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Alpha Elementary School

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Posted August 29, 2009

...the teachers and administration are at the utmost for academic excellence and the safety of the school is beyond compare! we have had 3 children participate and all were on the honor roll and maintained that status when promoted to the next school...it is a great learning enviroment and we will treasure the foundation that was set for their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

My son has been attening Alpha schools since K-3. We absolutely love the teachers and Dr. Price. Everyone works well together to ensure the best for, my son, and all the children. Afterall, the beginning years are the foundation of success. I want only the best for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I have had three kids in this school and they give there all to the kids there. The staff and teachers really work with parents and kids alike. This school makes sure kids have every opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Alpha gives students a great start for their futures. The teachers are most helpful and always available for parents concerns. The principal cares about every student and is always available for any questions or concerns from either students or parents.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

99 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 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

121 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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities69%
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
White 85% 67%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5620 Old US 11e Hw
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 586-3332

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