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Nova Elementary School

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Posted January 12, 2013

I have two kids attending Nova. One daughter is in kindergarten and the other daughter is in 3rd grade. We moved to this school district over the summer. My daughter has been bullied by other children in her class. She was grabbed from behind and her face/mouth covered by another student during lunch and no one intervened. No adults, no students. I had to contact the school for something to be done. The school said they did not know it occured and no one saw it. She has told me how other students laugh at her during class in front of the teacher and make fun of her, and the teacher does nothing. This school cares more about dress code than they do about academics or students behavior. We have never been around children that behave this way, and its an obvious reflection of the parents and area. We will hopefully be moving this summer or sooner. If you can go to school somewhere else do it! I would not recommend this school to anyone. We will be moving to Medina or Milan (I am told they are the best schools in the area). There are also other Jackson-Madison County Elementary schools that are rated better by greatschools.org but since we have not attended I cannot comment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

Great school; my granddaughter loves it. The teachers really care about the kids. Really great.


Posted June 5, 2012

Amazing school! Love the staff and the Teachers!! My daughter is very happy there. been there for 2 years already and would buy a home here in a sec if my child can go to Nova!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

Super I love this school my son came here an the staff is wonderful. They are allways willing to help any kid and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

Nova is a safe and academically focused school that I am proud to be a part of. My grandson attends Nova and is in 1st grade. We love our teachers and all staff and faculty.


Posted March 5, 2008

Nova is a great school. My son came to Nova in 1992 and now our grandson is here. Nova is a safe place to be and a place where each student can receive an excellent education. They will be cared for and loved by all the staff and teachers there. I highly recommend Nova to anyone looking for a great school. As a parent and grandparent. Mr. Neely is a wonderful Principal and he cares about all the students. You will find him to be fair and easy to work with.


Posted September 28, 2007

Nova is a wonderful school. The teachers are the best. Everyone at Nova wants your child to experience the best education, that they can give them. We are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Nova is a good choice for public school. PTO is very good. The teachers and principal seemed to be very concerned with their responsibilities. We just started 1st grade there and don't have much experience yet, but so far, so good.
—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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

66 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 49% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students55%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students48%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students66%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities71%
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 54% 67%
Black 40% 23%
Hispanic 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 63%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Physical Education Demonstration School

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 3:15
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Kippi Jordan
Fax number
  • (731) 427-6177

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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  • We believe that: 1. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. 2. A safe and comfortable physical environment promotes student learning. 3. Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work. 4. Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission by frequent communication among all staff and stakeholders. 5. Students learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the school. 6. Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning. 7. A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff. 8. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process and when they have appropriate opportunities for success. 9. That students will grow socially and emotionally as a result of being in a culturally diverse environment. 10. Students learn to make appropriate decisions given a supportive and challenging learning environment. 11. We believe students learn in different ways and should therefore receive quality Instruction, with a variety of teaching strategies and assessments that are research-based. 12. We believe students can be challenged and motivated to reach their fullest potential. 13. We believe that instruction can be data-driven and differentiated for each student.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Jackson Careers & Technology
East Intermediate
Liberty Magent High School
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