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Guild Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 680 students

Addressing and meeting the needs of the "Whole Child".
 
 

 
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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 21 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 25, 2013

My family LOVES Guild Elementary!!! I can not say enough about the teachers, principal, and staff. They truly care about each childs education, safety and well-being. By the way, we choose to send our children to Guild. We are out of zone. I feel that says a lot about this wonderful school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

They do everything they can to make sure you child is successful in everything they do! Every teacher is hands on and the principal knows each child by his/her name. I went to this school as well as my mother and uncle. I would recommend Guild to everyone we love being a Guild Gator!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

We LOVE Guild Elementary School! We couldn't ask for a better place for them to go to school!!! Thanks everyone at Guild for all you do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I have two daughters in Guild. My oldest has been in school here since Pre-K and she is now in third. I also have another daughter that is in the second grade. They have had the best teachers a parent could ask for. The staff and Mr. Taylor as well as Mrs. Fuqua is the best. I go to Guild out of zone because of these reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

My children both attend Guild Elementary and I couldn't be happier with the staff there. The principal not only knows each and every student he knows the family as well. The staff is very friendly and bend over backwards to help each child reach their full potential. They really do care about their students at Guild and I would and have recommended this school to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

Guild School has highly qualified teachers who care about all the students and are dedicated to making sure they get a quality education. My grandchildren have had outstanding teachers who go the extra mile to make sure my grandchildren get what they need to make them lifelong learners.


Posted October 2, 2013

Our first experience with Guild Elementary & its faculty, staff, principal, & students was one that made a life-long, lasting impression. Being a diversified family from a small town with high educational expectations, we were "WOW'd" by the unconditional & unceasing commitment the wonderful faculty & staff at Guild have for their children. We know each and every day that our boys are loved, respected, protected, engaged, excited, & very well educated by some of THE MOST dedicated professionals in the business of education! We couldn't have asked for a better school for our sons & our family of which to become a part. Mr. Taylor is the cornerstone of leadership & sets an example after which ALL principals should follow. We will always be indebted to each & every person at Guild for giving our children & our family a wonderful educational "home"!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

If I could refer parents to any elementary school in Sumner County, it would be Guild Elementary! It is an outstanding school! I believe that if the "head" is leading and doing what is needed, the rest will follow. Mr. Taylor is a great leader/administrator and it shows in all of his work and effort. The faculty and staff of Guild follow his lead and they all show such love and compassion for the children. It is wonderful to see that they take interest in ALL of their students and believe in every one of them. My son is now in the 5th grade and has been a part of the Guild family since pre-school. He has enjoyed his time there and I am happy that he experienced his elementary years at Guild. I am proud to say that my son is a Guild Gator and I am the parent of one!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

Guild Elementary is by far one of the most exceptional schools in middle Tennessee. My daughters and sons have absolutely loved their experiences at Guild. As parents we have been more than proud to let others in our community know just how special the atmosphere at Guild is. In my opinion, the primary origin for Guild's exceptional environment begins with Mr. Taylor. He genuinely cares for his students. I've watched him for years call them all by name. Mr. Taylor is also surrounded by an exceptional office staff and obviously his teachers. Over the last 10 years we've experienced many of the amazing, talented and caring teachers that Guild has to offer. Mr. Taylor and Guild have been a blessing to our family. We will truly miss his leadership and the environment he has cultivated when are our children advance from elementary school. Mr. Taylor - thank you for your sacrifice and for your integrity in which you lead with. Your values and strength in character are contagious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

My daughter just started kindergarten this year at Guild and so far it has been a great experience. Her teacher is wonderful and the principal seems very dedicated to meeting the needs of the children. I feel very informed and part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

Guild Elementary is the best!!! I currently have a 5th grader in Guild, who is a life tme Guild Gator (has been there beginning with kindergarden). I have 2 other children who graduated from Guild. Mr. Taylor is the most caring and respectable person I have ever met. His caring and leadership carries over to his teachers and staff. Mr. Taylor knows each of his over 600 students by name and knows who there families are as well. He and his staff know when birthday's occur (and even announce them in the morning), when a child needs special attention, and when a child does something special. My children have all loved Guild, the teachers and Mr. Taylor and I am so thankful that the Mr. Taylor and his staff have been there for me and the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

