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Sulphur Springs Elementary School

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Posted April 18, 2014

My child attends this school and has since Kindergarten. She has had a wonderful experience here, and all the teachers are very caring. The small, hometown feel of the school makes my family comfortable to visit and even eat lunch from time to time. I do agree with the fact that I would appreciate a supplies needed list for my child. That's the way the school operated in the past. I understand there are many financially needy children there, but lots of the families could and would furnish their own supplies. That would free up a lot of money to do other things for the school. Maybe they would save enough to hire more instructional assistants. Having one very special assistant , Mrs. Donna, has been a blessing in my child's life. I don't know if the Central Office realizes just how important these assistants are to the children and the teachers as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

My child has have been attending Sulphur Springs School since Kindergarten. Our experience has been very positive. We have been very pleased with all of the teachers my child has gotten through the years. We especially love the small town community feel, and my child has made some great friends. We plan to continue our child's education here at Sulphur Springs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

This is a wonderful school for my children. The faculty and staff are very caring. They are willing to go give all the students many opportunities to improve their education and grades. I have read all the reviews listed so far. Something that I would like to see is more parent involvement. The faculty and staff would love more volunteers to come and help out in classrooms and programs. For the education of our children, there needs to be more parents willing to get involved in the school and help make a difference. A child's first 'teacher' is their parents. So....it is a team effort, between the parent, student and teachers. Are you willing to help?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

This is the worst school a child could attend. Teachers and especially the principal are uncaring. They cannot comprehend that a child with ADHD learns differently than other students. Trying to explain this to the principal is like talking to a brick wall!!! They expect them to be able to keep up and offer no extra support. I would not recommend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I would really like to see some extra curricular activies for the kids.Girls on the Run is a great thing for kids. Girls and Boys. Learning is great but sometimes they need more than just book knowledge to learn. submitted by Dawn Hixon parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

Horrible academic programs,, principal didn't care, not involved, do not participate in any of the commercial programs designed to earn money - Food City receipts, ink cartridges, campbells soup labels, etc., teachers don't care and seem to have their hands tied concering any improvements, district is not allowed to give out school supply lists - they 'provide' everything the child needs, instead of requiring parents to supply needs and spending money on much needed curriculum aids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

My child has enjoyed their time here and has a very positive experience, both socially and academically. The staff has been supportive and has helped make their transition a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

One of the worst schools that I have been involved with. Doesn't care about education or your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Great school for my children. It has been a positive experience so far for both of my children. Couldn't ask for a better and more caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

54 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 47% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
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
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
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

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 92% 67%
Hispanic 7% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 49%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1518 Gray Sta/Sulphur Spr Rd
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: (423) 753-1140

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