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Riceville Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 734 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2014

Riceville elementary has to be the best school I've ever taught in or been a part of in 20 years! The teachers are amazing and everyone there does such a great job supporting the family unit and including parents in their plans! My three children have had an amazing experience at this school and we at looking forward to many more years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Riceville School is a great school. I am proud to be a parent of Riceville School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

As our principal is fond of saying,'Every child, every chance, every day.' This has become our motto, and the meaning behind it is the reason for our success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2009

I had a bad experience with my daughter starting school a few years ago, but since the replacement of the principle and my son starting there, his teacher Ms. Brooks worked with my son very well. There were other issues with security and minor bullying, the teachers all sit in the shade on benches while the students run wild during recess, but things have come very far since my daughter began school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Riceville school is graet school my child loves to go to the school he has not missed a day of school and he is a strate a student.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
52%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

71 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 41% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% 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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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 Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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

 
 
91%
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 60%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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3592 Hwy 11 Bypass
Riceville, TN 37370
Phone: (423) 462-2294

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