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Grahamwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1046 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2005

After interviewing several private and public schools, we made the decision to send our child to Grahamwood and never looked back. The academic enrichment program is excellent, the extra curricular chess club is 2005 State Champion, and the Gifted and Talented(CLUE)program is the best in the state. The leadership of the school is excellent and on any given day you will find at least 20 parents somewhere in the school building helping tutor, assist teachers or the library. The school welcomes parental involvement with open arms. This should make any new parent much more comfortable in starting off a first grader into the 'real world'. It is an diverse, multicultural school and has its own privately funded fine arts curriculum for all students attending Grahamwood. In addition, Federal Express is our corporate sponsor and gives generously. Grahawood is rated top Elementary School by Memphis Parent Magazine for 2004.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

My daughter just completed sixth grade out of the optional program in Grahamwood. She had a wonderful six year period here -- the teachers are outstanding, the CLUE program is fantastic, the two principals she had during the period were excellent, and above all the PTA involvement has to be seen to be beleived. The school has an excellent chess program as well.
—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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students70%
African American54%
Asian94%
Hispanic45%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners38%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American46%
Asian94%
Hispanic28%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners23%

Science

All Students71%
African American58%
Asian94%
Hispanic48%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners42%

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners85%
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 Students60%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners35%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students60%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners32%

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners82%
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 Students68%
African American59%
Asian90%
Hispanic50%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students72%
African American62%
Asian95%
Hispanic52%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners50%

Science

All Students67%
African American35%
Asian90%
Hispanic50%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American83%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners95%
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
White 46% 67%
Black 24% 23%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 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 51%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Dance teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Pete Johnson
Fax number
  • (901) 416-5954

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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3950 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
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Phone: (901) 416-5952

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