School Details

Southwest Elementary School

8095 Hwy 194, Williston, TN 38076
(901) 465-8317
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 248 students 18 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

16%
19%
49%
38%
28%
48%
57%
39%
56%
83%
75%
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
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
48%
57%
53%
44%
55%
51%
40%
63%
88%
80%
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
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwest Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Southwest Elementary School is Rodney Parks, who can be contacted at parksr@mail.fayette.k12.tn.us. 248 students go to Southwest Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 248 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Southwest Elementary School is 18:1. West Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 37%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 58%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Southwest. Mr Parks and his staff genuinely care about these kids. He makes school so much fun. My son has had fantastic tcap and report card scores.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! My son loves this school! The teachers and staff are awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    Southwest has been a great source of support for my child and family. The teachers care about the students individual needs as well as the entire classes. Thanks for the great job!

  • (4 years ago)

    My 11 year old daughter with a learning disability attends S.W. She is making great progress with staff that is interested caring and capable. I am very pleased with her teachers and with the Principal Mr. Rodney Parks. They have been very approachable and willing to work with my daughter to assist her with her educational as well as social needs. I am happy to have found this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is amazing since the grade change over. The principal is one of the best!! Its nice to know that a principal cares enough to know each child's name. We miss him tremendously at Oakland.

  • (5 years ago)

    The GreatSchools rating was before the grade changeover and redistricting of the school. My children are thriving in the school system and are rated Advanced in every catagory of the TCAP. Excellent teachers and responsive administration leads the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends the Pre K here and he has learned so many awesome social skills. He loves going to school and the teacher is awesome!

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is wonderful. all of the faculty cares about the students. the principal is wise. we need more wisdom in todays schools. everyone at the school has ties to the community and its like leaving your child over your relatives house. everthing is safe. the coach is wonderful working with the kids. the secretary and the librarian are wonderful people.

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