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Claxton Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted September 19, 2011

i wnet there and did not like it at all the kids were mean well some of them are and i diddnt like it


Posted August 18, 2008

The teachers at Claxton Elementary really care and work hard to make certain that their students are prepared for the next level. The school is well organized, clean and safe. Teachers and staff go out of their way to help under-prepared children, but sometimes to the extent that they don't have the time to work with those who 'need' a faster pace, but this is common to all schools at the elementary level (even private). Unfortunately, parent participation is lacking. There are a few who really step up and work a lot of hours to help, but there are many more who don't even bother to visit on parent-teacher day. Those giving the school a very low rating are probably doing so without ever volunteering themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

i attended claxton k-6 and my children will attend this school. i would hope that the discipline has become a factor. i want my kids to succeed and the only way is make sure they have responsibilies even in kindergarten. i like the teachers. even though they have been through three principles in three years dosen't mean anything! we better be lucky that we have them. i hope that the teachers continue the hard work to help my child learn and grow with each coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I am not happy at all with this school. The lunch time is only about 20 minutes and that's not enough time for the children to be able to eat. The school needs some work and the leadership is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

claxton has changed since mr.pugg left they are very hard on the kids. they get detention if they are to loud at lunch they are not allowed to sit with there friends they have to sit boy girl boy girl and so on. as far as the teachers there are some good ones and some bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

We moved to Claxton Community Nov 2005. My daughter was in 4th grade and we came from a Knox Co. school. My daughters grades were on the average of 35-50. Her teacher @ Claxton worked w/my daugther and other students to help improve their scores. Year ended w/daughter making 75 and up grades. I am so proud of my daugther for her hard work and extremely thankful for her 4th grade teacher. We have not had major problems w/Claxton,I myself and my oldest son went to Claxton and did not have issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

This school has been through 3 principals in the past 3 years. The teachers are moved to different grades all the time. The cafeteria runs out of food by the time 4th and 5th grade come to lunch. The kids whose parents have money are the picks. They send kids with lice home only for them to return the next day and spread it. I dont like this school and I am looking for another school to move my kids to. My 2nd grader was expected to read an 8 chapter, 66 page book with very little pictures in it all in 1 night. She was tested on the book the next day and failed it because she only had time to read 4 chapters. Her teacher jumped all over her because she didnt finish the book and she came home crying that day. Please avoid this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities81%
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 92% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 67%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2218 Clinton Hw
Powell, TN 37849
Phone: (865) 945-2222

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