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Kingston Elementary School

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Posted April 15, 2012

I have had three children attend Kingston Elementary and I have had a bad experience every time. This is a very small town and here its who you know if you are helped with anything. I have had many problems out of the teachers there. Several being very deviant when it came to me requesting help and meetings with them. I am a single parent and that is looked down upon by the schools here (they act as if that's why my children have learning problems) they feel i don't have enough time to give to my children. They have pushed aside all three of my kids, the first they sat in a corner of the room because my child could not keep up with class work. My child felt like an outcast and my child was also made fun of due to that fact. My second child never learned basic phonics and still cannot read on their current grade level and was passed on 3 years now. The last is having problems and they just shun my child aside with no help they have made my child return to the same grade and still no progress and no help. I have tried requesting meetings but they cannot due to the fact of my schedule and theirs.(that's what my child's teacher and assistant principle has said).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

My daughter is a fifth grader and has attended through kingergarten. We have enjoyed KES. When I speak to friends who have their chidlren in other systems, I feel very fortunate. My daugher has really been pushed the last two years but that is a good thing. We have liked all of the teachers that we have had except one but that is to be expected. Not every teacher / child and teacher /parent are going to click. We have had two issues- one with a child who made a racial slur and one with classroom placement. In both cases, the principal and vice principal dealt with it immediately. I think that it takes very involved parents these days for kids to keep up and alot of parents are more worried about sports and actvities thant their kids eudcation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

For the most part, I like KES. My child has done well in this school. However, I do not care for the Principal! I feel that it is a waste of breath to even talk to her about a problem. She does not seem to listen to concerns or address any problems that may arise. I found the Assistant Principal to be more helpful than anyone. When I had a concern, he looked into the situation & resolved it right away. So far, my child has liked every teacher he has had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

My 3 children love their teachers. My children feel safe and cared for at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Kingston Elementary is a wonderful school. I have been involved with the school for many, many, years, over 25 in fact. Teachers there love their students and children in general---that's why they became teachers. Parents need to accept some responsibility in how well their children do in school. Teachers can only work with the child that is sent to them---whether he/she has rested well, eaten well, or whether the home is a quiet, loving, stable place to be. Teachers have to help develop not only academics, but moral and social values as well. Teachers are devoted to their jobs because they truly hold the world in their hands.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2011

The bottom line is that the teachers at KES, specifically 4th and 5 grade teachers, blame everything on the students and tell them that is why they are not doing better in school. It couldn't possibly be the teacher...right? Teachers have gotten lazy and stopped caring. Teaching now is all political status and are children are not getting the education deserved to them. My child understands everything when I explain it and does wonderful at home and the teachers have made my child out to be lazy and stupid. It is not what my child is not doing in the classroom, it is what the teachers are not doing in the classroom and then getting angry at students when the whole class fails a test. hmmmm....could it be you teaching method..I think so. I am an angry parent of KES and nothing will change at KES, I have to change my child's quality of education on my own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

There is a certain teacher in this School that Cheated with a married Man, and had a baby with him ,but now he has fled the country !! May I also state she teaches 3rd grade Children My Child was in her class during all this last year and we feel she was more interested in her private life rather than teaching our child. The Children also listen to music all day in her class. The principal should be looking at what goes on in her School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I currently have my daughter enrolled at KES and I think it is great. They have changed the cirriculum this year making it a little harder but I find that it is necessary. Kids are like sponges, they absorb a lot mroe than many people think. I have no issues with the teachers. She loves all of her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

The last poster just nailed it. I thought that I was going crazy. I kept on thinking that something had changed at KES in the last few years and couldn't figure it out. I used to tell everyone how wonderful KES was and how lucky I was to have my children in there. Parents are not welcome and they try to blame everything on the children being irresponsible. Some of them, don't want to even give you conference time or even a phone call when requested. When they go on a field trip, they get rid of their responsibilities by placing all the students in the watchful eyes of chaperones and continue to stroll hands free through the rest of the day. I do have to say there are still a four good teachers. If I could, I would give them zero stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Parents are not welcome. Students watch a lot of TV, even in the library. It's very sad what this school has become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

I went to this school,also my two daughters and now my grand daughter. I love it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

I think that KES is as great school. The teachers spend a lot of extra time at school planning and getting things ready for their students. The teachers come to school on and off all summer to get things done for the school year. How many business people do you know give of thier time freely to get the job done. The staff is dedicated and really seems to care about each student. I believe that the academics are up to par here. Each teacher has to make sure that they are teaching the Tn state standards in their classroom. I think that it is sad that as big as our school is there is not more people involved in the PTO program at school. I must say that a lot of parents voluteer and spend some time reading and listenting to the children read in the classroom. The parents that are involved do a lot to help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

I'm actually a student who attended KES K-5. I'm in 8th grade now, but I miss it! I never really realized how much fun it was. We were always having fun and never realized it. My friends and I always look back and wish we were still doing arts and crafts and all that fun stuff that we never really saw as being fun. It is a wonderful, clean, smart, and all around great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

117 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 49% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

119 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities68%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 46%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Kingston Hw
Kingston, TN 37763
Phone: (865) 376-5252

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