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Cedar Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-8

 

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Posted May 25, 2005

We love Cedar Grove. My daughter has been a student here since kindergarten, she's now entering her final year and we are already feeling sad that she will soon leave. We've grown with the school over the years. The teachers are all caring people with high standards and the principal is all about making the school a successful place with a family feeling. My daughter loves school and learning and there's no better feeling for me than to see her respond to being challenged in a safe place. Sara
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I cannot speak more highly of a school. Cedar Grove is an incredible elementary school. Yes, every school has obstacles to work through. However, those are limited at CGE, and my child loves going to school. that doesn't exactly sound like a child who is pressured for unrealistic test scores. he is actually a very creative learner and works hard to process what he ahs learned. His teacher , like many others I've seen perform, is loving and encouraging as she constantly raise the bar for all of her students no matter where they are in their development. In conferences with the administration I have been reassured that my child's academic career is in the best of care.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 10, 2005

Cedar Grove has been a wonderful experience for my family. We have been with the school since it opened. Our children have had some really awesome teachers. The key to a great experience is to be an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Firstly, Cedar Grove has some very wonderful and caring teachers. I have found that these teachers are overwhelmed by the administrative pressures of being the #1 school in Tennessee. The students are the ones suffering. Secondly, for the school year 2004-2005 at any given moment of the day, I could show up at the school and ask to pick up my child. The staff can not find this child, the class or the teacher, even though they profess to be organized with a color coded schedule of classes. Lastly, I have found that the administration is so head-strong about being the #1 school in Tennessee, they do not wish to help students with needs. I heard numerous times 'I have 1300 students to deal with ,we can't help your child like this.' If a child doesn't fit in the box, they don't want it. The child may scar the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

My oldest child began at this school the year after it opened. At the time it was wonderful and I constantly raved about how great it was. Since Mr.Gill I feel the quality of the school and teachers has greatly diminished. I now have a 2nd,3rd, and 5th grader at this school and only one seems to have a teacher that truly cares. I have numerous issues with sending notes to the teachers and never getting a response. I also don't like the way that they seem to focus more on money and fundraising than academics. I have spoke with the prinicple only to get no place. The teachers and administrators don't seem to have a genuine intrest in the kids anymore. Please consider all options before enrolling your child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

My child started there the year after it opened. At first it was great, in the lower grades,once he got into the 4th we noticed some changes. When he got in the 5th it was terrible, it was like the teachers treated all the kids the same,(like they were all bad.) And all I ever got was- 'we are trying to get them ready for junior high'. Everyone is different & I just feel my child didnt have a chance in 5th, I tried to talk to the teacher & even had to go to the new principal, couldnt get anywhere with either. I just want people to check this school out before you put your children in it. I had to take my child out & put in a private school. Dont want that to happen to someone else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

The teachers and academics are very good. However I have a problem with cafeteria honoring my wish that my child not charge. I have written on numerous occasions to not let him charge and yet when they do, they send me notes home telling me that he owes?, without an explanation why and they continue to nag at him to 'bring money' when he goes through the lunch line. This is teaching children bad money habits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

Both my children started at Cedar Grove. We were there when it opened for the first time. One is still there. It is truly a wonderful caring school. The administration strives only for the very best for every child. I have no negative experiences since I've been affiliated with this school. I will be sad when my second child's years come to an end there. The thing that has always impressed me the most is the parent/teacher relationship. Everyone seems to know everybody else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

It is very difficult to get services for a handicapped child at this school. The Vice Pricipal promises services and does not deliver. It took us many months to have an IEP meeting scheduled even with proof of disability. Teacher does not communicate well-does not answer notes or emails in a consistant manner. I am very disappointed in this school-so much so that we are selling our house and moving to another district. Maybe it is better for non-handicapped kids?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

I have been very disappointed with the fact that my Kindergartener and 1st grader have to bring money to buy things at school that support another grade. I send my children to school to get an education. The teachers have been wonderful.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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Reading/Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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83%

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67%

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78%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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55%

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69%

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36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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57%

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64%

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49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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68%

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69%

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49%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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78%

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80%

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62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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73%

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75%

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66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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70%

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74%

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64%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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 American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners71%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students64%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners29%

Science

All Students84%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners82%

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learners82%
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 Students64%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students87%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students75%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities71%
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

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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.

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English I

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

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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 57% 67%
Black 20% 23%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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354 Chaney Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 904-3777

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