Foothills Elementary

Summary:

Foothills Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Maryville, Tennessee, serving around 640 students in grades PK-3. As part of the Maryville school district, which is ranked 5th out of 139 districts in Tennessee, Foothills Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state.

Foothills Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with proficiency rates in TNReady assessments for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science that significantly exceed state and district averages. In the 2023-2024 school year, the school had 72.6% proficiency in Mathematics and 70.2% proficiency in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 39.7% and 37.6%, respectively. The school also performs exceptionally well for students with special education needs and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking 38th and 35th out of Tennessee elementary schools, respectively, in the 2023-2024 school year.

Compared to nearby schools like John Sevier Elementary and Sam Houston Elementary, Foothills Elementary outperforms them in academic proficiency across all subject areas and grade levels. Additionally, Foothills Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White and Asian students compared to the nearby schools, which have a higher percentage of Hispanic and African American students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-3

 520 Sandy Springs RD
       Maryville, TN  37803


(865) 681-0364

District: Maryville

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,245 Help


Students who attend Foothills Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School
High:    Maryville High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  640

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.2%
Hispanic:
8.6%
Asian:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Foothills Elementary ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Maryville School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Foothills Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Maryville School District. Racial makeup is: White (80.2%), Hispanic (8.6%), Asian (4.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foothills Elementary is 14.5. 1 elementary schools in the Maryville School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Foothills Elementary is $11,245, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Maryville School District!
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Foothills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Foothills Elementary 46th of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Foothills Elementary in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Maryville:

SchoolDigger ranks Maryville 5th of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Foothills Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 93.55 53rd 809 93.4%
2011 96.33 31st 818 96.2%
2012 83.73 119th 820 85.5%
2013 91.01 36th 846 95.7%
2014 82.45 83rd 853 90.3%
2015 83.89 105th 855 87.7%
2018 85.37 103rd 997 89.7%
2021 96.35 41st 983 95.8%
2022 97.46 29th 1000 97.1%
2023 97.52 27th 1020 97.4%
2024 95.41 46th 1008 95.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.04 15th 369 95.9%
2022 96.38 18th 447 96.0%
2023 83.14 44th 528 91.7%
2024 86.56 38th 577 93.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.69 192nd 877 78.1%
2021 96.14 8th 823 99.0%
2022 77.49 104th 858 87.9%
2023 95.92 8th 865 99.1%
2024 87.83 35th 847 95.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.84 52nd 945 94.5%
2022 97.95 18th 975 98.2%
2023 98.15 14th 989 98.6%
2024 94.78 37th 981 96.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.92 28th 941 97.0%
2022 95.14 38th 980 96.1%
2023 94.18 48th 987 95.1%
2024 94.11 49th 982 95.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.76 24th 62 61.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2024 88.36 40th 494 91.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.84 10th 387 97.4%
2024 96.10 15th 410 96.3%
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Rank History for White students at Foothills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.87 157th 841 81.3%
2021 94.19 49th 844 94.2%
2022 95.52 33rd 844 96.1%
2023 95.87 29th 852 96.6%
2024 92.24 60th 840 92.9%
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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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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Foothills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 484 23 21 4 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1996 484 23 21 4 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1997 486 32 25 5 0 n/a n/a -7 541
1998 518 18 12 3 1 n/a n/a 1 553
1999 475 32 22 3 0 n/a n/a -1 531
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 514 514
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 484 484
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 484 484
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 471 471
2006 454 14 14 15 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2007 492 13 11 18 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2008 498 20 15 14 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2009 523 15 15 15 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2010 462 21 18 14 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2011 459 22 12 13 0 1 2 0 509
2012 451 26 19 21 1 1 4 0 523
2013 415 13 22 36 1 0 2 0 489
2014 427 15 18 31 1 1 7 0 500
2015 412 12 22 28 1 0 12 0 487
2016 433 8 26 29 0 0 14 0 510
2017 434 8 26 35 0 0 18 0 521
2018 451 11 20 28 1 0 24 0 535
2019 472 10 22 29 0 0 25 0 558
2020 484 19 26 32 0 1 24 0 586
2021 512 15 30 46 0 0 28 0 631
2022 516 14 25 58 1 0 27 0 641
2023 513 18 27 55 0 0 27 0 640

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 Foothills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 532 29.0 18.3 n/a
1996 532 29.0 18.3 n/a
1997 541 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 531 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 484 n/a n/a n/a
2003 484 n/a n/a n/a
2005 471 n/a n/a n/a
2006 497 32.7 15.2 n/a
2007 534 33.9 15.8 21.7
2008 547 31.8 17.2 23
2009 568 33.3 17.1 24.3
2010 515 31.8 16.1 28.7
2011 509 29.9 17.0 30.8
2012 523 32.6 16.0 31.9
2013 489 32.6 15.0 40.5
2014 500 32.4 15.4 41.6
2015 487 32.0 15.2 35.7
2016 510 35.0 14.5 34.7
2017 521 33.4 15.5 n/a
2018 535 32.5 16.4 n/a
2019 558 34.0 16.4 n/a
2020 586 35.7 16.4 33.6
2021 631 39.5 15.9 n/a
2022 641 42.0 15.2 n/a
2023 640 44.0 14.5 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 Foothills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 532 29.0 18.3 n/a
1996 532 29.0 18.3 n/a
1997 541 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 531 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 514 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 484 n/a n/a n/a
2003 484 n/a n/a n/a
2005 471 n/a n/a n/a
2006 497 32.7 15.2 n/a
2007 534 33.9 15.8 21.7
2008 547 31.8 17.2 23
2009 568 33.3 17.1 24.3
2010 515 31.8 16.1 28.7
2011 509 29.9 17.0 30.8
2012 523 32.6 16.0 31.9
2013 489 32.6 15.0 40.5
2014 500 32.4 15.4 41.6
2015 487 32.0 15.2 35.7
2016 510 35.0 14.5 34.7
2017 521 33.4 15.5 n/a
2018 535 32.5 16.4 n/a
2019 558 34.0 16.4 n/a
2020 586 35.7 16.4 33.6
2021 631 39.5 15.9 n/a
2022 641 42.0 15.2 n/a
2023 640 44.0 14.5 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Foothills Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $793 (6.8%) $10,233 (88.2%) $11,596
2020 $834 (7.5%) $9,870 (89.1%) $11,080
2021 $933 (8.3%) $9,963 (88.6%) $11,245

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Foothills Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Foothills Elementary)62.678.5
 15.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Maryville)62.378.3
 16%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Foothills Elementary)69.176.1
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Maryville)62.675.9
 13.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
All Grades Mathematics (Foothills Elementary)62.678.5
 15.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Maryville)62.568.9
 6.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Foothills Elementary)69.176.1
 7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Maryville)5764.8
 7.8%
   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 Students558640
 14.7%
African American1018
 80%
American Indian00
Asian2227
 22.7%
Hispanic2955
 89.7%
Pacific Islander00
White472513
 8.7%
Two or More Races2527
 8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Foothills Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 640 students attended Foothills Elementary.

Students at Foothills Elementary are 80% White, 9% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Students who attend Foothills Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School
High : Maryville High School

Yes! Foothills Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 46th of 1008 Tennessee elementary schools.


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