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West Elementary School

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Posted September 29, 2014

As a new family to the Wilson County area, we have been pleased on all levels with West Elementary. Our son, and our family felt welcomed from the moment we stepped in the doors. He is definitely being challenged more academically- and is thriving! Highly recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

I have to disagree with the review from the parent who posted one on 7/29/2010. This school actually ranks second in Mt Juliet and the test scores are in the 95-96% for math and reading. The new principal and vice principal have been wonderful and actually made that school more unified. They always care about your children, offer suggestions, and take you seriously when you go to see them. The teachers are wonderful as well. The part about the building being over 50 years old but the part about it showing it is not true. The school is always clean, painted, and fresh looking - they make it look as new as they can and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

The school is 50 years old and the building clearly shows its age. West continuously ranks near the bottom of Wilson County on test scores. There are many good teachers, however the grade levels lack unity and a clear vision. I attribute many of the issues to the new principal, who does not appear to have the skills required to bring the team together. The principal appears more concerned with being liked and not hurting feelings, instead of taking the steps needed to improve the school s performance and the quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

West is an awsome school, we have one child in first grade there, and LOVE IT! It's a family atmoshere, where the children are both challenged and loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

West is a fabulous school! I have a 5th grader who is leaving this year and we will both miss West dearly. The teacher's and staff are wonderful with the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

We moved here from Florida and I hated the school system there. West Elem. is a wonderful school and highly recommended. The principal is very friendly and I like her alot. The office staff is friendly also. The teachers are very caring and my children love their teacher's. I have a K and 4th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

West is the Best! This is the school motto and a very true statement. As a former student of West, and now a teacher there, I can honestly say that we are a family, work as a team, and love each of the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2007

Great school with wonderful, caring teachers and principals. This school really gives children the attention they deserve in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Overall children have been very happy at West. Good teachers, very little fuss over silly things, the school has a good feel. Facility is a bit old but well maintained. Lot of involvement from the church that uses th hall. Admin is very approchable.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

94 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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

96 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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading/Language Arts

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

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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

 
 
n/a

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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities65%
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 Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities87%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

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

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 88% 67%
Black 5% 24%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 1% 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 26%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

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

School Leader's name
  • Lisa Majors
Fax number
  • (615) 754-5798

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education
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Parent involvement
  • There is an active parent-teacher organization. west elementary maintains an open-door policy for all parents and community members who would like to visit our school.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
West Wilson Middle School
Wilson Central High School
Mt. Juliet Middle School
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9315 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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