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Chapman's Retreat Elementary School

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Posted June 23, 2014

My grandson went to kindergarten there last year. He loved it, his teacher was wonderful. He learned a lot and did some interesting and neat thing. He starts first grade this Fall and is eager to get back. Just hope his 1st grade teacher is as good as his kindergarten, if so he has a great start in his education.


Posted June 8, 2014

Great kids, parents and teachers. Sweet attached neighborhood where children can walk to school over a little bridge and wooded pathway. Excellent learning environment. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

I have had 3 children attend Chapman s Retreat Elem with the first child starting in 2003-4 and the last 5th grade of 2013. Chapman s offers counseling for children dealing with divorces to many types of special needs disabilities. I have enjoyed working with the staff and teachers over the past 10 years. Overall you won't find a better public elementary school and the Williamson county school system in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

My son was introduced to CRES as a walk in speech delay therapy student before Kindergarten. When he started Kindergarten, we had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Kim Pantall and she helped us receive more necessary services for his disability. When he started 1st grade, we had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Terry Martin and she patiently helped us to learn & cope with our growing challenges. When he started 2nd grade, we were blessed with Mrs. Laura Wellhousen and she helped us believe that faith would carry us through. And, I can't leave out his large support network which consists of many: Mrs. Barbara Brooks, Mrs. Mindee Jones, Mrs. Mindy Fee, Ms. Laura Kolmetz, Mrs. Allison Hammat, Mrs. Jill Justus, Ms. Be-Tuy Ward, Mr. Troy Martin, Mrs. Liz Handzel, Ms. Johnson and many, many more!!! It really is a team effort to promote independence & to prepare precious individuals for a life of service! I just can't thank them enough!!! We are looking forward to 3rd grade with Mrs. Eagan & Mrs. Heep and our new CRES Principal Carol Garrett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

This school is horrible. My daughter started to become withdrawen and would not talk about school. I found out that the teacher yelled at the class and they were not allowed to ask questions. She didn't smile anymore and hated going to school. We asked the principal for help, but she would not. We moved her to a private school. Now she smiles again and is happy to go to school. There might be really good teachers at CR, but we had a really bad experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

My daughter went to chapman's Retreat and we love it the teachers are great people i love the school and the principals that have bend there to all the 5 gr teachers Pricila Rice LOVE YOU ALL and god bless you all and keep up the good work we are in Homestead fl know
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

My boys only went to this school for the 2008-2009 school year, but we really liked it. Awesome principal and great teachers. We are a military family and had to move....we were sad to leave such a great school. The only drawback to this school is the parking/picking up of children from school. Can be a nightmare! All in all we loved Chapman's Retreat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I had a lot of reservations about public school but I am very glad that my daughter is at Chapman's. It is a great school. The new principal, Dr. Garriss, is the only one that we have known since my daughter started K during Dr. G's first year. From what i can tell she is doing a wonderful job. The school isn't as overcrowded since a new school opened last year. 5th grade (4 classes) are in portables; everyone else is inside. Another new elem school is planned to open soon (already being built) so it seems like they are staying ahead of the growth. The school is VERY safe (as is this entire community) and parental involvement is STELLAR. I am the room mom and I barely have to lift a finger, there are so many parents willing to help and volunteer. Great community, great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

We are rounding our 3rd year at Chapmans and it is an amazing school. We adore Mrs. Fox, both of my children have been through her class. The school is attentive and it just feels like home for my children, they love being there and the community surrounding chapmans is welcoming and friendly. Parent involvement is amazing compared to previous schools we have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Chapman's Retreat is an excellent elementary school! My family and I have had nothing but positive experiences this past year. We are very blessed to have Mrs. Garriss as our principal and Ms. Fox and Mrs. Hicks are phenomenal teachers as well! They are so caring, patient and creative! We are looking forward to another great year in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

Our family moved to spring hill from ny. We are so very pleased with the tremendous growth our 4 children have had here. They felt loved, cared about and loved school! our kids came out of the inner city where lockdowns and teachers frustration were commonplace. Our kids were so apprehensive about going to school at all and now they love it, thanks to all the wonderful teachers, principal and staff at Chapmans! Thank you Chapmans, I only wish I could have been involved more, it was a very stress filled year for us. One of our consolations during this transitional year was this fine school! We struggled through hard times and they showed us full support with caring non judgmental hearts. Our kids learned such awesome things! They brought home great crafts! They were so happy to attend. Thank you Chapmans, we will miss Mr. Guanine and sadly we are moving too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Chapman's Retreat is a fabulous school. Like most these days, there are moments when it seems everything is centered on the standardized tests. Still, the education is very well-rounded and the teachers work hard to prepare the older kids for the next step (middle school). Kids are taught early on at CRES to be a member of their community through age-appropriate school volunteerism. The only question on this school is that the principal, who opened it in 2003 and continued through the 2006-2007 school year, is moving on. The assistant principal is being promoted, and she is not a known quantity to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Chapmans Retreat is like having your own backyard school! They are the best! I have 3 kids who attend this school. I Know that they are getting the best education and getting the attention they need. I have a daughter who is on the high end of the scale who is challenged daily and a son who is autistic who is worked with and cared for by each person he is in contact with. The special ed department is great. Next year they are building a new school and we will probably be moved. It will be hard to beat the people and the principal at Chapman's Retreat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2006

We were really trying to decide between Public, Private and Homeschooling for our children. After meeting with Mr. Guinane we chose Chapman's. It was the best experience for our oldest to start Kindergarten. They made learning fun and our son is reading and doing math and telling us The Cycle of a seed and what President is on his money and telling time. He also loved Music and Art Class! Plus socially it has been wonderful. We couldn't have had a better first experience! We are looking forward to first grade and sending our daughter next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Overcrowded - ran by bureaucrats. Very limited extracurricular activities, children must sign up through nearby Bethesda or Heritage elementaries. Academics are average - parential involvement low compared to other schools previously attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I have never regretted sending my daughter to Chapman's Retreat! The principal, Mr. Guinane, is a gem, and the teachers all seem dedicated and caring. Parental involvement is encouraged. Above all, my daughter is learning so much in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

My daughter attended Chapman's Retreat during kindergarten and first grade. We were very scared about her attending public school. She is very quiet and reserved. However, it turned out to be an awesome experience. Every time I walked in the door, the teachers and staff smiled and welcomed me. They actually looked like they enjoyed going to work every day! The principal made it a point to learn every child's name in that school. It is a close-knit community and I never worried one day about sending my child there. I loved it so much, that I taught there last year myself. Unfortunately, my husband's job moved us out of state. Our current school in no way compares to Chapman's Retreat. We miss it greatly.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% 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 49% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
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

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities85%
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 88% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: (615) 472-4300

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