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White Pine Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 857 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2014

This is by far they worst school ever.They teachers/staff doesn't want to deal with children.I get a phone called everyday saying my child is ill with something different and according to them my child has a fever everyday.Then today get a letter in the mail saying my child can't miss anymore school or I go to court.Seriously,they tell me I have to get my child from school almost everyday and they count that against my child.So displeased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

From personal experience, most teachers do not want to teach children with learning disabilities, and when a parent "questions" teaching methods, the parents are in a sense shunned. Favoritism plays a major factor in this school, depending on who you are and your last name. This school does have a few remarkable teachers and faculty, but very few. Noticing passing school work in order to pass along when clearly the child does not know appropriate grade material. The principal is a very good person personally, but the school needs a principal willing to expand in education ideas in order to reach every child. Some wonderful individuals there but overall very disappointed at the lack of professionalism in some areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

We just moved in from FL and are extremely pleased with the teachers and administration at W.P. My son is in 4th grade and his teacher is warm hearted, easy to talk with and very accessible. All the 4th grade teachers are great and seem very engaged in helping the kids learn. The flied trips are great and my wife and I have been able to help out with the kids. The principal is very qualified and professional too. 5 star school for us!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

I tend to feel like overall whitepine is a great teaching school,but i also see a lot of favrioitism towards the children that have a "last" name. In some of the grades if your child is having a hard time learning,the teachers just want the parent to put the child on a drug for "ADD". because they dont want to spend the extra time trying to accomidate the way to help and explain to that one child, when what they are doing works for the majority of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I like white pine school because they were so good with my children when they started there. It was a big difference we justed move back from new jersey and my kids love it there its a down home country school down to earth and friendly people the way schools should be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

My son just started in K this year, and my daughter went there from 6th through 8th. I think it is an outstanding school. We have never had an issue in needing to speak with a teacher. Mr Walker has always been open and upfront with any issue or question that we have asked. The reason most people complain is that they are not involved. Teachers and administrators are swamped, but will take the time to talk and work with you if you ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

I really dont like White Pine School. I think that the teachers do not do there job correctly. My children do not get the education they need there. They spen money on stupid things insted of the school and education. I also don't think the 6th through 8th graders should be allowed around the little ones. Mr Walker does not do a very good job running it at all. I hate to change my childrens school because they have attended that school since Kindergarten but I am at the end of my rope!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

i love white pine school , and i am so glad my kids attend school there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I think the school is under staffed. There is not a lot of activities and the leavel of academics is low. I think parents would like to be more involved but in most cases it take a act of congress to get to talk to a teacher and there are very few extracurriculars. Teacher quality is poor in my eyes do not get me wrong there are a few good teachers there but I mean a FEW.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

78 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 49% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

81 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 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

89 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
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 Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners18%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners82%
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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
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 Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 86% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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