Sam Houston Elementary

Summary:

Sam Houston Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Maryville, Tennessee, serving 503 students in grades PK-3 and part of the highly-ranked Maryville school district.

Sam Houston Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Tennessee, with students outperforming state and district averages in TNReady assessments for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science. In the 2023-2024 school year, 66.9% of students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 67.6% in the Maryville district and 39.7% statewide. The school also has a higher percentage of White students (86.88%) compared to nearby Blount County schools, and it consistently ranks among the top schools in Tennessee for the performance of specific student subgroups, such as Hispanic students, who ranked 12th out of 410 Tennessee elementary schools in 2023-2024.

With a relatively low student-teacher ratio ranging from 14.6 to 15.5 students per teacher, Sam Houston Elementary has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the majority of the years analyzed, indicating its consistent high performance and quality of education. This, combined with the school's strong academic results and exceptional performance of diverse student subgroups, suggests that Maryville is effectively investing in and prioritizing the success of this outstanding elementary school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-3

 330 Melrose ST
       Maryville, TN  37803


(865) 983-3241

District: Maryville

SchoolDigger Rank:
81st of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,566 Help


Students who attend Sam Houston Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Coulter Grove Intermediate School
High:    Maryville High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  503

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.9%
Hispanic:
5.8%
African American:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sam Houston Elementary ranks better than 92% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks last 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 91.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Sam Houston Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Maryville School District. Racial makeup is: White (86.9%), Hispanic (5.8%), African American (3.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sam Houston Elementary is 15, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Maryville School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sam Houston Elementary is $11,566. 1 elementary schools in the Maryville School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Sam Houston Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sam Houston Elementary 81st of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Sam Houston Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Maryville:

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


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Rank History for Sam Houston Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 93.04 57th 809 93.0%
2011 93.54 49th 818 94.0%
2012 90.92 67th 820 91.8%
2013 82.95 107th 846 87.4%
2014 87.41 48th 853 94.4%
2015 90.15 51st 855 94.0%
2018 95.28 41st 997 95.9%
2021 97.18 29th 983 97.0%
2022 95.70 46th 1000 95.4%
2023 98.45 15th 1020 98.5%
2024 91.22 81st 1008 92.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.01 87th 395 78.0%
2021 85.55 35th 369 90.5%
2022 94.29 21st 447 95.3%
2023 97.52 9th 528 98.3%
2024 50.97 205th 577 64.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.31 9th 877 99.0%
2021 92.30 13th 823 98.4%
2022 88.90 32nd 858 96.3%
2023 93.98 15th 865 98.3%
2024 78.97 87th 847 89.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.66 20th 945 97.9%
2022 95.68 36th 975 96.3%
2023 96.59 29th 989 97.1%
2024 93.33 52nd 981 94.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.69 47th 941 95.0%
2022 93.59 53rd 980 94.6%
2023 98.52 9th 987 99.1%
2024 84.08 111th 982 88.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.30 5th 411 98.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2024 97.18 12th 410 97.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sam Houston Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.50 48th 841 94.3%
2021 95.66 34th 844 96.0%
2022 92.74 57th 844 93.2%
2023 97.54 16th 852 98.1%
2024 87.97 92nd 840 89.0%
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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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 580 43 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1989 557 39 5 n/a 1 n/a n/a 0 602
1990 560 31 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 598
1991 637 31 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1992 615 30 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 662
1993 648 23 16 1 1 n/a n/a 0 689
1994 672 23 16 1 1 n/a n/a 0 713
1995 455 22 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1996 455 22 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1997 489 23 9 0 4 n/a n/a -6 519
1998 490 17 12 2 1 n/a n/a 2 524
1999 483 26 14 5 0 n/a n/a 1 529
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 544 544
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 422 422
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 422 422
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 429 429
2006 423 18 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 459
2007 434 20 16 7 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2008 512 23 18 9 1 n/a n/a 0 563
2009 517 22 20 11 1 n/a n/a 0 571
2010 498 19 13 9 3 n/a n/a 0 542
2011 523 12 9 5 3 0 5 0 557
2012 472 16 8 12 1 0 9 0 518
2013 434 6 11 17 1 0 11 0 480
2014 428 11 19 20 0 0 9 0 487
2015 423 15 14 20 0 0 9 0 481
2016 411 18 10 23 1 0 11 0 474
2017 431 14 5 25 1 0 10 0 486
2018 441 10 7 29 1 0 16 0 504
2019 444 15 5 33 1 0 16 0 514
2020 439 20 6 36 1 0 23 0 525
2021 422 25 7 33 0 0 18 0 505
2022 434 20 6 37 0 0 14 0 511
2023 437 18 4 29 0 0 15 0 503