Guild Elementary is a wonderful school. My son is currently in first grade there and I am very happy with the school and the staff. I have never seen such a caring man as Mr. Taylor, you can tell that he truly loves what he does and he loves each child in that school. Both he, Mrs. Fuqua (the vice principal) and the teaching staff are always available for questions and suggestions. They are very proactive to send emails so that we are always aware of any and all events happening at the school and encourage the parents to volunteer and participate in the school activities. I am extremely pleased about my son's education there, I do believe it is top noch and the best in this county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

My daughter has attended Guild for the past four years and we are truly going to miss this school when we leave. Mr. Taylor is one of the best prinicipals I know. He not only cares about his staff but he cares about 'his' children. Our family loves Guild Elementary and all it's staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

Guild Elementary is the best elementary school in Sumner County by far! We moved here from out of state and Mr. Taylor accepted both of my children due to my research of all of the schools. My children's needs were met, not only academically, but socially, emotionally, and physically as well. They taught "the whole child" not just "the test"!! The school is so great that we have been commuting 40 minutes each day for 4 years and there is an elementary school 3 miles from our house. We tried the school the is close to our house, but they caused our children stress beyond belief. Mr. Taylor greets each child by name in the mornings, he knows when their birthdays are, and he notices if they are sick or have been absent. He makes each child want to be present for school and if they are present, then they are learning. We are so glad we chose to leave our children at Guild, and the extra traveling time is worth every minute when your children are happy to be learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

Does your child's school have 600+ students who are in attendance? Does the principal know EVERY SINGLE child in the building by name? The principal at Guild does. I'll leave it at that!!! As far as test scores, I'd put my kids toe to toe with any student from any other school, public OR private. Oh, I already did! My son went to private school in 6th grade and held his own just fine up against other kids who had always been in private school. You can NOT beat Guild for a K-6 Educatonal experience!! I'm not only a parent, but an educator as well (not at Guild).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

Guild has been wonderful for my kids. We moved here last year, and sadly, are moving again. Though the commute to downtown work was long, we moved to Gallatin because of Guild. Mr. Taylor has fought hard for the school with the District's recent budget battles with the county government. Everyone I have dealt with has been very helpful and genuinely seems to care about my children. We are going to miss Guild! **Just a footnote, and not a reflection on the school. The Sumner county government continually underfunds the school district and each year results in a major budget battle. County residents just failed to pass a wheel tax that would have added additional funding to the schools. At this point, it has not significantly impacted the schools but it is only a matter of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

We love Guild Elementary. We have 2 boys in school there, one is in 2nd grade & the other is in 4th. Guild's principal is the best. He has such a big caring heart. He loves the children, teachers & staff. This is evident by his active participation in the daily school activities. The teachers are great, too. They truly care about their students' education & not only the education but their overall well being. We are very proud to have such a great school in our county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2012

I'm so glad my daughter attents Guild Elementary! It's a GREAT school, with awesome principals and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2012

My family loves Guild. I have 4 children there. The teachers and staff are wonderful. Very caring environment. Mr Taylor and Mrs. Fuqua, the Principal and VP are wonderful. They are always interested in the best interests of the children and families at the school. Mr. Taylor know every single child and most of their family members by name. Thanks to Guild for providing a wonderful learning environment for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2012

In my opinion it's the best elementary school in sumner county. Guild has teachers that really care about students. I have 2 children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading/Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 49% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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 Students52%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students56%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities84%
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 Students64%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities61%
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 63% 67%
Black 21% 24%
Hispanic 14% 6%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lance Taylor
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • theresa.dowell-fuqua@sumnerschools.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (615) 451-6582

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Gallatin Junior Service League
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
680
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
740

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rucker-Stewart Middle School
Shafer Middle School
Station Camp Middle School
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1018 South Water St
Gallatin, TN 37066
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Phone: (615) 452-5583

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