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West Pines Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 254 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Open House at West Pines was a rewarding experience - everyone was friendly and nice. Mr. Harrison (principal) was sitting at the front door greeting everyone and made them feel welcome. He was talking to the students, calling them by their name. When you are in a small school like this you can have more time with students. There are only 15 in the 1St grade class and that makes a big difference, especially if a child needs extra help. The school is very clean and very quiet. Thank you


Posted July 9, 2013

My son has been at WP for 2 years now.. both years I cant say I was happy with the teaching staff.. Most of all being his kindergarten teacher. Supposedly, my son was always getting into trouble, but never once did I receive a letter from his teacher letting me know what was going on. I had to hear from the bus driver. In my opinion if it has to do with my son I am the one that should be notified about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

If i had another school id send them to it id almost pull them and home school if i didnt feel it to be iinportant for them to be with other kids there age
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I agree with the other parent who says that West Pines is a wonderful school. I grew up with a father in the military and moved every three years, so being at a school like this is a wonderful experience. No the principal may not know everyones name, child or parent, but do you really want the principal to know you 'well'? I have two children that attend WP and they have always been treated fairly by Mr. Harrison and the teachers, and would not accept any less from them. My experiences at the school have been great . There are problems with any school, show me one where there are none and I bet if you dig a little you would find some faults, noone is perfect and no school is perfect but WP is an exceptional school and I am proud that my children attend such a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

I attended this school myself, and now my son is a student there. This is his second year as a Panther and I would not consider moving him. I stay in regular contact with his teacher and as for the principal, I think he does an outstanding job. He's the first one they've had in a while that is so concerned with academics. As for not remembering my name, I hope my kids' do well enough that he doesn't have to remember my name! As for the after school activities, my son was allowed to participate in basketball when he was only in PreK. They do everything they can to involve every student, PreK-8th grade! 5 Stars all the way!!! I love being able to participate in Booster Club and Parent Advisors Board! We love West Pines!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I am a proud parent of four children who have all attended West Pines. My children have been treated fair, kind and they all consider themselves blessed to call themselves a West Pines Panther. The schools teachers show fairness, kindness, exceptional teaching skills and compation for their students. As an active member of the booster club, Parent teachers association and parent advisory board member I rate the school 10 out of 10. Our family is proud to be a second generation of Panthers!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

My son has been attending West Pines for 3 years. Prior to enrolling him, he attended a private school. My son was also in the 3rd grade class whose scores were so outstanding. He is learning and is challenged academically . As to the parent who says there are no extra curricular activities, West Pines offers basketball , cheerleading, they participate in the exchange club Field Day each year, and my son also takes piano lessons at the school. As for the principal . How many of the above parents could remember names of all 250 students and parents? The important fact in my opinion is on 3 different occasions, I have brought concerns to Mr Harrison, and they were addressed with 24 hours.I would advise anyone considering sending their child to West Pines to talk to Mr Harrison, don't take the word of a few disgruntled parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

I officially pulled my kindergartener out before the christmas holiday. Come to find out he had been bullied by three other boys for several months and the teacher never said a word! I found out by accident. My son was being threatened with a gun, among other things. I have never encountered a school as sorry as this. I have been interviewing principle's at private schools. Hopefully my son will be back in school in a week or so. What a shame though that my husband and I pay taxes yet we still have to pay out of pocket for a decent, threat-free place for our five year old. Several folks in my area send their children elsewhere. That tells the tale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

I agree with the parent that says this is the worst school! To the parent that loves it(good for you)obviously you're children haven't been treated such as ours and the principal shows partiality. I have been there to discuss issues about the children and have been told ' I don't have time right now' This is a real caring principal. My work schedule doesn't always allow me to just drop in at his convenience. Also, the buses are a disaster. The principal gets pd to take care of the bus issues but what goes for 1 child doesn't always go for another. It depends on whose child it is. Someone ,somewhere will listen. My children used to love school till we moved to this one.They hate this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

Although the other parent has a negative response about West Pines, I think it's a great school. I went there as a child and now my child goes there. My child was in third grade last year and our third grade was ranked in the top 5 in the county on their Terra Nova scores and was one of the top classes in the school. The principal has no problem with my name and I am at the school once a month. The principal always is courteous to me and has positive things to say about my child. I feel he is fair. This school may have fewer students than most but this can be a plus. They are a person instead of a number.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 8, 2004

The scores at this school should tell you everything you need to know. I had three kids enrolled at this school and after seven months the principle couldn't remember my kids' or my name. The school only has 240 students and I was there at least once a week. It is the worst school in Greene County according to the stats amd myself. Try to get your kid into a Greeneville City school. Or at least another county school. This one should be closed. This school doesn't even offer any extracurricular activity either. What a waste of tax payers money.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

21 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 57% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

24 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 47% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 99% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3500 West Pines Rd
Greeneville, TN 37745
Phone: (423) 234-8022

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