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Lavergne Primary School

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Posted March 5, 2012

Yes I have had a problem with bus 158. I reported him 3 different times for the same problems you have mentioned, including cussing at my child who is a well behaved, straight A student. The transportation office accused my children of lying when I made the reports, and then never responded to another email I sent. Thankfully bus 158 driver "retired" a couple of weeks ago, and the new lady is MUCH, MUCH better. Other than that I love the school and the staff! And I have not had any other problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

Has anyone had a problem with BUS 158 ???????? PLEASE SHARE such as seeing him pull off before your child has a chance to even pass the 1st seat to sit down, not waiting till your child is away from the bus as he drops him/her off before taking off , calling your child out of his name inappropriately, making your child sit with someone that bullies your child if your child rides this bus ask him/her questions like you would to see what they have learned in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This is my child's third year at the school and I love every teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

The teachers and support staff are amazing. They make an effort to learn each child's name, and make sure that each child has the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

My son is starting on his 3rd year at L.P.S. and he has had two wonderful helpful teachers Mrs.Palmer and Mrs.Brown.The only major problem is trying to pick my son up from school. I really wished that there was a different way instead of waiting on the side of Murfreesboro Rd. I live 5 minutes from the school but it takes nearly 30 to 40 minutes to pick my child up,there has to be a better way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I moved into this community at the end of the first 6 week marking period last year. The teachers were very helpful getting my children caught up and on track with the others since my children, coming from the north were only in school for less than 2 weeks and the children at La Vergne Primary were again approaching their first 6 week marking period. My children loved their teachers, their subs and the overall involvement. Kudos! I do agree with the front staff...they are the first to greet people, they should put on that smile as that is their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

I volunteered a lot last year, but my offers to volunteer this year have rarely been accepted. My daughter is bored and gets in trouble for talking on a regular basis. My only conclusion is that this is a daycare center and not a school. Run as fast as you can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

I am extremely pleased with my child's teacher. We have been blessed to have her loop with my child from 1st into 2nd grade. She is an excellent teacher. We get constant communication from her via the daily agenda or emails directly to me. However, I must agree with many of these reviews that the administration is not great. In the 3 years that my child has attended I have never met or had the opportunity to speak with the principal ( and yes, I have tried). The front office staff lacks customer service when a parent comes into the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

I have two children in this school. One in prek and the other kindergarten. There are great teaches and do the best they can. You have to understand there is 23 students in each kindergarten class. Lavergne is growing so rapidly there is just so many students. They need to build more schools. I never have a problem with the traffic in the mornings. But, if you plan to pick them up to school plan on a long wait. I decided to let my child ride the bus home because of all the problems. Good teachers just to many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Terrible staff from principal to lunch room. Worst school I have ever dealt with. Principal is never helpful, teachers (with exception of only a few that left due to incompetence in administration)are either too young, too old, or just plain lazy to be of any assistance. 2 Children, 3 yrs apart went through this place. There is absolutely no effort to teach the children, only to push them through. Couldn't get 1 of the teacher's to meet with us to discuss our child. Not only is the school horrendous, but the school superintendent simply dismisses any complaints about this or any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

My children moved into the Rutherford County School System 2nd semester of last year and I must say that this school is the only school that my husband and I have had problems with. The communication between the teachers and parents, and even the principal, is awful. They don't return your phone calls. They even had a problem with me coming to the school to check on my child, which is unheard of. They act like your getting on their nerves when all you are trying to do is help eliminate whatever problem they may be having with your child. So if you have a choice in the matter, send your child somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

If you have to send your child to this school. Get ready for long pickup lines. You will have to get used to sitting on the side of a very busy Murfreesboro Rd. Forget about complaining about it. It only falls on deaf ears. So grab a book and prepare to read at least half of before you get your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

My son has attended this school for 3 years. I can't wait for him to go to different school. There are some good teachers there but they are outnumbered by the not so good teachers. The school building itself is disgusting. There is a horrible mouse problem there that requires my sons teacher to have glue traps in her room at all times. The principal is just short of useless if you need her. She will not return phone calls. In the 3 years that my child has been there, not one person coming in to pick him up has been asked to show ID or questioned as to who they are. This school is a recipe for disaster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

First of all, there isn't a school on the planet that can replace a parent as a child's best teacher! We placed our twins in LPS kindergarten just this year and have been impressed with the teachers. Our kids are in separate classes, but the teachers go on field trips together and work closely with each other throughout the week. We can tell they're learning what they need to learn at school. Communication is excellent and the daily behavior folders are very helpful. We've seen that discipline is strict in the hallways, many times overkill, but my children like their teachers and are learning, which is the main thing. We also supplement their learning by reading and writing with them at home. Overall, this is a good school in a good neighborhood. Traffic before/after school is a pain, so plan your commutes accordingly.
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Posted January 7, 2005

I currently have one child in LPS and we like the school, my oldest child just came out of LPS last year. The education seems very balanced. The teachers are very helpful. Many of the teachers are young and new and will benefit from more experience on the job. But overall I love the effort that the school makes to involve parents in the everyday activities of their students. My kid's have learned alot in the schools they have attended since we have lived in LaVergne, we don't regret the move at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2004

This is one of the worst schools that I have ever dealt with. When my two children were attending there were so many Lice outbreaks that I could not count them. The teachers had their personal adjendas and the principle is the worst administrator that I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

I took my child out of this school. We just moved here from another state and I must say I am very disappointed in the Tennessee schools. The teachers at Lavergne Primary School were too busy discipling the children who were unable to act appropriately in class and were unable to teach effectivly. I called the principal to talk with about my concerns and they never returned my calls. I would strongly recommend anyone thinking about putting their child in this school to go and check it out first. You may change your mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

It depends on the teacher as for as parent involvement. The teachers we have had have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 67%
Hispanic 30% 7%
Black 26% 23%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 77%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 Stones River Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086
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