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Nannie Berry Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 517 students

 
 

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Posted 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


Posted August 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading/Language Arts

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
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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 45% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
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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 Students77%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students42%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities62%
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 Students57%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students70%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities93%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 67%
Black 12% 24%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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