The parental involvement at this school is outstanding. A true community school. Walk your child in and before you know it you feel like family. Teachers, office staff, custodial staff, are all top notch. You would be hard pressed to find a better, more dedicated principal than Mrs. Dunlap.
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Posted by a parent on 10/07/11
We moved here in time for this last semester and my son has done very well in the 3rd grade with much better grades and he had a great experience. I will have 2 boys there starting in the fall and I know they will flourish. Thanks for all you do!!
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Posted by a parent on 06/17/11
The Principal , Teachers & staff are like a family. Mrs Dunlap , The Principal is always there for you every day with a happy face. She inspires and a source of encouragement to all the kids. She knows each and every student by their names. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. My daughter is
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Posted by a parent on 05/20/10
BES is the only elementary school we have experienced in Knoxville, and we love it. The parent involvement in this school is exceptional. The teachers and office staff are kind and know the students by name. I never worry about my child's safety, and I know the values I want him to learn are being
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Posted by a parent on 04/26/10
My daughter asia loves this school. Me ellison made it enjoyable and she learned so much and is looking forwred to school, I am very happy with this school and all it has to offer the students
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Posted by a parent on 07/24/09
Wow, I can't say enough great things about this small, diverse, community oriented school! My son has just completed kindergarten and his self-concept and abilities are sky-high! Having taught in two large Knox County schools and at a private school in town, I have just been overjoyed with the one-on-one
... Read more attention the students' receive at BES. Parent involvement is encouraged and excepted, which is super! I have a child who is reading, writing and performing math skills with amazing confidence. Thanks Bearden Elementary!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/26/09
My daughter is in First Grade in Mrs. Colquitt's class. She has been an excellent role model to my daughter. I continuously hear how happy she is with the school when she returns home. She was enrolled in Karns previously and had a bad experience so we are delighted to have Mrs. Colquitt and the staff
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Posted by a parent on 02/22/08
Our favorite aspect of Bearden Elementary is the community spirit. Bearden is small enough to feel 'homey' and for all the students within a grade to know one another. There are many committed, intelligent, active parents who freely give their time and creativity to make our school a treasure. The
... Read more teachers are very open to parent involvement. The librarian is a gem. The gifted program teacher is a fireball. We're small but mighty! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/30/05
My 2nd grader says this is her favorite school ever, and I agree! We have been very pleased with the nurturing environment and the concientious teachers. The parents are very involved, in a positive way, and the library is wonderful. My daughter says 'We love it a lot.'
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Posted by a parent on 10/23/04
This is the best elementary school I have found that works for ALL my children! I have an 7th 6th and a 2nd grader who have all Loved bearden!! My 2nd grader is the only one who has been there since kindergarden But my two middle schoolers loved their time at Bearden! The teachers are friendy and hard
... Read more working. they make sure your child has fun yet learns a lot at the same time! I would recomend Bearden to any parent who is looking for a new elmentary school! The old principal will be missed but we love the new one just as much! Read less
* 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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A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Knoxville schools — Bearden Elementary School is located at 5717 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919. 5717 Kingston Pike is in the 37919 ZIP code in Knoxville, TN The school district for Bearden Elementary School is the Knox County School District. Bearden Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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