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South Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2013

This school has some amazing and truly dedicated teachers. However, the principal is not fit for leadership. She is constantly changing rules and plans and does not have a positive relationship with any studens and very few, if any, teachers. She is more worried about test scores than anything else. If she were to let teachers educate the whole child and create consistency, the test scores would come naturally.


Posted May 20, 2004

Both my children went here and I am not happy at all.This school is not safe,and the principal is very forgetful. My son was transferred out for a speacial class at another school and he is doing GREAT A,B honor roll among other things where he was failing here.My daughter will be pulled out of here along with a couple of other unhappy parents.She will go where my son is. I love some of the taechers here but the ones that i dislike need to be replaced.One teacher left marks on my son and she was not even his teacher. My daughter used to be Principals list and everything else well this year she is barely passing. The kids in this school are not controlled at all.They need another principal that can control and stop the bullying and fights.The resource teacher is wonderful,and some of th teachers are to.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

98 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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students39%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners39%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners15%

Science

All Students41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners33%

Social Studies

All Students62%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners67%
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 Students45%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners43%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students34%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners37%

Social Studies

All Students71%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners80%
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 Students44%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
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
Black 57% 24%
Hispanic 34% 6%
White 6% 67%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 89%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Memphis, TN 38111
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