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Alexander Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 370 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2009

My son attends this school and it has really helped him as well as myself learn and grow. Ms. Spann has been the greatest blessing to our family. She has always kept us updated and educated with the ongoings and what we can do to make things more challenging for my son. I HIGHLY reccomend this school to everyone I talk to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I love this school so much! Great and safe school. Ms. Phinnesse is a great teacher also! Thanks so much for a nice school


Posted June 1, 2004

Both of our children attended Alexander School. Mr. Wiman is one of the best principals in this system. He genuinely cares about the students and works hards to ensure their success. The school atmosphere is very positive towards learning. The teachers are committed to teaching: they are often going to seminars and workshops to improve their teaching skill. It is no wonder that Alexander met state requirements last year.
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Posted January 2, 2004

I moved my son to Alexander from a private school. He is one of a handful of Caucasian students at the school, and he absolutely loves it there. The principal, Earl Wiman, is very caring a dedicated. My son has had great teachers, and he has made a lot of friends. I wouldn't want him at any other school.
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Posted November 26, 2003

Alexander Elementary is a wonderful school! The main focus of every person at the school is the overall education and safety of all students. The perfect learning environment.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students47%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities61%
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 Students21%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students15%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
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 American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 24%
White 12% 67%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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900 North Highland Av
Jackson, TN 38301
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