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Selmer Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 612 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2010

The teachers that have taught my son thus far at SES have been great! They are organized and excited about their jobs which in turn makes the students excited to learn. I am a raving fan of SES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Selmer Elemantary School is the best because my child goes there and they havereally help him alot with his speech.The teacher up there are great with the kids and everything.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

102 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students61%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students43%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Black 17% 24%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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533 East Poplar Ave
Selmer, TN 38375
Phone: (731) 645-3131

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