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Shannondale Elementary School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 19, 2014

I can not say enough good things about Shannondale. The teachers are amazing. There are plenty of extra challenges for those children who excel and extra help for those kids who are falling behind. The current principal has been there for 2 years now. He is very hands on and really cares about the kids and the teachers. The parental and community support is phenomenal. The Shannondale Foundation has done a great job of raising money for extra technology and teaching assistants. The school just gets better and better every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

We have had a child in the school for three years and every year has been outstanding. The parental involvement is great. The school has a foundation that works hard to raise money for the school's children. It is also having major renovations being done now that will make it even better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

My son has just completed his kindergarten year at Shannondale and I am extremely pleased with the school and staff. His teacher (Mr. Cameron) was AMAZING. My son loved going to school and his vocabulary, confidence, and self esteem are throu the roof. I am excited about his first grade year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

I love this school. It has been great with my son and he loves it as well. The teachers and staff work very well with the kids and they really learn a lot here. I am not moving this year because I want him to stay here for 2 more years. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

Currently our experience with Shannondale Elementary and staff is been far from pleasant. We are new to the area and the school. During the open house, the teacher was withdrawn and unfriendly. However, she was very interested on how we were able to "transfer in" and where we currently reside. After receiving our answer: no transfer, and about five minutes from the school, the teacher had nothing else to say. We stood there in silence. Upon leaving, I watched as the teacher greeted other parents and students warmly. Thus far the school year has been unpleasant and awkward. We have complained of little communication which has resulted in daily behavior reports which we thought would inform of our child's academic weaknesses and successes. So far, they are only about behavior. We have attempted to inquire about resources to use to help our child. We were told that our child demonstrated "incapabilities" and symptoms of 2 different psychiatric disorders. Alarmed, we immediately sought out testing centers for our child. We are also bothered by some misinformation we received by a prominent staff member and that member s apathy toward our child s success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This is only our second year and I could not be more happy and in love with this school. WOW what great teachers and parents this is better than a private school!!!!!!! Good JOB Shannondale!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I love the friendly and nurturing environment that Shannondale is rightly known for and family involvement in the school is remarkable. I am disappointed in the academic challenge of the classroom. A single teacher with +-20 elementary kids necessarily has to teach to the average kid in the room. There is nothing in place to help those kids who show a particular aptitude in one area or another to develop those abilities. Shannondale has great potential, it could be SO much better than it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I have three children that attend Shannondale and I have nothing but nice words about this school. The teachers and staff are great. They are easy to work with and only want what is best for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

My daughter transitioned from a private Montessori school to Shannondale this year and is in Kindergarden. We couldn't be happier. There is great PTA involvement by parents and the teachers are very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

My son previously attended Shannondale and my daughter is currently a 3rd grader there. We have always been very happy with Shannondale Elementary. The teacher and parent involvement are absolutely awesome! It is a fabulous school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I have a daughter at Shannondale. This is her 3rd year there, and I could not be more pleased. The staff is amazing; they are the highest rated elementary school in the state of TN. My daughter is so advanced because of the teachers at Shannondale. I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Shannondale is a TERRIFIC school. The Principal truly cares about the kids. The teachers are enthusiastic about teaching the kids. Mrs. Lane is the nicest principal ever, my kids think the world of her! I am proud to have an elementary school in my community like Shannondale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

This school has great parent involvement which helps for the success of the school. Parents that don't even have kids at the school come and help other kids whose parents do not help them. I read where someone sounds upset about the political status of the school. Well, society is political, that is just part of it. All students at this school are treated fairly and the teachers and staff have only the best interest of the kids in their hearts and minds. Collecting food, clothes, money, for families in need are just a part of the nature of the school. This is not just a school, it is a community that cares for it's kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2003

My Family loves this school. We have two children going to shannondale and they could not be any happier. The PTO is great! We have a Walkathon in the early fall that raises money for the school and it is so much fun. I would not want my children going to any other school. Shannondale Teachers must be teaching the students something because every year they have received A's on their state wide report card for the past 3yrs. I say keep up the great work Shannondale Teachers and Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2003

This school is way to political,the leadership is not concerned with the children as a whole. Is worried more about tcap scores and raising money.Most of the parents that stay at the school day in and day out control alot at the school if you fit in with those parents you may be ok with your child there, but if you are like me were both parents have jobs and cant be at the school from 7 am till 3 pm then your child will more than likely be left out or targeted by teachers who had a bad time dealing with people at a young age or was mistreated as a student them self. This is not a letter to bad mouth the school the school its self is a great school. Some of the leadership and a few bored parents would get on with teaching and keeping the parents out of the discision making would be of a great deed to the school. five year 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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 86% 67%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 34%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5316 Shannondale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: (865) 689-1465

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