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Pin Oak Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 394 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2013

Pin Oak Elementary has been a fantastic experience from my son and us as parents. We are beginning our fourth year here and love it. We transferred to Pin Oak in the second grade from the local city school and it has been the best decision we could have made. The leadership is right on target and I have not had any communication problems with any teacher. They have always been more than willing to keep us involved. For the past two years, Pin Oak has received the award for a "Reward School" by the Governor of TN for their excellence in academic performance and growth. They rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Love this school. Me and my husband and our family went there and now we are sending our children! Love the staff. Great school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

This is a really great school. I wouldn't want my child to attend any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

Pin Oak is a very good learning environment. I love that there aren't too many students in a class and each student gets the attention they need. The staff is very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Pin Oak is a great school. The teacher to student ratio is excellent. The staff is very committed to acheiving the highest level possible whenit comes to the kids education. The PTO is first class and is very involved and supportive to the school. Just a overall great place for kids to learn where the teacher's and the staff put the beeds of the kids before their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

The teachers for the most part truly care about the kids and want them to succeed. There are high expectations placed on the children and rightfully so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

I believe that Pin Oak Should be rated #1 in Henderson County. Atleast one of my family members including myself, have been attending Pin Oak for the last 20 yrs. Never have we had a bad experience. The teachers that have always been a great help- Mrs. Tate, Mrs. Fiddler, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Cannon, and the office staff Mrs. Pat and Mrs. Scott. Thank You for everything


Posted April 13, 2007

I am a parent of two students at Pin Oak. I have to say that I totally disagree with the the 2004 parent review. Our principal is very caring and goes out of his way to try to help all parents and students. All of his teachers and staff as well as the students love him. As a former substitute for Pin Oak, I found him very easy to work for and the the atmosphere at Pin Oak is very pleasing and happy. I would absolutely recommend any parent or student to Pin Oak School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

I have worked at Pin Oak Elem.for 10 yrs. My child also attends here. I would not enroll him in any other school. The principal and teachers here are the best that you can find! We also have had the highest Accelerated Reading program for the past several years in a roll, beating our 6 other county schools. Our enrollment is up higher than ever, climbing each year. We have just added a new edition, 3 new classrooms. We have 23 classroom teachers that are all Master classroom classes. If you are moving to our county and trying to find a good school, choose Pin Oak.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 13, 2005

I am absolutely thrilled with Pin Oak and the leadership. They have been nothing but helpful and the teachers are first class. There isn't a better school in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

I am a parent of a former student and I have to say that the principal of pin oak does not take his job seriously.He lets the teachers handle everything from talking to the parents to you name it.He does not do anything about the teachers bad actions.I would not let my child go back for anything or recommend it to anyone.Mr.Todd was a good principal and the school has only went downhill since he left.
—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.

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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

40 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 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 47% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

49 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 41% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
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
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
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 disadvantaged95%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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 93% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19925 Hwy 412 East
Lexington, TN 38351
Phone: (731) 968-7341

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