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Central Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 264 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2009

I have three children enrolled at Central, in 3rd, 5th and 6th grades. All of the teachers are top notch and the principal is wonderful. Family involvement is encouraged and I am very pleased with this school. My children were previously enrolled in a very expensive private school, and I am much happier with Central.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

central elementntryis a great school.i enrolled my grandaughter in the 5th grade this year.she is doing wonderful much better than she didather old private school.and they just installed a new floor it is wonderful
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Posted January 15, 2008

You can't ask for nicer, more hard working teachers. There is a real sense of community history here. There have been a lot of improvements made in the last few years. Great athletic program, too!
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

23 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
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

Math

All Students24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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