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Joelton Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 276 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2012

Just as a response to the previous comment, the principal was clearly not reprimanding the teacher during orientation. He made his comments in a jovial manner. Those of us who know him are aware that this was the case, as did the teacher who was "called out." It is a wonderful school and I am pleased that my child is attending a school with such excellent, hard-working teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

I agree about the principal being arrogant. At the parent orientation 2012, he openly derided an employee for being late and not following directions. She might have had an excuse, like helping a child or parent, but he didn't care. We were embarrassed for her. And he appeared to be letting everyone in the assembly know that his instructions are to be followed no matter what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

Staff & teachers were encouraging. Our kids did great there and loved attending the school and activities. We had M.s Keeley, Ms. Pass and Ms. Thomas and all of these teachers were "awesome"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

Teachers are amazing! first year at the school and we love them. I agree with all the other reviews though the office staff is a JOKE! and Dr. Powell (the principal) is an arrogant jerk that is constantly on a power trip! not only with the kids but with the parents! I was saddened when I heard the news that he was not going to retire this year. I love this community and I love the teachers, but I hate to say we may move. I knew something was up with this Dr. Powell person, when my daughter came home from pre school and said she was scared of him. Anyone that has ever met my daughter knows, that she loves EVERYONE! and has never met a stranger.......so for her to not like someone, well its unheard of. School is awesome and I highly recommend it, and I can only hope that Dr. Powell will retire within the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

The staff and principal at JES are so rude and unprofessional! Where do they get their workers, the DMV or the Drive Thru? Really? I have nothing good to say about this school except the teachers. Everyone else is seems to hate their job and could care less about the kids. It's really a shame. I got a conference call after a $2.00 lunch charge. The cafeteria has a cash-only policy, which is very un-convenient and a little suspicious. Also, you aren't allowed to bring cupcakes to school for your child's birthday. Thanks to this school, I will either be home-schooling or moving next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

Teachers are great. However, the office staff treats us like dirt! My husband & I are very active in our children's lives and participate at every chance possible. This apparently doesn't matter to the office staff. Each one reminds me of the typical 'entitled govenment employee. They are rude, curt, and otherwise UNINTERESTED. Even the Principal 'dissed' me when I attempted to introduce him to my husband, In passing, I said, 'Dr. Powell, right?' He replied, 'Yep', and walked right past us!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

Teachers are great. Dispostion of the office staff is embarrassing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

Whatever reputation metro schools may have, ignore. What a fantastic teaching staff! Looking for a good music program?? This is the best music teacher ever! Your child will be looked after & cared for. We are finishing our 3rd year at JES, and have no complaints. The teachers love these kids and will go out of their way to help & support them. Is it perfect? No. Every school has issues. But we must all do what we can to make it a better place - simply by being involved...choose to find solutions to the things you don't like, or simply deal with them. Life ain't always perfect. The parents at JES that are truly involved & engaged are fantastic, and will also do anything for these children. If you put your child in this school, be ready to get involved. They need all the hands they can get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

Joelton Elementary is the best! My daughter is in Kindergarten and every person I have delt with there is awsome. The principal even stands outside every morning an greets the children. My daughter loves her teacher. I have not had 1 problem.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading/Language Arts

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

45 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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Hispanic 6% 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 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7141 Whites Creek Pk
Joelton, TN 37080
Phone: (615) 876-5110

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