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Star Academy

Charter | K-5 | 238 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2013

My 5 year old twins attend Star Academy they love every bit of it as well does my niece. I know my daughters have a bright future here at star academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

My daughter attends Star Academy (kindergarten)and I am pleased with the school. The curriculum challenges their mind while helping them propel to higher standards than most schools.At first I was overwhelmed with it myself, but after I saw the dedication and natural desire the teachers have to educate the kids I felt proud to be a parent of a child at STAR ACADEMY!!!! I can't wait until she gets to 3rd grade to do college tours..Yes college tours in the 3rd grade, how amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I love this school because for one, it challenges my son. The principal and the teachers are awesome. The reason I say that about the staff is that, I have never been to a school that everyday you drop your child off or pick your child up, that the principal and her staff is opening the doors for our children and the same thing in the evening. The only thing we have to do is drive up and unlock the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

My son started at STAR in his kindergarten year and is now a 5th grade 'senior'. He has loved this school from the start and has often expressed to friends and family how his school's #1 goal is making every student college bound. The STAR Academy faculty and staff made my son into a lifelong learner. Thank you Dr.Tate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

My children are attending star academy this school year and i love. My oldest child has been there 4 years and my youngest has been there 2 years. I couldn't ask for a better principal, teachers nor staff members. I fell in love with the school on my first visit, they are truly there for the needs of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

My child has been attending this school since it first opened and it is the best school ever and it keeps and getting better. My son is only 9 years old and he is reading on an 6 grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My child is passing to the third grade and have been attending this school since the kindergarten. I am pleased with the overall learning environment of the school. I just wish there was a library and a computer lab inside the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

STAR is a wonderful school and I wish they went to the 12th grade. Dr. Tate and Mr. Branch are great. The students are learning things that you wouldn't imagine. Mrs. Brooks is the best she will challenge your child on every level. She works to expand their thinking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

i really like this school although the classroom size is going up. (the smaller setting was better) But i wish they had resource classes and if your child is struggling and needs more one on one this is not the school for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students58%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students46%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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

Math

All Students30%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
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
Black 99% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Nominated as "Title One Distinguished School of Tennessee" (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Kia Young Tate
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (901) 387-0798

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance team
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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3240 James Rd
Memphis, TN 38108
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Phone: (901) 219-7063

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