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Kingsbury Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 576 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

Kingsburg elementary is a very good school They have a program called standup and I really do like that the program it's good for the parents to get to know bout school and also the district is very educational teachers are very involved in the principles wonderful always there when you're near always a welcome love the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

I transferred my daughter from Oakforest Elem. we both loved that school and both she and I dislike Kingsbury. I can say that her second grade teacher did teach her well and she struggles in math so he sent math homework for her to get practice. But the office staff needs to get a little practice at being warmhearted towards people who have real life situations that changes circumstances, I understand they must have some level of concern and they must do their job. Honestly do you have to threaten people with letters from the board and lawyers for people who have to move and have transportation problems. The board wouldn't even let her transfer to her school district so is that my problem. Have some compassion for other people I'm sure one time or another we all have had or will experience something that will stumble us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My son transferred to this school from Altruria Elementary (a shelby county school that is rated 10 out of 10) I was extremely nervous about the transfer because of this schools low rating. We transferred him for the last 3 months of this year (2009-2010) and my son's attitude about school has improved immensely. His teacher is Ms. Hardy. She is a great teacher. My son hated school at Altruria and now he loves it at Kingsbury. He enjoys learning, his teacher keeps him interested and looks forward to going to school each day. I am very thankful I took a chance on this school. I cannot vouch for the middle or high school or even the higher elementary school grades but Kindergarten is great! hope this review helps!
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Posted October 17, 2008

they teach more at this school and that's good for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This is not the worst school in the system, but it could be better. My child is going to a different school this year. His education is very important to me, I want him to have every opportunity to learn. I wish the board would screen applicants better before hiring them. Maybe them so many school would not be failing. I believe some teachers and adminstration just draw a paycheck. It's sad, but theres' no passion for teaching anymore like when I was going to school.
—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.

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
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 Students36%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners32%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners11%

Science

All Students41%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners33%

Social Studies

All Students62%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners64%
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 Students39%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners39%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White20%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners24%

Science

All Students39%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners26%

Social Studies

All Students67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners69%
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 Students35%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners19%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners19%

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners45%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 6%
Black 26% 24%
White 16% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Memphis, TN 38108
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