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Watauga Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 426 students

 
 

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Posted May 28, 2012

This is the best school I've ever been a part of! Since re-zoning, the classes are smaller and students have more opportunities for individual instruction. Staff assists teachers with structured programs for lower performing students. The principal is a great leader and holds the staff and teachers to a high standard, while maintaining a friendly, "family" type atmosphere. All employees are truly interested in every student reaching his/her highest potential. Watauga has consistently been one of the highest performing elementary schools in the county. (this site names Watauga as a pre-K-5th grade school. -- there is not a pre-k at this time)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2009

All three of my children attended this school. The teachers, administration, and other staff love all the kids. The school really focused on the basics, i.e. requiring complete knowledge of basic math skills. The class sizes were very small, which really helps in the elementary school years. The school still has the feel of a community based school of yesteryear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Very excited about Watauga's enthusiasm for teaching. The staff seems to take the time & energy to really get involved on a one on one level with each child. I loved my daughter's Kindergarten teacher last year & am very excited about her entering first grade this year! Tracey K
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I could not possibly select a better elementary school for my children! The caring teachers and support staff exist at every grade level at Watauga. My fourth child entered Watauga's Kindergarten last year, and the standard of excellence still is as great as 9 years ago when my 1st child began at Watauga. All three of my children have been well prepared for Middle School upon exiting Watauga and I anticipate the same for my now-first grader!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

Watauga has been and still is a great learning base for my child. Everyone involved with it truly seems to have the passion of helping and wanting children to learn. It has a welcoming atmosphere to it's visitors. And the principle is willing to listen to you and help out with what ever when ever. Watauga broke the mold. There should be more schools like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

Watauga is an excellent school! Highly qualified and caring faculty and staff. Everything is very child centered and family oriented. Low pupil- teacher ratio One of the few schools in the area that is not on the at-risk list. The principal mentioned in the one negative review is no longer at the school. Excellent Parent-Teacher Organization that works closely with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

Watauga Elementary has a tight and close staff, teachers, and students. Watauga is slightly above average there are small areas of changed needed, but overall is a good school that I personally would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2003

There is nothing good about this school. It use to be one of the best, but the new principal wants to put in stuff that does not have anything to do with kids or young kids. He is very superfishial and doesnt care about quality.


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

65 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 49% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 43%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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