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Northfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 300 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2012

I am a foster parent and I went into the school having never enrolled a child before. They made it as easy and painless as possible. Everyone there from the Principal to the janitor has been wonderful. The communication with parents is excellent and their commitment to their students is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Good school. All teachers above average and many I would classify as excellent. Has really good music, art, title I and PE teachers/programs. All kids seem to get along well and no bullying noted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

Northfield Elementary is one of the best schools that I have had my children in. We have moved many times over the years (military) and have been a part of many schools. Northfield has everything a parent could want for their child. Academics, Sports, Music, etc. Mr. D. is a wonderful, caring, and involved principal. All parents should consider themselves very blessed to have such a wonderful school to send their children to. Thank you to the teachers and staff for teaching my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I'm thinking the review before mine must have been from a different school. That doesn't describe Northfield at all in my eyes. You are only involved as much as you want to be. Parents have to make an effort to be part of the team. I know for a fact that every child is treated the same and made sure that each and everyone gets to participate whether they have money or not. Just disappoints me that someone could say those things about such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

My children have attended Northfield for quite some time. Out of 9 teachers that my children have had there, 2 are really there for the children. There is too much turnover in the principal position, and Mr. Dronebarger is more about being 'right' than being for 'the children'. It is like being in high shcool all over again with the cliches among the parents and staff. Very money driven school...if you don't have alot of it, your kids are left out. Despise this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Northfield Elementary is a great school. There is a real sense of community there for the parents who choose to be involved. There are lots of opportunities to be involved as a parent and that is so important to a child's success in school. The academics are outstanding, as are all the teachers and staff. I am so thankful to be a part of this school community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

well my daughter goes thewre and she loves it there i also
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

Well...the smaller the school..the more favoritism there is. All teachers children seem to make the sports teams..pics in the yearbooks....never one turned down yet as I know of....simply aggravating. Been through too many principals in the past few years...if it is 'the best school in white county'...why the turn over? The lunches at this school.....horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

there is not enough activities for all students to be involved in we as a society want are kids to be more active but yet, all chidren do not get this chance, especially when the schools do not offer enough sports,ect so all children can join some activity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Northfield Elementary School provides a very postive and caring learning environment for the students. I have three children attending, and I am very pleased with the 'well rounded' activities available to the students, such as: music, art, library, sports, and computers. Northfield has a terrific PTO program and active involvement between the principal, teachers, parents, and students. Keep up the good work ! -Robert M.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 24%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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570 South Bunker Hill Rd
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 761-7979

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