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Thrasher Elementary School

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 16, 2014

My son attended Thrasher from kindergarten through fifth grade and we couldn't be happier with the education he received. There is a very high level of parental involvement that allows the staff to focus on the students. It has a comfortable feel, and the children really seem to enjoy their days there. Thrasher is a truly excellent school and one I can not recommend highly enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

My son has attended Thrasher for two years, and I have been so pleased with the enthusiasm that the new principal has towards learning. Mrs. Brock spends time in the classrooms and makes everyone feel so welcome each and every day. I have had the opportunity to see her interact with the teachers, and it is obvious that they have a strong working relationship that will continue to build a strong school surrounded by creativity and support for our children. I am so excited to see where Mrs. Brock takes Thrasher in the upcoming years! :) It makes me happy to know that my son's school is being led by a staff that supports one another, as well as the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

3 boys, 2 principals, and 12 years at Thrasher Elementary. During that time the school has earned several awards: Blue Ribbon Award, National School of Excellence, and 2 years in a row Reward School for both performance and growth. Principals, and Teachers who LOVE what they do along with strong parental support/involvement make this school the BEST in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

I read several comments about the former principal and I have to agree, I did not care for her style or attitiude. We now have a new principal starting the 2013-2014 year and hopefully we will be back to a school that cares more about the children than stem labs and test scores. I have sent 3 children through this school and couldn't imagine them going anywhere else. We do have a lot of new young teachers that are just getting started on their careers and hopefully they will be as wonderful as the one we have lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

The principal leaves a lot to be desired - but overall, we LOVE Thrasher Elem. All four years so far havef been absolutely wonderful and I would not change schools for any reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2012

We LOVE Thrasher, both my kids are excited about school every morning, the Teachers and staff are excellent and you can truly tell they care about their students. When our kids came of age we knew that Thrasher was the place to send them so we moved to Signal Mountain. We love it up here, the community and the schools are AWESOME!! A++ Couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Thrasher is a school that reflects the wonderful community it serves. It has tremendous parental involvement that is encouraged and appreciated. I have 2 children attending and they get up every day happy to be going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

I have a 2nd grader and a Kindergartner. The Kindergartner could not wait tto come to school at Thrasher because of the amazingly wonderful three years the 2nd grader had. So far, he is loving it. Teachers are caring. They individualize instruction for my children. Parents are involved. Kids are kind to each other. My children come home happy every day, and they learn something every day. I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

Principal was rude and short with me about my prospective child. Didn't get a good vibe from this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

Principal leadership is poor. The teacher we had this year was one of the worst we have ever experienced. She was a young, inexperienced teacher with attitude. The teacher and principal were nothing short of bullies. Would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

I can not say enough good things about this school. It has greatly exceeded my expectations! The principle Mrs. Randolph and first grade teacher Mrs. Williams are exceptional!!! My husband and I relocated here and compared several schools in the area. There is not another school that can compare to Thrasher... public or private! Wonderful community and family environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Thrasher is an excellent school with wonderful and caring teachers, high parental involvement, and terrific students!My husband and I both attended private schools growing up and have been extremely happy with the education our children are receiving at Thrasher. Thrasher is truly an A++ school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Exceptional teachers, Thrasher raceived the National School of Excellance award. I am also very pleased with discipline at this school. A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

We love Thrasher Elementary. We moved back to my home town of Chattanooga and wanted to have our children in the best public schools in the area. Our son is excited about school each day and has really enjoyed the teachers he has had there over the past three years. We could not ask for more out of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

When moving back to the Chattanooga area I knew that Signal Mountain was the ideal choice - because of it's quality education. Thrasher is an amazing school that provides a exceptional education to my son. The parental involvement is outstanding and the education is equivalent to a private school. The teachers are not only qualified, but care about the children. If you are looking for a great education and a wonderful school - then look no further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

National School of Excellence, Blue Ribbon School, many teachers have been named teacher of the year. I couldn't have asked for better for my 3 children. Low staff turnover, great involvement by parents. Very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading/Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

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n/a

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading/Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 9%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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