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East Knox Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 544 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2011

I have two children at or have been at East Knox. I have in all the years of being around the school always felt the administration and the faculty taught, looked after, and loved my kids. The school has a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

The school administration is so unfriendly. You have a few teachers that engage with parents but it is amazing how unfriendly the staff can be at the school. The janitor's are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

The principal has terrible social skills. She is rarely seen in the school. There is a lack of professionalism when it comes to leadership. The school has some excellent teachers as well as terrible teachers. Parental involvement is encouraged but often unwanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This will be my son's 4th year at East Knox County Elementary School. He absolutely loves this school as well as do I. Our son has excelled in his learning and is at the top of his class. We feel this is due to a partnership of great leadership at school and follow-up teaching and practices at home by us, the parents. We have become part of the school family in that we are involved in and participate in many school activities. We are always made to feel welcome at the school and feel that Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Smith, as well as all the teachers, have our son's best interest at heart. We applaud all the teachers and know that our son is in good hands while at school. Sincerely, A very involvedand satisfied Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I do not feel the GreatSchools score does this school justice. The Principal, Kay Dawson, and her staff have done a great job in improving both the quality of education and the quality of the physical structure since her arrival. She and her staff are very approachable and care deeply about the students. There is always an exception or two, but the vast majority of the teachers are well-qualified and work hard to impart knowledge to the students. The parents who are involved are passionate. One only has to spend some time at the school to hear and see the quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I feel this school has a lot to offer kids. The teachers are always willing to help, and parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

This has been a good year for East Knox. We've had two new administrators this year and I like the changes they've attempted to make. Students have not always been the first consideration at this school but it appears things are changing. There is now an open door policy, the school appearance has been upgraded so I think we're on our way to a better school.The new pricipals expect the teachers to work hard, stay in touch with parents and won't put up with those who are not getting the job done. I just hope the entire faculty and other parents will get on board and be supportive and focus on what's best for the children.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities41%
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 Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities55%
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 93% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mascot, TN 37806
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