Joppa Elementary School

4745 Rutledge,

Rutledge, TN, 37861-9801

Tel: (865)828-5721
Grades: PK-8

498 students

Joppa Elementary School serves 498 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Joppa Elementary School operates within the Grainger County School District.

Overview

The student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 498 students
Joppa Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Joppa Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Joppa Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Joppa Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
Joppa Elementary School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
n/a
24%
Joppa Elementary School Black (1996-2012)
White
97%
66%
Joppa Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Joppa Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Joppa Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.06 0.50
Joppa Elementary School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
48%
Joppa Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Joppa Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,048 students has grown by 29% over five years.
School District Name Grainger County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,048 3,496
Grainger County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $28 MM
Grainger County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $28 MM
Grainger County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,092 $8,477
Grainger County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,275 $8,379
Grainger County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Washburn School (4.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Washburn School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rutledge Elementary School (5.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Washburn Washburn School
    7925 Hwy 131
    Washburn , TN , 37888
    (865)497-2557
    4.4  mi  |  618  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Rutledge Rutledge Elementary School
    7480 Rutledge
    Rutledge , TN , 37861
    (865)828-5530
    5.3  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  2-8
  • Rutledge Grainger Co Adult High School
    7850 Rutledge
    Rutledge , TN , 37861
    (865)828-5172
    6  mi  |  9  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Rutledge Rutledge Middle School
    140 Pioneer Dr
    Rutledge , TN , 37861
    (865)828-3366
    6.5  mi  |  464  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Rutledge Rutledge Primary
    470 Water
    Rutledge , TN , 37861
    (865)828-5614
    6.7  mi  |  202  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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