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Philadelphia Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 600 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2010

Location and accessibility seem a great factor in providing children with cooperative education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

The environment at Philadelphia is one of community: community responsibility, community encouragement, community pride. Learning is at center stage. A clear sense of respect greets you at the door. My daughter transferred from another middle school and is at last challenged to grow in her many strengths and talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

This school is one of the best!!! Mr. Waller and Mr. Gentry are wonderful principals. The teachers are wonderful too. One of them that really stands out is Mrs. Becky Davis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Philadelphia Elementary is a second home to it's students. Children there are nurtured in an environment of respect,kindness,love, and learning.They experience not only academic education but are taught by example of the educators there the true value of treating others with care and respect. Students are given amble opportunity to express themselves and be an important asset in school functions. Being a K-8 school, children spend nine of their most formative years there.It is truly a wonderful home away from home. I have three children and a grandchild currently at Philadelphia and have continuously had children there since 1983. The Principal and Vice- Principal are held in the highest regard by parents and students alike.The teachers are dedicated to their students.The entire staff, encompassing aide's to custodians,are beneficial to the children's perception of self-worth. The only fault of this great institute of learning is that it is not K-12th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

This a great school all around! My child will be in the first grade this year and I am so please with the methods the teachers have used to help her learn. If she has a problem with something the teachers are quick to bring it to my attention instead of letting it drag on and my child fall behind. They are wonderful! Even the lunch ladies are sweet. I have no worries sending my child to school each day. Even with all the badness in the world today I know she is around morally sound people. Mr.Waller and Mr. Gentry have done a superb jod & hats off to the teachers for jobs well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

This is my son's first year at Philadelphia. He has enjoyed everything he has participated in. Mr. Waller is concerned with what happens to my child in relation to academics and extracurricular activities. Mr. Waller is a good people person. This skill is needed when dealing with the public. He is great and so is the school. Thanks for all you've done with my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I love this school for my daughter. She loves it as well. She is in first grade this year. The teachers are wonderful and the music program is outstanding. I wish that they went thru high school instead of stopping at 8th grade. But I highly recommend this school to anyone with children in pre-k thru 8th grade. They even have before and after school day care. It's great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

This school is great! Mr. Waller & Mr. Gentry do a great job keeping the kids on good behavior and selecting great teachers. The Staff at Philadelphia are concerned about the kids education and I wouldn't go anywhere else. The only thing bad is that it doesn't have High 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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading/Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

93 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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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

 
 
100%
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 92% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 3:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Kevin Gentry
Fax number
  • (865) 458-6805

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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300 Spring St
Philadelphia, TN 37846
Phone: (865) 458-6801

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