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West Hills Elementary School

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Posted January 24, 2010

I have a gifted child, and they have gone out of their way to accomodate her. This is another school with haves and have nots. The have nots tend to have no parental involvement and they don't come to school ready to learn. The staff here is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

West Hills Elementary is a school where learning is done with love and understanding. The teachers, staff, parents and students are one big family. The school benefits from the diverse popoulation in many ways. The students are very accepting of indiduals who are different from them, whether it is a disablitly or background. As an former educator (stay at home mom currently), I love the special scehduling West Hills has for encore classes. We have two Art, Music and Gym teachers which allow for my children to have a more encore classes and the teachers to have daily planning time with their teams. West Hills Elementary's administrative staff has an open door policy with parents and a team approach in every thing they do for the school and children. I feel privaledged to be part of the West Hills Elementary family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I really enjoy my daughter going to this school as well. She has excelled beyond belief. The staff is very educated and believe in our children. It takes more than a great mind to be a teacher and the staff at WHES have heart as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

West Hills is more than our school, it's our extended family. I have never had a problem that hasn't been resolved quickly and with compassion. The TAG program is amazing and it's leaders enthusiasm is contagious!I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Being a part of West Hills School is like being part of one great big family! The principal is so wise and compassionate. She does a beautiful job of matching student personalities with the teacher that is best for each child. As you walk through the halls, you can't help but catch the excitement of learning from each classroom! The teachers do a tremendous job of providing a quality education in a risk-free environment. It's great to belong to such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

West Hills Elementary is a fantastic school! The teachers are the kindest and most caring people I have ever met. My son (in 1st grade) tells me he accidently calls his teacher mom. He loves her. The principal and staff are fantastic and sensitive to the parent's needs as well as to the children's needs. I highly recommend West Hills! The school lunches, however, have plenty of room to improve.
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 Students60%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students46%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students50%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
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 72% 67%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:45
School Leader's name
  • Suzanne Oliver
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (865) 539-7876

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Track
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409 Vanosdale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 539-7850

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