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Findlay Elementary School

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Posted August 10, 2013

Findlay elementary is the best in many areas from the teachers rooms to the lunch room , the whole working staff at Findlay treats your kids with such encouragement and responsibilities and love.Im one proud parent of this school,and I know that they are getting the best training possible for their future sucuess life and that makes me happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I am very pleased with the teachers and administration of Findlay. My grandson's First grade teacher sends home reports each week about his progress and what they will be studying the next week. Not only that, I have been encouraged to call her personally with any questions or concerns. It was the same with his Kindergarten teacher. I appreciate the fact that they take their job seriously and want only what is best for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

the teachers and staff of Findlay are an exceptional group of people! I would not consider sending my children to any other school. They are supportive and always keep the parents up to date on the progress of your child. They have been more like family than teachers to my daughter! We are blessed to have such loving and motivating teachers at Findlay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Not only a teacher at Findlay, I am also a parent there as well. I am very proud of all teachers at our school and in our entire county. We have a difficult job that many take lightly and see as merely babysitting. The sad truth is that it keeps getting harder and harder each school year. If it wasn't for the support of our parents at our school, we wouldn't be able to have the kind of school that we do. That is what sets us, along with many other White County schools, apart from other Tennessee schools. It is the support and backing of our great parents, principal, school board, and director of schools. Of course I can't forget about the kids. It takes all of these things working together to get a great school! Let's keep up the good work! :-)
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Posted September 28, 2007

I am pleased with the teachers and staff of Findlay. The encourage good grades but more importantly they encourage character. They reinforce things we are trying to teach at home....I am so pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

My son started kindergarten at Findlay last year. What I expected to be a very difficult year, turned out to be joyful. My son had really bad seperation anxiety but the teachers and all other school personel were excellent in making him comfortable as well as myself. Big thanks to his k teacher, Mrs, Jewel Cayce, and his current teacher, Mrs, Jill Wheeler. Thanks ladies. I reccomend Findlay to anyone looking for a good quality school.
—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.

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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading/Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

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 91% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 23%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 60%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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576 Hale St
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 738-2412

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