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Douglass Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2013

I miss Mrs. Brown so much. She was a true leader and knew how to make the right decisions that would put this school where it needs to be. It's sad true leadership is a distant memory. I'm so glad my kids won't be going to Douglass next year. This school is a disgrace to Memphis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Douglass is a new optional school that recently received the Blue Ribbon Award in Education. The micro-soceity in conjunction with its media arts and public service program provide my child with excellent opportunities to apply the information he learns in the classroom to society that surrounds him. Often, children have a problem connecting the lessons they learn in the classroom with the way individuals live in a society. So, through the optional program may child develops his oratorical skills, leadership skills, entrepreneurial skills, critical thinking skills, and the curriculum is academically challenging enough to ensure that he can compete in a global society. The community is very supportive of the school and each teacher cares about the students. There is a real dedication on behalf of the administrators and the teachers to ensure that your child is a prepared for the next grade up to college.
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Posted January 29, 2009

I love this school. The principal always has a listening ear.


Posted November 24, 2008

I am the auntee of 3 students at this school...And i have to say this school is great..Even with the large classroom sizes..The teacher still have one on one time with the students there..I love this school and will always be a douglass red devil!!!


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
0%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 47% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
6%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
2%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 41% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
0%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
2%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students35%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students21%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
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 Students20%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students11%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students15%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students38%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 Students9%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students51%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students36%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 98% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-8085

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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1650 Ash St
Memphis, TN 38108
Phone: (901) 416-5946

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