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Carpenters Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 13, 2013

CES is a school that can easily pride itself in academic excellance. I wouldn't want my children to be anywhere else in Blount County, the eduction offered them is outstanding. The educational enviroment is clean, up to date and 'ready' for learning to begin. The teachers are great with the kids, working to help them be thier best. The principal is very focused on test scores and curriculum, (as he should be) but unfortunatly, he appears to be uncomfortable in interactions with adults that question him about 'happenings' at school, to the point of avoiding contact with parents who seek input from him. As principal, he sets the standard for the teachers to follow and should hold teachers accontable to a standard of not only textbook excellance but social excellance. Because of these praises, it is hard for me to express my saddness about the lack of 'community' of the school. The school does not feel very welcoming to parent involvement. There seems to be a limitation on parent involvement to only fundraisers, I believe that if given the chance, parents could do/ could be so much more. Parents desire more opportunities to be an active part of our children's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

i absolutely love carpenter's elementary school. i have 2 children who attend(k and 1st grades) the amount of enthusiasm that is given to the children to learn is awesome. The teachers push the kids to do their personal best everyday!!! I would recommend this school as to any in blount county. All the staff that i have come in contact with are very pleasent and very patient with each child and that gives me a since of security. My son has adhd and his teacher is so understanding and is always trying to challenge him to keep him busy and she is always in contact with me on his progress and things that i can do to help. A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

Great teachers. They work very hard. They also did a Winter Fest fund raiser for the kids that was great fun. They all stayed very late that night and did tons of games,crafts and food. Dedicated staff all through. Very clean school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I rate it a 10 its a great school to send your children to... My daughter loves going to school here the teachers are great .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

My daughter attented Carpenter's Elementary for the 2008-2009 school year as a Kindergaten student. She has done exceptionally well. The teachers at this school are very engaged and a joy to work with for parents. The principal and vice principal are ever present and give each parent a sense of comfort through their endless engagement at every level. This school has excellent curriculm, leadership and diciplinary processes. I would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

My daughter just started this school this year and I am not impressed at all. The things she is made to do in second grade is stuff that she was doing in kindergarten and first grade in Arkansas. The teacher pretty much told me that my daughter wasn't smart enough for the accelerated math, but I pushed and now she is in it the problems are so easy for her. her old school is multiplying and over here she just started subtraction. The music program is very lacking. I will be looking for a different school this next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

I am a Grandmother of a student. This is her 1st year. 3rd grader. She is doing very good. Loves her Teacher.


Posted February 2, 2009

Love this school. Phenomenal curriculum. Pushes kids academically. Definitely getting them ready for higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

This school has only been open 2 years and has already proven to be excellent in terms of teacher quality, student achievement and commitment of the administration to all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

My daughter attends CES and loves it. She has had wonderful teachers that have been willing and able to deal with her many ups and downs. I also appreciate the music program and all the opportunities he students are given to learn and perform.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading/Language Arts

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

105 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

95 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 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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

Math

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 1% 7%
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 36%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Maryville, TN 37803
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