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Towne Acres Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 411 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted May 23, 2014

I have had the pleasure to get to know some of these teachers, and they are my inspiration. Some of these teachers are what I want to be like when I become a teacher. They have done nothing but do their very best for every single student, and I have seen that by being a tutor and an older sibling. A teacher who now is at Indian Trail gave a mother my number, after asking if it was okay with me, knowing that the child needed a little more than just the average and an outside source to give the extra along with the normal instruction was just the right thing. None of these teachers have targeted a student. They teach the student, not the test. That's the important thing here. Standards are rising, and there is so much stress added onto their lives, and they are still doing the best they can to teach the individual, not to the test. We need not tear them down because could you really do what they are doing? Probably not.


Posted May 22, 2014

I usually don't write reviews on anything because someones good work usually stands for itself but as a parent I couldn't let this 4th grade math teacher get such a bad review. She is a dedicated teacher that will prepare your child for their future. My child does NOT feel bullied at all in fact my child loves this teacher. I have had teachers in the past that are not open to communication but that is so not the case here. I have NEVER witnessed stickers being put on noses. My opinion if its worth anything is that if you want your child to suceed and feel good about themselves put them in this school and pray that you will get this woman as a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

We are the luckiest family to have had the honor of our children attending elementary school at Towne Acres!! Teachers and staff actually care about each child! They go above and beyond to make sure the children are understanding the curriculum. The children are taught how to be respectful and responsible and accountable for their behavior. When moving to the "next" level, teachers and staff always comment how they love having the kids from Towne Acres. I wish Towne Acres was K - 12! Great job by all parties involved in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

We have a daughter in first grade at Towne acres, the staff and teachers have been very helpful and friendly thus far. My daughter started here in Kindergarden (wonderful experience) and has made leaps & bounds in her math & reading skills. We have been very impressed with the time and energy the teachers have invested in her. I can only hope my daughter never ever has to experience being bullied from a TEACHER (as mentioned by another parent) that would be inexcusable!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

This school has the potential to be a good school . How ever as in some of the other commits of others I agree there is bully teachers at this school. They are very unprofessional and have no ideal how to deal with children or even what it takes to teach them. If this issue is resolved the children and parents could rest at ease knowing they are being treated right at school so they can concentrate on their work instead of making Their self sick from worry about being bullied and yelled at by a teacher. Very unsatisfied


Posted April 23, 2012

As a real estate agent living in the Town Acres Elementary area, I hear frequent comments about parent satisfaction with the school, and know there's a high degree of involvement. I've observed over the years that people who do careful research on-line before they move to this area or who have Johnson City friends giving them advice usually start out by saying "I want Towne Acres school."


Posted July 6, 2010

I have been thoroughly impressed with Towne Acres. My child had a wonderful Kindergarten experience! The principal, staff, and faculty all make you feel like family. They provide a loving, nurturing, and strong academic environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Staff, Principle and Faculty are all A+. Great school for my kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I am lucky enough to be a parent and a teacher at TA. Love it! Towne Acres is the place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Towne Acres is an exceptional school not only for their quality teachers and principal, but also their dedication to the best education in the best environment possible. The staff, students and parents all pull together to make the school a community-wide effort for the children. The Towne Acres crew are Amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Grand children seemed to be learning well there. Very nice school.


Posted April 26, 2010

Great principle, great teachers-they care about the students education and have such a great open door policy for the parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The teachers expect the best from their students- and GET it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I am proud of Towne Acres Elementary. It continues to provide an excellent educational experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I am proud of the Towne Acres because the teachers and parents work together to help each child achieve their personal best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2010

I am proud of Towne Acres because everyone from the principal, the staff, teachers and parents work together to help each child get an excellent education and provide them with good role models as they grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

It is a totally awesome school with the best teachers ever. They care about students education and they welcome parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

Great teachers and school. Everyone puts forth 110%. Tri Cities Tutoring is there if you need us. www.tricitiestutoring.com


Posted July 22, 2007

My son just finished 1st grade at Towne Acres and it was a rocky year for him. We had a teacher that expected too much perfection for a class of 6 and 7 year olds. The principal is wonderful and I have no doubts about my son's safety at Towne Acres. He met other teachers and is looking forward to being in their classes as he progresses through elementary school. Overall I would reccommend this school to others but with the warning of some teachers not be very kid friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

My son is finishing six years at Towne Acres school. The school has gone through many chages, construction, security, teacher turnovers. We have lost many good teachers (Mrs. Redman), gained and excellent principal (Mr. Barnett), kept some great teachers (Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. Moore, Coach Whaley) but still harbor at least one bully teacher. This is typical of any school in the US but all in all, Towne Acres is an excellent school and it has been a very good six years. We will miss Towne Acres.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading/Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 18%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Johnson City, TN 37604
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