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East Chester Elementary School

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Posted July 26, 2009

I had two children to attend East Chester last year & was very pleased with their experience there! One of my kids attended the preschool for special needs children & I definitely feel that her needs (educational, social, PT/OT/Speech) were met. Though a new teacher took over half-way though the year, my child adapted easily & greatly benefited from this change. The aides in that class were very patient & flexible, as well! My other child was in first grade & had an awesome year. I have only great things to say about his teacher! She was very knowledgeable, talented & caring. Though we've only recently moved to Henderson, we've never been made to feel 'excluded' (for not being part of an 'elite' group) nor have we felt pushed to volunteer to secure our status there. I know that the efforts we made to help out were appreciated, not expected!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

Overall, I feel that East Chester is a very good school. I feel like the majority of the teachers are well educated & work hard to provide a good education for students. I do agree there is a certain amount of pressure put on parents to volunteer. I work fulltime and it was impossible for me to help. However, I've never noticed some kids getting more attention than others. My youngest son has special needs. The speech therapist is amazing!! I was really happy with his PT, too. However, he never met any of his OT goals...even after a year and a half of weekly therapy. The school never informed me of how to help him or told me that we could request more frequent therapy. If your child has special needs, you will have to be very diligent in asserting your rights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I'm not sure I agree with the last review. My child was a straight A student all year. The last 2 grade periods of the school year I attended a couple events and did get a chance to get to talk with his teacher. But his grades did not get any better. Neither was he given any more attention than he already was. I think it depends on the teachers attitude and what he or she is trying to achieve. If they are there for just a paycheck or if they really enjoy teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2004

I totally agree with the last review. Unless you volunteer (all of the time) and everyone knows you, then no one knows your child, therefore children in classrooms whom 'are known' get more attention than those that don't. Some parents have to work a full time job elsewhere for a living and cannot put as much time into volunteering as other 'stay at home' mothers. This in return puts the child at the bottom of the class (as far as teacher recognition) and does affect their grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Its a great school but you have to be a very, very, involved parent if you want the child to receive recognition. (Politics)
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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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

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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

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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 Students72%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 74% 67%
Black 21% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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708 East Main St
Henderson, TN 38340
Phone: (731) 989-8145

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