Bon Lin Elementary School

Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
4.25 5 1 (4 reviews)
Bon Lin Elementary School serves 899 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Bon Lin Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Bon Lin Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Bon Lin Elementary School's student population of 899 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students899 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Bon Lin Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bon Lin Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#140 out of 1684 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
25%
22%
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White
59%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.55
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBartlett School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bon Lin Elementary School is Gateway University (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Bon Lin Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Memphis Bon Lin Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 749 students
    0.1 miles
    3862 Germantown Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 347-1520
    0.1 6-8 749
  • Memphis Appling Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 713 students
    1.0 miles
    3700 Appling Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 373-1410
    1 6-8 713
  • Memphis Oak Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 672 students
    2.0 miles
    3573 Oak Rd
    Memphis, TN 38134
    (901) 373-2646
    2 PK-5 672
  • Memphis Ellendale Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 480 students
    2.2 miles
    6950 Dawn Hill
    Memphis, TN 38135
    (901) 373-2636
    2.2 PK-5 480
  • Memphis Kate Bond Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 841 students
    2.4 miles
    2727 Kate Bond Rd
    Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 416-0020
    2.4 PK-5 841

School Reviews

  4.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
This school is the best school ever multiple events happen there every month to get us involved. We have the best teachers to challenge us and improve our knowledge. We have the most supportive staff to help you when going through tough times.
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5  
Bon Lin is an amazing school. My kids are both there. I am a secondary teacher but I do know that at any age, you must be engaged and communicate with the teachers. One child does have gifted abilities and must be challenged or there will be behavior problems. He had a tough first year but is thriving now because of the administration and staff. The teachers I have encountered go above and beyond what is expected for my children and love my children. No one has ever complained or said anything negative to me and I messaged one teacher almost daily. Mr. McClellan is now the principal and he has impressed me overall. He and his administrative staff want what is best for my children academically and socially. There is no place I''d rather B (the Bartlett City Schools tag line). In this case the B is for Bon Lin.
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5  
Great school
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2  
I have had three children pass through this school and I would recommend parents try to send your children elsewhere. On a district wide level Special Ed for exceptional and special needs children is almost non-existent, definitely not a priority. At a school level the principal is just plain incompetent. Her definitive comment to me was exactly "If you don't like it then send your child to another school." What could be more helpful? Ridiculous procedures for normal kids. One of the worst things is the vast amounts of time my children spent doing coloring sheets or watching movies. These are the main activities of choice whenever there is a partial week of school or any down time. I would estimate about 10 % of the school year the kids have non-teaching time. Beyond the severe lack of administrative common sensibility (case in point Parent's tutoring special needs children, volunteers working while paid employees sit around chatting for hours, etc) is the damage to the kids when subjected to a year of sub standard teachers. Two of my children, both of whom are gifted, spent two years at the Middle school trying catch up in Math class. Both had the same 5th grade Math teacher that taught very little actual Math. Do not volunteer at this school, you work so that others can stand around.
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