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Black Oak Elementary School

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Posted July 17, 2013

As a parent of a former student and grandparent of current students at BlackOak Elem. I have always been made to feel welcome anytime I came through their doors. The principal and teachers have always been ready to answer any question I had and are very outgoing with the students. the after school classes are great as well as the music and extra curricular activities. I am well pleased with this school.


Posted November 1, 2009

Black Oak has surely changed and its not for the best.We as parents feel very unwelcome when we walk in the school.It needs to be looked into why parents are taking their children to other schools?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

This school is very good and clean. The teachers are nice and very helpful. The principal is very tubby and nice. I think that overall this school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are very good at Black Oak.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2004

I think that Black Oak is truly the best school ever.All of the staff is just like family and are always trying to make things easier for everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2004

I think Black Oak is the best school around this area. The staff is very qualified and very attentive. They care about their student and parents and work with everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
54%
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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 47% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

40 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 41% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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

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 99% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 72%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hornbeak, TN 38232
Phone: (731) 538-2271

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