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Dogwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

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Posted July 31, 2013

I attended this school for 3 years, and in all of my years I had one absolutely horrid year... Which occurred awhile back I had a total of 4 teachers, which was absolutely ridiculous. However one year I had the best teacher ever!!! I really think it depends on which teacher you get.


Posted May 30, 2013

The Dogwood staff at this school is the most LAZY, IRRESPONSIBLE, AND INCOMPETENT group ever. They tell you one thing, but then say another. When you go to pick your child up early, they find all kind of excuses from they can't hear through the intercom, they don't know where your child is, blah, blah, blah. It took over a week to receive a letter from the office from an incident that occurred with my child with no previous notice or point of contact made in between that time. They even want to see your pick up tag when you are in front of their face with your freaking ID! What really gets on my nerves is the fact that some of the teachers can be degrading and talk so negatively about your child while your child is right there listening to what they're saying. I'm not keeping my child at this school. There's a reason why this is a LEVEL 1 school. Do your research and talk to other parents that have issues and you'll see what the school really is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

To the parent who complained about this school being a joke because of the head lice policy, you should know Knox County changed their policy in 2008 to NOT send kids home with head lice, so this is not school specific. While attending Dogwood, my daughter excelled in all areas. The overall state school report card rating may not be impressive, but the socioeconomics of the area is no doubt a factor. If you believe that education at home goes hand in hand with school, then this would be a great school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

I have 4 children that have attended this school. The staff is excellent and highly-qualified. The environment is very rich in learning. All staff and faculty have an excellent attitude and working relationship, which has lead this school soaring more and more each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The teachers truly care for their students and support them during times of family crisis.


Posted February 18, 2009

I have been teaching at Dogwood for 6 years. This school believes in excellence from the top to the bottom. My teacher peers are the most caring, skilled, and creative educators in the county. I love this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 23, 2008

Dogwood Elementary is an awesome school with a lot more advantages of other schools. The teachers are very caring for each student and listen to your concerns and help with a solution. They have a full computer lab with a morning broadcast show. My son loved Dogwood and his teachers. He did very well and was in the Honor program, TCAPS and such. Do not go by the test scores believe me, if you are willing to work with your child and the tachers, your child will suceed very well at Dogwood. My son is off to middle school now and we will miss Dogwood greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

This is such a wonderful school with hard working teachers and students that have learned to strive for excellence!


Posted October 3, 2007

You will not find a harder working group of teachers anywhere. The children do make progress every year.


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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students45%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities52%
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 Students46%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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

Math

All Students35%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities61%
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 60% 67%
Black 25% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 86%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Eastman Good Sports Always Recycle Award (2008)
  • 21st Century Learning Centers Grant (2007)
  • Altrusa International Reading Rules Grant (2008)

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
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Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lana Shelton-Lowe
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (865) 579-6051

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • The community is greatly involved in the school. hillcrest methodist, lake forest presbyterian, altrusa, ijams, shoney's, university of tennessee, and more support the school with funds, volunteers, and other donations.
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  • Our school has a caring heart and is child center. We are committed to ensuring students reach their greatest potential.
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