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Shelby Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 962 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten this year. I adore her teacher and feel that my child is being taught how fun getting an education can and should be. I am very happy with the progress that my daughter has shown in just a few short months. My only concern is with the security after school. All of the kids just flood out the doors and the parents are supposed to pick them up. You are not required to have a number or anything. You just grab you kid and go, so someone could easily grab your child. The teachers are watching but there are just too many kids for them to keep a close enough eye on everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Both of my children have gone to Shelby Oaks for three years now and the teachers, office workers, and principal are great.I have a great day knowing when my children are at school they are being taught correctly and with love. Mr. Johnson will be missed. Mrs. Jones
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

This is the best city school and my daughter loves going to school there!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

Absolutely wonderful school! Under the guidance of Principal Johnson this school is soaring not only in academics, but in all other categories. The teachers are passionate. The Afterschool care team is magnificent, and the parent support/PTA is one of the top in the city. Not to mention the implementation of the Dad's committee and the extracurricular program for the cheer squad, supervised by Coach R. Gunn. There is no question that the students at S.O.E.S. are on the road to success. Principal Johnson thanks for your hard work and leadership, you will definitely be missed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

As the parent of a medically needy child, I am very grateful for the level of organization and dedication of the teachers, principal, and staff at Shelby Oaks. They maintain high academic standards while not neglecting children whose medical conditions significantly affect their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

After moving here from California, I was hesitant to just enroll my son in any school. He is a special needs child, and I worried about the quality of education he might be given. At Shelby Oaks my son has received more attention and help then I had expected. His teacher, therapists, and especially his Speech Instructor have been wonderful. I have seen even the Principle out side of the school helping the cross-guards to get the children in the building safely. I am very impressed with the dedication showed by the faculty at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

This school has very involved and caring principal. That has filtered down to the teachers. Most of the teachers are really great.
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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.

About these ratings

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

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

153 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 57% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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

All Students42%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners38%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White15%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners21%

Science

All Students48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners42%

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners67%
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 Students37%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners25%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%

Science

All Students23%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners93%
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 Students54%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners50%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White17%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners25%

Science

All Students43%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners25%

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners83%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 67% 23%
Hispanic 19% 7%
White 12% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (901) 416-4311

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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6053 Summer Av
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: (901) 416-4305

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