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Willow Brook Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 472 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

the staff are really nice and friendly. This school loves to have fun, unfortunately that is not what students need to learn and excel in their future lives and endeavors. This school needs to concentrate on the core subjects that cause children to excel in order to be able to enjoy their childhood while learning and not held back in future schools because of their lack of learning in elementary school. Its sad when a school is more interested in making sure kids have fun and being their friend than their teacher, learner, mentor and role model to strive harder to want to learn everyday and not that playing is paramount in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

Willow Brook is amazing! As a former student there I remember all the teachers being very helpful and kind. The gifted program I was in was great, I felt it was at the level I needed. 2 of my brothers had maturity issues in kindergarten so they were moved to a transition class to mature more for 1st grade. (Instead of repeating kindergarten and learning things they already knew) One of my other brothers was identified as a student that needed some extra help in math and they immediately moved him into a homework help program-no waiting lines whatsover. The orchestra program is amazing, you can join in the fourth grade which leads to an award winning orchestra in the future. The current principal is amazing (Mardee Miller is not the principal anymore), in the car rider line you can find her every other week or so welcoming and helping students as they get out of the car. The afterschool programs are designed to make sure students excel, some are for students who have trouble in some subjects, while others are for students who are not challenged enough in the classroom. Currently 3 of my siblings go here, all 6 of my siblings excelled here and I would definitely recommend going here!


Posted February 10, 2011

the year around sceduale is great! and the teachers are fantastic. Willow brook is a good elementry school for anyone


Posted October 3, 2009

Best school around. Every school should look into going year round. My children went to Willow Brook as did two of my grandchildren.


Posted April 1, 2007

My son started at WBES in the 1st grade, right after his father and I divorced. It had been a traumatic year, but his teachers and the schedule made a big difference for both of us. The year-round schedule has made it possible to balance our son's vacation time with our work/school schedules, which has been a tremendous help for all three of us. His teachers have been compassionate, the school environment fun and inviting, and issues have been dealt with with care and concern for each student first and foremost. My son, when given a choice between moving to a school with a traditional schedule and staying at WBES chose to stay at WBES. That says it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My son is in First Grade at Willowbrook, he loves it and is reading very fluently already, the teachers and staff are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

Willow Brook is a magnificent school. My daughter just finished her 5th year and will be moving to middle school. Their academic programs match the high quality of other area schools; they offer many extracurricular clubs and enrichment programs. It is the only elementary school in the area that offers the year round calendar, which is extraordinarily accommodating for vacation planning as well as children s retention. If you are considering the area check-out this school, one visit and you will be hooked. The Principal is creative, inventive and knows how to motivate the children and staff. The staff is compassionate and qualified and the PTO is continually moving in the right direction. Willow Brook staff actively encourages and appreciates parent involvement. Some programs include WBES (student produced TV), Strings, Video club, Wednesday Academy, and Ski Club. These are only a few of the available programs as there are too
—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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students67%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students53%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 67%
Black 17% 24%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 82%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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298 Robertsville Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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