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Bellshire Elementary Design Center

Public | PK-4 | 465 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

Because it does great work with special ed. students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I have two kids that has went to bellshire. And I think that it's a great school
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students45%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students23%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
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
Black 88% 24%
White 9% 67%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Laura Snyder
Fax number
  • (615) 860-9810

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Nashville, TN 37207
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