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Black Fox Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2014

My child is in kindergarten and has had a wonderful year. Her teacher was outstanding! We have been very happy with Blackfox!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

My son is in 2nd grade and we love this school. Some of the 2 star reviews here reflect things that are beyond the control of the actual school itself. Kindergarten hasn't been half day in over 20 years. That's not Black Fox Elementary policy, it's TN state policy. The kids do move from room to room to do their "Special Areas." I remember my elementary school was small so the music, art, etc teachers had to come to our room. At Black Fox each special subject has it's own room. The fact that Black Fox has two music teachers and two art teachers is awesome! They're very parent friendly and make an effort to know you and your child. If we move to a different school zone in the future, I will gladly pay any fees to keep my sons in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

I actually attended this school. Blackfox is what I call "home." I'm now starting High School. But however blackfox is always my school. Teachers are oh so thoughtful and caring. When I needed help someone was always there. Its a safe school. Nothing to worry about. The education/learning wise. It's really good I actually learned so much stuff there. They teach you great things. So many tricks and shortcuts to getting the right answer.I still carry many of those methods today. If you want your child in a safe and fun environment Blackfox is that place.


Posted October 25, 2010

Just dont feel involved like I did at his pre-school Bellwood but he is learning so much. so that counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I love this school! The teachers and staff care deeply about all of the kids. I only wish their school webpage was updated a little more. In the past the page was up to date and very informative, but lately the page is very bland. We still love the school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

My daughters both went to blackfox (wwaivered in, over Buchanon) They are now @ Buchanon and I sorely miss the enviroment and atmosphere they had at BlackFox. I became friends with most of the Blackfox teachers and still keep in contact with them. I have a son ready to start Kindergarten this year.. I will once again be driving each day and paying if neccessary for him to go to BlackFox VS. Buchanon. It is well worth the extra effort from me; for the extra effort the faculty at Blackfox puts forth. The 2 years my daughters have been at Buchanon, have been drastically different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I love this school! The principal, teachers, and staff are wonderful and truly care about the students. You don't hear much about Black Fox but it is absolutely a diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

My son has gone to Black Fox since Kindergarten, he is starting 5th grade this fall. Between his 3rd and 4th grade year, we moved into a different school zone, I followed the procedures to have him waivered into this great school. Last year, I drove across town just so he could stay in this school. This is one of the most parent friendly schools I have seen. The always welcome parents to stop by. The teachers are the best. They care not only for each student's academics, but the child's well being also. My child was in 1st grade the year of one of the previous reviews and the Kindergerten through 3rd Grade had no more than 20 students per teacher, so I do not understand why they thought there were 36 students in one class. Also every city school had the full day Kindergarten program not just Black Fox.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

I too have nothing but great things to say about this school. I have had 3 sons to go to this school and just recently had to pull my youngest two from this school because we moved. Let me tell you that I have cried and cried about losing the wonderful teachers that we lost. These teachers go above and beyond to help your child succeed. My kids are both special needs (adhd, and odd) but they have not been treated differently, they have been treated with the utmost respect and I love the teachers they have had. I will miss this school dearly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

My daughter is in first grade at Blackfox, she had a wonderful teacher in kindergarten but 1st grade has been a let down. I like the diversity in the school, but the above average students are left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

this school is GREAT! they all LOVE our children. I give this school a 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

My children have attended Blackfox since kindergarten. We moved out of the zone and I paid each year so they could continue to attend. The staff is great. On a daily bases I can walk in the school and I am always greeted with welcome arms and a smile. My boys really enjoy going to school. There is a great racial,social, as well as economical background of children that attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

I have nothing but good things to say about Black Fox. My kids love it and I hope we are still in this zone when my youngest starts school.One of my children started the same year one of the other reviews did and there were 20 students in the class so I'm not sure how there were ever 36 in one class. The kindergarten children have their own playground as do the other grades. It is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

We had heard good things about Black Fox Elementary which is why we decided to let him go there as opposed to pursuing private school. We were sorely disappointed. Our child was just starting Kindergarten. We got our first surprise when we found out it was a full day program. Our second was to find out they had 36 kids in that class with one teacher. When I was in Kindergarten, it was half days in the same room with one teacher-fun and nurturing. Here they drag them around from class to class; in the lunch room and on the playground with older kids so as to get bullied. Very institutional. The whole experience was very unsettling. The American public school system is broken with little hope of repair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

I really like this school and so do my children. This school is very up to date on new learning techniques. For example my son in kindergarten can read already because of their phonics program. The teachers seem really interested in their students progress 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.

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

94 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

All Students65%
African American63%
Asian60%
Hispanic54%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American42%
Asian70%
Hispanic46%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African American65%
Asian80%
Hispanic62%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students62%
African American45%
Asian79%
Hispanic55%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American30%
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American43%
Asian79%
Hispanic55%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students70%
African American71%
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American42%
Asian80%
Hispanic47%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American55%
Asian80%
Hispanic40%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American90%
Asian90%
Hispanic87%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students51%
African American35%
Asian83%
Hispanic58%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African American44%
Asian75%
Hispanic75%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African American37%
Asian75%
Hispanic42%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American91%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
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

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 40% 67%
Black 33% 23%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Two or more races 5% 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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1753 South Rutherford Bl
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 893-6395

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