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Ripley Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 762 students

 

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Posted September 30, 2012

The only reason I give this school three stars is because the teachers my children have. They care about educating the children. Other than that my children complain about the meals not being enough. Children are allowed to bully on the bus as long as they make sure the cameras don't catch them. Which the ill mannered ones knows because their on their last strike. So they hide the things they do or start fights between other children as well as start viscous rumors. As a mixed woman I've never seen an assistant principle do very little to insure the safety of new students to the area. It is sad when a Caucasian male who is moving tells me sorry because unless I'm white and rich my children and I will not be listened to. I am by far disappointed with the city of Ripley as a whole; because talking with the parents around the ages of 25-39 is ridiculous. They to immature and have a thug mentality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Outstanding dedicated administration Many training opportunities and encouragement to go beyond to reach each child Many parents are outstanding in support of staff Staff trained in securing student safety
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2007

My son went through Ripley Elementary and had a fantastic experience. The teachers invested in him as an individual and were interested in his in school activities as well as his community experiences. They very encouraging to him in all of his endeavors. Teachers at RES made him feel important and significant while challenging him to do the same for his classmates. Academically the teachers worked hard to challenge him while teaching to the masses. The only negative is that the curriculum is not advanced enough for the higher achieving students. But his teachers cared for all students and strive to motivate all students at their varying abilities. I'd say that RES does a great job at educating our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

Ripley Elementary School offers a safe structured learning environment for its students. My Son went through Ripley Elementary and the teachers were always introducing new, creative, hands-on ways of teaching and learning into his classes. He had plenty of access to technology and the teachers used technology-internet, software programs, laser disk, internet conferences etc.. in the instruction on a regular basis. Teachers, challenged my son to think on his own and be responsible. They also taught about compassion and empathy. The school administration made good efforts to praise and reward those students who were positive influences in the school and who show academic progress with Tiger Pride Friday rewards, Tope 10 AR recognition, Principals List, Good Behavior Awards from the Guidance Office, Random Acts of Kindness Wall of Honor, and a Fight Free program rewarding the school for remaining fight free. I would recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

As a parent of a 4th grade girl at RES I have never once had to worry about her safety. These educators have established a rigid system of moving kids through the building, admitting visitors, and securing the facility. Nothing is ever absolutely perfect, but RES takes safety seriously. Academically, they push my girl to do her best and provide challenging opportunities for her via Destination Imagination, Science Fairs, Excel Classes and a challenging curriculum. Also, they love my child and all children, from the administrators down to the maintenance man who does car riders in the morning. They are always smiles and warm, unless a child has acted up and even then they're respectful of the students as young people. RES is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

This school lacks caring teachers, caring parents, and everyone that works within the school wants to push the welfare of the kids off onto someone else. Noone cares about the children. My daughter is a very bright student, but she has severely suffered since I had to put her in this school.Before we moved here, she rated way above average in every scholastic area, now it's a fight and ordeal to get her to go to school. Avoid this school district if at all possible, or teach your children at home.
—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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading/Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students55%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students33%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
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 American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities20%
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
Black 50% 23%
White 46% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 85%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Hwy 19 East Av
Ripley, TN 38063
Phone: (731) 221-3066

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