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Somerville Elementary School

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Posted October 7, 2012

I pulled my child out of Fayette Academy after several miserable years. He had no self esteem left and it was just horrible. We love Somerville Elementary!!! His teacher has brought his confidence up. It is so amazing. I wish we never wasted our money at Fayette Academy and just started our son at Somerville Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

We came from Fayette Academy and my children absolutely love it. They get up in the morning ready to go. The teachers, principal and the staff are the best!!! They are learning so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My son came here from Fayette Academy and we love it!!! The teachers are exceptional. It is a wonderful school. I am so glad we made the change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Love it! I have two kids who go there. They are both doing great academically. My daughter would not let me teach her anything before she started to school, and now, in first grade, she is one of the best readers in her class. I have to give credit to her teachers for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

I Think Somerville Elementary School Is a great School My two Children loves the school. One is in the First Grade And the other is in the Third Grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

This school has a WONDERFUL teaching staff. The children seem to love them. The problem is the principal. He is not a people person. He runs and hides when he is faced with an issue that pertains, solely, to him. I believe the school would be better if they had a better leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I feel as if the school is doing better. The children's test scores are coming up and the teachers are really trying to get the student prepared for the TCAPS and also to do the other school work also. The school has a few things the kids can do after school to help also.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
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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 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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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 45% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 87% 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 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% 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 41% in 2013.

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Science

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

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Writing

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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 Students63%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students35%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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

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 54% 67%
Black 43% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • State turnaround school (2004)
  • State Principal of Year finalist (2006)
  • Highest TCAP scores in System (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • David Edmonds
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (901) 465-0179

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • YMCA leagues
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • YMCA leagues

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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12690 South Main St
Somerville, TN 38068
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Phone: (901) 465-2761

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