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Westwood Elementary School

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Posted December 13, 2012

the only reason that my son attends Westwood is because that is where he was placed in pre-k. When he starts Kindergarten he definitely will not be going here. about 30% of his class is hispanic and they evidently have a totally separate set of rules to obey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

We moved to Manchester in May, this is my daughters 1st year in PreK and I am so pleased with Westwood. The teachers and staff are really great!! I couldn't have asked for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

i went to pick my children at school today i arrived a bit early (5 mins) so i decided to let my 3 year old play on playground i was approached by a teacher who told me i wasn't allowed to be on the property at all. i then made the statement i am simply here to pick up my 4 children that attend the school and she then stated i dont care .i have had my children in this school for the last 2 years and have periodically let my younger child use the playground while waiting on them to be let out this seem like a slap in the face
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My daughter started there last year. My son started this year and I am so very pleased with the school. I was a little unsure at first b/c this is such a small town but I love it. They are all about education and attendance. The teachers are great and I could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

I am a father of 5 and I am so glad that we moved to Manchester the schools are great here all the teachers really care about the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

i love this school! im so glad that my child is ging to westwod!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

i love this school!!! im so glad that my child is going to this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

As the grandparent of 3 students at this school (one special education) I am impressed with the school, it's leadership, teachers and it's support staff. The academics I find at a higher level that other school districts I have been involved with. This is one awsome school! The special education department is one of the best and respects the needs of all the students and parents.
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Posted December 7, 2003

This school is a Title 1 Elementary School, but has the leadership of a dedicated educator and the teachers and the support staff make a real effort to see each child gets attention. I came from one of the best school systems in my state and I pay tuition to send my children to this school. The school was the top Title 1 school last year in the state and this year is in the Top 40 in the nation.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities83%
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
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.

2013

 
 
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 75% 67%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Black 5% 23%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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912 Oakdale St
Manchester, TN 37355
Phone: (931) 728-3412

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