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Sewanee Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 1, 2014

This school has wonderful teachers, who really care about the students and try to work with them as much as possible. Parents are always welcome and are allowed to volunteer anytime in a class room. I really do love this school and say its a great one to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

My son now attends Sewanee Elementary and he loves it. His teacher, Mrs. Whaley has been wonderful. And has answered any and all questions that I have had. Mr. Maxon is a great principal. I love the morals and teaching techniques they use to teach. I couldn't ask for a better school for my child. My son loves school and loves to learn. And I thank the staff at Sewanee Elementary for that. -Jami Edsall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

I have lived in Sewanee all my life. I attended Sewanee Elementary K-6. I can honestly say that I would give anything to go back. Life is so simple. My values, friends, amazing educational experience..traveled with me to St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, Franklin County High School, and now to the University of TN-Chattanooga. Sewanee Elementary provides a warm loving, educational environment for your child. Sewanee offered so much to me throughout school. All of the teachers are respectful, intelligent, and outgoing. I hope to send my children to SES one day. Go Tigers! Not to mention, Mr. Maxon the Principal is a man of incredible morals and values.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 12, 2004

Sewanee Elem is fortunate to have the staff that they have. Everyone is great and parent participation is wonderful also. Both of my children attended this school from Kindergarten on and I currently have a 6th grader there. We hate that this is our last year there.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading/Language Arts

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

35 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

48 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 57% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

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

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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
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

Math

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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209 University Av
Sewanee, TN 37375
Phone: (931) 598-5951

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