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Coles Ferry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 768 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2013

What a wonderful school! It is refreshing to find a school that cares so much about the growth of its students! My child's individual needs are catered to and focused on building his strengths and improving his weaknesses. From staff to principal and coach to teacher, it is apparent that their intention is to help my child grow and succeed! Thank you CFE for consistently going above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

My children have gone there for 5 yrs and we love it! The teachers have been so welcoming. My children have grown and flourished in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

High quality teachers, wish I could say the same for the administration. Who thinks its a good idea to install big screen tvs in the cafeteria for the kids to watch cartoon network while they eat? Their response is that it is only one day a week, but I think its a JOKE! Let these kids interact with each other! So excellent teachers, administration leaves a lot to be desired!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

My two grandsons attend Coles Ferry and we are all very satisfied with teachers and administration. Everyone is very friendly and very family oriented.


Posted April 24, 2009

Coles Ferry used to be a great school. Now the students are wxpected to be mini adults. Many of their social rights have been taken especially at lunch time with a riduculous 'Talk light' meter. We are moving and will be glad to leave Coles Ferry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

My child is new to Coles Ferry this year. I like that the school is bright with walls full of student projects. I've encountered talented teachers and friendly staff, however I found the Principal to be less than friendly and a little rigid when interacting with students and parents. The idea behing the EXTEND Program is good, but it seems underfunded and understaffed to really be effective for those students with high scholastic abilities. The students only participate a few hours each week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My child is in kindergarten at Coles Ferry and I am very pleased w/ the school. His teacher, Amy Sturm, is a great teacher and has taught the children so much already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

The no child left behind is for the birds my child can multiply and divide but if two or three children in the class cant add 2 plus three my child has to keep doing the simple addition until the other kids have it. My son is so bored in class that he gets in trouble.The school is very safe the new principal and vice principal do not have the personality that mr edwards and mrs owens had they were freindly and verry receptive to the parents the two replacments do not.They do have some great teachers but they try to teach the children just what is on the tcaps
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Until third and fouth grades, Coles Ferry proved to be an outstanding school in providing a broad range of learning experiences. At third and fourth grades, the cirriculum becomes geared to scoring high on TCAPS. Text books, 'canned' tests, and poorly constucted study guides based upon these tests are used in order to cover what they hope will be on the TCAPs. Children are not given opportunities to learn to express ideas nor are they given as many hands on activities as are needed in order for them to understand what and why they are learning social studies or science. Grades on report cards may be excellent but they are based upon your child's 'regurgitation' of what they have been given to learn from the study guides. Some of the study guides have incorrect material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

We relocated from Cobb County, Georgia (which had solid county schools). My 3rd child was in the middle of 3rd grade. Our first weeks were tough but the teachers and principle have been wonderful. My son in now in 4th grade and we are very please with the education program and the friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

This school is far above the rest! They work with each and every child like they are the only there.I have three children, two in gifted classes and one that needs extra help. They are great with all three. I have never heard anything bad about the teachers.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

95 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 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students46%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students27%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students27%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 67%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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511 Coles Ferry Pk
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: (615) 443-1946

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