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Lipscomb Elementary School

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Posted February 21, 2014

This school used to be top notched but there is now a culture of mediocrity that is eroding the environment. There are still many excellent educators here; they are not allowed to do their jobs effectively. We had children in this school from 2005 until last year and the decline was appalling. It was an excellent environment in 2005, as good as any private school in TN and by 2013 I would compare it with a top 20% Metro Nashville school. The principal is the difference. The previous administrator was hands-on. He greeted every child and every parent each morning. He knew every child by name and knew who their parents were and knew most of us by name. The current principal is rarely seen outside her office and it is completely baffling how she continues to hold this position. The only good thing I can say about this is it fed our kids into Brentwood Middle which is every bit as excellent as this school was 10 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

I do not recommend this school. Our child never wanted to go to school while attending Lipscomb. The school is very over crowded and the teachers and staff seem very unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

The parents and most kids are nice but the educational value is definitely not what it used to be. I think many people want a home in this elementary zone because it is the least expensive for a Brentwood school. LES also has a lot of "fun" stuff like dress up days, fall fest, fun run, etc. so there are opportunities to socialize. Most of the classroom teachers are good teachers but LES has several poor performers that really need to find another occupation, especially in the 5th grade. The administration does not communicate well and the specials teachers are average at best. Some people love Lipscomb but I doubt they have attended or visited other schools in Brentwood.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2013

Lipscomb Elementary is an excellent school! Children have so many chances to be successful and learn here. The school offers everything from their own television station to a chorus and dance program. After school clubs are offered once or twice a year with interesting choices such as jewelry making, quilting and guitar. The academics are extremely challenging with advanced options for high performing students in reading and math. Teachers move at a quick pace but extra help is offered for students who might be struggling. The PTO is efficient, approachable and friendly with meetings every month for parents to attend if they like. The only negative is that the school is so great it is a little overcrowded, but I know the county is building new schools for the future. So very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

My son spent kindergarten (at Kenrose) and 1st grade at Lipscomb. Both excellent, but the nod goes to Lipscomb. He has has excelled in that school's gifted and talented program. Lipscomb and Kenrose provided a great base to his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Lipscomb is a blessing! The teachers are awesome and they really care about the children. The academic standards and performance are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

Joined Lipscomb school by chance as i was looking for any Williamson county school. I am so glad I did .My daughters are so happy with this school that we cannot dream to change the school though we are planning to buy a house in another school area I would rather drive my kids to school then change the school.The school is very conveniently located on I -65 and adjacent to library which makes it even more lovable .This school really love kids and the kids love the school.Best teachers,great administration.Nice location.Thank you very much Lipscomb
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I've often considered putting my daughter in a private school , that is until I found this school! Last year was our first year with lipscomb and we already feel like we're family. Everyone on the staff is absolutely great. You can't find a better school anywhere! Leadership counts and they have it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

I absolutely love this school! The teachers are top notch. The administration is excellent. I can't say enough about the staff! Each year we think we can't possibly have a teacher as good as the last year and each year we are wrong. We are planning on moving to another house and though I'm sure the other schools in this county are great and my son is friends with many of their students through community sports, I won't consider moving outside Lipscomb school zone. This school has become part of our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

Lipscomb Elementary has a long tradition of excellent teachers, superb administration, and a strong emphasis on family values. Our test scores are always among the highest in the state, and the education our children receive here rivals that of any of the highly regarded private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 4% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • American sign language
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Fax number
  • (615) 371-9087

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Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

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8011 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 472-4650

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