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Lamar Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 613 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

They have a very diversified setting for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

This school, like almost all in Washington County is pathetic. My wife is a teacher and she is appalled at the lack of competence of the educators. Example: we contiually get correspondence from our child's teachers wherein grossly incorrect English is used. I suppose this is no surprise as there is no effort to promote diversity (almost all teachers are local and trained at local colleges), and there is very little specialized / meaninful continuing education. If you move to this area make sure you live in one of the cities - the difference is night and day as some of the State's best school systems are adjacent to some of its worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Academics are highly stressed by teachers and adminstration. Art, Music, Phy. Ed. are part of the school program. Sports are in high demand, there are 4 baseball fields, large gym, and coaches for baseball, football, track, soccer, and T-ball. Parents could be more involved. Some teachers will stay after school and tutor without pay. Adminstration seems to favor certain teachers over others. There is at least one teacher per grade level in k-4 that get more of the slow and rowdy children. This shouls be changed. The adminstration needs to take a look at this problem. How can those teachers make progress without children who can and will do? This reflects on the teacher year after year. When subs notice this, it is a problem.
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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
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 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3261 Hwy 81 South
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: (423) 753-1130

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