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Bel Aire Elementary School

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

Bel-Aire began with high hopes and expectations as the perfect beginning in a close knit small town. That feeling was slowly crushed by the principal Donna rhoton. She is a spirit breaker - and it is not I that coin that phrase for her. it is ramped around the halls - by mothers who feel as though they have to spend their day volunteering at the school just to keep an eye on their children . To soften the blows and breaking of souls done by Donna rhoton. I have two children who went to the school and after realizing we were spending all our time and money in emotional therapy, and the administration of the school was the issue, we made the decision to homeschool. Donna rhoton is a bully and rewards bullies. Concider this a fair warning before you decide to move to this school district, that it is detrimental to your family. It is poisionious to the neighborhood and tullahoma a future to have that woman around our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

I am a stay at home mother of four children, three of which attend Bel Aire. I moved an hour away from my family to have my children attend this school! The teachers are THE BEST and you could not ask for better. No they do not have transportation to and from school, that is a very small price to pay for the education your children will receive! They do have tons of activities and have the parents more involved than any school I have seen. Is that a bad thing? NO..... the kids love their school and have fun there. It is a fact that kids learn more in a fun environment. You can get any better than Bel Aire!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Bel Aire is a wonderful school. My daughter enjoys going to school everyday. All of the staff are very friendly and they love helping the students learn. They want the children to succeed in life and learn all they can and help them in every way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

All 3 of my children have attended Belaire Elementary. All 3 of them have excelled in middle school and high school. The staff makes every parent feel welcome when we visit the school. I can not say the same about other schools in the city. I encourage anybody interested in locating to Tullahoma to contact Mrs. Rhoton, the Principal, and find out exactly what makes Belaire special. The only negative comment I have seen on this rating page comes from a parent that complains that Tullahoma does not have bussing and they don't get out of school when it snows. Is that it? Geez... And they do too many fun activities? Some people you just can't please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I am not impressed at all with Bel-Aire. They put fun activites before studies. I cannot tell you how many times my children have brought home letters from the principal or teacher saying that their tests were postponed due to some sort of activity. They are constantly having activities. Considering they only scored a 6 out of 10 compared to Robert E. Lee's 9 out of 10. A WARNING TO THOSE OF YOU CONSIDERING MOVING HERE...TULLAHOMA CITY SCHOOLS DO NOT RUN BUSES! And they dont cancel for snow days because they dont have the liability of transporting children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

My child went there for kindergarten and had a wonderful yr. His father was deployed and it seems as if his teacher took the extra time to make him fill that void. The whole staff is amazing and I can only hope my journey in life leads us back to Tullahoma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

my child went there from kindergarten to fifth grade and she has had awesome grades kept the honor role she is now in the eight grade and still scores high at what she does the teachers was awesome Mrs Bailey Mrs skins Mrs finch Mrs stout mrs wilcox you guys are awesome and could not ask for better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Great school. The building is nothing fancy, but the teachers and staff are great! We had absolutely no problems with three students in 9 years. The teachers really care, and the education is top notch. With a Bel Aire education, my daughters consistently scored in the upper 90th percentile on TCAPS.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

67 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 Students67%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities92%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities54%
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 81% 67%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 4% 23%
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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Stone Blvd
Tullahoma, TN 37388
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