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Willow Oaks Elementary School

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Posted May 16, 2013

Willow Oaks is one hidden treasure in the Memphis City School System. I have a student in pre-k and he has had a wonderful year, wonderful teachers. The school is organized and the teachers are professional. From the Principal on down to the last person on the janitor's list they are in order at this school Students are treated with respect, therefore, they give respect. The pre-k children are way ahead of the current requirements to enter Kindergarten. Willow Oaks offers optional classes as well. I Love Willow Oaks!


Posted May 4, 2010

My son has been at Willow Oaks for four years. It is really a great school. 3rd grade was hard for him but, his grades and reading scores have improved with the help of the staff at Willow Oaks. He jumped up a whole grade level in 6 months (in reading).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

i like willow to but some teachers to harsh . i really enjoy it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

i like willow is a great school, some teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

I Think that Willow Oaks is a good school. My two girls started attending there in the middle of the year.The teachers and the administration are very serious about attendance and tardies.I think that that is excellant.The teachers are very excited and serious about teaching and students learning. I too share how they feel about learning, However i think children need to be children too. This school hardly let the kids out for recess. They don't have very many extra curricular activites after school nor do they take the children on many educational school outings. They are very strict on the kids about talking in the lunch room. I remember lunch time being the time to interact with your fellow classmates. If the school could improve on these things it would better for the children to see that school is important,but having a little enjoyment out of it is too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

I have a son that attends this school. I love the staff and they all do a great job. School is a place to learn and I send my child to learn and not play and talk all day. When my son started there I thought he wasn't ready , he proved me wrong now he's going to first grade optional. This is absolutely a great place to send your child to learn. Parents are encouraged to visit regular and they love to see parent involvement. The staff knew me by face and my child by name because of my regular visits. Perfect place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

This is a good school, that will start any student off on the road to discipline and structure. All the teachers at Willow Oaks, are very nice and love the children, but they do expect the children to follow rules, and respect each other. I do wish they would allow the kids to be children more than they do, it does seem odd that they don't let them talk at lunch time, but coming from an involved parent, they are allowed to talk, at lunch, but if it gets to loud, they will have a no talk day at lunch, but this is not the only school that does that. I would send my children to Willow Oaks again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I was not happy with this school because I now have a daughter that does not like school because of the way things were done there. I understand that you must teach the kids but there is hardly any playtime. And sometimes they can't even talk to each other on their lunch time they are not allowed to speak. I just think that it is all about work and no play. Even holiday parties are no fun what so ever. There is a time to work I agree but sometimes we need to live a little for our minds to to rest.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

97 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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 Students52%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners43%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%

Science

All Students51%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners43%

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners81%
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 Students34%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners33%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners33%

Science

All Students40%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners42%

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners75%
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 Students56%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners30%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students45%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners40%
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 67% 23%
Hispanic 25% 7%
White 7% 67%
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 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4417 Willow Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: (901) 416-2196

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