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Fountain City Elementary School

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Posted April 1, 2014

I went to this school k-5 and when I was young I thought it was horrible. Now, that i look back as a senior in high school, I see that every single one of the teachers and staff had a real connection with the students. They genuinely cared about the kids. Everyone in that school is kind and cares about what they do.


Posted October 2, 2012

To echo the last reviewer, Fountain City Elementary School has some very good things happening. A new program has allowed my child to keep the same teacher going third grade to the forth. This was our option so that if we were not satisfied with the teacher we could have her moved to another s class. We think the teacher is very good and gladly stayed with her. That said, the copied worksheets are truly ridiculous with the number of errors and poorly explained directions. If the school would dump the work sheet provider things would be measurably better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

My son attended this school from 3rd-5th grade. I felt overall that the school was decent. The office staff is short and insensitive, the principal was receptive to hear my complaints but blatantly said nothing could be done. I helped with art masters and enjoyed the children very much, but this program has been removed because it takes 'too much time' from important curricular activities. Also, during lunch if the kids speak too loudly they enforce strict rules of no talking and possible time outs. I do not agree with this. That is one of the only times during the day when the kids learn about larger socialization skills. And yet the staff feels it necessary to control behavior then too. Overall I think the school tries to do well, but I don't think they have their energy focused in the most beneficial light for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I went to this school and now my son does too. The traffic needs work, but the teachers actually care and try very hard. This is my son's second year here. They have an excellent diversity with PE, music, library, AR, computer learning, and art. Many students, including mine, are able to walk to school every day in this close community. I can't understand why it would only get a 5 out of 10. The teachers don't just welcome, but enforce parent involvement. If more schools did their parental involvement program, you would have more successful children b/c the parents would HAVE to get involved instead of just leaving them to figure it out for themselves that happens so often lately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Fountain City Elementary is a wonderful close community school with caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2004

This is an excellent school in the heart of one of the oldest communities of Knoxville. I understand it was recently accredited-one of a few in Knoxville. Ms Summa was the principal last year. 2004-2005 brings a new principal. Ms Summa is now at Karns Elem. The teaching and support staff are outstanding and although they recently lost veteran members, they are great. This school is in a very diverse community, has no extrcurricular activites, spends the resources of the school and parents on the education of children. Parent interest in the school has always been encouraged and appreciated. Our child recently graduated the 5th grade here and has been in the top of the TTAP's in math and science at Fountain City and now in Middle School. Education basics are the emphasis here, including reading, and it shows in it's graduates. FC graduates are easy to identify in area Middle Schools.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

54 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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
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 82% 67%
Black 8% 23%
Hispanic 6% 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 55%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2910 Montbelle Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: (865) 689-1445

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