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South Knox Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 161 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2012

I was at that school for 2 years and hated it... Sure the teachers were nice but I could never grasp any of the things they were teaching... i have been too several school and this was fairly the worst I have been too. i was there for 2nd and 3rd grade and I am now in 7th.


Posted October 7, 2011

My daughter is now in the third grade at Fountain City Elementary School. She started at Fountain City in the first grade having attended South Knoxville Elementary for Pre K and Kindergarten. In many ways we miss South Knoxville Elementary. The staff was amazing and our daughter always looked forward to her days there. It is a small school and the staff really makes an incredible effort to get to know both the child and the parents. Unfortunately, many of the kids appear to be not so well cared for at home. This somehow does not discourage the teachers and leaders of this school. In fact it may inspire them to work as hard as they do. I hope this school is able to maintain the terrific attitude as it serves it s children well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

As a parent of two children in this school, I feel they go above and beyond their calling. There is not alot of school Teacher/Staff that treat their students as though they were their own, but I am proud to say our Teachers/staff do. :-) Thanks You SKE
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Posted August 11, 2008

South Knox is the best school in the district. I have dealt with several different elementary schools from A L Lotts to Dogwood etc. and the best all around has been South Knox. We are small but we have great big dreams for our children. Mine have been going there for six years and nobody could pay me enough to send them to any other school. I fell that it is the most under rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

South Knox is by far one of the best schools in the district. The entire staff, from the principal down to the custodians, is dedicated to the students and to ensuring their success. The local community is sure to be there to lend a hand if anything is needed, with many community members making frequent donations that are used to assist any student any student (and/or their family) who may need that assistance. The school is small so there is ample opportunity for the teachers to have one-on-one interaction with their students. All of these benefits combine to make South Knox one of the best schools in the county.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students82%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 55% 67%
Black 33% 23%
Hispanic 9% 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 83%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 Sevier Av
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 579-2100

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