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Bonny Kate Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 393 students

 
 

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5 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted April 2, 2013

I love the community support. My daughter's reading skills greatly improved while attending. Everyone is friendly and focused on learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2011

My daughter goes to Bonny Kate and I love the close-knit community feel along with the dedicated teaching staff. My daughter has excelled in math and reading since being here; I just wish the school went K-8, rather than K-5. You will not find a better school ANYWHERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a nice community school that my daughter enjoys attending!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

My son Ethan went to Bonny Kate for 2 years and he loved every moment.I was really impress with this school. The teachers were Great ! Every school could learn from this school. I'm sorry my Ethan had to leave Bonny Kate...we miss you Bonny Kate...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

Both my sister and I went to Bonny Kate and I believe that the teacher/principal quality is gradually declining. When I went, the teachers helped me when I struggled, but with my sister, instead of helping her...they sent her to summer school. I used to love Bonny Kate, but now I'm just disappointed with what it has become.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 2, 2007

BK is an excellent school with a very dedicated teaching staff. The experience my children are receiving there is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

My husband and I have been 100% satisified with this school. My children have learned so much and all the teachers have been awesome. I am really impressed with the Parent Involvement and Principal Leadership. We truley are blessed to have our kids in such an excellent school. Eric & Brandi Kern
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I think Bonny Kate is a great school. My 2 children have gone there for 2 years now and have done very well. They are always being tested to make sure each child is at the level they should be for their appropriate grade and then let us know about the grades and where they may need improvement. Parents can help out as much in the classroom or as little depending on what you want to do. Each class has a parent helper who helps the teacher with the extracurricular activities planned for their classroom and also they have days during the week where parents go in and help the teacher for part of the day. I think that is great because it gives you a chance to see how your child is doing and how their class is run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

This school is one of the best! However, the leadership isn't the best. All the kids are great and exceptionally smart. I don't particularly care about the way issues are handled with the prinicpal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Bonny Kate Elementary has provided a wonderful learning environment for our two children. The teachers build relationships with students that bring out the best in children. The Bonny Kate staff shows a willingness to learn new approaches that can benefit kids. We have been impressed with their ability to adapt to technology uses and changes in the many accountability measures coming at them. Bonny Kate has a proud tradition of active parents making daily contributions at the school. This school is simply one of the best-kept secrets in town! Scott & Brenda Bacon Parents of Tori Bacon - Bonny Kate class of 2004, and Grant Bacon - Bonny Kate class of 2009.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2003

We moved here from CA. 2 years ago. We did not have the greatest schools. But now I don't think I could send my children to a different elementary school after sending them to Bonny Kate. This school is great. All the teachers' we have had, really have done a great job. The other parents have been very involved and are very kind. Bonny Kate always makes us feel very welcome.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

49 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 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities70%
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 92% 67%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 24%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Knoxville, TN 37920
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