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PK, 5-8
Cookeville, TN
Students enrolled: 843

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540 Dry Valley Road
Cookeville, TN 38506

(931) 537-6141
(931) 537-3700
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August 07, 2014
I have no knowledge how regular classes are conducted but the special needs classes are exceptional in this school.The teachers are caring and try their best to give these children everything they need.My son is Autistic and went there from 4th to 8th grade and excelled tremendously.His speech got so much better he can express himself and his feelings now.He also is very good in math loved the sport program's and the extra activities that were available in that school like swimming and visits to a horse stable that were qualified to work with special needs children.The children also give you valuable information what is available in the community for special needs children if you ask them.My experience with this school was the best.Also a personal thanks to Ms.Walker and Ms.Best who made our experience with this school so exceptional.

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April 10, 2012
My son attends this school and the administration is extremely unprofessional. The academics seem to be lacking compared to other middle schools in the county, especially in math. They actually hired a math teacher who was not retained at the high school. We went to an orientation when our son started there and the principal strolled in 20 minutes after the scheduled start time, then spent 10 more minutes glad handing all the local cronies before they began (no respect for the parents time). The school is all about who you know ... and your perceived standing in the community. I sure wish we'd moved into the Avery Trace boundries!

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January 10, 2012
This is the worst school I have seen in my lifetime! They seem to be more interested in money than children. We felt our child was mistreated and had a very poor teacher. I cant believe what goes on in this world today. I would pick another school if looking to move in the Cookeville area anything is better then Algood Elementry.

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August 03, 2011
This is such a great school! My kids love it!! And it's super convenient, too, being adjacent to the middle school.

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December 09, 2010
it is a great school my daughter attended 4th -8th graduating in 2007 & moved on to the high school where she is a senior this year. My son is in 8th grade this year and has been there since 1st grade. We love the teachers, staff and faculty the effort they put forth to be the best and do the best for the children.

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February 05, 2010
As of 2009-2010 school year, this school has definitely improved. Change of administration, changed the whole atmosphere. The new principal Jill Ramsey is pleasant, inviting and makes a trip to the school enjoyable. My child who is in 2nd grade at this time is blessed to have a wonderful teacher Miss. Christy who really goes the extra step to encourage the children to do their very best. I cannot speak for anyone else but to me and my family this 'change' has been nothing but positive !

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August 06, 2009
I give our wonderful school and 5 out of 5. I have never expierenced such a great school. The staff and faculty are fantastic

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June 17, 2009
My daughter has been going here for a year and we have been very pleased with both the staff and the curriculum. They pay special attention to those students who need more attention because of a specific need. In regard to the other reviews I have had none of the problems mentioned with the administration. They were always very helpful with any questions or concerns that I may have had. I would recommend Algood to any parent.

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April 06, 2009
Algood Elementary is a sad excuse for a school, everything is based on favoritism, cliques, & who you know. I have never seen such a horrible administration, & lack of professionalism. We as parents must join together & make some big changes !!

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January 07, 2008
I teach at Algood School and I love it. The main reason I chose to teach at Algood is the administration. In 20 years+ of educational experience, I've never had the administrative support I've had at Algood. I invite you to check the scores from 2007 testing results. Yes, the school was grossly overcrowded, but we were the only elementary school on Putnam County to have all 'A's' on the state report card. The overcrowding issue has been addressed this school year.

- submitted by a teacher

August 15, 2007
One of my children goes to this school and I really hate it. I thought that with it being a newer school some really good teachers would gravitate there, but not so much. They do not have parent involvement like the other schools and it is chaotic. I've also seen the admin. say things to children I would never say to my own. I would take her out if I could right now. My other child is in Northeast- far superior.

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June 07, 2007
The new adminstration is not what is used to be....lack of professionalism in many area. The atmosphere is chaotic and not a proper learning environmnet....for there are too many students crammed into every spare corner of the school. Big is not always better.

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June 06, 2007
What has become of this once great school???? The best teachers are transferring elsewhere because of the lack of proper adminstration. There is no stability in the grade a teacher will teach from year to year, favoritism to those who give in to parents when assignments are given, grades are received, and conflict arises about a decision. The teachers who set high expectations and push students to go beyond AVERAGE are reprimanded and not supported when arriving at the office. Not a good place to teach...students are allowed to be disrespectful and the office doesn't want to hear about it, classes are way overcroweded and not time to work with students needing the extra help. The high students are not getting what they need due to this, also.

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April 04, 2007
This school is a great and very safe place for children to attend. The principals know each child by name and can identify each parent. This is a large school for our county and the only k-8 which allows the students to feel cofortable and adjust to the school without constantly moving from school to school.

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September 19, 2006
Physically Algood is a beautiful school: very well kept and maintained. Most of the teachers are very friendly and approachable. The school does not participate in parent involvement activities like other schools in the district. There is a feeling that parents and their opinions are not welcome in the school. The Algood administration does not seem to have the 'open door' policy that some of the other schools have. There is a great sports program at Algood, and the art department is very nice as well. The academic program is not up to par with the other middle school in the county: not yet offering advance classes for high school credit. Hopefully, within the next couple of years, that will change.

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Algood Middle School
540 Dry Valley Road, Cookeville, TN  38506
(931) 537-6141
Last modified Algood Middle School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Algood Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top