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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 625 35.0 17.8 n/a
1989 602 35.0 17.2 n/a
1990 598 35.0 17.0 n/a
1991 686 35.0 19.6 n/a
1992 662 35.0 18.9 n/a
1993 689 35.0 19.7 n/a
1994 713 35.0 20.4 n/a
1995 491 36.0 13.6 n/a
1996 491 36.0 13.6 n/a
1997 519 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 524 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 529 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 544 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 422 n/a n/a n/a
2003 422 n/a n/a n/a
2005 429 n/a n/a n/a
2006 459 30.5 15.0 n/a
2007 478 34.0 14.1 26.8
2008 563 33.5 16.8 26.1
2009 571 34.3 16.6 29.9
2010 542 32.5 16.6 39.3
2011 557 32.5 17.1 40.2
2012 518 32.5 15.9 42.1
2013 480 32.5 14.7 40
2014 487 32.0 15.2 36.6
2015 481 33.0 14.5 33.1
2016 474 33.0 14.3 39.5
2017 486 31.2 15.5 n/a
2018 504 30.4 16.5 n/a
2019 514 31.1 16.5 n/a
2020 525 32.3 16.2 31
2021 505 34.5 14.6 n/a
2022 511 32.8 15.5 n/a
2023 503 33.3 15.0 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 Sam Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 625 35.0 17.8 n/a
1989 602 35.0 17.2 n/a
1990 598 35.0 17.0 n/a
1991 686 35.0 19.6 n/a
1992 662 35.0 18.9 n/a
1993 689 35.0 19.7 n/a
1994 713 35.0 20.4 n/a
1995 491 36.0 13.6 n/a
1996 491 36.0 13.6 n/a
1997 519 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 524 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 529 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 544 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 422 n/a n/a n/a
2003 422 n/a n/a n/a
2005 429 n/a n/a n/a
2006 459 30.5 15.0 n/a
2007 478 34.0 14.1 26.8
2008 563 33.5 16.8 26.1
2009 571 34.3 16.6 29.9
2010 542 32.5 16.6 39.3
2011 557 32.5 17.1 40.2
2012 518 32.5 15.9 42.1
2013 480 32.5 14.7 40
2014 487 32.0 15.2 36.6
2015 481 33.0 14.5 33.1
2016 474 33.0 14.3 39.5
2017 486 31.2 15.5 n/a
2018 504 30.4 16.5 n/a
2019 514 31.1 16.5 n/a
2020 525 32.3 16.2 31
2021 505 34.5 14.6 n/a
2022 511 32.8 15.5 n/a
2023 503 33.3 15.0 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 Sam Houston Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $514 (4.5%) $10,304 (90.7%) $11,355
2020 $558 (5.1%) $9,966 (90.8%) $10,970
2021 $949 (8.2%) $10,153 (87.8%) $11,566

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sam Houston 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 (Sam Houston Elementary)70.280
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Maryville)62.378.3
 16%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sam Houston Elementary)63.681.6
 18%
   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 (Sam Houston Elementary)70.280
 9.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Maryville)62.568.9
 6.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Sam Houston Elementary)63.681.6
 18%
   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 Students514503
 2.1%
African American1518
 20%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic3329
 12.1%
Pacific Islander00
White444437
 1.6%
Two or More Races1615
 6.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sam Houston Elementary

Students who attend Sam Houston Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Coulter Grove Intermediate School
High : Maryville High School

Students at Sam Houston Elementary are 87% White, 6% Hispanic, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 503 students attended Sam Houston Elementary.

Yes. Sam Houston Elementary ranks in the top 8.0% of Tennessee elementary schools.


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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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