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Belle Morris Elementary School

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Posted July 11, 2011

I went to Belle Morris as a child, and as such, had high expectations. Unfortunately, they weren't met. My first child's kindergarten year was perfunctory at best. He was reading, writing, and comprehending at a 3rd grade level, but all I heard about his progress was the negative. My second child's kindergarten year was awful. The teacher seemed disinterested in teaching. She seemed to dislike children. The principal is nice, but seems overwhelmed. There is a strict uniform policy and I found that inhibiting. Polo style shirts are more expensive than t-shirts, and I don't understand the point behind it. Especially when the other schools in the area don't employee a uniform policy. The only positive I found was my first son's first grade teacher. I'll say Mr. Himmel was incredible! He personally interacted with each child, on their level, and taught each of them on an individual basis according to their specific needs. I thought he was wonderful. However, I'm moving before the start of the next school year, to a better school district. I hope to give my children a chance at a better education than I feel they would receive at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Belle Morris Elementary School is a five star rating. My son has been taught so much. The teachers do know how to teach. When its report card time i have a happy smile upon my face every time. This is his last year with Belle Morris how nice it would be if this school was also middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

My grandson has gone there since kindergarden he is going in 3rd grade I give it a double thumbs up. He has done great and had wonderful teachers


Posted April 11, 2008

I love this school the rating is so wrong the staff really cares and the Principals really care and dont treat people different.This school is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

A caring staff with the child's well being and academic progress the heart beat of it all.


Posted August 17, 2005

our child's experience at belle morris was wonderful. perhaps because they are inner city, the principal and teachers really love working with the parents for the good of the children. they do not make you feel like an outsider for asking questions, as do so many supposedly 'better ' schools. definitely a child friendly school where the focus is on the child, and helping him to be the best he or she can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

74 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 49% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 Students39%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students50%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students60%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
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 55% 67%
Black 25% 23%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Two or more races 5% 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 86%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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