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Hendersonville, TN
Students enrolled: 539

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138 Indian Lake Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

(615) 822-3123
(615) 264-6009
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Grateful to: Teacher
September 29, 2015
Ms. Skelton and Ms. Sommer are two of the best teachers I've encountered. Both inspire students to strive for excellence, but do so in a way that is engaging and fun for the students.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
September 29, 2015
I've witnessed the six teachers I have experience with adapt to meet the needs of different children in their classes. They instill a strong independent work ethic, while still providing support when it is needed.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
September 29, 2015
Each teacher in the grade handles homework slightly differently. But neither of my twins have been overloaded in K-3rd grade. The homework that is assigned supports the classroom learning, and allows me to go over key concepts with my kids without overloading them.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2015
My children have been at Nannie Berry for three years now, and have had amazing teachers all three years. The teachers and office staff are welcoming and truly care about each child. One of my children has slight special needs, but all three of his teachers here have been open to little changes in the classroom to support his needs without requiring an IEP and related processes. I had no interaction with the former principal (Dr. Kimble) but the school does have a new principal this year who seems to be very well liked by all.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2014
I will never forget the day I visited Nannie Berry before moving into this area. Instead of hearing "welcome to this school" what I heard from the principal was "Why here?"

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March 10, 2014
If you are thinking about taking your kids to Nannie Berry, please consider your choice carefully. I regret the time my child has spent at this school and I am greatly relieved that my child is moving on. Principal Kimble has turned this school into a prison, stays locked in her office staring at security cameras, and barking at students and teachers over the intercom. The teachers and students are mentally exhausted and have an air of defeat. She is completely dismissive of parent concerns, and has a created a very high teacher churn rate. It's sad for the children, really, and not fair for the parents who want the best education for them. It also reflects poorly on the state of education in Sumner County and the State of Tennessee. Consider also that Kimble is "old Hendersonville" and apparently has enough connections to keep her position despite these concerns. 38 years is far too long for her and it's time for new leadership. Do your homework before attending this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2013
I am very perplexed by the posts describing the principal as difficult and intimidating. This is not at all my experience with her or any other administrator, teacher, or staff at the school. Also, parent involvement is very high. I suspect these posts are all from a single, apparently disgruntled, parent. NBE is an excellent school, and I feel fortunate that my children attend.

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May 18, 2012
The teachers at NBE are excellent. That being said, the morale is so low it's palpable. The Principal is very difficult to work with and cold. There is some parent involvement, but not much. We lose good teachers because of our administrator, who rules everything with an iron fist. This could be a great school, it's very diverse and has a very talented group of educators, but it won't be until Dr. Kimble retires.

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June 29, 2011
We love Nannie Berry. Our son was in Kindergarten last year. He did amazing! The teachers were awesome. My sons teacher was great about keeping us informed. There was always something going on at the school. It was a fun time while learning!

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January 24, 2010
Nannie Berry does well on state testing. I believe this is due to the dedication and focus by the respective teachers and prinicple. There is no free flow of ideas and conversation. The culture in this school is oppressive and teachers and parents are intimidated by the prinicple. As anywhere, the quality of education can change from classroom classroom. That is definitely the case at NB. Some teachers show concern others find it difficult to be even friendly to the children when giving instruction.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2009
nannie berry is an excellent school. The teachers are caring and truly interested in the development of their student. the children are tought to be respectful and friendships are easily formed. the class sizes are small enough for the teachers to focus on students needs.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2007
I have two children who have attended Nannie Berry and it is absolutely one of the best schools in Sumner County. Dr Kimble is a gem and the office staff is very helpful also.Low turnover rate for teachers, most have been there awhile.If you can get you children into teh afterschool program, The Berry Patch, it is great, if not try KinderCare.The parental involvement is at its maximum. I would never leave this school.

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April 25, 2006
This school, along with the teachers and principal is top notch. I would not transfer my child to any other school in this district. The front office staff is friendly and helpful.

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August 18, 2005
My daughter came here at what was to be the beginning of her 2nd grade year. She was attending what we thought was a very good private school. But, after the first week the teacher showed concern with her progress and test scores and she was put back into the 1st grade after it was discussed with me and her father. After the first 6 weeks my daughter was reading an entire book and making 100's on spelling tests. Thanks Mrs. Koutny... your the best. Nannie Berry is a great school. They really care about their students.

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March 02, 2005
At first we had heard that this was a great school, and the academic part is great. The teachers are excellent, however; in this last year the principal has started to become more authoritive. Recently she installed a rule where children cannot talk during lunch until they have finished their lunch. She cut the recess time from 30 minutes to 20. She limits the number and type of field trips.(2)There is absolutly no parent involvement whatsoever. The principal simply will not listen. Last month, after a strenuous phone campain over 100 parents showed up to voice concerns over some rules, other meetings were planned, but no results were accomplished. We are the only school in the county that had no Thnksgvg. Lunch with parents. A lot of parents and teachers are afraid of the principal and will not speak out. It is getting worse every week.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2005
When we moved, our son transfered from Jack Anderson to Nannie Berry. We are very pleased with Nannie Berry. The school is not overly crowded and it has a real family atmosphere. Ms Amy Lancater is a new 3rd grade teacher and she is so organized and involved in each child's progress. We use the after school child care program called Berry Patch Child Care and they are the best. My son gets lots of exercise playing freeze tag and other fun games and he still has time to do creative projects. The staff is flexible and involved with my son's care. I am very satisfied with every interaction I have had with this school.

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August 26, 2003
My daughter has attended Nannie Berry for 3 years. The teachers are a great asset to the school. My daughter's teachers showed concern when my daughter forgot her reading glassses and when she had the flu. Mrs.Kimble is also a excellent principal. She takes time each school year to meet the parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Nannie Berry Elementary School
138 Indian Lake Road, Hendersonville, TN  37075
(615) 822-3123
Last modified Nannie Berry Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nannie Berry Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top