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Ellen Myers Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 289 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2009

Unfortunatly this school has changed in the last 2 years, they do not encourage parental involvement and the principal acts more like a warden than a principal and it feels like she purposely tries to keep parents out of the school. I really enjoy the teachers though, they are friendly and let me know when there are problems. My kids have been to 3 different schools in the last year and they begged my not to pull them out of this when i was considering private school. Even if I have problems with the way the school is run, my kids are happy and that is whats important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

I have a daughter at Ellen Myers, and both of us are extremely unhappy with the school. There are no arts (music, art, school plays, etc.) in the curriculum, but worse - there is no recess!! The children are not allowed to talk at lunch, or even sit by their friends. Basically, they are not allowed to be kids! The teachers are nice; however, I often find that they teach my daughter wrong information that I have to 'unteach'. Parents, make sure you find out if a school bothers to teach more than math and English (this one doesn't) as well as its policies (they do spank) before sending your child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My daughter went to Ellen Myers and has only good comments for the faculty and staff there. Our experience with this school was very positive.
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Posted July 26, 2004

This shcool would be excellent if the school would provide lockers to the students so they could secure their items. And if they wouldn't put so much emphasis on sales for the school. When it comes to the end of the year the children are frightened into believing the State tests reflect their grade or position in classrooms the following year. The teachers are caring and friendly with the parents. The school really made me feel welcome and treated my children with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

52 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 49% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Harrogate, TN 37752
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