Porter Elementary

Summary:

Porter Elementary is a public elementary school located in Maryville, Tennessee, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 232. The school is part of the Blount County School District, which is ranked 54 out of 139 districts in Tennessee and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Porter Elementary consistently outperforms the Blount County and Tennessee state averages in proficiency rates for TNReady Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science assessments across all grade levels. In the 2023-2024 school year, Porter Elementary's proficiency rates were 61.8% in Mathematics, 57.8% in English Language Arts, and 60.8% in Science, compared to the Blount County averages of 39%, 37.7%, and 47.8%, respectively. The school's performance has been steadily improving, with its statewide ranking rising from 320 out of 985 Tennessee elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 139 out of 1,008 in 2023-2024, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, Porter Elementary has a predominantly white student population, with 90.09% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year, which is less diverse compared to some nearby schools like Eagleton Elementary (69.92% white) and Sam Houston Elementary (86.88% white).

The low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds at Porter Elementary, ranking 27 out of 847 Tennessee elementary schools in this category for the 2023-2024 school year, suggests that the school serves a relatively affluent community. This socioeconomic advantage may contribute to the school's strong academic performance, as research has shown a correlation between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes. It would be valuable to investigate how the school supports and addresses the needs of any students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure equitable access to educational opportunities.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4520 Wildwood Springs RD
       Maryville, TN  37804


(865) 983-4071

District: Blount County

SchoolDigger Rank:
139th of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,363 Help


Students who attend Porter Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Heritage Middle School
High:    Heritage High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  232

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.1%
Hispanic:
5.2%
African American:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Porter Elementary ranks better than 86.2% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks first among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Blount County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.1%), Hispanic (5.2%), African American (2.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Porter Elementary is 13.6, which is the lowest among 14 elementary schools in the Blount County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Porter Elementary is $12,363, which is the 4th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Blount County School District.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Porter Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Porter Elementary 139th of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Porter Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Blount County:

SchoolDigger ranks Blount County 54th of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Porter Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Porter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 53.80 399th 809 50.7%
2011 44.80 498th 818 39.1%
2012 74.00 202nd 820 75.4%
2013 74.38 201st 846 76.2%
2014 59.29 313th 853 63.3%
2015 50.02 476th 855 44.3%
2017 57.85 225th 646 65.2%
2018 78.87 148th 997 85.2%
2019 59.36 320th 985 67.5%
2021 64.87 254th 983 74.2%
2022 63.01 300th 1000 70.0%
2023 73.26 201st 1020 80.3%
2024 82.41 139th 1008 86.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Porter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.75 80th 877 90.9%
2019 68.91 141st 821 82.8%
2024 89.22 27th 847 96.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Porter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.72 305th 926 67.1%
2021 55.24 352nd 945 62.8%
2022 58.47 339th 975 65.2%
2023 64.46 282nd 989 71.5%
2024 82.77 124th 981 87.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Porter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.88 352nd 916 61.6%
2021 67.81 223rd 941 76.3%
2022 61.77 282nd 980 71.2%
2023 77.98 151st 987 84.7%
2024 77.15 161st 982 83.6%
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Rank History for White students at Porter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.75 179th 841 78.7%
2019 49.81 355th 812 56.3%
2021 56.54 297th 844 64.8%
2022 51.36 356th 844 57.8%
2023 56.86 299th 852 64.9%
2024 73.34 177th 840 78.9%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Porter Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 672 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 676
1989 681 n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 684
1990 691 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1991 695 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1992 707 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 709
1993 709 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1994 687 3 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1995 739 2 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 750
1996 739 2 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 750
1997 742 2 4 4 0 n/a n/a 1 753
1998 839 10 5 4 1 n/a n/a 8 867
1999 848 2 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 860
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 854 854
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 608 608
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 622 622
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 622 622
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 645 645
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 652 652
2006 668 3 3 15 0 n/a n/a 0 689
2007 671 3 4 16 0 n/a n/a 0 694
2008 749 6 4 18 0 n/a n/a 0 777
2009 739 6 5 18 0 n/a n/a 0 768
2010 723 0 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 738
2011 714 0 2 17 0 0 2 0 735
2012 334 0 3 6 0 0 5 0 348
2013 312 2 2 7 3 0 3 0 329
2014 288 4 2 8 0 0 2 0 304
2015 288 3 0 7 3 0 5 0 306
2016 292 3 1 5 2 0 4 0 307
2017 279 0 1 7 1 0 6 0 294
2018 254 2 1 8 1 0 8 0 274
2019 240 4 1 5 0 0 2 0 252
2020 241 5 1 8 0 0 2 0 257
2021 227 3 0 6 0 0 3 0 239
2022 191 4 0 7 1 0 4 0 207
2023 209 5 0 12 2 0 4 0 232

