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Swiss Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 254 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2013

Not sure if anything is good about the school after seeing the scores and the ratings of this school.


Posted November 25, 2012

Swiss is constantly thinking about the safety of their students. I love this school and their principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

NOT happy with this school at all. Every time I turn around my kid is coming home asking for money. I think that they should worry more about the kids education rather than having them pay 1.00 to wear pajamas to school. I am very displeased with this school! My childs teacher seems like shedoesnt deal with kids correctly. The only positive I can say about this school is the principle is a great person who really does try with her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I have children who attend this school and I have to say that as a parent that I am not satisfied. There are a lot of issues with this school. The teachers and faculty are a mess and the facility is a mess. The children of the school have sold multiple items to make up money for play ground equipment and still two years later we are still being asked to sell things and no new equipment yet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I have children at Swiss now and one that went from Swiss onto high school. They all have excellent grades and are dissapointed if they have to miss a day. I believe this is due to the fact that the school has great teachers. The only problem I have is that the pricipal has taken away the parents privilages to visit classrooms and enjoy special times with their children. I was allowed to help in the class room with my oldest daughter and be involved alot in her school activities. This provided us both with wonderful memories. If we could go back about 10 yr. when this was allowed, parent involvment would be greater. As it is, we feel we are not wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

this school has some poor qualities to it,but it also does have some great aquanticies with the years i have been here...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2010

Need teachers who are not lazy - lack in desire to help students succeed
—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.

About these ratings

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
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 Students7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
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

Math

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 100% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 89%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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