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Ridge View Elementary School

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Posted April 16, 2009

I agree about the administration, other than the principal. The office staff is VERY unpleasant and do not seem the least interested in assisting parents or students. The school also expects you to find your own way when new, save your breath and don't both to call the office with questions, find another parent and have a playdate instead. We have had some difficulties with different areas of the education process, and Mr. Ayers has attempted to help us resolve them to the best of his ability. Unfortunately, the school's policy on bullying is not evenly enforced and several students are routinely singled out as targets. I would encourage all parents to advocate strongly for and believe your children if they mention problems. As parents, we frequently wonder if we are getting the whole story from our rather impressionable children. In this school's case, err on the side of your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

I rate this school as fair. Most of the teachers are very nice and appear very qualified, but the administative staff leaves a bit to be desired. Perhaps with different leadership I might rate it higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I have eight children in which six have gone through ridgeview elem. I'm very pleased with the small town school, I went to a very large school and like the fewer children in a class, I think it gives students and teachers a better understanding of each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I have two children in this school and so far I have loved all of the teachers they have had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

ridgeview elem. is a wonderful school and has ,from what i can tell great parent involvement.i have seen from personal experience when a problem occurs,much attention is given to it and its resolved very quickly and handeled very well.the teachers deal with these kids as if they were there own as much as they can and they do fun things with teaching them to learn!I rate this school the best possible rating they can get!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

Our family moved to Rockwood from Delray Beach, Fl.in Aug.'05, I was very impressed with the friendly yet professional mannerism we saw at Rdge View Elem.of course nothing we were used to in So. Fl. The entire staff inclunding the volunteers and the involved parents made our transition very comforting. mjy daughter adjusted well in her 4th grade class all the kids were very welcoming to her. After bieng in private school since pre-K I thought that public school would not match up to her education, but we all learned new things here, some subjects she was current and others she was behind but her teacher and the tutoring classes she took helped her to improve as well as maintain the grades she is accustomed to. Again thanks to everyone at Ridge View Elemtary for making us feel welcome and we are ready for the 5th grade. Kathy Hoch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Two of my children are enrolled at this school and as to date the faculty and staff are a pleasure to work with. Any questions are answered or are sought the answer to to achieve the highest quality of paarent and school relations. The school also provides a more at peace atmosphere than most schools because the children are treated as that and not as numbers.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

104 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading/Language Arts

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 90% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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