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Inskip Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2014

My son is in Ms.Harris' s kindergarten class. He came here in February from pleasant ridge and he has done tremendous! ! His other school pushed him like does. She's great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Elisa Luna has turned this school around for the better!! Ms. Brace is also an asset! My children have attended Inskip since kindergarten and although (now sixth and fifth grade!) they are leaving, we hold fond memories of Inskip elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

I volunteered to help in the class. My husband and I both joined the PTO. I mentioned at the beginning of the year that my son was suppose to be tested for learning disabilties. It is now almost Feb. and I have yet to hear anything about the PTO, no awards ceremonies, only report card night where his teacher said he knows everything and than dismissed us. I am still waiting to hear results of testing. The teacher is always frustated by his behavior. And I have never gotten to help out at all. No one seems to know whats going on. Other schools keep parents much more informed. Thinking about looking into a transfer. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is my daughter's first year at Inskip. We are not from the Knoxville area and I have to say I was a little nervous about her starting little o Inskip. I have been more than pleased with Inskip. All of the staff (not just her homeroom teacher) have been wonderful to my daughter and our family. You could not find a more loving, caring staff anywhere. Miss Gina and her staff at Kids Place have been great also...thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Unfortunately, my children no longer attend Inskip since we moved this year. After experiencing just six weeks at a new Knox county school (which boasts to be one of the county's finest), I can honestly tell any parent that 'nice' area neighborhoods and money is not what makes a good school. Inskip strongly encourages parental involvement with each class. My children's teachers always kept the lines of communication open, and we were not only made feel like our presence was accepted, but also appreciated as well. The teachers there really seem to pay attention to the needs of the individual child. They realize that one of the greatest assets they can give to each child is confidence, and they work tirelessly to provide it. Kudos to Elisa Luna and the entire staff for making Inskip Elementary a school that I am proud to say my children were once a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

The school facilities are subpar in comparison to other Knox County Schools. My son 'bench marked' for Kindergarten in December and the rest of the year he pretty much was just babysat while the rest of the class caught up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I have been very impressed with the camraderie and cohesiveness of the teaching staff at Inskip. The teachers seem to always remain positive and enthusiastic about their jobs despite the misbehaviors that can arise. I believe the teachers at Inskip give 200% of their being to the students. I do worry that some grade levels recieve more unnecessary pressure than others and are sometimes blamed (for a lack of better word) for low test results. These teachers are doing everything possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

My son is in the 5th grade at Inskip. His teachers make learning fun and exciting. He began Kindergarten at Inskip and also goes to 'Kids Place' (after school Care). They are a great bunch of people, too. You could not have hand picked a better group of teachers/workers if you had tried. And the principal is wonderful. She is soooo full of energy, love, and compassion for these kids. I am so thankful that my son and my grandsons are able to have such good educational influences. Inskip teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter has attended Inskip for about four years. I think the teachers are 'GREAT'. They really care about my child & her education. She loves it as well. If I had to put Inskip Elem. on a scale between 1 & 10. I'd give it a big 10. No Question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

I am very please with the way things are going this year for Inskip Elementary. The new principal is an outstanding person, and provides discipline, as well as good instruction for the teachers as well as the children. She is always willing to work with any level of responsibility. The parents need to be more involved, as well as teaching their children some common respect. The administration cannot maintain all of this. Parents need to be responsible for their children and how they act outside of the home. Inskip is looking at a renovation soon and I think all parents will be satisfied in the coming up years. I hope Inskip continues to improve, and the children as well. Teachers are doing an outstanding job! Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

I love Inskip! It has such a warm and inviting atmosphere, although it's charm cannot be seen from the outside of the building. The entire staff makes the school the amazing place that it is. Most of the teachers are outstanding; they are completely devoted to giving the kids all the care and opportunities they deserve. The level of education is continually improving, and I am very excited about the positive changes that have been made since the current principal arrived. Parent involvement is very low, but it seems to be slowly improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

Wow! Inskip looks like a totally different school. The atmosphere is so inviting. I think the teachers do an outstanding job and work very hard to ensure that the kids learn to their maximum potential. My child is in 5th grade this year and loves her teacher! She has helped my child improve her writing abilities immensely. She also enjoys learning, because her teacher is constantly planning creative activities for the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

I believe the kids at Inskip are better behaved this year compared to the past. However, I do believe the students need to work on showing respect to their teachers. PARENTS need to help with this. Teachers shouldn't have to be the sole disciplinarians. By the way, Mrs. Masters is an outstanding teacher. My child informs me about the creative activities she puts together for them. I appreciate all of her dedication and hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

The school is okay but I believe it needs a lot of improvement in parking for parent children programs, better organized events, most students that attend the school are very mouthy and have no respect for teachers or their peers.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
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 American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students56%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
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 49% 67%
Black 35% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 84%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4701 High School St
Knoxville, TN 37912
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