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Sam Houston Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 599 students

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Posted August 29, 2011

My children came to Sam Houston from a very small private school last year, and coming in to a totally new environment made me very nervous at first. The staff at SHE very quickly put all of my concerns to rest and have always known just who my kids were and their backgrounds. Everyone has always gone far above and beyond in caring for my children and makins sure that they are meeting their potential. There is simply just not enough room to express my appreciation for the level of care and the quality of education my children are receiving.
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Posted January 3, 2008

This is a great school. We had come from a small christian school and was worried about the student teacher ratio. Not to worry. She has a great teacher,and is doing fantastic. We love sam houston school.


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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

79 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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students66%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students39%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students59%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
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 71% 67%
Black 18% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Julie W. Beasley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (615) 443-0243

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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Walter J. Baird Middle School
Lebanon High School
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