School Details

Bluff City Elementary School

282 Maple Dr, Bluff City, TN 37618
(423) 354-1825
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 548 students 17 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
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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
  • Sullivan County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
52%
49%
55%
55%
48%
59%
65%
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
  • Sullivan County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
53%
57%
64%
58%
55%
74%
70%
63%
89%
92%
87%

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
  • Sullivan County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bluff City Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bluff City. The principal of Bluff City Elementary School is Kerwin Nelson, who can be contacted at KERWIN@HOTMAIL.COM. 548 students go to Bluff City Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 63% of the 548 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bluff City Elementary School is 17:1. Avoca Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a former student I recconmend your child comes here. The sanitary was great!! I loved every teacher and as an intelligent student the teachers help all the children learn. The teachers are quite caring and understanding. The worst grade is probably 3rd. Everything is well kept and the learning standards are quite high. Technology is up to date and all the students have fun. My 6 years there there was no bullying which is outstanding. This is an amazing school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten this year and she has a new teacher that just moved to our area. She loves her school and teacher and seems to be doing very well so far. She is a car rider and every day when I drop her off and pick her up the faculty is so nice to us and friendly! So far the school is great!

  • (1 year ago)

    Someone blasted the booster program. It seems funny that they do not realize that parents like him/her are the reason booster clubs struggle. QUIT criticizing and SHOW UP to run the concession stands clean up organize sit at gates donate money donate time ......... The list goes on and on yet the hecklers sit on the sidelines and feel ENTITLED to all they expect! The boosters for the past few years have been hard working and successful. They are a few great people who do the work for all of the "takers!" I'm not on the board but my husband and I fill in the gaps every chance we get. TRY IT!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school for 3 years before we moved out of state. There were some wonderful teachers and some not-so-wonderful ones. The new principal Mrs. Nester is terrific and fosters a great atmosphere there. However!!! There are a few teachers there who were downright snobby to my child and she had one teacher who seemed quite clueless about teaching. The facility is very old and outdated and doesn't feel fresh and clean at all. There is very little parental involvement - the PTA will have a great leader or two and almost no help. I wouldn't choose this school for my kids but there are some positives - some of the teachers are great...but I want a school where ALL the teachers are great. My child was safe and loved there but she stood out to some degree because we were not from the area and we were better off financially than a majority of the families. I don't say that to sound snobby but just to point out the difference - I wouldn't want my child to stand out for being on either end of the money spectrum and I didn't like being treated differently. I would say if you have a choice go elsewhere.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great Great ! i just can not say enough about the Teachers staff and the students. awesome school. our son has been going to this school since kindergarden.the best teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Has the greatest children in the world love each and everyone

  • (5 years ago)

    This scool is amazing my children love it especially my 10 year old

  • (6 years ago)

    they have toooooo much lolly-gagging time you need to be way harder on them sooo maybe my children can get an education!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two boys here at BC elem and I love our school. We have some very very good teachers here! We also have a wonderful school councler. These are the people that our childrens future a wonderful better.

  • (6 years ago)

    No school is perfect & will never be. This is a great school & as all schools there are areas that can be improved. I wish more parents would get involved in PTA & Booster Club so many people want to criticise the ones who volunteer their time but don't have a clue what these people go through to make things work but will not get involved themselves. I am a member of the Booster Club & I want to take a moment to tell everyone that for the most part of the basketball season there was a board member 'Vice President' named Geraldlena Barnett who practically lived at this school & dedicated herself & her time more than any other board member did. She didn't get the recognition she deserved for the '07-'08 Basketball Season. Great Job Mrs. Barnett we need more parents like you!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Me and my husband are both educated and have good jobs. There are certain opportunites you want for your children which BCES offers. We are both highly involved with our children's lives despite demanding careers. I am the cheerleading coordinator for BCES. Yes a part of the Booster Club who is made up of parents that work hard but do not get enough credit for how much time we put into it. Which is not why we do it. We do it for the kids. It's easy for cowards to put in bad reviews and not release their names. Did this parent try to run to be a part of the booster club to make it better? Or is this a parent that just wanted to sit in the stands a fuss! It's a great school despite a few parents that can't help just cause trouble for the ones trying!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a poor excuse for a school. The administration lacks leadership and communication skills. This puts a burden on the staff students and parents. The principal lacks compation for the children. The booster club has a lot of work to do. The children suffer for the quality of work done by the booster club. Depending on who your child plays for they may never get to practice in the sport they sign up for. If I were moving to this area I would find a different school for my child.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would like to thank Mrs. Hatcher and Mrs. Nave for the wonderful work they have done. Mrs. Hatcher has taught both my children and they really enjoyed having her. Mrs. Nave has taught my son and she has been very understanding and compassionate when dealing with his ADHD and I know he will miss her when this year is over. Thanks to both of you for making school fun for the kids and for all the hard work you've done. You will be missed very much next year!

  • (10 years ago)

    Bluff City Elementary is an outstanding shcool. I have 2 children there. Any concerns that I have had are addressed with concern and swiftness. Mr. Nelson takes very good care of the school and the children come first. With school violence today it is important to have a strong leader in the school I feel that my children are safe.

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