George A Whitten Elementary School
George A Whitten Elementary School serves 405 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
George A Whitten Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).
George A Whitten Elementary School's student population of 405 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
George A Whitten Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of George A Whitten Elementary School is 0.51, which is less 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 Data
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#892 out of 1705 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education
My daughter just finished kindergarden and loved her teacher. The focus on this school is not only education, but respect and keeping the children active. At even the kindergarden level they noticed my daughter was very bright and started testing for the intellectually gifted program. They also kept her challenged & didn't push. I was utterly impressed with the principle and his ethics! He is the best principle we have encountered! He cares about the children and believes in positive reinforcement. The only problem I have found at all is the attitude of the office admin. She has been nothing but rude to me since the day I walked in the school as not only a new parent at the school but a new resident on TN. She gave a bad first expression and it never got better. I suggest talking with the teachers and/or principal before judging the school on her. Sad that's the first person you see though!!
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