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Cason Lane Academy

Public | K-8 | 947 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I have a son currrently @ CLA and we are having the absolute worst experience. He is currently in 3rd grade. When he was in 1st grade we were manipulated into holding him back. Although I didn't want this the current principal convienced me this was best. I have since seen many studies of African American boys being miseducated in the school systems to an epicademic proportions. Currently my son's teacher show's zero lack of concern. She doesn't compliment him when he does well & puts his failures in BIG BOLD RED! My wife and I asked the principal for help. We had a conference with the teacher - she smiled & said " he's doing fine don't worry". The behavior continued! Finally my wife became fed up and asked the teacher to stop this as we view this as a ploy to intimidate. During the parent teacher conference we could sense this teacher has no interest in truly helping our son. We have requested a meeting with the teacher and principal. We have made calls and even emails and have receieved no response. We are now looking to move our child to another school. This school is going in the wrong direction! She allows him 2 sit in class & not try. All I ask for is collaboration with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

The principle is arrogant and worthless. Most of these teachers are very lazy and will only teach to the the tcap test. NOTHING more. My daughters have been bullied here and the staff say its not their problem and try to brush the parents complaints under the rug. I have had to go to the school board for many issues, because the principle can never be reached or he won't respond to phone calls or email. Beware of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

I'm a parent of a 3rd and 4th grader at Cason lane Academy. My kids have attended this school since Kindergarten. It is a great school with helpful and caring teachers. The after-school program is also a great benefit for working parents. My kids enjoy the after-school activities and have not only learned skills they may not have been exposed to otherwise, but also have the opportunity to get help with homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

Hello My Name Is Autumn Booker, I Went Here When I Was Either In The Second Or Third Grade, My Teacher Was Ms.McGee She Was A Very Nice Teacher, I Am Now Going Into The 10th Grade At Maplewood Comp High School In Nashville TN The Quality Of Maplewood Is Very Bad Im Lucky I Passed This Yr But When I Was Going To This School I Learned ALOT More, These Nashville Schools Have No Control Of There Class Rooms Up Here And Its Terrible Because If I Was A Teacher Trying To Teach These Bad Kids I Dont No What I Would Do, But This School Help Me ALOT My Grades Went Up And I Just Felt Good About My Grades So If I Lived In The Area Of This School Again, This Would Be The School I Would Want To Go To If I Had The Chance :) !


Posted November 3, 2010

BEWARE...Cason Lane has changed. This use to be a very family friendly school where teachers really cared about the students and their academic success. The teachers now nolonger welcome parental involvement and trying to get them to respond is asking alot. If you are looking for a school where you want to be apart of your childs education and communicate openly with teachers then TRY ANOTHER SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I have 3 children, all of which are or have attended Cason Lane Elementary. The faculty and staff have ALWAYS treated me and my children with respect. My children developed a higher self esteem from their encouragement and accomplishments. It is not only the teachers who are great and care about each and every child... and sees them as a person, not just a student , but also the Principal, Assistant Principal, office staff and even the cafeteria staff. Elementary school begins a child's development on their way to growing up and being an adult in a tough society. Cason Lane has the right people and the right tools to help make your child a success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

Two Of my children started attending CLD in December (since our move). I have found this school to have a great standard and they are always watching out for the best in all the kids. Great school to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

this school has the best policies and rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

We all Loved the school. We moved to Texas during the school year. Kids were very sad to leave and so was I. The staff of CLA was very supporting, caring, thoughful and loving all that CLA stands for is true. I recommend any parent to place your child at CLA for their Elem. years. ClA is also a great place to work! My kids & I will never forget our friends at CLA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

My son is in the first grade at Cason Lane. His Kindergarten and 1st grade experience, as well as ours as parents, has been fantastic. All of his needs have been anticipated and acted upon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

My children have been going to CLA for 4 years now. Each has their own special needs, and each have been met in different ways in which have had a positive influence on each child. I believe that my children have blossomed due to the group of individuals that work within this school. I will be forever grateful for the start in life they have been given by attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

CLA is a wonderful school. This was my son's first year in school and it has been an amazing experience. CLA is always clean and the staff is wonderful. The teachers honestly care about how each child is progressing and will do what is necessary to make sure they are getting the best education possible. The communication between teacher and parent is great. The teachers really try to keep you informed at all times of your child's progress. I would recommend CLA to anyone who was looking for a great school for their child/children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

CLA is a wonderful city school! The teachers work very hard to make sure each child gets the attention he or she needs in any area. Whether the area is academics, social, or behavioral. Each teacher carefully watches and monitors each student's ability. CLA has a great couseling department and a very good resource department. I feel this school is second to none in the Murfreesboro City School System.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2003

My chiledren and I love this school. This is a school where everbody knows your name and I love that. Teachers communicate well with the parents and that is the key to a great school. The PTO is very active and is always showing support 100%. In a world that is not safe this is the safest place for my children not only far academics but there welfare as well.
—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 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
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Writing

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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

100 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 47% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

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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 Students59%
African American32%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African American41%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American73%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American86%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities59%
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 Students58%
African American49%
Asian80%
Hispanic80%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American44%
Asian60%
Hispanic60%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American44%
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities89%
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 Students75%
African American57%
Asian90%
Hispanic80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American52%
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American54%
Asian70%
Hispanic70%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American91%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities81%
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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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.

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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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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 60% 67%
Black 18% 23%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Two or more races 6% 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 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1330 Cason La
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Phone: (615) 898-7148

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