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Linden Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 509 students

 
 

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5 stars


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6 reviews of this school


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Posted October 10, 2010

This is a great school.They are very progressive.Their teachers genuinely care about their students.My son's teacher,Ms. Fuqua is amazing.My son has already gone leaps and bounds above last year.He wants to leanr and loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Because our grandson is doing very good in this school and he likes the school. If a child likes the school you know he will learn his work.


Posted October 10, 2010

Linden is an amazing school. Principal Ward is very open to suggestions, always available to talk with parents and the kids love him. Every morning he is outside opening doors and making sure things are running smoothly. I have never seen a principal know each students name. The teachers are also great. They truly care about their students and go above & beyond to help them learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

THEY ARE FRIENDLY, SMALL, AND THE TEACHERS ETC KNOW ALL THE KIDS BY NAME. OUR GRANDSON IS IN Ms FUQUA'S CLASS AND LOVE'S IT. HE IS EXCITED TO GO TO SCHOOL EACH MORNING. SO YOU KNOW IT'S GOOD.


Posted July 12, 2006

Linden is a very good school. The staff is excellent and cares alot about the students. My three kids have attended Linden and have done exceptionally well. The quality of the classes is very high. The parent involvement is awesome. Linden has a great sense of community. The kids have a variety of clubs they can choose to join. I am glad my children have had the opportunity to attend Linden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Linden is very good school overall. It's greatest strength is a very involved parent community. Many extra curricular activities are offered by parents or staff such as foreign language clubs, chess, science, and fitness clubs. The physical education program is superior, focusing not on competition but on fitness and confidence. This school has a solid music and art program, something cut in many other schools. Linden's teachers are very dedicated. Linden's weakest point is that the curriculum has become focused almost entirely on the standardized tests. This saps inspiration even from the best teachers. However, since this is the federal measure of school performance, it's the same in almost every public school. Upper grades at Linden are routinely assigned way too much repetitive busy work; very little critical thinking. But this, sadly, seems to prepare them for the transition to middle school. Administration responds fairly to parent concerns about children.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

114 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 Students71%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students57%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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
White 68% 67%
Black 18% 24%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 4% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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