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Ruby Major Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2014

My school is a supportive and caring place to be. Ruby Major has a great make-up of diversity and creative, hard-working faculty.


Posted October 6, 2013

Overall my child received good instruction and valued learning skills from his immediate teachers. Be Very concerned if you a parent of a multi race child. As a parent on onel occasion I have experienced staff stating that certain students were abominations of God. As a parent I was embarrassed. Make certain to attend all PTO events. In this school, parental involvement may help your child throughout the year. The atmosphere is unwelcoming at first but after 5 years of attendance you get used to the staff being busy and unconcerned about allergy or food preferances .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Ruby Major has been a great first year experience for my daughter and I. Her teacher who is retiring was an awesome Kindergarten teacher. I love the community of the school (togetherness), the support from teachers and administrators. They need to continue to be positive, supportive and loving to all children no matter the ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status etc. Awesome school! I made a good choice for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2013

IMPRESSIVE! That is Ruby Major in one word. I see teachers & staff involved with the students and their parents. I see children who enjoy learning: respecting their teachers and valued by their teachers. I see my grandsons involved in education, and I see the parents proud and participating--knowing Ruby Major produces "10"'s every day.


Posted July 16, 2012

This is an excellent school! We have very much enjoyed the school years so far and will add another K to it this upcoming year. My child is very excited to go to school. My oldest is very much looking forward to being back there. Amazing watching your children grow leaps and bounds under such good teachership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I love my daughter's kindergarten teacher. She is very well organized and works well with the students. There seems to be a sense of community at this school. A litte boy in my daughter's class had major surgery and a note was sent home to parents asking them (if they wanted to) to donate money to the family. I was very happy to do so ! I also think the school is very clean and inviting !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

The teachers at Ruby Major are amazing! They truly care for the kids and go the extra mile. I'm not as impressed by the principal. I've had kids in this school since the doors opened six years ago, and the one issue that has continually been a problem is the cafeteria. The office secretary who primarily monitors the cafeteria humiliates children regularly and seems to genuinely dislike them. The issue hasn't been corrected even though parents have voiced concerns year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

my kids went this school in last 2 years and priciple is awesome and i have nothing bad to say this is best school ever compare what we had last year. i miss ruby major
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I couln't be happier with the education that my child has received at Ruby Major Elementary. In her 5 years there she has had amazing teachers who not only promote strong academic growth but also provide a safe, caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

My son started Kindergarten there this year and I am so delighted with the school. The PTO works diligently and with such dedication conducting fundraisers to assist the school in every way possbile. My son's teacher is excellent and her experience with kindergartners (she has been a kindergarten teacher for 30 yrs) is phenomenal. She is very particular in her goal of working with each child and making sure they succeed. Everyone is always so friendly and willing to help if you have questions about the cirruiculum or anything else. Just a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

A good school. The teachers go the extra mile. Mike and Sarah Calvo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

My daughter started kindergarten late last year. She was adopted at age 5 and started kindergarten after being with our family for a few weeks. The principal and staff were great at working with me before the adoption to have pictures of her teacher and the school so she would see the school she would be attending. They were great at easing her into the class. She was in an ELL class and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. My daughter loved going to school because of her teacher and the staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My kids love going to Ruby Major. They looked forward to going to school every day, and when the school year ended, they expressed how much they will miss their friends and teachers. Contrary to the other reviewers, however, my experience with the teachers and staff was not so pleasant. They were consistently rude and condescending, and seemed to be selective in who they spoke to. Whenever I visited the school office, I could always expect to be ignored, even if I made the first greeting. Getting information and having my questions answered were also a trying task. Either they would talk at me, or give me vague answers to my questions. I won't say that this is not a great school, but I am taking this summer to find a school where the staff is great at accommodating both the students AND the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

This is an excellent school both academically and in regards to parent/teacher/principal/student relationships. I see the principal every morning as she welcomes students. The teachers and the pricipal are accessible, knowledgeable and everyone at the school genuinely cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I think the staff at Ruby Major are truly stellar. I can't imagine a more caring or professional group of teachers. They strive to help each child reach his or her potential - not just academically, but with regard to character and respect too. My daughter loves her teacher and we've had a great experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

As the new NCLB Specialist at Ruby Major, I have been amazed at the dedication the staff has to students and the determination to meet every child's academic needs. Parents are very cooperative and involved with the school. This is truely a happy and healthy environment for learning to take place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2008

I have three kids at ruby major! They are learning incrediably! The princ. is great and the teachers are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

I have a grandson that attends Ruby Major. He is excelling in all of his subjects. He is in the first grade and this is his 2nd year there. The teachers are great and work well with the students. He love his school and so does his parents. Keep up the good work Ruby Major.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Could not be prouder of our school...I have two kids there..A boy in first grade and a girl in third grade...My youngest child (2/12) loves to visit the school and we can't wait until he's a little 'rocket' himself...The teachers are phenomenal and the principal is awesome! we are beyond blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Ruby Major has the states best principal and a great staff. My kids love going to school!!! We would not want to be anywhere else.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 Students65%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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

Math

All Students63%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities73%
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 45% 67%
Black 43% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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