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Sullivan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 376 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2009

The teachers work hard to keep commuication open between parent, student, and teacher. This greatly improves their interest, self confidence, and scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

Sullivan Elementary is a great school always looking to modernize and assist the children. When funds were not available they have fun fundraisers to increase the technology of the school. They give every child the opportunity to learn with special education programs and handicapped is not a word in their vocabulary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

I have had a child there for a few years.I have to say that as my child goes up in grades, the teachers get worse.In the upper grades , the teachers have no patience,thye need to revamp and get teachers who are not burnt out on teaching and get some that still enjoy enlightening a child's learning experience.They Go so overboard with Ar, that they sometimes do not focus on other academic subjects.My child when first started there, had wonderful teachers, but then you get the Crabby ones that wish they weren't there.Things I totally dislike at Sullivan Elemntary are: the Cliques,if you child is not in it they rarely get recognized and the principal there does not like parents who stick up for their children either..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

This is one of the top schools academically in Sullivan County. Teachers, along with the administrator and staff, are truly dedicated to providing the students with the best education available. Parents are very active and supportive in school functions. I am proud to working at a school where high expections are the norm for everyone - including the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2007

In response to a negative review that was posted, Sullivan Elementary teachers, principal and office staff are among the best anywhere. You will not find a more dedicated group of people willing to go above and beyond. I have had children in this school for four years. I do not expect the school to provide all the enrichment my child needs. It is also the parent's responsibility to provide for a particular child's needs. They are all different. There are many academic activities outside of school to challenge your child, however only if the parent is willing to do their part. Look at what you as a parent should be doing. Learning begins at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I have had my chidren in school here for 3 years. I am not pleased. There have been two excellent teachers and some parental involvement but more so with parties than academics. I am less than pleased with the principal and office staff. AR is not a new thing this area is just playing catch up. Reading seems to be the only focus. This school does little if anything to promote math and science, and creative writing. There is no gifted program, and my children are bored with the curriculum. The teachers have to catch up children that are not ready to be in that grade but were passed anyway. The PE program is almost non existent. If you can avoid having a child in any Tennessee public school please do it. If you are coming to Sullivan county try city or private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

Wow! we are a small school that everyone is soo impressed with when they visit. Our entire staff is experienced, talented, hard workers, and we all work together well. Our parents are such hard workers and support us in every way.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2005

I have 2 children that have been through this school, and I have to say that the principal and teachers are among the finest I have ever seen. They take great strides to make sure each student receives what they need. I was very impressed at the reading program they have here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

63 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 49% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 1% 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 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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