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Smyrna Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 827 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

I love this school! I have two children that attended. Ms. Powell is THE best kindergarten teacher! We had here two years in a row! She is willing to work with your child and keep you up to date. Mrs. Evans is a wonderful first grade teacher. We didn't always see eye to eye, but your child's best interests are what she is after! They also have the best office staff! No bad words for the school at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

I have two children. One child went to Smyrna Elementary until moving into the middle school. One child is currently attending Smyrna Elementary. I have nothing bad to say about this school. This school is wonderful. I have seen how much these teachers really care for the children to succeed. The are very willing to keep you updated on your child. They will inform you if your child needs help in certain subjects. They let you know when they are doing better with their struggles. They send happy notes about how well they do in classes they excel in. I have had to use an I.E.P. for one of my children. These teachers really try to use and help children with special needs. I have seen this first hand. I could not see any reason someone should dislike this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

I have one child still at this school and one who went on too middle school from here. I love the school every teacher they had or have has been good to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

So far for my son who is in his first year here at SES, it has been a really good experience for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

I have two children at this school and I apologize daily for wasting two years of their lives here. Staff is very condescending and not helpful. Very lax attitude toward education. If you can afford to avoid this school, please do so. Save yourself the headaches!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

I have 2 children that attend this school. my daughter who is now in second grade started school in Lavergne and made a marked improvement after switching to Smyrna, and has been an honor role student from her first card marking. My son started at Smyrna this year and I cannot say enough good things about his teacher. Principle Zago knows nearly every child by name and greets them each morning with a smile and a hug! And his staff is so caring...We looked very hard at all schools before we bought in Smyrna so if your looking for nice neighbours and GREAT schools look no further!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

Both of my sons attended Smyrna Elem. last year (03-04)and will be attending this year again; it's a great school with an awesome Principal. The staff is very friendly and they are wonderful with the kids. Principal Zago and Coach Hess certainly picked the right profession, they are great with the kids and they understand children's minds. One of my boys is a bit hardheaded and the other a class clown; Principal Zago and Coach Hess were awesome at working with them, I couldn't have asked for better people to work with me guiding my children. If your child is zoned to attend this school, I say 'good for you!' Karen Johnson
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Posted April 20, 2004

I went to this school as a child and now my son is attending there. There are still some of the same teachers there as when I attended. Thats always a plus, to see the Longevity. The school does need some updating on the inside and out. It is a very good school, the teachers are great and so is the Principal. We moved last christmas so we have been at this school for half of the year. The teacher and the principle all made us feel welcome and it made the adjustment period for my soon a little easier.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 Students59%
African American43%
Asian54%
Hispanic59%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners28%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American50%
Asian39%
Hispanic34%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Science

All Students67%
African American64%
Asian54%
Hispanic64%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners32%

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American79%
Asian77%
Hispanic87%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners68%
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 Students62%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners53%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners7%

Science

All Students39%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners13%

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners83%
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic77%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learners60%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asian30%
Hispanic59%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners13%

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asian20%
Hispanic69%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners33%

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners80%
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 42% 67%
Hispanic 41% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Black 7% 23%
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 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 Sam Davis Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-6343

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