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Westside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 321 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2007

we love this school! my husband went to school here and now our children go. yes it is an old school, but the size is perfect when it comes to classes. there is no threat of violence or gangs. it is a small school and the principal knows every child by there first and last names and in most cases knows their parents. they have a wonderful fall festival in oct. the kids all seem happy going there each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

If you live in Macon County, Westside Elementary is the best kept secret in the school system. There is no favoritism, all children are treated th same. The principal and teachers are caring and happy to meet with parents at the parents convenience. The office staff is great!! The class size is small and the students receive more individual time with teachers and staff. The library is great. The school offers a 5th grade basketball program for the girls and boys, 4-H, after school programs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and offer a great computer lab. I think it has been a wonderful experience for both of my children to have attended Westside. My children have had Karen Eller, Sherry Massey, Jean Griggs, Niki Hogin, Andrea Mills, Erica Woodard, and Pam Pedigo - These teachers are all excellent caring individual who love to teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

My kids have only been with Westside Elementary for a little over one year. I had doubts about sending them there a second year, but gave it another chance. The school is small with small classes-very nice, but also very old-school. Some of this is good and some things need changing. At this school they still say the 'Pledge of Allegiance', they celebrate most holidays without anyone discriminating. That part is the best! I wish there were more parent participation and the school had more activities such as a Father/Daughter dance or Art class where they do more than just color pictures and a music class where the kids could perform for the parents. Westside compared to the 'big city' schools, where we originally come from, has been really good. The principal and the teachers seem to try hard to make this school better each year. School lunches are also good.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading/Language Arts

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

53 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 49% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading/Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities91%
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 Students15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8025 Old Hwy 52
Westmoreland, TN 37186
Phone: (615) 666-3128

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