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John Colemon Elementary School

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Posted April 1, 2009

Dr.Phillips and staff at JCS are second to none.The education my child has gotten K-5 has been top notch.Its a smaller school with a friendly environment.To us the parents it's the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I have 1 child in John Colemon who will be entering 4th grade next year. My youngest will begin K 2009. At first, I did not like the appearance of the 'old' building. John Colemon School is a 'learning machine' that is led by the principal. The teachers are dedicated to high standards and goals. The children achieve with outstanding results . These children are taught by excellent educators. A sparkling new building does not guarantee a child will be in a secure and loving environment. I also like the smaller schools where the principal and teachers know each child's name. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's education. I believe the children attending John Colemon are very lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

Excellent School.Great Principle. School is very old and could use some touch ups but all in all it's wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

I love this school! Dr. Phillips (the principal) and teachers are great to work with. My child is doing very well in this school and I feel that he is challenged. I am a very involved parent and I see what goes on in the classroom, and am very pleased. Children are very disciplined in the school, I have noticed since the beginning of school how many kids actually hold the doors open for other people or when a kid falls on the sidewalk that others stop to help. I recommend this school. I was skeptical about it at first but only because I'd heard so many bad things about it. I put my child in it and found out that none of what I'd heard was true. If you talk to parents that have sent kids here, they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2006

Both of my children attended this school. I must say, the faculty is one of the nicest that we have been involved in. There is NO lack of discipline, only parents who do not discipline their children at home. The teachers are very caring, children get individual help and support, the school is open for parent visits, and children are challenged. The only complant I ever had was about cleanliness of the bathrooms. The janitors do no do a very good job at keeping them clean. Our belief was, if that's all we could find to complain about, it wasnt very much. Every child loves this school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

The Academics are not that great (look at the test scores!) My child is not challenged at this school at all. Some of the staff are very nice people but an over all lack of disapline is obvious when walk through the school in the morings. Children knock other children down with no disciplinary action for such behavior. Stay clear of this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

We are new to TN and very concerned about the test scores I saw for John Colemon. BUt I have to say, this has been the best year for my son's academic career. The scores are inproving by leaps and bounds and my son just loves the school. My only complaint with the school is that there are not a lot of activities for the children until they reach 4th grade. But as far as academics, I could not be more happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

If one on one interaction is what you want, this school definitely offers this to your children. The teachers and faculty are helpful and the children enjoying learning here.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

90 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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

76 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading/Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students69%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners55%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students67%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners45%

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learners70%
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 Students42%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners46%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%

Science

All Students46%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners92%
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 Students66%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
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 50% 67%
Hispanic 26% 7%
Black 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 76%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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