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W A Wright Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted June 22, 2014

My daughter attended WA Wright from 1st through 5th grades. It is a wonderful school. You walk in the door and feel that you're among family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

The staff is always helpful,the teachers are on top of things and are great at communicating as well as helping each individual child. I have put two children through this school and have two more going there now.I couldn't say enough good things about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE this school! My daughter has been there since kindergarten. Office staff is great and the school operates more like a family environment when it comes to care of the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

My daughter started at WA Wright in Kindergarten and now she is in the 2nd grade. She loves the school and the teachers and she is doing very well with her grades. Her teacher is doing a great job, I have watched my daughter learn so fast since she started school. I don't think i would want my daughter anywhere but WA Wright
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

The first year my child attended this school we loved it. The teacher was awesome and constantly involved parents in activities. The second year she attended, her teachers were horrible. They blamed the previous teacher for her learning disability. They wouldn't work with my child on her problem. And it wasn't until the last 2 weeks of school that they informed me of my child's disability and then failed her because of it. Even though my child made average passing grades. The next year we switched to Lakeview Elementary, where my child repeated the grade over because of embarrassment, and had made exellent grades and was informed that her problem was not bad enough for her to have been held back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

No one here can plan anything, and the teachers are way, way too strict... I don't agree with a lot of things they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

My son started W. A. Wright in kindergarten and continued there until half way through 4th grade. If the Air Force did not transfer us he would still be there. We loved the school the entire time we were there and now that he is attending school in Texas we have a better appreciation for it. The majority of the staff is excellent, kind and caring. The work my son is doing here in Texas is 1 to 2 years behind what he was doing there. Anyone with the opportunity to have their child in this school will be blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

we had a good experience with our first child but our next child has some disabilities that are not being met there. it is very difficult to get communication and action there. We were hoping for a better experience. We want the best education for our children and this is leaving gaps in their learning. They are not meeting our child's needs and giving the building blocks needed for growing. We hope that things will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

WA Wright Elementary is a terrific school. The teachers are great, the principal and vice-principal are very encouraging and supportive of the students successes. My daughter loves it there, and I am so happy with the improvements in her grades and the wonderful teachers she has. This is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2004

Excellent school! The teachers are very motivated and willing to work closely with parents to ensure the best education possible. Exceptional at managing kids who are 'outside' the learning curve: my son's a first-grader who reads at nearly a fourth-grade level, and his teacher does a great job of keeping him interested and motivated.
—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.

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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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

Math

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities89%
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

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
White 86% 67%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
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 36%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5017 Market Place
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: (615) 754-6200

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