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Jack Anderson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 610 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2014

We have been very pleased with JAE. The atmosphere in the school has a sense of a very caring community. We are thrilled with my sons teacher and Dr.Aldridge. They go above and beyond to give the kids a great experience and a safe environment. I could not be happier with JAE! I want to thank the staff for all their hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

JAE has been a good experience for my sons. The quality of the teachers has been a mixture of both good and great. They are always working to make the experience better for the students, and I think the school is doing the best to make the most of the educational experience for the students given the limitations placed on them by state and local governments tying their hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Jack Anderson Elementary is an excellent school . My daughter has attended since kindergarten and now she is in the 5th grade. All of her Teachers are and have been superb. They have always made our family feel supported and our daughter has blossomed before our eyes. If you are looking for a great school. Look no further JA is the place where Children Grow! Go Mighty Jaguars!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My children love Jack Anderson and as a parent, I couldn't be happier. I want to echo that Dr Aldridge is such a blessing to JAE. There is nothing like the feeling of seeing your kids get so excited about going to school. Our principal keeps the kids motivated. Each afternoon as we drive home from school my kids talk nonstop about their day. They love the new STEM science lab. My son launched a rocket that he made and my daughter built a parachute! I love that my kids get to be creative with science. We have been so impressed that the teachers email what is taking place in class. We love the weekly principal's memo and the new website!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I was reluctant about public schools but I've found that Jack Anderson is really more like a private school. The PTO is amazing and so involved! There is always so much going on to raise money and support for the school which can be seen in the tools available for the children. The staff have been amazing and I can't say enough good things about Dr. Aldridge. She's a treasure to this school and our community. I love this place and can't imagine sending my child anywhere else for elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

We love Jack Anderson Elementary. We have had great teachers for our kids, great communication from the teachers, and attentive responses to our needs from the principal. The office staff are kind and helpful. The families are very nice. It's a close and active school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

We are new to the area and we were very afraid of our son not liking the new school he would be attending. He adapted very quickly thanks to the wonderful teacher he has! She has been wonderful to him and we think the world of her! I have seen her in the classroom while teaching and she is absolutely the best!!! The new principal is awesome!!! You can definitely tell she loves her job and loves each and every one of those kids! All the staff and the ladies in the office are really sweet and attentative when you enter the office!!! We never thought we would find a school that was even comparable to my son's first school, but we have. We are truly enjoying JAE!!!!! Thank you to everyone that makes JAE the school that it is!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

My son is attending JAE and starting on his third year. Our first year at JAE was horrible. The teacher was not very good, but impatient, condescending, and had my son hating school. The principal was worse. She never smiled or seemed approachable and was rude. The next year was better. We had a great teacher who was looking out for my sons interest, the principal was still the same scowling, unapproachable, and hateful person she was during our first year. We are now in our third year and a new principal...what a change! She is friendly, outgoing, and truly seems to care about the children. She is out front every morning waving and welcoming the students...what a difference! The whole morale of the school has seemed to change. Our teacher this year is outstanding! My sons writing has improved so much I thought he had the wrong paper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

We pulled our kids from a private school 2 yrs ago & we have not looked back. We love the enviornment & all the teacher. They have a before & after school program that is wonderful for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

My son went to JAE and had an overall good experience. I too feel As if the principle stays hidden away and isn't as active Or involved in the day to day as some parents want to see. My sons teacher was strict but very caring and approchable. The only other slightly negative thing I have to say is, my sons particular class had very little parent involvement. The room mom had to struggle and nearly do everything herself with only a few moms helping. Loved the teacher but a little more involvement would have been nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

I was very disappointed in JAE when our child attended. I had high expectations, based on parent feedback. The principle stayed hidden away. Not approachable at all. Did not respond on issues - passed off. Friends that had children in other school would talk about events, schools initiating fundraisers. Nada at JAE. Minimal work = minimal results. Not impressed. Bad use of website - nothing updated, not good contact info. Teacher was nice, but normal. We miss the teacher, not the school nor principle.


Posted June 2, 2010

My children have attended grades 1-3 and K-1 at Jack Anderson Elementary. The staff is very involved with making sure each child is successful. We had to do an IEP for one of my children this year and they came up with a great game plan to make her educational experience more successful. Unfortunately, we are moving again but I sure wish I could pack up the school and take it with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

We spent the last half of the school year at JAE and love it! The parents are so involved and the education is top notch. Like a private school without the tuition!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

We are new to Tennessee and couldn't have been more fortunate to have Jack Anderson be the school we were zoned for. My 2 kids attended this year and it was great. The teachers were fantastic and the school in general was awesome. We've moved and are sad to no longer be zoned for Jack Anderson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

Our son has been attending Jack Anderson for 2 years. He loves the school and the teachers. As parents, we have really appreciated the care all of the teachers provide and the sincerity to really help children be their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

Jack Anderson is even better than a private school! We were in a private school for 3 years and my son needed help focusing his concentration and abilities and the teachers and staff at Jack Anderson were very accomodating. The principal (Mrs. Lassiter) is professional and strict, but very caring...a great combination. It's all the things you don't usually hear about public schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

JAE is wonderful! We recently moved here from out of state and after many trips to different schools and talking to other parents we enrolled our child at JAE and have been very pleased! The teachers, principal, office staff, etc. are very friendly and helpful. My child has special needs and has had the best services that we could ask for. The parental involvement is second to none! This is a wonderful school and I would reccomend it to anyone.
—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.

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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading/Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities55%
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 American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities83%
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 88% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 16%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40
School end time
  • 3:40
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Ashley Aldridge
Fax number
  • (615) 824-0470
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250 Shutes La
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 264-5830

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