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Ottway Elementary School

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Posted May 20, 2013

Ottway Elementary School is the worst school in Greene County.They do not me involved in my childs education. I have made attempts to communicate with the teacher but have not recieved the feedback I was hoping for. I feel like my hands are tied for lack of knowledge about what's going on in the classroom. My children have been in other schools where I was given weekly letters and suggestions about how to help my childs studies for that week and where the teachers shared with me how my child was doing. I do not get anything of the sort here. Also, I feel that the school activities are unorganized, the teachers are unaware of them, and I have wasted my time and money having my children participate in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Ottway has been such a waste of my children's education. There is no since in having an IEP, they want follow it. I keep being told my child is doing well, until I get his report card and it is all "F's". Strikes are handed out like candy around there. And if a teacher has a problem with 1 child they will find reasons to take it out on your other ones. Most of the so called teachers there need to FIRED!!! My husband and I have had meeting after meeting with the middle school teachers, IEP and the principlal and nothing has ever been done to better either one of my children's education. The teachers don't want parent involvement because then you will really see how your children are treated. A monkey could do a better job than the zoo that is already there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

Great school, great teachers. Small classes so each student gets plenty of teacher time. No complaints at all about Ottway, but as another poster here said, it would be nice if they had more funds to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Upon enrolling my child I stopped @ the office to learn about the school and What they had to offer. Huge mistake got nasty answers and a lot of eye rolling, I had no problem with meeting the teacher. We sat down and I explained to her about my child and what I was looking for in his education. ( My child is gifted ) There is no program in place until the 3rd grade. Ty to his teacher for going above and beyond to accommodate his needs. The OSA ( pta) I am totally disgusted with some of their fund raising programs. On a final note, The school is poor. Many teachers are forced to spend their own money to buy supplies. Not acceptable. So please ask the teacher if there are supplies they are in need of or donate money to the classroom. A little bit of help goes a long way in the teacher/ parent relationship. The principle? Well let's just say he can't be bothered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

The teachers & principal are very nice & willing to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

It is not the school to send your special needs children to,they are simply understaffed and are not dilligent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Excellent school. Teachers are concerned about the kids and force them to take on responsibility. Parent apathy is the biggest problem. Teachers push kids to succeed, but many parents don't expect anything from the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

As a parent of a student here, I feel totally unwelcomed to be involved in my childs education. I have made attempts to communicate with the teacher but have not recieved the feedback I was hoping for. My daughters are learning well but as far as being able to help them improve, I feel like my hands are tied for lack of knowledge about what's going on in the classroom. My children have been in other schools where I was given weekly letters and suggestions about how to help my childs studies for that week and where the teachers shared with me how my child was doing. I do not get anything of the sort here. Also, I feel that the school activities are unorganized, the teachers are unaware of them, and I have wasted my time and money having my children participate in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I think they view parent's interaction as a nuisance.Despite countless meetings to address our child' s educational needs they were never really addressed .They basically nod their heads in agreement ,make promises,and after you leave the school -their motto is outta sight outta mind! they need to allocate more funding to special needs programs .The principle and some select few were on the job but were left unable to help due to the school board which needs a shaking to wake them up!there were others there whom are in the wrong line of work!teachers shoud nurture not terrify children -and you know who are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Ottway overall is ok but needs to improve on a lot of things.It could let parents be more involved in things.They could earn more money to get supplies.There needs to be more resources for the kids learning.The students at Ottway don't have enough after school programs.The caffeteria food is not up to the level it should be.Certain office staff could be nicer to parents and teachers.The majority of teachers are very helpful and friendly to the parents.The coaches of the sports teams are also nice to the players.The principal is easly approached about any problems but he doesn't handle alot of situations in the appropriate manner.The guidence teacher needs to be there more often.The school needs a clinic.They need to have more fundraisers that aren't selling things such as candy bars and expensive nick nacks.They need more full time janitors.
—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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
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 Students19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
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 Students22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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

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 97% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2705 Ottway Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone: (423) 234-8511

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