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Kennedy Elementary School

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Posted August 20, 2011

Worst kindergarten program ever. They shun parent involvement and haven't a clue about pick-up and drop off procedures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I have had 3 children go to Kennedy elementary school over the last 20 years. I have had the opportunity to have had my children taught under the following principals Mr. Dixon, Ms. Faulk and now Mr. Edwards. Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet both good and in my opinion not so good teachers. Overall this is one of the best schools here in Kingsport because we are a small, community based, parent involved school with dedicated teachers, parents and of course a dedicated principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

I have 3 kids at this school. In recent years I have had my kids enrolled in 3 other school systems. I can say without a doubt that Kennedy has the best teachers, the best leadership, and the best overall educational experience my kids could get out of a public school. I am very excited about the new year beginning. My kids walk out of the school with a smile on their faces and they enjoy sharing the details of their school day. When you are visiting the school, teachers, principal and staff welcome you and encourage parent/teacher cooperation. One review does not a school make, so I encourage parents to visit the school and see for themselves all that Kennedy Elementary has to offer. I am certainly glad I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

I have 2 kids at this school. I am amazed at the things they are learning. My youngest is in 2nd grade and learning to count in Spanish. i think it is a great School. Mrs Faulk seems to be very understanding in every situation. I also think the guidence part is a great way for the kids to tell a undrstanding Adult things it may not talk about with parents. My oldest is in 4th grade and can now count to 100 or higher in Spanish. Way to go teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This is the worst run school I have ever seen in my life. My child is finishing up 5th grade at Kennedy and has had the worst fifth grade teachers. It is an all male 5th grade. They watch March madness basketball tournament in class when they should be teaching. They stand around in the hall and talk all the time instead of teaching. The principal is fairly supportive and often sides with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities83%
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 91% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 3% 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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 Woodland Av
Kingsport, TN 37660
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