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Mcdonald Elementary School

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Posted February 2, 2012

I am not sure what Zionist movement the parent below me is referring to, but as for the education children receive as McDonald I feel that this is a great school. If you are not happy at the school your child is zoned to attend then the best thing you can do is leave or home school (so glad you chose to leave). The largest issue with any school is parents lack of interest in the child's education and their quick jump on the teachers. If your child is not doing well then maybe you need to step up and help rather than give them excuses such as it is the schools fault. That is classic scapegoating. Is this school perfect...absolutely not. I for one have never been given "viruses or bacteria" Ludicrous! And the majority of parents would want lock down if a man had attempted to enter the building threatening harm. Calm down and cast a spell or whatever you chose to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I had to take my children out of this school because they were exposing my children to viruses and bacteria and doing lock-downs refusing parents access to their children. My children were bullied on the 1 and a half hour bus rides home and one lost his front teeth with the principal not doing anything about a bully in his class. The kids are mostly dumbed down with Zionist propoganda and that is generally the norm in the state-run indoctrination centers. Definitely not up to any standards. Teachers are nice yes I agree, but they are not allowed to choose curriculum. In addition, they would run medical tests, hearing, dental, vision and injection clinics for the flu shot which I am vehemently against.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I love McDonald School because they have wonderful teachers that really care about their students. And they keep the parents up to date on how their children are doing in all of the academic studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I think McDonald School is great. My kids have been going for 5 years now. The staff and teachers are wonderful. They care about each student and they do not push religion to anyone. They care about the development of each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers,they go from kindergarden to the eighth grade,and I think this is good.The children don't have to from the 5th grade to another school. I really think that helps a child.The Teachers are all wonderful. grade.


Posted May 28, 2009

I am a student at McDonald and I am so glad to live in this community. Next year will be my 8th grade year and there is no better place for it to be. Mrs. Donna challenges us to be a better person in all ways. The education there is great and as her first year she has improved the educational goal. The religion is not forced but accepted by us students. We realize that as a Christian-based school that not all people are the same religion wise. So if you think that your child is going to be forced to follow our religion you are wrong. A school is not meant to be this awful place where you are forced to believe something you don't think is true. I want to think all the teachers who have worked so hard to help us be a better person!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2009

I have been a student/parent/teacher at McDonald School for most of my life. I am thankful to be involved in a school that supports great morals, character, and academics. We welcome parent volunteers and parent involvement in our small school. I appreciate having the opportunity to teach in a school that has such a caring staff, teachers, and principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2008

It's quite lacking in choices. They push religion. It's very cliquey, to the point that you really need to be kin to a teacher or coach to excel at this school. If you don't buckle at their whim, you will be ostracized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

We just moved here from Oregon and the schools there are very lax (so many kids I suppose). My kids are excelling at McDonald school. The office staff and teachers are wonderful. They don't tolerate much...I like that! My kids are challenged academically every day. God Bless them for the outstanding job they do.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 41% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
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 Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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
White 98% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8120 McDonald Rd
Mohawk, TN 37810
Phone: (423) 235-5406

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