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Munford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 820 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2014

Munford Elementary is a great school because of its teachers. Mrs. Barbara Keen rocks in first grade. She is a awesome teacher and cares about her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

My child is in 5th grade with 3 teachers. One teacher does not challenge the students at all. Her work is about 2 grade levels below. One just gives worksheet after worksheet....nothing creative is done in class. The last is a real winner. She doesn't assign homework or send home graded papers, except about once a month. She teaches, records grade, and moves on. My second child's teacher is much better. She differentiates and gives the students a chance to make a better/passing grade by re-doing work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

We will see what Mrs. V does about the bulling! Maybe there can be a resolution to all this madness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

THis is in reference to the last post........ As a parent of this school, I think it is a great place. I have two kids that are in Munford schools and do not have any complaints. My question is...have you talked to the teacher? have discussed this problem with her or the administration? Kids are kids and adults / teachers are working hard to make a difference and help 20 to 28 kids learn the basics they need. As a volunteer, I see how kids manipulate things and other are down right bullies. It is not tolerated at this school. It all comes down to communication. I suggest volunteering and you will see that I have seen....compassion and caring teachers who are working hard to help my kids learn what they need to prepare for future grades. I hope you can get to the bottom of the problem and assure you that Mrs. V will find a solution to the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

I am a parent of a student who was lucky enough to have Lexi Parrish as a teacher. She is an EXCELLENT teacher!!!!! I applaud her way of teaching the kids and allowing them to have fun and learn at the same time. She thinks outside of the box and that is what my child needed. To expand his thinking and learn. Her personal attention and time with each student was priceless. MES has a zero tolerance for bullying. If the child came home with bruises, I feel the parent should have gone to the school and discussed this with administration. I applaude Mrs. Parrish and hope she continues to teach for years to come!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

Munford Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my family. I have twin Kindergarteners in separate classes. Julie Ligon and Amanda Murphy are EXCELLENT teachers. I have no complaints. The feedback and interaction I have had with the teachers and front office have been professional and courteous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

We couldn't be happier with the education and care our three children have received. Our children range from disabled to gifted and their special needs have been met through their dedicated staff of teachers, aides and an engaged administration. It's nice to be a part of a school that hasn't let the fear of showing affection affect its daily routine. Kids feel loved and encouraged which boosts their confidence. School functions overflow with parent attendance and school pride is evident everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

If a child was worn out shoes that are falling apart or if they have head lice, I can understand the administration calling and asking as you put it"Is there anything we can do?" that sounds more like a school that cares about its families and kids not a school that is judging you or writing you off. All of us need help sometimes!! I had to go on food stamps for a year and it was the hardest thing for me to do. ....but it was only because i was prideful. Sometimes...you just need help and it is nice to see they take the time to notice that my child needs help and then find solutions to get us through it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

Munford Elementary is a fantastic school. Everyone from the administration to the teachers cares about students and their success. MES is an effective, nurturing school with academic excellence.


Posted September 13, 2011

I agree with what another parent said on here and this school is rather intrusive. If your childs clothes are not perfect or they dare to sweat you will get a phone call asking if everything is all right and if you need help. They do seem think they know how to be a better parent to your child then you. That said most of the teachers are great and as a whole I think it's a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

While overall MES is a decent public school, especially when compared to neighboring Memphis and Shelby county, it is still far from being an academic star. The curriculum is seriously lacking for any child that is above the median in intelligence, motivation, or desire to learn. The teachers are a mixed bag. Your child's (and therefor your) experience is directly related to the teacher that he or she is placed with. Some are good, some are ok, and some are just plain bad. With the curriculum (or lack there of) being the main problem with MES, the next major detriment is the attitude of the school staff. For some reason or another, some of the staff, including the principal, seem to think that they know how to raise a child better than the parents. There is way too much intrusion in to students' personal/home lives. You can do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

We recently moved here for the Navy. This school has been so great to us "Out of towners" We love the faculty and they really encourage parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

We absolutely LOVE MES! The faculty and staff are always so friendly and helpful. My daughter's teachers have been fabulous so far and I expect them to continue to be. Looking forward to moving into the NEW school in the coming years - it's long overdue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

I am a realtor in the area and brag about our school all the time. The principal is constantly in the halls calling every child by name. My daughter gets a great education at Munford and it shows on her Tcap scores. Don't quite understand how these rankings work because I think MES is an awesome school and I have two children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

We love this school. Our kids love this school. Everyone from the principal to the lunchroom ladies are amazing!! Thank you all so much for all you do for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

Munford needs more tax money! The school itself is clean but the academic programs offered are in dire need of help. After moving from a 9 star school to a 5 star school- I could see the huge difference in how the school was ran and what was being taught to the children, huge big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My 2 sons attend Munford Elem. & are quite happy. Their teachers are great & try very hard to make sure if one is having problems that they are worked out. Last year my 3rd grader was VERY bored in his classes until his teacher, despite being ill, made sure he was tested & entered into the Challenge program. I have been very proud to know the staff is so caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

My two daughters both attend Munford Elementary. The teaching staff is very committed to the learning process and the principals (three - two assistants) are excellent. The AR reading program is a plus. Weakness are evident, as budget cuts have resulted in the computer lab curriculm, as well as music. Munford does not offer an art program, though many teachers incorporate it into their curriculm. Also, the gifted program is sparse - only two hours a week. If your child is advanced or deemed gifted, you must be agressive in ensuring your child is challenged in the classroom. Discipline is not an issue at MES. Students are very well behaved. The textbooks for science and social studies are somewhat outdated, but for the most part the curriculm is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

I am a realtor new to the area and I think the quality of Munford Elementary is excellent. The teachers are very consistent with the curriculum. The weekly assignments require parent involvement, which is especially important. There is a wonderful after school program, as well. Over all, Munford Elementary is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

All three of my children are graduates of Munford Elementary. MES is a safe, family oriented school with caring and dedicated teachers. Everyone at MES cares about the success of children.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading/Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

118 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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

130 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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 67%
Black 10% 24%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1200 McLaughlin Dr
Munford, TN 38058
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