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Watertown Elementary School

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Posted January 27, 2014

We moved to Watertown from Indiana in Fall 2011. They have gone above and beyond for my kids. The teachers go above and beyond with helping the students. Both of my kids are excelling and are really enjoying school. The band teacher is phenomial as my son has only played sax for 1 1/2 years (no help from me) and is 3rd chair wilson county honor band bc the band teacher gives students for free after school lessons to help them. It is a smalltown school and honestly the only downfall is that they need to offer some more advanced classes like language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

All 3 of my children transferred here about 2 years ago from the Matro Nashville school district, they hve excelled beyond my wildest expectations. My son who was failing lmost every class went on to make the AB honor roll his 2nd semester in this school. He was a very shy child has come out of his shell and actually enjoys going to school now. My oldest daughter had some issues with bullying and those problems were addressed immediately and handled wonderfully and she has had no problems since, but does feel comfortable going to a teacher with any problem that could arise because of the way this issue was handled. My youngest daughter just made the Principals list for all A's for the second time, when at the previous school they were asking us to have her tested for a learning disability in Kindergarden. We couldnt be more pleased with this school and the Wilson county school system in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

My grandson attended there this year as and unfortunately, I have nothing positive to say about this school. You can try to be nice to the staff and you will get absolutely no respect in return. From my experience, they will ignore you and treat you like an outsider if they haven't known you for years. It also seems the teacher my grandson has plays favorites and looks for opportunities to criticize him or punish him for things out of his control. Even if a punishment is deserved, they go about it in the wrong way, treating them more like older students than the ages they really are. Overall, I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Watertown Elementary is a excellent school. Their faculty and staff set a great examples to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I have a grandson who I am legal guardian of, enrolled at Watertown Elementary. This is his first year at this school and he is doing tremendously well. He has gone from not reading at all, to sitting down and reading an entire book alone. He is doing exceptionally well in all other classes and is second to the top of his class. The teachers are all great from what I can see and they really do care about their students, and interact with them in several ways. I have three grown children, who have been enrolled at one time or another, at several Wilson County Schools, and I would rank this school above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My husband graduated Watertown schools as did my Father and my oldest son. I have 3 other children in Watertown schools and they are excelling! My oldest daughter was given the opportunity to take the ACT while in the 7th grade and scored higher than her cousin who was a senior. All of my children are quite active in school sports. All 3 that are still in school play basketball. My son also plays football and is playing softball in a community co-ed league. My daughter also plays volleyball and softball with the school as well as other sports outside of school. The teachers are highly accessible and are very friendly! I'm very pleased to have my children in Watertown schools and given the opportunity to send them to a 'nicer' private school for free, I would still choose Watertown Public schools! I believe in our schools!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

This school is a great school for any kid to learn and grow.The principal and the staff here are awesome and as a parent am blessed that my children attend here where I know they are safe.thanks for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I am disappointed in the lack of extra curricular activity.The high level of discipline seems to have an adverse effect on students who maintain a high level of self discipline.Would like to see a little more cultural enrichment.The teaching staff seems to be very caring but somewhat disorganized. There is often a lack of communication between school and home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

Both of my children attended this school and I was very pleased with the professionalism and effectiveness of the teaching staff. They've done a tremendous job. Would have been nice to see more parents at open house and other events though. Kudos to the staff at this rural school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

My son's first year of school was an excellent experience. The school acquired new administration in 2005 and it shows. I could not be happier with the instruction he recieved and his teachers were caring, while maintaining strict standards of behavior. The administration was very professional and has worked to institute many new programs which encourage pride among the students and participation among parents. In 2007 a new building for PreK-3rd grade will open and the old building will undergo renovations. This school is something our small community can be proud of, and I look forward to my involvement with it in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2004

My child attended this school for three full years. I received countless calls from the principal for minor child behavior acts such as turning around in seat. Refusal to do work. A teacher showed her incapability of dealing with my disruptive child with the professionalism of kicking the back of the chair causing it to hit him in the back. My child attended another school at my request while the teacher continued to teach with no penalties of suspension due to incappability of replacment according to the principal.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

99 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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

107 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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
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
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
70%
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 94% 67%
Black 4% 24%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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741 West Main St
Watertown, TN 37184
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