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Wilson Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2014

We have been overwhelmed by the passion of the school including the Principal, Psychologist and all three teachers. Our grandson is a very complex child with significant needs in the Classrooom. Carrie Froula, Volarie Estes and Tonya Turner have been fabulous. They have worked diiligently with our grandson since he came to Wilson Elementary School in November. There has been open discussion, adjustments to plans and just an ongoing dialogue about him and his needs. We could not be more pleased with the work that is being done with our grandson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

A school needs four elements to be a successful school and this one has it. A strong leader, great teachers, supportive parents and children willing to learn. This school has the best principal in Rutherford county, he supports his teachers and makes sure they get the items and training they need. I have seen him come in over his summer break to paint the schools so that the school could have extra money for other items. All students are treated equally, some say they do but this one makes sure they are. I wish my kids could go there until they graduate high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

This is our second year at WES. And I just love, love, love this school! the staff is very involved and friendly. Rather it be by newsletter, phone, email, or face-to-face, the staff and principal are highly communicative. The teachers communicate the curriculum and activites weekly through newsletters. We re-located last school year (1st grade) and switched our daughter from private to public school and I could not be more pleased with our experience. The PTO is highly involved with parent meetings, family nights, and teacher luncheons. I feel like my child is "stretched" not stressed. She is challenged with the academic program. WES offers wonderful reading programs and assistance. I feel that they enteract with the children individually, as well, as group setting. Overall, really great school and good community spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

We moved to this area 2 years ago after hearing rave reviews about Wilson...boy are we glad we did! Our son is in Kindergarten and is excelling by leaps and bounds! His teacher is patient, caring, and very communicable with us as parents making his education a TEAM effort! Kudos to Ms Levi!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

Our son was rezoned to attend Wilson, from 3rd-5th grade. We could not have asked for a school with the complete package. The entire school staff is excellent not only with the students but with the parents. Unlike the school he attends now, the Wilson teachers and principal encourages parent participation. We wish Wilson would extend through the 6th grade. Our son misses the teachers he had and so do we. Any issue that we had (which were very few) was addressed with respect and in a timely manner. Every school could use a few lessons from Wilson regarding the way they treat their students as well as the parents. It is a terrible breakdown in our education system when a school does not have enough textbooks to accomdate their students, such as the school our son now attends. Polly Owens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

Both of my children attend this school and we have been so pleased. We took our oldest out of a private christian school to attend Wilson Elementary, and am thankful for everyone there. The principal is terriffic with the kids and knows alot of them by first name. The teachers are so supportive and the PTO is a wonderful organization. Everyone gets involved in the kids and their progress. They really make you want to be involved with the caring attitude and the team work atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

We have been very pleased with Wilson. The Principal has the respect and admiration of teachers, students and parents; is open and accessible to parents. Teachers we have had all five years communicate openly and regularly and welcome parents' concerns. Parents are regularly invited to be involved with PTO and activities. Wilson Elem. fosters a loving, nurturing environment for learning and growing.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading/Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% 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 49% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 Students73%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities79%
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 91% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1545 Cutoff Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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