School Details

Ellendale Elementary School

6950 Dawnhill Rd, Bartlett, TN 38135
(901) 373-2636
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 563 students 13 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
75%
59%
67%
66%
49%
91%
81%
67%
94%
92%
84%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
63%
49%
73%
60%
48%
85%
68%
56%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
69%
57%
72%
69%
55%
83%
75%
63%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Shelby County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ellendale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bartlett. The principal of Ellendale Elementary School is Dr. BessAnne McKnight and can be contacted at Ellendale.es@scsk12.org. 563 children attend Ellendale Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 31% of the 563 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ellendale Elementary School is 13:1. Oak Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 52%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 37%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The teachers in this school do a pretty good job. However this is the worst principal I have ever encountered. I cannot believe she is allowed to lead a school. If I could I would give her ZERO stars!

  • (10 months ago)

    We really loved this school until a recent encounter with the school principal. My child came home in tears because of a "pep" talk the principal had with my child. And then the conversation we had with the principal after this incident even made me more upset. I would have said how much I thought of this school until recently. I think this school would be wonderful if they replaced the principal! She doesn't have the kindness she needs to work with kids!

  • (1 year ago)

    This was by far the worst experience I had ever encountered at an elementary school for my kids. There are teachers there that bully children and a principal who defends the teachers' actions... I completely agree with the review about the principal being rude. (Rude does not even begin to describe her behavior).. I remember having lunch with my children one day and hearing a woman speaking harshly and raising her voice to some of the children in the cafeteria...I turned to see who was speaking so hatefully to the kids...Yes it was the principal of the school! I can honestly say that I would not ever recommend this school to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a family that came mid-year we were very disappointed at the lack of welcome for two young students to the school. After 6 months our thoughts seem to be validated. We loved our former elementary school. These teachers seem to be hands off as well as the leadership. The school lacks customer service camaraderie and overall school spirit. The teachers were adequate. We will be looking into private school in the fall.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers office staff and principle are excellent and the atmosphere at the school is very nurturing for the positive development of a child's educational path.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal should be ashamed for being so rude on the phone. She was condesending and made out like I had no right to find out information.

  • (3 years ago)

    Principal teachers and staff are awesome. This is one of the best schools in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is great!! All the faculty is awesome and my child loves going there!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in 5th grade at Ellendale and this is our first year to attend this school. I am very impressed with the organization and safety of the drop-off and pick-up procedures. It is so easy for the parents and children and such an improvement over our prevous (nearby) elementary school. The principal teachers and staff are all so wonderful and so focused on teaching instead of worrying if shirts stayed tucked in all day or not. This is an awesome school and I feel so blessed that my daugher has this experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers at this school care about the children and make sure they understand what they are learning

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and I love the fact it is in the neighborhood. My daughter is in kindergarten and she loves going to school

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 4 kids who have gone or are currently going to this school and one more who will start in another year. We love the school. The teachers and staff are great! They love the kids and work hard to make them successful!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student at Ellendale myself 25 years ago I love the school. My eight year old daughter could not be happier. The teachers and staff are the only two reasons for us to stay. Although the school is older and needs a huge face lift all else is great.

  • (7 years ago)

    Wonderful School! My two children have been going to school at Ellendale for the last 4 years and have loved each of their teachers. I feel very blessed that each of those teacher have created an environment where my kids loved going to school and learning. Thank you Ellendale.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school. Strong administration and teachers who focus on keeping the school feeling like a family. However they are tough on discipline. No corpral punishment.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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