South Knox Elementary School

  • South Knox Elementary School serves 136 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-49% (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 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Knox Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • South Knox Elementary School's student population of 136 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students136 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Knox Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 South Knox Elementary School is 0.60, 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#519 out of 1684 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
10%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
57%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.600.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKnox County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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You can't find a better and more intimate school! I have 2 children there and have been so impressed with the love my children feel here. Faculty, staff, and community members go above and beyond to ensure my children love learning! Also enrichment activities such as STEM Scouts, Student TV News Crew, 4H, Student Counsel, Running Club, and other after school programs give kids additional opportunities to grow academically. This school is growing and bringing pride to the South Knoxville Community.
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I was a little hesitant to send my child to this school based on the run down buildings around with gang tags, but upon meeting the new principal and the teachers, I was sold. The school is a welcoming place. Principal Nicely is a leader with a vision who has brought an sense of excitement and pride to the area. I would highly recommend this school.
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