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Copper Ridge Elementary School

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Posted August 15, 2013

My older son started attending Copper Ridge in 2006, and my younger son still attends CRE. I fell in love with the school almost immediately. The administration and teachers went out of their way to create a family atmosphere and welcomed parent involvement. My children's teachers have been outstanding. They have been very prepared for testing, but more importantly, they are well-rounded students. The guidelines prohibit naming individuals, but I would like to mention that there is a 1st grade teacher on staff at CRE who is one of the finest and most enthusiastic educators I have ever encountered. One of my sons was fortunate enough to be in her class. Her creativity in lesson planning ensures that students stay engaged. Her students learn all the required skills for 1st grade and many more things that will help them throughout their education and their lives. I am thankful that we were zoned for this wonderful place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

I was a student at Copper Ridge during the late 80s/early 90s. After attending college out of state, I had the opportunity to return to Knoxville for my career, and recently I've had the priviledge of volunteering on numerous occassions at Copper Ridge. This school is just as amazing as it was when I was a student. Granted, my perspective has changed since then, but I challenge you to find a Knox County school with a small community feel and faculty/staff members who are as caring and dedicated as the ones here.


Posted March 16, 2010

Not only is this school amazing, the staff makes sure it is like a little community. I really believe the score needs to be a '10'! It is truly a great environment for children to blossom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

A great community school with the best teachers you can find in East TN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love this school. My girls have been very happy here. The staff and teachers all make a point to remember something about each child and make them feel special. I will be sad to move on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They realy care about all the children there. They go above and beyond to make sure they're happy and well educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

This school is awesome. The teachers and staff are wonderful people who actually care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I have been teaching here for just a short while and I can say a whole lot about the staff that I teach with. I have worked in many other schools in the county as well as outside of the county and the teachers at Copper Ridge are the most hardworking staff I've every seen. They are always looking for the best interest of each and every child. They go to the ends of the earth to provide a nurturing environment and I am very impressed! Even though I am zoned for another school in the area that has good marks, I will definitely transfer my children here someday!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2006

My girls have been going to Copper Ridge for 3 years now and they love it. I am not originally from Knoxville so when I moved to Powell we were told we were zoned for Copper Ridge...my first thought was I have heard nothing about this school and that made me very nervous. Once visiting I knew it was going to be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

I am very happy with Cooper Ridge. When my litte girl started Kindergarten last year, I knew nothing about the school. I had not even heard of it. As the year went I learned to love it. Her teacher, Mrs Ali Umburger, was great. She was what my little girl needed. They encourged parent involvement. This year is going great also. I have gotten to know more of the staff. The office staff cann't be any friendlier or helpful. In my opinion, Cooper Ridge is the best school in Knox County. My oldest daughter will be there until middle school and my two youngest will go there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are great! I have been amazed how much my son learned in first grade last year.He ca read almost as good as I can. The curriculum is alot but the teachers really do their best nd above their duty to do their job. Mr. Crossland in my book is the best principal a school could ever hope for. Copper Ridge is a family not just a school. I went there myself growing up and I thought it was a good school then but it has grown and has improved much more. If you are considering Copper Ridge for your Child's School then you are choosing one of Tennessee's finest. I highly recommend!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

96 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

71 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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities54%
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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities69%
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 96% 67%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2502 East Brushy Valley Rd
Powell, TN 37849
Phone: (865) 938-7002

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