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Berclair Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 643 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

My family and I have been apart of the Berclair family for four years now. We have never had any problems with faculty or any other members of the school. My kids and I love our school. Everyone is so nice and helpful. The teachers love and nurture these children. I see it all the time as I spend a good deal of time helping out in various ways. All and all great school. I highly recommend this school if you live in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

berclairs teachers are mean to the kids and the principle does nothing to help. they will not meet with you. they do nothing to help children who have learning problems. they are mean to kids with adhd. ala and all this school is horable! they do not let parents get involved for any reason at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

My school is Berclair Elementary. I just retired from teaching after this school year. The last 11 years of my career were spent at Berclair and I can tell you, as an insider, it is a great school. The teachers, for the most part, are excellent and work hard to meet the needs of all students. The administration and staff are very supportive of teachers. There is a great sense of comraderie among the faculty. There is NOT a problem with violence. There are very few incidents of behavioral problems. There is also very good parental involvement, even among the ESL population. The student population is very diverse and the school is very much attuned to being sensitive to cultural and racial differences. The years I spent at Berclair were by far the best of my career in teaching.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2012

My review is for two teachers in particular that made a great impact on my daughters' life academically and socially. My husband and I enrolled our daughter in pre- kindergarten last year 2011-2012. She was so excited to go to school. She loved to learn but never quite grasped it and retained the information. After the first two weeks of being in Ms. Connie Friends class she knew her ABC's and said them without help she knew her full name and singing songs. Our biggest fear was that our child would loose that joy of learning the minute she went to kingsbury etc. Our fears were quickly calmed. Ms. Friend takes charge she is firm straight forward and keeps the parents involved and informed. She made myself, my husband and our drama queen always feel welcomed and important. I cannot forget ms. Clevanger who is so sweet my daughter still sits in her lap. She always wants to show or tell ms. Clevanger something instead of going to class. This classroom was a great start for my child. I miss that great vibe. Ms. Friend make a great team. And all the teachers over in that building are friendly. But Now all I hear about is what was eaten at lunch and naps. But what did you learn? I ask
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

there is a problem with violence in this school. principle is nice but not able too handle problem kids.


Posted August 4, 2010

berclair is one of the best elementry schools in this district. the teachers there are great. my daughter is going into first grade and she had one of the best teachers last year. this school deserves some kind of recognition for the outstanding jobs and leadership of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff and parents at Berclair are very caring.We don't except a 'good enough' grade,we always try harder and push further .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Lots of different groups attend this school. Teachers seem to work hard. School passes TCAP all the time. Principal will see you whenever you need him. Glad my children can go to this quiet, good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Eh. Teachers are not always helpful. Principal is nowhere to be found. I hope to transfer my kids to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

They help us get to our goals in life. They never quit on us even when we quit on ourself. They always find ways to teach you the stuff you don't understand. The teachers there are nice. They alway believe in you no matter what happen. The teachers are kind,nice,helpful,and most of all understandable to us students. I for once have been at this school ever since second grade,and the teachers have all been nice,kind,helpful,and understandable.
—Submitted by a student


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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
7%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
5%
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 Students47%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners52%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners19%

Science

All Students61%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners60%

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students33%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners19%

Science

All Students35%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White31%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners19%

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners84%
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 Students36%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners39%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%

Science

All Students42%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners32%

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners86%
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
Hispanic 47% 7%
White 25% 67%
Black 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 92%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

Arts & music

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)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-8802

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
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810 North Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38122
Phone: (901) 416-8800

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