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Porter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 676 35.0 19.3 n/a
1989 684 35.0 19.5 n/a
1990 696 35.0 19.8 n/a
1991 697 33.0 21.1 n/a
1992 709 33.0 21.4 n/a
1993 711 33.0 21.5 n/a
1994 703 33.0 21.3 n/a
1995 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1996 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1997 753 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 867 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 860 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 854 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 608 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 622 n/a n/a n/a
2003 622 n/a n/a n/a
2004 645 n/a n/a n/a
2005 652 n/a n/a n/a
2006 689 37.4 18.4 n/a
2007 694 37.2 18.7 35.4
2008 777 44.0 17.7 39.5
2009 768 46.0 16.7 39.3
2010 738 47.0 15.7 42.1
2011 735 43.0 17.0 46.3
2012 348 25.0 13.9 43.7
2013 329 25.0 13.1 44.7
2014 304 23.0 13.2 49.3
2015 306 22.0 13.9 56.9
2016 307 23.0 13.3 58
2017 294 21.0 14.0 n/a
2018 274 23.0 11.9 n/a
2019 252 20.0 12.6 n/a
2020 257 16.0 16.0 39.7
2021 239 18.5 12.8 n/a
2022 207 17.0 12.1 n/a
2023 232 17.0 13.6 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Porter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 676 35.0 19.3 n/a
1989 684 35.0 19.5 n/a
1990 696 35.0 19.8 n/a
1991 697 33.0 21.1 n/a
1992 709 33.0 21.4 n/a
1993 711 33.0 21.5 n/a
1994 703 33.0 21.3 n/a
1995 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1996 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1997 753 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 867 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 860 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 854 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 608 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 622 n/a n/a n/a
2003 622 n/a n/a n/a
2004 645 n/a n/a n/a
2005 652 n/a n/a n/a
2006 689 37.4 18.4 n/a
2007 694 37.2 18.7 35.4
2008 777 44.0 17.7 39.5
2009 768 46.0 16.7 39.3
2010 738 47.0 15.7 42.1
2011 735 43.0 17.0 46.3
2012 348 25.0 13.9 43.7
2013 329 25.0 13.1 44.7
2014 304 23.0 13.2 49.3
2015 306 22.0 13.9 56.9
2016 307 23.0 13.3 58
2017 294 21.0 14.0 n/a
2018 274 23.0 11.9 n/a
2019 252 20.0 12.6 n/a
2020 257 16.0 16.0 39.7
2021 239 18.5 12.8 n/a
2022 207 17.0 12.1 n/a
2023 232 17.0 13.6 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Porter Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $614 (5.5%) $9,862 (88.0%) $11,212
2020 $576 (5.2%) $9,958 (89.0%) $11,184
2021 $1,008 (8.2%) $10,530 (85.2%) $12,363

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Porter Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 320th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 201st of 1020 Elementary schools
 12.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Porter Elementary)33.361.8
 28.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Blount County)38.637.5
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary)31.345.7
 14.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)36.537.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Porter Elementary)34.844.1
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Blount County)43.343.4
 0.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary)40.435.3
 5.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)31.641.2
 9.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Porter Elementary)68.170
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Blount County)46.747.7
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary)56.360
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)33.639.2
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Porter Elementary)45.458.2
 12.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Blount County)37.239.1
 1.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Porter Elementary)42.746.5
 3.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Blount County)31.437.3
 5.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students252232
 7.9%
African American45
 25%
American Indian02
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic512
 140%
Pacific Islander00
White240209
 12.9%
Two or More Races24
 100%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 232 students attended Porter Elementary.

Students who attend Porter Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Heritage Middle School
High : Heritage High School

Porter Elementary ranks 139th of 1008 Tennessee elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Porter Elementary are 90% White, 5% Hispanic, 2% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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