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Harrison Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

DON T BE FOOLED BY THE STARS OR RATING. THIS IS A HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! These parents were also yelling at her that the District Office told them the children would be out at 11:00. I was standing there in my uniform telling the principle the same thing but she insisted that the children were not supposed to be out until 11:30. I told her I had the voicemail that I would play for her and when I went to play it she ran into her office to get away from me. I actually had to chase her into her office to play the voicemail for her in front of her staff and she then agreed to let the children go. This lady needs to be fired as the principle!!! Around spring time my daughters teacher began to yell more and more at the class and actually blame them that over 80% of them failed some sort of test while the other two 5th grade classes passed. With such a high failure rate on one class is clearly indicative of a poor teaching job not a poor performance by the students. CONTINUED IN ANOTHER POST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

DON T BE FOOLED BY THE STARS OR RATING. THIS IS A HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! During the winter time the schools closed early when the roads became ice. All parents were called by the Hamilton County District Schools main office and were informed that the children will be released at 11:00. When I showed up to the school at 11:15 after battling the icy conditions none of the children were outside. Upon entering the school one of the teachers told me that the principle would not release the children until 11:30. I had another daughter at the high school that needed to be picked up as well since she was also in the Hamilton County School District and would now have to wait outside for me while I was stuck waiting on the elementary school principle to release the children. The teacher told me to go to the front office and make them pull my child from her class. Upon reaching the front office there were around 40 parents yelling at the principle telling her that they needed to get their child and pick up another child at another school. CONTINUED IN ANOTHER POST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

DON T BE FOOLED BY THE STARS OR RATING. THIS IS A HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! These parents were also yelling at her that the District Office told them the children would be out at 11:00. I was standing there in my uniform telling the principle the same thing but she insisted that the children were not supposed to be out until 11:30. I told her I had the voicemail that I would play for her and when I went to play it she ran into her office to get away from me. I actually had to chase her into her office to play the voicemail for her in front of her staff and she then agreed to let the children go. This lady needs to be fired as the principle!!! Around spring time my daughters teacher began to yell more and more at the class and actually blame them that over 80% of them failed some sort of test while the other two 5th grade classes passed. With such a high failure rate on one class is clearly indicative of a poor teaching job not a poor performance by the students. CONTINUED IN ANOTHER POST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

DON T BE FOOLED BY THE STARS OR RATING. THIS IS A HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! This teacher continually yells at the students and it is even bad enough where one of the students has begun to keep count of the number of times he is yelling at the class. In less than 2 weeks time this teacher has yelled at the students over 100 times and to the point where my daughter says his entire face become red and his veins are popping out. I know this is a long write up but I hope that it will help prevent another parent from making their child suffer at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

THis school is horrible dont ever send your kids here!! Where to even start, they claim they are a highly rated school yet my daughter who is in fifth grade has learned nothing all year the teacher has been saying that he is just reviewing because of the other kids being so behind in class he uses every excuse to be absent and sends a sub or they split the kids between classes cause they dont have a sub all the teacher ever does is scream, he constantly misplaces their turned in work and blames the kids for losing them and then finds them later because his wife has moved them some where else, he never lets the kids go outside its been 3 months and they dont get to go outside to play. My daughter who never before wanted to miss school dreads going each day is bored. Security is horrible cars drive into parking lots i have seen many kids almost get hit by cars in the parking lot where people should not be in the first place, people smoke on school grounds talking to the principal does nothing she doesnt care she is only there to collect a paycheck tan her orange hide and eat taco bell. avoid sending your kids to this horrible school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love all the staff. My daughters' have learned so much at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Excellent school, and the teachers are wonderful. The office staff is extremely helpful and always greet you with a warm sincere smile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

Daughter went to school here for exactly 1 quarter. She was way ahead of the kids in her class, and nothing was done when I repeatedly asked if she could be tested into the gifted program. She was terribly bored. The kids in her class were too unruly for her teacher to keep under control, and were not held accountable for their actions. The final straw was when a fight broke out between 2 boys in the class while the teacher WAS NOT in the room (why the kids were unsupervised was never addressed), and my daughter was accidently punched in the back of the head when one boy missed hitting the other. We pulled her immediately, never recieved an apology or ever heard if there was even anything done to the boys who were fighting. This should NOT be happening in 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

I have a son who attends Harrison Elementary. Our family absolutely enjoy the school and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

I had 2 children attend Harrison Elementary and found the teachers to conscientious and dedicated. The parent support was superb! Extracuricular events were attended in vast numbers by members of the community. The before and after care program was the best in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My son has attended here for k,1,3,4,and finally he's in the 5th this year. I have only had one serious problem w/ the school and it was his 3rd grade teacher, but other than that the teachers have be fine.The school could stand a remodeling on the exterior and the interior considering its a very old school and a very fine small school that is very tight in closeness. The principal, the staff, and the teachers definately gets to know the entire student body which comes the knowledege of knowing the student's parents and outsiders that might tried to approach a student w/o permission. I feel very safe w/ my son attending there for his last year of his elementary days.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

60 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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 Students70%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students63%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American90%
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 Students63%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 67%
Black 38% 23%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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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5637 Hwy 58 North
Harrison, TN 37341
Phone: (423) 344-1428

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