Bess T Shepherd Elementary

Public K-5

 7126 Tyner RD
       Chattanooga, TN  37421


(423) 855-2611

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District: Hamilton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
814th of 985 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,066 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  563

Racial breakdown:

African American:
41.4%
Hispanic:
35.2%
White:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Bess T Shepherd Elementary ranks worse than 82.6% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 34th among 42 ranked elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Bess T Shepherd Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (41.4%), Hispanic (35.2%), White (12.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bess T Shepherd Elementary is 16. 26 elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bess T Shepherd Elementary is $11,066, which is the 6th highest among 42 elementary schools in the Hamilton County School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bess T Shepherd Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bess T Shepherd Elementary 814th of 985 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Bess T Shepherd Elementary in the ranking list.)

Hamilton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton County 66th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bess T Shepherd Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 23.84 670th 809 17.2%
2011 21.20 712th 818 13.0%
2012 21.24 716th 820 12.7%
2013 18.84 800th 846 5.4%
2014 8.50 817th 853 4.2%
2015 10.09 828th 855 3.2%
2018 17.18 872nd 997 12.5%
2019 21.90 814th 985 17.4%

Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Open Quote I went to this school my whole life and there was tons of fights every day and bullying. I was victim of bullying I got bullied grades 3-5. I told a teacher and all they did was talk to them. But, they kept bullying me. I recommend not going to this school or moving in the zoneing of it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bess T Shepherd Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 562 25 7 4 1 n/a n/a -1 598
1999 266 289 21 21 9 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 553 553
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 554 554
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 505 505
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 505 505
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 487 487
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 504 504
2006 141 271 23 64 8 n/a n/a 0 507
2007 117 287 20 96 8 n/a n/a 0 528
2008 123 271 21 89 2 n/a n/a 0 506
2009 105 286 19 105 2 n/a n/a 0 517
2010 110 282 21 111 4 n/a n/a 0 528
2011 120 295 20 106 1 0 1 0 543
2012 120 255 19 115 1 2 0 0 512
2013 134 273 17 138 1 0 0 0 563
2014 123 276 14 166 3 1 2 0 585
2015 89 254 17 196 0 1 4 0 561
2016 82 278 7 174 0 1 3 0 545
2017 68 270 2 191 0 0 6 0 537
2018 81 249 5 188 1 0 11 0 535
2019 62 234 8 191 1 0 27 0 523
2020 71 233 10 198 1 0 50 0 563

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bess T Shepherd Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 598 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 606 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 554 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 505 n/a n/a n/a
2003 505 n/a n/a n/a
2004 487 n/a n/a n/a
2005 504 n/a n/a n/a
2006 507 33.8 15.0 n/a
2007 528 36.7 14.4 72.5
2008 506 33.9 14.9 80.6
2009 517 35.0 14.8 80.7
2010 528 33.7 15.6 80.1
2011 543 35.0 15.5 84.2
2012 512 37.8 13.5 89.3
2013 563 38.1 14.7 85.1
2014 585 39.9 14.6 83.2
2015 561 41.0 13.6 92
2016 545 42.0 12.9 90.6
2017 537 41.6 12.9 n/a
2018 535 36.0 14.8 n/a
2019 523 33.0 15.8 n/a
2020 563 35.0 16.0 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Bess T Shepherd Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 598 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 606 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 554 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 505 n/a n/a n/a
2003 505 n/a n/a n/a
2004 487 n/a n/a n/a
2005 504 n/a n/a n/a
2006 507 33.8 15.0 n/a
2007 528 36.7 14.4 72.5
2008 506 33.9 14.9 80.6
2009 517 35.0 14.8 80.7
2010 528 33.7 15.6 80.1
2011 543 35.0 15.5 84.2
2012 512 37.8 13.5 89.3
2013 563 38.1 14.7 85.1
2014 585 39.9 14.6 83.2
2015 561 41.0 13.6 92
2016 545 42.0 12.9 90.6
2017 537 41.6 12.9 n/a
2018 535 36.0 14.8 n/a
2019 523 33.0 15.8 n/a
2020 563 35.0 16.0 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 Bess T Shepherd Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $943 (8.5%) $9,396 (84.9%) $11,066

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education




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