Bess T Shepherd Elementary School is located in Chattanooga, TN and is one of 45 elementary schools in Hamilton County School Distrct School District. It is a public school that serves 543 students in grades K-5.
Bess T Shepherd Elementary School did not make AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Tennessee in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Bess T Shepherd Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
There are great teachers at Bess T. but, sadly, they are fewer than the sub-par educators who do just enough to make their paycheck and zip out of the parking lot. I'm speaking as an actively involved parent, to be clear.
by a Parent
on Jan 28, 2012
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In 2011, Bess T Shepherd Elementary School had 84% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Tennessee had 55% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Hamilton County School Distrct spends $8,554 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 63% on instruction, 33% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Hamilton County School Distrct District
In 2011, Bess T Shepherd Elementary School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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