Big Ridge Elementary School

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5210 Cassandra Smith Rd

Hixson, TN 37343

(423) 843-4793

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 515

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Big Ridge Elementary School

The education at Big Ridge is excellent. My child is very sensitive, so I have asked for help from the teachers, who have always gone beyond what was necessary to make it a positive experience for him. I addressed one issue with the Principal. During a meeting in her office, she was friendly and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/13

I have been at Big Ridge for four years and very happy with how the teachers and staff go above and beyond! My child is very emotional when it comes to certain things and his teachers have been very sensitive to his needs. Everytime I needed to call a meeting with the teacher or principal they wasted ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/13

Last year we were very disappointed with Big Ridge school. Three out of the four teachers our child had last year were out of touch, unattainable, and just plain rude. We could never get a face to face conference with the teachers after multiple attempts. Mrs. Parker is oblivious and will just pacify ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/13

Big Ridge Elementary has been an excellent choice for my children. The teachers are caring and the atmosphere is pleasant. Is every teacher the best in Hamilton County? No. Are all of the students perfectly behaved? No. It is a school! It is full of 5-12 year olds! The current principal, Mrs. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/03/13

At Big Ridge Elementary, we work hard to put children first. Any concern that is brought to our attention will be addressed. Sometimes folks don't always like the outcome and if that is the case here, we apologize. As you can see, we show a 9 out of 10 Great Schools Rating.

Posted by a teacher on 05/28/13

There is a hostile environment at BRE from the front office to the classrooms, some of the teachers are high-strung , agitated and with negative animosity towards the children. these teachers need to be identified and removed. It is impossible to see the Principal to address concerns, and when you get ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/13

Parent involvement makes this a good school. Atmosphere has changed and it seems different than when we first started there.

Posted by a parent on 10/28/12

I am a parent who spends a lot of time in the school. The last two reviews could not be farther from the truth about what actually happens. When a class is walking through the hallways, if the are talking it is absolutely disruptive to students who are in classes. At lunch they most certainly are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/11

I love Big Ridge!! All 3 of my children and 2 of my brothers have attended this school. This school is great at making sure that the kids are prepared for middle school and beyond. There is good and bad everywhere that you go. All of my experiences with the teachers there have not been positive. However, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/28/11

Big Ridge is a great school but the teachers head are in the air they just care to teach and don't bother on the emotionally development of the child, they don't care , they expect everything to be perfect the child has to know everything or they make the child feel dumb.It is not a fun place to be , ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

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Test scores for Big Ridge Elementary School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Big Ridge Elementary School
Hamilton County School Distrct
* In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Hixson schools — Big Ridge Elementary School is located at 5210 Cassandra Smith Rd, Hixson TN 37343. 5210 Cassandra Smith Rd is in the 37343 ZIP code in Hixson, TN The school district for Big Ridge Elementary School is the Hamilton County School Distrct. Big Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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