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Fort Craig

Public | K-5 | 281 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2012

For people outside the Maryville area, you should know that this school is closing at the end of the 2012 school year. Why? Great question to ask the Director of Schools and all the "yes" men and women on the Maryville School Board.


Posted December 15, 2010

Fort Craig is a fantastic school as are all of the Maryville, City Schools. It is a great asset to have educational options within a community. I have been very impressed with the education my daughter is recieving at FC and appeciate to pportunities the parents have to interact within the classroom. The bridge classroom techniques are unique along with the year round school year calendar. Maryville city was forward thinking in providing educational options to its community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

Fort Craig School of Dynamic Learning in Maryville, TN is a truly special school. The teaching methods engage the children and encourage them to reach their full potential. The teachers work to individualize the curriculum to allow an advanced child to move ahead, while at the same time able to give extra help to a child who struggles. The teachers and staff are caring, loving and provide a safe environment. They have a weekly Friday Family Gathering at 8:00am in the gym where different classes are on stage and lead the entire school in the pledge of allegiance and Fort Craig's "Lifeskills" such as "I Promise to be Truthful" and "Treat People Right, Do the Right Thing!" What a precious school that gives an excellent beginning for your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers are great and so is the support staff! They encourage parent participation in our children's education experience. They make learning fun and relevant to everyday life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Just can't say enough good things about this school! The atmosphere is very family-oriented, the staff is incredibly loving and dedicated; they love their jobs, and it shows! My daughters love it! Our only complaint is that it isn't a K-12 school. ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

This school is awesome!! it is public but not a 'zoned' school, if you want your child to go there you must provide transportation & they require so many hrs. Of parent volunteer time each year. My son loves it & likes going to school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Fort Craig is all about what elementary education should be. My child attends Fort Craig and my younger child starts there this July 2008. There is exceptionally strong parental involvement at this school. One thing that was not mentioned is the Friday morning 'Family Gathering.' All of the classes and any family members who wish to attend gather in the gym for a short assembly featuring movement, and the pledge of allegiance. At family gathering pledges to do our personal best, be truthful, trustworthy, give no put downs, and use active listening as well as recite the school motto: 'Treat people right, do the right thing, even if you don't won't to or nobody's watching.' The teachers, staff, and the principal are awesome! Fort Craig truly is a special school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

Excellent primary school. Uses 'dynamic learning' techniques with a year round schedule.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

It is a shame that more schools in Maryville don't follow the model that Ft. Craig uses. My child is excited to go to school each day. For an above average child, I couldn't recommend a better school! They find ways to teach to all levels and stimulate those that need 'more'. The principle is very active, and I have been very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the teachers. The kids are exposed to Spanish, art, and music every week, and I am equally impressed by the teachers that teach these classes. My child is getting exactly what she needs at Ft. Craig- a great education and learning to be kind and supportive to her classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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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

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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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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 14%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Special education
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  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
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  • Drama
Media arts
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Pete Carter
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (865) 977-0724

Programs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Arts & music

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Performing arts
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Media arts
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Parent involvement
  • All parents are encourage to give a minimum of 9 volunteer hours annually. volunteers are used for general school care (painting), grounds keeping, first aid room, listening to students read, guest speakers, fund raising committees, adopt-a-school program, etc.
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  • We are a brain-compatible school always trying to improve student learning using the latest research on "how we learn". We are multiage classrooms (for B-1-2 and 3-4). We have enriched environments which have an "at home" feeling. We teach LIFESKILLS and LifeLong Guidelines. Our Life goal: Treat people right.....do the right thing.
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Students MUST be a resident of Maryville City

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Maryville Intermediate (grades 5-6)
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Maryville High School (grades 9-12)
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520 South Washington St
Maryville, TN 37804
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Phone: (865) 983-4371

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