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Goodlettsville Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 483 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2013

i am a student at goodlettsville middle school. the teachers try to help you the best they can. its fun and we always have a great time. mostly everyone is friendly here.


Posted July 13, 2011

My son was subjected to violence and theft on a regular basis and the principal did not do anything about it. What's worse, is they withheld his report card because the lock was stolen off his locker. He also had his ID stolen from his desk. The kids at this school are completely out of control and there are some serious leadership problems amongst the staff for them to allow this type of behavior from the children. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

I am an eight grade student at Goodletsville middle school in the year of 2010-11. This school is trying to keep us proficient in our tcap test. They have divided us students into groups for help on the subject we need help on. Give a chance to this school. I am glad I changed From Nelly's Bend Middle to Goodletsville Middle. Lets go trojans! With our Teachers help, We Will Make!


Posted February 1, 2011

This is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated to teaching every student as an individual. My child's experience there was positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

I am a student at Goodlettsvillle Middle School. I am in Encore and most of the work that teachers give me aren't challenging. This is my first year at GMS and I hate it. If you have kids and they want to come here say, "NO!"


Posted April 13, 2010

Some of the teachers, aren't really teaching. So, now I'm failing grade and worried that i won't pass
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2010

I would not recommend this school at all for anybody.The staff is very nice but the principal is needing people skills and really need to have a better attitude. Dr Register needs to take a real hard look at her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

Its a great school. it can challenge the best of the best with some great teachers. I would recommend sending anyone's child to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2009

Im a student here and I think that this school is ok! My uncle (the vice principal) takes everyone seriously (unless someones trying to make a joke thats not serious). I like that school and i wont leave until im in high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

It is sad that my daughter feels unsafe, bullied, and unchallenged at this school. There is little structure or organization in daily routines and they are WAY behind grade level in learning. It is clear the principal does not have the best interest in the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I am a parent and have no reason to lie. The last three posts must be from the principal (or some other staff) posing as a parent because they are the only positive remarks and they are close in time. The school is a joke and I am telling you get your children out of there! My kids suffered almost an entire year before we were able to relocate. Like I said, I do not work for the school and have no reason to lie. Get your kids a better education! If you read the posts before these three, it pretty much sums up the truth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I just read one of the parent's comments. It upsets me to think GMS is not a great school. The principal and staff handle all concerns with followup to the parents. It amazes me to see this forum as nothing but positive for this school. If you don't believe me, you need to come volunteer. I volunteer as often as I can. They do a wonderful job. It saves me a lot of money by not placing my child in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I had three of my children attend Goodlettsville Middle. The school is well maintained. I have seen the principal's car at the school late at night and on weekends. My children received a great education and are doing well in high school and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Goodlettsville Middle is my old high school and now my daughter attends the same school that I attended. Many great and talented people have come from this school and I'm glad my child has the same opportunity to do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

I am a very patient person but have to agree with the other posters on here also. This is one of those 'if I had known then what I know now' situations and it is making me crazy to see how it is destroying my child! His teacher is terrific and all but when you have a principal who seems to think that discipline can be replaced by a forced handshake and 'apology' there isn't much hope for order, let alone education...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

We came to GMS in January and my kids are DREADING going back tomorrow from spring break. I agree with all the reviews before mine about disrespectful students and unstable faculty. We are going to try to make it until May but it is so hard to get my children out of bed each day to go some place so dark and negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

There are some real gems at this school as far as teachers go, but they can only do so much for the overall experience in this school. Kids are poorly behaved, foul-mouthed and I constantly have to coach my son to not fall prey to the ones who are dishonest. He has already been stolen from twice. There were a lot of lofty statements made about the program and how issues are handled, but I have yet to see anything enforced if I don't go down to the school and press the issue. My kid is miserable... we're looking for some alternatives now but Goodlettsville has no other options. That makes ME miserable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

This is a crazy place. There are too many changes and not enough consistency on discipline or anything else. My son has had his schedule changed about 4 times in the 1st month because they can't figure out what teacher to put where. Crazy kids and crazy staff. We won't be here long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Our kids go/went to Goodlettsville Elementary school and had successful experiences. When it was time for middle school, we struggled with where to send them. When we were looking into GMS, the principal and other teachers told us there was a 'magnet program' within the school, among other great things. However, my daughter started 5th grade a few weeks ago and has been exposed to fighting, theft, disrespect, and gang problems. We are very distraught and are planning on going to private school or Sumner County. Everything this principal has told us was incredibly untrue. This is the worst school I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Metro schools are in trouble and this school proves it. My 8th grader counted over 10 new faces in faculty and administration. They just can't keep good teachers. Also, every school except this one has a website that works.
—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 57% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading/Language Arts

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 47% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 41% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
2%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students45%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students34%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students38%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students26%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities41%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
80%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

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

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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
Black 44% 23%
White 40% 67%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
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 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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300 Main St
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: (615) 859-8956

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