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Rural Vale Elementary School

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Posted January 6, 2013

Yes, A good school, But wonder why the rural vale Elementary shool's web page can not be updated to 2013? it's stil set on 2010 Not much on there about 2013 Holiday's that school is out nor whne they would return ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

Rural Vale is a great school, has a great principal, and has great teachers. It has been the best school in the county since the 1950's.


Posted February 10, 2012

Rural Vale School is worth the ride I take each day for my kids to attend this school. The staff is wonderful and love each kid and teach them live skills and school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My child has attended Rural Vale Elementary School for 6th-8th grades and it has been fantastic! The teachers are extremely dedicated and professional. Every child matters. Rural Vale has strong experienced leadership. I am always impressed how all my child's teachers have continuously challenged him daily. The support staff is loving and caring and tough. Rural Vale is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school has proven itself worthy of my childs attendence. So far I believe it is the best school a child can go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

I couldn't be happier with Mr. Shadden and his faculty. They work very hard to make Rural Vale a fun and exciting school for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Rural Vale is great school. The teachers care and treat the children as though they are their own. Everyone from the Principal, Teachers, Aides, and the parents have close relationships. I know many parents that drive distances to go to this school as opposed to a larger school where children get lost in the school system and fall behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

Rural Vale is a great community but they do have problems with teaching everyone on the same level. They think if your child cannot learn it the first time just go on with the next and they will catch up. Some things are good about Rural Vale but they have along way to go to keep all the kids on the same level of Learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

Excellent teachers, very personalized teaching and care. Wish there was more focus on the arts and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2004

This school is great. Teachers, staff, and principal all work well together and do everything that is in the best interest for the children. Students love this school and enjoy their time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Rural Vale School is a great little country school. The faculty and staff are wonderful. They treat your child like they are part of their family. Most of the staff have worked there their entire working lives. This tells you alot about the school and community. Being a small school has alot of advantages. Everyone knows who you are and they are always ready to help if you have a problem. The community and parents are always made welcome. They have a great cafeteria, the kids love their food. The principal is Stanley Shadden, he is always friendly and nice to work for. The students really like him. Student scores on TCaps are consistantly above average. I feel this is just a wonderful 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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

31 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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 47% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

27 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 41% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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 Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 98% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 23%
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 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (423) 253-2009

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Tellico Plains, TN 37385
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