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Wells Station Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 707 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

My grand-daughter attends Wells Station Elementary. I have gotten to know the staff there during the last 3 years. We love WSE! The teachers are awesome. They care about what the students and their progress. My grand-daughter loves going to school there. She has had good relationships with all her teachers there. I wanted her to be in an environment where she would want to learn and this is exactly what we found there! Great little school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2012

I love this school. My son's teacher is the best. She is really passionate about teaching the children at an early age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

After leaving private school, my daughter has been in Wells Station Elem for the past year and a half! I have had great reception from everyone at the school and have had excellent results with my daughter's education. My daughter actually loves to go to school again! Thanks Wells Station!! You're Awesome!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

I think that this is an exceptional school. The teachers are great. I like the fact that they care about their students beyond the classroom. They pay attention to the students talents and encourage them to excel in them. As a former student of public schools in Memphis, I wish I'd had these teachers.I feel like they have given my child a great start at confidence and success for her future. Thank You!!!
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Posted April 29, 2006

This is a very good school for children. The teachers care deeply about the learning of the kids and the principal knows all the children. This school has excellent ways or learning. My kids love this school they have prepared my sixth grader for the next level. Thanks Wells Station.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

My children have always gone to a private school until this year and I have a very good experience with Wells Station Elementary. We will continue our education at this 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students29%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students11%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
White9%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Science

All Students18%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
White23%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners13%

Social Studies

All Students57%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners56%
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 Students38%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Science

All Students29%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners11%

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners73%
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 Students21%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
White19%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners13%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%

Science

All Students12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
White19%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%
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

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
Hispanic 67% 7%
White 21% 67%
Black 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 87%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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) 416-2175

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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1610 Wells Station
Memphis, TN 38108
Phone: (901) 416-2172

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