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Mount Olive Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 281 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2010

it is a great school everyone there really cares about the kids and are ready to help in any way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2010

Absolutely a wonder ful school! Don't let the 'great schools' score fool you. I have one child who has completed Mt. Olive and another one just getting started. This school is a hidden gem! The teachers love the kids, motivate them to learn, and enjoy getting to know them. By the 2nd grade, all of the teachers knew my child's name. Can't say enough good things about Mt. Olive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

There staff are caring for the children even after they have moved on to middle, and high school. They encourage their children to excel in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My daughter and son go Mt. Olive. They love the school and the teachers. My oldest son went to Rocky Hill, I prefer Mt. Olive over Rocky Hill. The teachers and staff at Mt. Olive care about the children and help them, they didn't seem to care at Rocky Hill. My daughter reads at a 8th grade level in 2nd grade and my son is reading in Kindergarden and adding and subtracting. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

We moved here in at the beginning of the school year last year from OH. My daughter's education has improved ten fold! Classes are more challenging, but the children are able to handle it due to small class sizes and alot of one on one attention from teachers. This is such a great school, that I will miss it when she goes to Jr. High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

We recently had to relocate from TN to CO, leaving Mt.Olive. My fourth grader is 1.5 years ahead. The teachers worked much harder to push my first grader to learn to read at Mt. Olive. Mt. Olive is a spectacular school. I can't find a school in CO that comes close in quality or teacher to studnet ratios.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter has attended Mt. Olive Elementary School since kindergarten. She has always been very happy there and has never had a complaint about how the teachers treat her. My experience has been a positive one. The teachers have always been available to speak with me or if needed schedule a conference. The school is very structured and intuned to many different needs for all the children. My daughter has had Art, Choir and Gym since she has been there. The Accellerated Reader program is awesome. One is of the most important support groups is the support that is received from the PTA for fund raising and to help provide many upgrades to the school. Mt. Olive has also recently began an after school program. We had considered on moving to a different location but promised my daughter we would not move until she finished elementary school.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

39 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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Black 5% 24%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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