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Smyrna Primary School

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Posted November 12, 2013

This is a terrible school, Ms. King and Mrs. Sharpe are very weird, you never can have any contact with Ms. King, she is a P-K teacher, she do not treat kids good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Excellent school and they cares about the kids and there education , my son love his school he is in 1st grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

SPS is a great school. My oldest graduated from SPS and is always talking about how much he misses it. My middle child is attending SPS right now and I haven't had any problems school wise yet. Teachers are very informative, principal is excellent and the staff is very helpful. If there are any problems they will be solved ASAP. My middle child is in kindergarten and is already reading and doing math problem and telling time! Many of the kids do come from low income homes, but that does not reflect their quality as a student or their families quality as a human being. You are always going to have a rotten apple in the bunch, no matter what school your child goes to. SPS is the Best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

I also had a grandchild that was attending another school in Lavergne. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and was causing disruptions in the classroom and on the playground. It was suggested that he transfer to Smyrna Primary school and the turnaround in his behavior and anger management has improved so much that he will be going back to his zoned school in the next couple of weeks. He has been attending Smyrna Primary since October of last year. Mr. Daniel Pierce at Smyrna Primary has been a life-altering teacher with my grandson. I would recommend Smyrna Primary to any parent with a child that has problems in the main classroom.


Posted April 20, 2009

My son was a student at another elementary school here in Smyrna and I had him pulled due to the school stating he had ADHD this was in kindergarten. He went to Smyrna Primary when he was in the 1st grade and has made A's, B's and 3 C's and he is now in the 4th grade. So that should tell you alot about the school Dr. Vogal is excellent and cares about the kids and there education. She is like a mother away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

As far as safety goes, they probably are one of the safest schools concerning the pickup of children. You will not leave the school with your own child unless you show a photo ID proving who you are and they confirm it. The principal is slack is administering punishment. The no tolerance policy isn't used. My child's teacher was great. He improved so much this past year. I would recommend this school for academics and teacher communication with parents.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students72%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students49%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities78%
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 Students78%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities79%
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 60% 67%
Black 21% 23%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 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 75%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Walnut St
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-3161

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