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Northwest Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 385 students

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Posted January 14, 2014

This school needs to step it up on everything there so worried about what is happening on there phones that the kids are just setting there by far the worst school i have ever known and i have been to a lot i was in a new school every other year growing up and as a parent now i wanted to keep my kids in the same school all there life i see now that isn't going to happen sad to say and where is the crossing guards for the kids who walk home so they can cross the street with out getting hit by the cars are you kidding me with that no one is out there this school is really not the best school for anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I absolutely love this school! It is very clean and the staff is wonderful! My son loves it here! The staff is very kind and helpful and the Principal was very welcoming to my son and I on his first day! The pick-up process is NOT chaotic at all... if anything the only issue with pick-up is the parents who do not understand what enter and exit mean!! There are so many cars coming in and the staff does a really good job keeping the students safe. I even saw the staff walking kids to their parents cars! Too bad my other kids have to attend Bridgeport because regardless of their rating of "2" the school is a great place to send your child!! It will be sad when my son leaves this school next year to go to High School.... the staff will be missed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

This school has improved dramatically in recent years. The pick-up process is well defined and not chaotic at all. There is a separate pick-up place for car riders and bus riders. Bus riders dismiss first, board buses and the buses leave. Car riders are dismissed after the buses leave. Cars arrive in single file and cycle through a round about where teachers supervise the loading of students. After car traffic is down, walkers are dismissed. Some parents have unrealistic expectations, but for a school with 430 students, drop-off and dismissal is smooth. As far as rude bus drivers -- given some of the kids and parents they have to deal with, they're saints. The complaining parent, by the way, has the freedom to move her child to any county school. In the last two years, the student population at Northwest has gone from 269 to 430. That tells you something. Oh yeah, their test scores have improved by double digits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

The school is scary!!!! Picking up my child is chaos, there is no organization to the pick up process. I've seen a teacher yelling at children multiple times. There is a VERY rude bus driver too. My child does not and will not ride the bus. Her teacher is the only thing I can speak highly of. Truth be told if you want to raise a hooligan this is the school that'll do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

This is a great school my son has come out of his shell here they care about the childern's safty and well being you can all way's get someone on the phone if you need them for anything great staff we truly love this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My son is in the 1st grade. He started this school and now has his first male teacher. Until he went to this school he wasn't doing so well. Now he has STRAIGHT A'S! I love this school and I think they are doing an excellent job with my son, and I am certainly glad he attends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter went there last school year (2006-2007). they passed her with to her next grade, with D's & F's. I just didn't understand it. They said it was an over sight. Whatever that is supposed to mean. I told them that if she was doing so poorly why didn't they explain? They need to learn better communication skill's when a child is doing so poorly. Not just pass them on.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
0%
Reading/Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
9%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 41% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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.

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 87% 67%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 93%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Tiffany Dougherty
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (423) 623-3432

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

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  • Northwest is a school where every child is accepted for who they are and challenged to be all that they can. We are constantly working to improve student achievement and growth. If you have a comment, question, or complaint, we want to work with you to find a resolution.
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