School Details

East Ridge Elementary School

1014 John Ross Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 493-9296
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 985 students 16 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
63%
59%
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45%
49%
49%
65%
67%
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81%
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
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
56%
49%
31%
45%
48%
41%
54%
56%
83%
83%
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
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
64%
57%
40%
54%
55%
37%
61%
63%
73%
84%
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
  • Hamilton County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in East Ridge. The principal of East Ridge Elementary School is Sharon S. Watts. 985 students attend East Ridge Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 27% of the 985 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Ridge Elementary School is 16:1. McBrien Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 14% 5%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The security and curriculum are great for the kids! The teachers and other staff really care about the students and answer and qUestions or concerns you may have! I love the car rider procedures!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school and the teachers are EXCELLENT! My kindergartener is reading now small words but still reading! The problem with fighting and bullying coming from the children bused in from other areas is a real problem. I think for the safety of the children who live here in East Ridge the busing needs to stop! Go to school where you live is much needed. I believe it is time for change at East Ridge Elementary for the better!

  • (3 years ago)

    I work at E.R.E. and see great potential for this school. As this school was the result of the merge of two large elementary schools it seems only fair to expect an adjustment period for systems to get in place staff to solidify and kids to feel at home. I am quite amazed at how well the first year went considering all the factors involved. I am certain beyond a doubt that things will become more comfortable and "well-oiled" in the second year. These children and families are amazing and from all walks of like. We are blessed with diversity and culture and I am so excited about year number two!

  • (4 years ago)

    A Brand new school with lots to offer. But the principal and office staff could care less about the parent. Rules change everyday. Car line is a nightmare. They want our engines off in car line while we wait for 45 min to an hr. which is unsafe in 100 degree weather. The children wait outside for their name to be called and not inside where it's safer. You can't check out you child after 2 45 no matter what. You have to check your child out earlier than 2 45. This can cause the child to loose homework assignment time. This school is a big disapiontment. There are a lot of complaints about the school from zoned parents not just those that are not.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love the new school the old school was also great. The principal and teachers care alot about the children and the education they get. It's a shame that people whom do not live in this area and try to bring their kids to this school have to put it down. Keep up the great work.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is nothing nice to say about this new "mega school"!!! Makes me VERY sad ( if you want to feel unwanted your child talked to like a dog & be able to check your child out without being asked for ID~~ this is the school for you!!I was actually asked why I was in the building on the 3rd day of school!! Not good morning Mom thank you for coming I'm glad to see you involved. Rules change daily without notice. I'm very involved in my Childs education but you will NOT see me at this school being the homeroom mom that I've been for 4 years. My house is for sale & I pray something will change!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The principle of East Ridge Elementary does not appear to be oriented to children of this age group. I have been in the school in the morning when the principle was making morning announcements that were geared toward the children. It was clear to me she was not able to speak to the children on their level. I do not believe she is an advocate for the children as she claims to be.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is wonderful! it is a community within itself. The teachers are kind loving and dedicated to their jobs. The atmosphere is inviting and I would reccomend the school to anyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter had a wonderful kindergarten year at East Ridge Elementary! The classes are small the teachers are great and the school has a cozy nurturing environment. I love the neighborhood and the school population is like a great big family. The principal is very dedicated to the school. The students always seem happy and excited to be at school. It's the best little elementary school in Chattanooga!

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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