School Details

Griffith Elementary School

173 Jones Dr, Dunlap, TN 37327
(423) 949-2105
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 936 students 14 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

52%
52%
59%
38%
38%
49%
58%
58%
67%
72%
72%
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
  • Sequatchie County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
49%
34%
34%
48%
52%
52%
56%
84%
84%
88%

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
  • Sequatchie County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Griffith Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dunlap. The principal of Griffith Elementary School is Marsha H. Carr. 936 students go to Griffith Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 72% of the 936 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Griffith Elementary School is 14:1. Palmer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 97%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the reasons we moved here to Dunlap was because we wanted a good school enviroment. We love Griffith!

  • (6 years ago)

    Once you've been in other systems you realize how wonderful this place is!

  • (6 years ago)

    All our kids go to Griffith. We are happy overall.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school as grandparents our grandkids love this school and especially the principal Sarai Carbaugh she is very good at what she does very interested in all that goes on at the school and with every child at the school as well as working with the parents and grandparents that are raising their grandkids that go to the school

  • (6 years ago)

    Griffith does a lot to help my child. It is a great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very political and does not work with parents wel.

  • (6 years ago)

    Griffith is a great school. Both our daughters attend and our family loves the atmosphere there. The children are challenged academically and the teachers use many high interests activities to keep them motivated. Mrs. Sarai is now the new principal and we are excited to begin a new year with her and Mrs. Susan! Best of everything ladies! =)

  • (8 years ago)

    My child started at Griffith after Spring Break. At his old school his teacher was always complaining about how he didn't have any patience and how he couldn't stay in his seat. Since he has been at Griffith I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about my child. I think the difference is that he has a teacher who spends time helping him. He absolutely loves his teachers and actually looks forward to going to school now! What a relief! All of the teachers and the principal have my most heartfelt and complete thanks!

  • (8 years ago)

    Griffith is exceptional! I volunteered there every day last year and half of this year. The teachers I know there are above average and the principal expects the very Best efforts out of both the teachers and students and speaks over the intercom every morning about 'Being Your Best' and good attitudes every day how important character and honesty are. I am so impressed with the quality and dedication to education everyone at that school has! Parent Involvement at Griffith is necessary to its accomplishmments. I loved the interaction I had with all the children. Everyone there really cares and are sincere. Kindness is a hallmark there. Griffith is structured for greatness! No doubt about it! My 3 children will be well prepared for their futures of academia! We are so blessed! Bea Cartwright-Rucks

  • (9 years ago)

    Griffith is an excellent school. The teachers care about their students and strive to have their students excel. The parents are encouraged to volunteer and partcipate in school functions. The third grade teachers are wonderful and push their students to do their best. I am proud to say that my child is a student at Griffith. I look forward to my other children attending as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    Griffith is a wonderful school. In kindergarten the students learn how to read well. The teachers are very supported by the principles. Even though the school is large it still has a family feeling. Teachers work together and share ideas with each other. Students are for the most part well behaved. Parent involement is encouraged and parents feel welcome. It is a great place to be!

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Overall score

(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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