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Sterchi Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 17, 2014

Very disappointed in Sterchi...very disappointed. Not understanding their line of thinking as far as education. Every child is "worth it" every child deserves to participate, every child is someone.


Posted June 2, 2013

Sterchi is a small, community school where everyone is welcome. The teachers know all the student and are vested in their education and future. The teachers at Sterchi give 100% everyday! I am being proud of the education and love my children receive here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

I am a parent and past student of Sterchi. I have had 3 children attend Sterchi and the last one will start next year. I am so thankful my children are zoned for this school. Sterchi is one of the top 5 elementary schools in Knox County. I love that school is small and parent friendly. The PTA is very involved with raising money to provide the students with the tools they need to excel. This school is not title one so all the extras have to be provided by PTA. I wish all schools had teachers like Sterchi, some even provide free tutoring on there own time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

We loved Sterchi elementary school and my special needs daughter attended for 6 years. It has a family feel and is in a good location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

Misrepresentation just a bit. The language and pictures on the web site indicate a diverse population of children. This school is 92% white and 3% black. Look at the school's rating by category - just one category - white. Wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Small, family atmosphere and caring/experienced teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Sterchi is in my opinion the best elementary school in this area and their test scores prove it. I have 2 kids in Sterchi. The parent involvement is wonderful. The office staff and teachers go out of their way to help your child achieve. You will not be disappointed with Sterchi. Parent/teacher/principal communication is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

I love this school. My 2 boys have done so well. We have alot of extra activities and field trips which makes learning exciting. The staff is dedicated to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My grandaughter started there this year. She has a wonderful and caring teacher and is doing great. It is not a big school but the quality of teachers and workers is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Three generations of my family have gone here. It's the best school in town.


Posted May 7, 2009

When our oldest child reached school age we transferred him to Sterchi. Transfers were hard to come by in Knox County, so after kindergarden we bought a house and moved into the Sterchi zone to ensure that we'd be a Sterchi family. Now, 12 years and three kids later we have only one more year at the school before moving to middle school and we'll be sad to be gone. We have had an excellent experience at the school and it's only gotten better since a new principal arrived a few years ago. The teachers have been consistently good - several even excellent, the office staff is always friendly to us, the few discipline problems that exist are generally handled quickly and fairly and the parents are welcome and involved in the school. If there's a better school we don't know where it might be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

We were thrilled to buy a house and move near Sterchi. Previously, our daughter had attended Copper Ridge. We felt that school, in general, was better than average, but Sterchi had such high ratings! Sorry to say we have found the office staff to be rude and argumentative, the principal ineffective and the teacher, although very competent, to play favorites and almost encourage cliques. My daughter is heartsick. We are putting her into private school as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I thought Sterchi was a perfect school until the last couple of years. I have personally been involved with 2 teachers that bully their students and one teacher that was very discrimnatory. I wish all kids could be on a level playing field
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

I am fortunate enough to be a teacher at this school and to have 2 children go through as well. The administration is all about what is best for the students and is supportive of staff and parent needs. What a wonderful find in Knoxville!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2007

We love this school!! My son transferred in and it was like a breath of fresh air! I would highly recommend this school! Can't wait for next year, my son loves it! And ...we love Mrs. Andriopoulos in first grade! She has been absolutely awesome and has brought our son a long way in such a short period of time!!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I have 2 kids here; one for all 6 years. It is a great school/ It had changed throughout the years and has only gotten better. It is a great size; not too large. Parent involvement is great. One thing I would change is more hands on computer. It is a way of the future and we do not have a computer lab. I also hate 'TAG' everyone is talented & gifted. If Knox county wants this program; please change the name!!!!! This school is a 'diamond in the rough.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

My son has attended Sterchi Elementary since 2005. He is a student in the CDCA (special needs) class. I have found all the teachers and staff to be very supportive and attentive to the needs of all the students. I am also impressed with the children who attend Sterchi as most of them are accepting of others with special needs. This is rare to find and I credit the parents and school by working hard to teach their children to accept differences. Sterchi Elementary has wonderful teachers and administrative staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

my daughter started sterchi at the begining of the year. Sterchi is a very small school and with that comes lots of gossip and little diversity. However I love my daughters teacher and she seems to be doing well academically, I just wished the staff would learn that just because someone is different it dosen't mean they are wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I had 2 children attend school here.It is a very warm and friendly atmosphere.The staff is friendly and I enjoyed the years my children were there and will miss it this year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

I have two children currently in this school. Its small and very friendly. I like the weekly reports as they keep you updated. Im happy with Sterchi.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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 57% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
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

Math

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Black 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 41%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Knoxville, TN 37912
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