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Steekee Elementary School

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

I believe Steekee Elementary is one of the best schools in Tennessee. I just wish my grandson lived closer so he could go to school here. The teacher and staff have such a heart for the kids and wanting to see them learn and be all they can be...


Posted Thursday, September 11, 2014

This school is amazing school! The teachers and staff are amazing people as Well! They make sure the kids are safe and understand everything there teaching them I Absolutely love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

This school is in need of friendly adminstration! The administration is clueless on how to handle children and people in general. I don't think the school has a vice principal anymore. Not sure why the last one left? What is going on with this school? A few years ago they had a great team of administrators, but now it is a one man show that believes it is his way or no way. I don't see my children staying at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Everything - the teachers are friendly. Genuine caring for the students. Principal makes the students feel important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

You know it's a special place when every teacher and the principal know you and your child's name. They greet u every morning and every afternoon. The teachers are very proud of their students. The principal has a very great prescence and always participates in anything going on with the school. This all is very hard to find. It also has a great student to teacher ratio, therefore, your child gets the attention they deserve to thrive at their education. This school exceeds my expectations everytime I walk through their doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

I think Steekee School is wonderful except for the office crew and a few of the teacher's really yell at the teachers and I really think that someone should pay close attention to that. It's a small school and the good teachers do spend quality time with the children and that is important. Some of the office people are a bit rude, My kids love the school because of the friends , but do complain about the teachers yelling a lot and I think that is sad because where we came from it was all private and we don't have that here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment. The office 'group' are the rudest people we've ever met. The teachers my child has encountered have been great, but I can't say that for the office crew.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

The teachers are really great. They work with you on whatever you might need. The assisdent principal is wonderful and goes out of her way to be there for you and your children. The pricipal on the other hand has no respect for anyone and acts quite childish at times. She picks and chooses favoites and will label certain students as trouble makers and if something happens she will blame those certain students every time wether they were even in school on the day it happened. The building has several additions on it, the septic doesn't always work so if it doesn't flush the students will leave it in the stools for who knows how long. Like I said the teachers are great and very suppotive to the students, it's just the woman in charge you have to watchout for. Good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

I have had three children attend Steekee Elementary. I believe in the quality of education each child received at Steekee. As they moved on to middle school in another system each child has had the foundation to succeed. I love the small school atmosphere. Each child truly counts. Fundraisers are a neccessity. Available money is based upon student population and with a small school you receive less funds. Fundraisers allow this wonderful National Blue Ribbon school to achieve a quality academic program. The computer lab and library are excellent. Donations have started a music program. Steekee is a wonderful place for your child to grow, learn, and be loved. Every child is special and valued at Steekee. Steekee has wonderful parental support. Congratulations on being named a Blue Ribbon School. You're the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Love the school!! Love the teachers!! My child is getting the attention and education that she needs. It has been a pleasure knowing that she is in a small school. I am very proud to send her to Steekee, and love the atmosphere there!! It is much better than the school I attended as a child. I would recommend Steekee to any parent with goal oriented children, eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2004

Steekee Elementary is awesome! That is what my child says when someone asks her how she likes her school. Steekee has given my child a quality education that is above the standard curriculum, and she enjoys going to school everyday!!Steekee has small classes, wonderful teachers, a supportive and very involved staff, super parents and great support from the community. With all that, it isn't hard to understand why Steekee won the Blue Ribbon Award for schools from the State of Tennessee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

Fundraising is an important part of the schools success. How do parents think that the schools get their libraries filled with books, playgrounds with new and safer playground equipment, computers that actually work for the computer lab? Every fundraiser at Steekee has a goal for what they want to earn and what they want to purchase if they reach their goal. Parents are kept informed. If anyone feels neglected or abused, our doors are always open for meetings. We received the National Blue Ribbon award this year. We are very honored. Something must be working here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2003

Steekee Elementary is wonderfully warm, small, and rural school. The faculty and staff know and care about each child. They provide presents to those who need them at Christmas, backpacks to start the year, and sometimes extra food if needed for a child. But fundraising is the way life is now. Those are the individuals who see that a job needs to be done and help do it.


Posted September 9, 2003

I was a student at Steekee And now my child is. I think there are some very good teachers at Steekee. The tools for learning available at Steekee are just as good as any other school I've compared them to. I feel like with the right teacher my child has a very good chance of success. My biggest complaint about the school is they ask for money and supplies every time you turn around. I do not expect anyone but my husband and I to pay for my child's school supplies. Last year my child's class was pressured greatly by his teacher to participate in the fundraisers and donating items. The teacher went so far as to say They would be letting their school down and wouldn't be good students if they didn't participate. My child is there to learn, not to be a salesperson.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading/Language Arts

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

35 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 49% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

39 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4500 Steekee School Rd
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: (865) 458-3322

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