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Santa Fe Unit School

Public | PK-12

 
 

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Posted February 22, 2014

I would rate the school overall very good, it is a safe school and the Vice Principle seems to really care. From what I have seen the Principle is never there, I have called requesting to talk to her 5 different times this school year. Every time she has been out for the day and has never returned a single call. The teachers are very lazy, all they want to do is assign detention. Ask them for help for study and providing a lesson plan and the answer is they don't have the time. On the good side my child loves the school and his friends, on a social level it is a 10. My child wants to stay here for the rest of their education and getting a kid to like school is more than half of the battle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

Never in my life have I witnessed a school more concerned with dress code than education. The teachers are lazy. They send home the lesson plan for the parent to teach it so they can test later. My children have learned absolutely nothing that I haven't taught them. The K-12 environment is a joke. The older children pick on the youngsters on the bus while the administration staff blatantly ignore the complaints of the parents. The elementary teachers brow beat students who have a hard time mastering the lesson plan rather than fostering education. I have never been so sickened in my life. The vile creatures masquarading as educators are a prime example of what federalized education does to a small community school. When I moved here I thought Little House on the Prairie but what we got was Dangerous Minds without Michelle Pfeifer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love the small school environment. The principal and the teachers seem very devoted to the children and in making sure they get the attention they need. I am very pleased with the amount of parental involvement they encourage too. This is a fabulous school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

Love this school. My children are very happy here, and I believe much safer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

The principle keeps the parents informed with newsletters and is present at every school function I have been to. She is very involved with the children. The entire staff always make visitors feel welcome and great you with a smile or greeting. Many great me by name even though I have only meet them once. Several teachers stay late to help tutor students, even students not in their class. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

The teachers of this school are very dedicated and most of them seem to really care about the kids and what they learn. I would say the only negative thing about this school lies in the weak leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I think the school's principle is very much involed and the school is a very good school. I'm glad my kids go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

This school needs a new princepal. Because has nothing to do with the children. And she is trying to make up rules to the dress that no other maury co.schools has.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

50 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading/Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
32%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
70%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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

Algebra II

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

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 98% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Santa Fe, TN 38482
Phone: (931) 682-2172

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