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Roy L Waldron Elementary School

Public | 2-8 | 698 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2012

I have had nothing but a good experience with this school. My daughter has been going there for 4 years now. She has had excellent teachers who cater to her being an above grade level student and have catered the lessons to her so that she not get bored. They have a great little drama team that she has been apart of, and every teacher she has had has been kind to me and her and has really cared about her. I think the school is excellent despite the budget they are given.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

This school tries very hard with what they are given. The teachers seem to really care. My child has been very successful here. I know I have read some bad comments, but I have not had this experience at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

While many of the teachers truly want the students to achieve greatness, they are plagued by paperwork and beaurocracy. They are forced to spend a great deal of time and energy on students that will not perform at any level and/or lack any sort of discipline because the administration is too busy trying to make things 'look good' to the outside world to do anything to help. In many cases our hands are tied. Students and parents generally are not required to take responsibility for actions/responses or the lack of approriate actions/responses. Most of the teachers work their butts off with very little credit. Many are battle weary because we function as disciplinarians for those that don't want to learn rather than being able to teach those that do want to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2009

I feel this school provides excellent services for children with a clean environment.


Posted February 12, 2009

I completely agree that the school caters to the parents that do not care rather than those parents who do care. I also agree that there is a lack of communication (what an understatement).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

While there are a select few teachers are wonderful, the overall environment(having 3 kids that have attended) leaves much to be desired. Mr. Mccann is readily available, but teachers don't seem to utilize him as needed. The majority of teachers are more concerned with having 'passing grades' on their resume than actually teaching the children. Seems that the school caters to those kids who's parents don't care, don't keep up, therefore grades are not true reflection of child's work. This has caused 2 of our kids to suffer since they are/were never challenged, never put forth effort, yet make honor roll. The 3rd with difficulties in learning has suffered since information isn't learned, only guessing and elimination are needed to pass a test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This school has helped my son by determining what his learning problems were and putting plans into action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

Designed as a low income school. My daughter's grades have decreased drastically since attending this school. Very unhappy as a parent that we are zoned for this school. Facility is less than desired - lack of communication on part of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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46%

2011

 
 
40%

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36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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Writing

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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 45% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 47% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

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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 41% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

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Writing

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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 Students59%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners35%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learners58%

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learners85%
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 American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners16%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners21%

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners68%
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 Students54%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners15%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students49%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners5%

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learners65%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 35% 67%
Black 31% 23%
Hispanic 30% 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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 793-7797

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Lavergne, TN 37086
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