School Details

George A Whitten Elementary School

140 Scotch St, Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-3258
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 475 students 14 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

52%
68%
59%
49%
58%
49%
70%
82%
67%
85%
93%
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
  • Sumner County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
56%
49%
44%
57%
48%
57%
68%
56%
92%
95%
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
  • Sumner County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
62%
57%
50%
62%
55%
71%
74%
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
  • Sumner County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George A Whitten Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hendersonville. The principal of George A Whitten Elementary School is Adam Cripps. 475 students go to George A Whitten Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 48% of the 475 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George A Whitten Elementary School is 14:1. Nannie Berry Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 85%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school and has very good and dedicated teachers. I think all who are associated with the school are happy with the way the children are educated and cared for.

  • (1 year ago)

    First of all the place is a dump. Kinda like a trailer park.The teacher is ok doesn't really challenge my child. Never had homework at home all year. The older blonde lady at the front desk is less than cordial doesn't smile obvious doesn't like children. Really? Don't even know her name. Just rude. Have no idea who the principle is or anyone for that matter. I was never invited to the school once for anything oh when lunch money was past due 30 cents. They playground......let's just say it goes with the theme here what a joke. Poor kids. I would homeschool before I let my kid back in this place. And the lady who waves you car forward in the morning we get it we know how to drop our kids off after an entire school year. Staff looks and acts extremely unhappy. Bulldoze this dump and build a real school. 4 star rating? Yeah that's funny.

  • (4 years ago)

    As far as communication with parents in the upper grades this does seem to be a problem. We have traveled to many place and my daughter has been to a few schools. Registration day has always been a time at other schools to get to know each of the teachers and for the teachers to get to know each student and parent individually while they could. I took my daughter for reg day and the teacher didn't seem interested to know about my daughter and concerns I may have had. She seemed to rush us through. I didn't like that much and still don't. But over all my daughter seems to get along well there. The kids are all really nice and she says she likes her teacher. I do like some of the programs they do as well to ensure that all the kids get along.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been students at this school for 5 years I have participated in the PTO and substituted as a teacher there. The staff are courteous and friendly the principal is an amazing leader and the admosphere is a pleasant one . My two daughters have loved all of their teachers. There is a general feeling of encouragement to learn and walk above the line there. It's a no nonsense challenging school with high standards for learning and fairness for the students teachers and parents. I love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    we just moved to the area and have been very disappointed. They score my 2nd grader as being on a 4th grade reading level. If their fourth grades are reading at my son's level who is slightly above average in most schools then I feel for them The amount of time we have put into my kindergartner just to get her on the proper level she would have been had we not moved is ridiculous. that being said its not lack of effort on the part of the teachers.its a really bad curriculum. It called 'Reading Street' and districts buy it because its cheap. It actually slows kids down on purpose so that they are all on the same level.

  • (6 years ago)

    The younger grades were great seemed to take alot of time w/ the children's learning....The upper grades(3-5) seemed to want to rush thru material focusing more on test scores than actually seeing if the child has mastered the material. One exception was ms. Brooks in 4th grade she's awesome!Loved her positive attitude and teachings.Also communication seemed to drop once my child got into third grade....My child's attitude about school changed dramatically too!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter had Ms. Carlton last year and she was wonderful A+! The school has a great staff and parents are always helping out with the school. We were planning on moving but are staying just so our daughters can attend Whitten.

  • (6 years ago)

    George A. Whitten Elementary is a very family oriented elementary school with a very close faculty. Each faculty member loves their job of working with children.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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