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Manley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 638 students

 
 

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Posted November 4, 2012

I love these schools my children have excelled so much with their education and the staff work well with the children that are more educated by offering different classes for them and the staff works with the children that need help. My hchildren love this school and always seem to ahve school spirit. They are excitied about going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

I love this School the Teachers there are so good with the Kids and preschool Teacher are just Awesome with the kids we are so happy with this school!! Jill Farmer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

We are moving and have found this site helpful as we've looked at schools in another state. I thought I would rate the school we've been at for so long. Manley is a great school. The thing that sets it apart from other schools is that now, starting in kindergarten the kids are divided up into ability levels for math and reading. It's the only school in Hamblen Co. to do this. Personally, I really like this because my kids are more advanced so they don't have to be pulled back in either of these subjects. My fourth grader is being taught math from a 5th/6th level math book. I can't say that all the teachers the "the best" because it is a big school and all schools have a range of teachers. The administration is approachable and there is an open door policy. As a parent I can be as involved as I want. FYI, if you are moving to Morristown, the west end is considered "the better part of town" and Manley and Alpha have the best test scores by students on TCAPS and are generally thought to be the 2 best elementary schools in town. (I am biased a bit, but I wish someone would say things like that about the town we are moving to.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Outstanding school! Outstanding administrators! Outstanding teachers! Outstanding auxilliary staff! I am a 30 year retired teacher/counselor in three school systems. My grandchildren are getting a exemplary education in a warm, friendly environment. As a grandparent and volunteer I could not be happier with the quality of the education my grandchildren are receiving in the most family centered, welcoming environment in the state. Can't imagine anyone being unhappy with what is happening here. Let me conclude, my brother taught in a private school about Manley Elementary he said, 'It is the best education money can buy. Jan Stelzman


Posted January 15, 2009

I have seen a great deal of change in this school. I have been associated with this school for over 10 yrs. and due to leadership changes the parent involvement is not as enjoyable. As a parent I will continue to be involved for my children not because I want to, but because I know how important it is. Even the level of learning is not as good perhaps because of the teacher turnover. I have to do some supplement work during the summer. I am comparing this to my children who have moved on and seemed to have been better prepared for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

This school is excellent in all departments. The principal absolutely wonderful. She knows every student by their first and last name. Wow how many other principals can do that? Manley really gets the parents involved in just about everything. My childs teacher is the best she could ever have. She cares and takes her time with all her students. This school really cares about ALL the students and their safety!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

I love this school. The administration really encourages parent involvement. And not just with field trips. We are welcome to come and help the teachers in the classroom with everyday activities. Also the teachers truly care about each student. I have to move out of the school system and I can only hope to find a school as good as this Manley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

I am very involved as a parent with Manley Elementary. Things have drastically changed this year, and not for the better. We are loosing great teachers. The family atmosphere is gone. The lack of communication between parents and teachers and parents and administation is frustrating. The students have not been inspired to read this year as they have been in the past. Other parents feel the same as I do about the lacking of a good leader. I am excited that Dr. Moorehouse is at West High School, but I hope Manley School does not have to suffer. I have already done a survey with a letter of comments. Obviously, mine was overlooked. I feel that if more parents do not take a stand and this administration continues as it is, the students are going to suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

My son's experience at Manley Elementary has been extremely positive. He has been challenged in every subject. I have been amazed at the creative assignments the teachers give and the way they encourage critical thinking and not just learning facts. The principal and assistant principal foster a professional environment. I am also pleased at the way the school addresses teaching the many Hispanic students who need extra help with reading and language skills without sacrificing the quality of instruction for the other students. The music teacher is incredible as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

we have lived in several states, but this school is the BEST all around (education, involvement, food, discipline, etc.) Wish every child in US could have this experience! Karen Landers
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
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 78% 67%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 49%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Morristown, TN 37814
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