W G Rhea Elementary School

115 South Wilson St

Paris, TN 38242

Tel: (731)642-0961
Grades: KG-2

727 students

W G Rhea Elementary School serves 727 students in grades KG-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
W G Rhea Elementary School operates within the Paris School District.

Overview

The student population of 727 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 727 students
W G Rhea Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
W G Rhea Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade W G Rhea Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
W G Rhea Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
7%
W G Rhea Elementary School Hispanic (1997-2013)
Black
26%
23%
W G Rhea Elementary School Black (1988-2013)
White
72%
66%
W G Rhea Elementary School White (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups W G Rhea Elementary School Sch Ethnicity W G Rhea 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.
0.42 0.26
W G Rhea Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
64%
51%
W G Rhea Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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.
3%
7%
W G Rhea Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,779 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Paris School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
8
Number of Students Managed 1,779 3,473
Paris School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $28 MM
District Spending $13 MM $28 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,085 $8,477
Paris School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,553 $8,379
Paris School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Henry Co High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is E. W. Grove School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Paris Elementary School (1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ParisHenry Co High School
    315 South Wilson St
    ParisTN 38242
    (731)642-5232
    0.3 mi | 991 students | Gr. 10-12                      
  • ParisParis Elementary School
    650 B Volunteer Dr
    ParisTN 38242
    (731)642-3675
    1 mi | 556 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • ParisE. W. Grove School
    215 Grove Bl
    ParisTN 38242
    (731)642-4586
    1.9 mi | 366 students | Gr. 9                      
  • ParisW O Inman Middle School
    400 Harrison St
    ParisTN 38242
    (731)642-8131
    2.2 mi | 496 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • BuchananLakewood Elementary School
    6745 Hwy 79 North
    BuchananTN 38222
    (731)644-1600
    5.1 mi | 555 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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