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Graves Elementary School

Public | PK-7 | 346 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2010

This is one of the worst schools in the Memphis School system, The students are out of control because of lack of leadership from the principal. She has no vision in terms of making the children's attitude positive about learning. I feel so sorry for these kids!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

Well I see no parents have put in reviews since 2005. So let me be the first. The teachers at Graves Elem are very determined in the children's education. I have an 8yo daughter who has been attending Graves for 2yrs. I have been very very very pleased in just them overall. If you have any concerns about your child they are very prompt in helping. I love both of my daughters teachers her 1st and 2nd grade teacher. Hip hip hooray for Ms. L and Mrs. C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I am a mother of 8. My oldest is 21 and he attended Graves. I have 5 children who have gone through Graves from Kindergarten until sixth. I have three children there now. Mrs. Coleman is a very loving, God-fearing woman. She is very soft spoken, but firm. The children, staff and parents love her. If you want excellant teachers and wonderful role models for your children, then this is the best choice for you. My children excelled greatly at this school. I thank Ms. Hall and Mrs. Thomason in KK., Mrs. Ceesay and Ms. Guy in 1st, Ms. Murphy in 2nd, Mrs. Carson in 3rd, Mr. Peterson in 4th, Ms. Jefferson, Ms. Williams and Mrs. Briggs in 5th, for preparing my children for the next level in school and in life. May God Bless you all.
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Posted June 11, 2005

My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten with 2005 being her last year. This school has wonderful caring teachers. They have high expectations for their student and sees that each child do their very best. The principal does and excellent job in maintaining high standards of the teachers and students. Mrs. Coleman is very supportive and availabe to listen to your concerns. Thanks to all the staff at Graves Elem.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

46 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
5%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Social Studies

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

36 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 47% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% 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 Students22%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students19%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students13%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American55%
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 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 Students10%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students51%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students6%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students8%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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 96% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
White 1% 67%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%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) 416-3088

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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3398 Graves Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: (901) 416-3086

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