good because there is a focus on education. If you're a lazy parent and don't want to be involved then send your children to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

This school is new, but not remarkable regarding technology, layout, etc. It's athletic programs and facilities are outstanding. Most (75-80%) of the teachers seem to do a great job instructing the students. Most (85-90%) of the teacher assistants are awesome, too. Unfortunately the leadership at this school is awful. The extremely opinionated and outspoken principal touts a non-bully policy, but she's the biggest bully on any campus. She is very demeaning to staff, parents and students, yells and points fingers (literally) and never wants to hear the other side. The vast majority of students are polite and well behaved. This school draws from a small, mainly middle class, clique-like community where everyone knows everyone and many are related. It is very difficult for new students to be included in this tight-knit environment, especially if they have less money to spend on clothing, shoes, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

There are very few teachers at this school that care about the education and well-being of the children. My child was being bullied by another child at school and at extracurricular activities. This was brought up to numerous staff members with no resolution. Repeated attempts to contact the principal on this matter we were also ignored. Even after our complaint was finally acknowledged (4 months time); the administration's response was a slap on the wrist for the bully and a "kids will be kids" explanation. I am in agreement with the other parent that if you are wealthy you receive better treatment. Once you were outcast, there was no hope of ever feeling like you belong at the school. My child came home in tears for months until we finally moved to a different district. Instead of the D's and F's we were receiving on report cards, the grades have transformed to A's and B's!! I would encourage any parent questioning whether or not to enroll their child in this school to seriously consider it. Is being in a new school with the newer technology worth the risk of emotional distress to your child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

This school is very political. The principal and teachers promote a 'bully free' environment, however, the staff do more bullying than the students. If your child attends this school, I suggest you give the appearance of being very wealthy. The wealthy population do not have to follow the same rules of the rest of population. The teachers and staff will treat the middle and lower class students with no respect and will take their frustrations out on them whenever the mood strikes them. Of course, their actions will be supported by the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

The rules don't apply to staff. The principal is awful. I have to teach my child material at home, if i don't, she doesn't learn anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

My daughter is in the 2nd grade this year and at the beginning of second grade was struggling. She started the year with a 1.4 reading level and thanks to alot of hard work on her part, and alot of hard work on the part of her teacher she will be ending the year at roughly a 3.5 reading level. While I certainly don't discount all of her hard work, I am certain that she would have not obtained this much sucess without the help of her wonderful dedicated teacher. Mrs. Thomas goes above and beyond for all of her students, and is truely a credit to her profession. If you are moving to the area don't be afraid of county schools, the teaching staff is very dedicated, loving, and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

This is a wonderful school. It is not K-5 it is K-8. It is a new school, the teachers have been great. I have 3 children attending Ridgeview and they love it. Great school, great place to live and raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

My son transferred to Ridgeview from another local school and we have been very happy with the move. The facility is very modern, the staff and faculty are professional and my son actually enjoys going to school now. A++
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 47% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

76 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 41% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
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.

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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 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 26%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gray, TN 37615
Phone: (423) 753-1100

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