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Jack T Farrar Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 351 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2013

Farrar is a wonderful school with very caring teachers and staff. My daughter has attended this school since she was in Kindergarten. I can't say enough about the excellent education and the great opportunities that have been provided for her. She loves this school and her teachers. As a parent I have always felt comfortable and welcome in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

My name is Angela Wilson and my son is Jacob. We transferred into Jack T. Farrar during this past school year 2010-2011. Jacob has autism and this school has gone above and beyond to make sure he had the proper services, so that he could excel and be on grade level. I His teacher is Barbara Smith 1st grade , she is filled with kindness, love and cares for her students. In my opinion she should be teacher of the year every year. The principle is Dr. Mickey Shuran. He has an open door policy and is always more than willing to sit down and talk with parents. He greets the kids most mornings and the kids run to hug him with open arms. It is now almost the end of our school year and I wanted to leave my name and number in case anyone has a question. 423-381-9245 I would also like to thank Mrs. Wendy his speech teacher and Cathy Danielson Head of the Special Ed Dept.. He also has a special lady named Beverly as an aide, she is a very wonderful person and understands "our" kids on a great level. My son has a great sense of pride being a Farrar Frog, he loves his school as do I. My son is a better child, student, son and person because of this school. I applaud everyone who works there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

I wanted to add a few things about my experience at Farrar. If I could stay at this school I would without a second thought!!! I love every member of the staff and feel welcome every time I walk through the door. They know you by name and your child comes homes every day with something good to say about school. I feel blessed to have been treated with kindness and respect knowing that it is genuine. My son has been in the best possible place for his 1st grade year. He is on grade level and it is because of this caring school. Feel free to call me and I will answer any questions you have, if I can't answer them I will find someone who will. Much respect and Love to Jack T. Farrar Elementary, you will forever be in our heart!!!! Angela Wilson 423-381-9245
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Farrar is a great school. The administrators are great. Mr Shuran is an excellent principal and very involved in the lives of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Farrar is a nice school with friendly teachers and staff. My kids like it and they are doing well there. They do need a cafeteria for the children to eat in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

We have moved several times and our children have been to different schools. My oldest child never felt like he 'fit in'. When were newcomers this year,the staff was very welcoming and friendly. Our child feels like part of a family there. He has bonded with his 5th grade teacher who gives him the individual attention he needs. The parents of the school are very involved. I feel the quality of academic programs are very good. The building is kept very clean. It would be nice to have a cafeteria to eat in though as most of the children eat in the gym. Everyone I have talked to in this area comment on Farrar being a wonderful school.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

54 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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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
White54%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
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 79% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Hispanic 5% 7%
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 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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