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Rock Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted September 16, 2009

Great School! Great Teachers! Great Kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

My daughter has been going to Rock Springs for two years. Mr. Harvey (the principal) and the staff clearly show how very much they care about how the students do academically, they care just as much about the kind of people these children are turning out to be. The school encourages the children to do the best they can, to be kind to one another and to be responsible for their own actions. Rock Springs is a very patriotic school; teaching the children to be proud to be Americans and train the children to want to be make a positive impact in their own lives. All of the positive character training I do at home, is mirrored at this school. You couldn't find a better school than this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

We were new to the area and school districts were very important to us. We are SO happy with Rock Springs. My son's kindergarten year has been wonderful! The principal and staff are great! It is obvious that they truly care about the students and the programs they offer are really good. My son has learned so much and loves going to school. I am confident that he is loved and safe at Rick Springs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

The Principle & Staff are Welcoming Children & Parents. Teachers are kind & encouraging to students. The School doesn't tolerate bad behavior. My Child has enjoyed attending school and has a better attitude to going to school regularly as compared to the last school. I believe this is in part due to the schools policy and handbook. The School lunches are healthy and welcomed by my child as compared to the last school attended, bag lunches were the only choice. The school provides a Daily Planner for Students to record homework and notes from Teachers & Parents for better communications and with any homework or issues as it is checked daily. The school Remarks 'We are caring, sharing, and. preparing. For the future!'
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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

Math

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities92%
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 95% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1238 Moreland Dr
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 354-1380

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