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Highland Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1015 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2013

I went to this school when I was younger,around 2004.Its a good school.I stayed in the richer part of Memphis and the more professional kids went here.It did have problems but overall was a good school.I hate Memphis with all my heart when I ride through it now.I'ts ugly.


Posted March 24, 2010

I am so pleased with Highland Oaks. This was children first year at Highland Oaks, with my oldest previously attending a charter school, I was a little reluctant how she will adapt. Rest assured, the principal and teacher quality has been like a breath of fresh air because I can relax from the results of both of my children. It just amazes me how Mrs. Macon interact with the children and I can see the care she has for HER childeren when they come to school. Cudos to Highland Oaks and many more sucessful years to come. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have truly been blessed to have my child at Highland Oaks Elementary in Memphis, TN. The teachers are very professional and I like the idea that Ms. Macon is on top of everything and is very involved with her students and staff. I like how they encourage our children to do their best and they are interested in their education. I like how they have teachers out every morning and evening to watch our children. My hat goes out to Ms. Lott for having a great memory of parents when picking up children in the car line. She is amazing. Thanks guys for another good year. V.Herod, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Highland oaks is a wonderful! school. The teachers are good and are genuinely concerned for the students education. As with all schools they sometimes do have what we parents would consider ridiculous rules, however, i do understand the need to be consistent. Mrs. Macon does seem to follow the book and rarely make exceptions for each individual situation. But, all in all she is a great! principal and you can tell that she love her children, keeping their welfare as her main concern. My son grew up in this school and this is his last year. We will greatly miss the closeness of highland oaks. I highly recommend this school......Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Highland oaks staff is very unprofessional. Carol A. Macon, principal need to stand down because she she letting our kids down when our children need more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

My daughter had her first year of school at Highland Oaks and I have been extremely impressed. The staff are of the highest calibur. They push the children to do their best on everything... from academics to sports to hobbies. As a matter of fact, my kindergartener is learning sign language (and has even taught me). The level of parental involvement is phenomenal. On my first visit to open house, I could not even find a parking spot, let alone a place to sit in the classroom. This was not only at the beginning of the school year, but each and every time that I came to a school function, the parking lot and street were full of cars. I was not discouraged by this... it even brought a tear to my eye to see so many parents so deeply involved in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

I feel that Highland Oaks Elementary is an excellent school. A school is only as strong as the leader is strong. Mrs. Macon is an inspiration to the students. She knows students by name. This is important to the child as well as to the parent. When she speaks, she speaks from the heart. We all know that action speaks louder than words. She puts the actions behind her words. I am inspired by her. I am a teacher as well. You truly feel that she has your childs' best interest at heart. I feel that about the teachers as well. With everyone working together, Highland Oaks has created a cohesive environment for the students in which opportunities exist for learning to take place. I am pleased to have my child at this school. You can always find smiling faces when you walk through the door.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 Students60%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 23%
Hispanic 11% 7%
White 2% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 72%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5252 Annandale Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
Phone: (901) 756-2343

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