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Halls Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 826 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I think others should know this is the best school. They go out of the way to make sure your child has every thing to keep them up to date with there learning and progress I have never seen a school and staff so willing to help each child. I rate them number one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I have 2 children enrolled in this school. it is an terrific school. The teachers are wonderful and always there if you need them. Both of my children are in the xl program and love it. I attended ripley schools and trust me this school is the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I have a son in Kindergarten at Halls Elementary and our experience has been nothing short of wonderful! All of the staff is very helpful , the principal greats everyone each day as they walk in the door. Drop off and dismissal is very well organized. My son is struggling to learn some of the basic skills of kindergarten and there is a program from 1pm-2:30pm for him to get extra help.
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Posted July 27, 2009

I believe one reviewer here has an axe to grind. I attended this school as a child and now my 4 children attend here. The teachers are well tenured, and the principal has ran this school as a tight ship since I was a child there. The school has some of the best scores in the state above all other TN schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I have a daughter finishing second grade at this school. This school is a fantastic school. There are great teachers and faculty. I am very proud to send my child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

This is not a good school. All they are interested in is school ratings. I think most all the teachers hate their jobs and the students as well at the principal. If you are trying to raise a child with good morals values this is not the place for them. There is no reinforcement in school for the values you are teaching at home. If you do not have to send your child there I would not recommend it.


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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

118 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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

116 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

All Students69%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students63%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
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 American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students38%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
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 73% 67%
Black 20% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Carmen St
Halls, TN 38040
Phone: (731) 836-9651

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