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Cotton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 450 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2014

Hattie Cotton is a greats chool. The school has new leadership this year, and already, we are seeing big, positive changes! Soon there will be a wait list for this STEM magnet just like Lockland Design. It is good to know our neighborhood has a great science and math school that is progressive like Hattie Cotton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

The school's pickup system is ridiculous. Even if you are 3 feet away from your kid, you have to pull forward all the way before they can get in your car...for their safety. I wish people could think with logic. Then they sent home a number assigned to my kid so now instead of listening for their name, they have to listen for a number. Nice. As if my kid already had a hard enough time listening for the most familiar thing she knows...now she has to memorize some random number. The office was holding my daughter's lost water bottle, even though it had her full name on it, rather than seeking her out to give it back. I can't say if the school itself is any good, but the admin staff do not reflect well at all on the school. I am counting down the days until my daughter is in another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

my kids went to hattie cottonand was nothappy with it at all.there teachers where the best but evething else was bad kids get picked atall yr. no matter how many times i went up there . it still went on until we changed school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

My son is just finishing up Kindergarten and we have had a wonderful year!! His teacher works and communicates with us so that we are all together in helping teach my son. Plus with Hattie Cotton becoming a STEM Magnet school in Fall 2011, we are super excited about the new oportunities to learn and grow! Way to go Hattie Cotton!!!!
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
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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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
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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.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 45% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 Students30%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students26%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
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

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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2010

 
 
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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
Black 63% 23%
White 20% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1033 West Greenwood Av
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 262-6981

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