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Elzie D. Patton Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 30, 2014

EPE has an amazing staff committed to teaching our kids to learn and grow. I am so glad that we chose to send my daughter to school there! From the moment you walk through the door, you are made to feel like family. I can't imagine sending my daughter anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

My son is getting ready to start 2nd grade in the fall. We have had a great experience at EPES. The teachers are great & I feel like my son has learned so much. I would recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

This school year has been a nightmare we have addressed issues with principal and teaching staff nothing has been resolved our children will not be attending EPES next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Excellent school!! Teachers and Administration are very supportive and my child loves going to school. Great Leadership school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Elzie Patton is a Great School for your kids! Great Teachers and Great Students! My kids go to this school and have a great education because of it. I would recommend this school to anyone looking in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

The teachers our kids have are very unorganized. The focus too much on leadership and less on academics. The worse part is if you are in the school zone then our kids are forced to go this school or else choose a private school. Leaders are born not made and how is it right to force these leaderhsip skills on kids who are interested in being leaders. The teachers are not innnovative in their teaching skills. They lack the ability to keep the kids focussed in class. Teachers are shielded a lot. The staff is unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

To the parent who switched their daughter out of EPE to Lakeview after three weeks: I am trying to do the same thing and would like to ask you a few questions. How can I get in contact with you?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

My daughter's kindergarten teacher was wonderful. She was very caring, dedicated, and organized. The office staff is very helpful and efficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

This school has excellent teachers....unfortunately that's about where it ends for greatness. Leadership in the school pushes the 7 habits model but lacks following those same qualities for the principal. The basics are missing and is showing in the lower test scores over the first 3 years of this schools operation. I wish we were zoned for MJE or Rutland...both of which had excellent leadership, teachers, and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

My daughter is on her 3rd year at Elzie D Patton and we could not be more happy with her academic progress as well as her personal growth. She was chosen as her grades student ambassador, she is part of the enviroment club, she is able to partake in Tae Kwon Do that they offer on school campus following immediately after school, her grades are top notch and the teachers allow her to learn as fast as she can absorb. I get very frustrated with schools that "dumb down" the curriculum in order to make all the children feel on par. Some children excel faster than others and some children learn better from their peers. At Elzie Patton, the faculty goes to great lengths to make sure that all of their students learn on their own scale, allowing each student to excel far beyond other students at this age. I am thoroughly impressed with the curriculum and find it to be an institution of learning that is prepping our children to tackle any and all obstacles in their lives. This is a collegiate preperatory school and I truly feel these students will do far above average with the foundation that is being layed with this schools instruction. Dr. Haire, mother of a 2nd grader at Elzie D Patton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

My daughter attended Elzie Patton for all of 3 weeks before I pulled her out and switched her to Lakeview. The staff in the office were rude, the teacher did not teach, and it overall was an unorganized school. I have met several parents that shared my opinion and pulled their children out as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

From the other reviews posted, my experience must be the exception. I don't agree with the pushing of the Seven Habits. Not all can be "Leaders". The school needs to work more on teaching the basics of subjects. If you don't fit in with their ideas, then you child becomes the outcast. I have seen no compassion from the teachers. Every time I have asked a question, I have been told it is not the responsiblity of the teacher to teach, but the responsibility of my child to learn. The teachers only present the materials. The child must learn on their own. So why have teachers? Thus I have spent several hours everynight trying to teach my child the basic subjects so that middle school will be managable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

We love EPE. They have done an excellent job at continuing to challenge our child on a regular basis. This is our second year at Elzie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

We have been very impressed with our child's teachers. Each teacher we've met thus far has presented as very capable of challenging the children in the classrooms to progress in their academics and meet their goals. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2010

All we can say is AWESOME job! Our boys are treated with equality, respect, and held to a standard that supports us as a family as well as our morals and values. From Ms. Hassel and Mr. Huto all the way down the line there is consistancy with rules and praise. The compassion as a faculty is amazing. Being a parent with a child who has specail needs has found this school, Mr. Smotherman and all who are responsible for his education supportive and inspiring in a way i did not think possible. It is by chance that my boys attend this school but a true blessing and priviledge to be a Patriot Parent. Thank you all at Elzie D. Patton for your support and know you have ours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

The leadership model is great, but lacks the the amount of basic learning, as shown in TCAP scores. The parent involvement is below poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

I feel that Elzie Patton school does a good job of encouraging children to be polite, accurate, disciplined and tactful. I particularly enjoy the leadership program which helps develop valuable qualities that children will be able to apply in whatever career track they decide to pursue. The school also attempts to involve parents in volunteer activities and even in substitute teaching, which helps with socializing and cooperating among parents.


Posted April 8, 2010

The school clearly lacks instruction of basic learning tools. Too much emphasis is put somewhere, although I have a hard time finding where that emphasis is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

My daughter has learned a great deal in the past 2 years. Wilson county picked the best teachers for this schools and their leadership program is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

100 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

87 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities71%
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 Students54%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities71%
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 American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 67%
Black 8% 23%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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