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Posted August 9, 2013

Mitchell Neilson Elementary is a great place to learn new things. My experience there was great, and the teachers were very good at getting to know the students. I surely do miss my years back at Mitchell Neilson Elementary. Now it is time for my younger siblings to enjoy all of what Mitchell Neilson Elementary has to offer.


Posted October 15, 2009

My daughter attended this school from 3rd to 6th grade. The principal, Mr. Lyles makes it a point to remember every childs name. My daughter is now in 11th grade. While registering my son for 3rd grade, Mr. Lyles asked my son if he had an older sister, named Hannah. When a principal takes the time to know every child's name in his school, tells me he is interested in every child's progress. I'm confused as to why one would feel they treat black students differently, being that Mr. Lyles is black.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

I really like mitchell neilson and my 3rd grader loves the school teacher and what the school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

I am not sure what the other person meant by 'black parents' being treated differently since the principle AND vice principle are both black. Anyway, our son started attending this school this year and we love it! His teacher is a God-send. She has a genuine concern for her class. They have a wonderful music program with an awesome teacher. The ticket program is a great idea and really works! Our son has flourished at this school because of the guidance of the teachers and other staff. We are very happy with this school and plan to allow all of our children to attend here when they are old enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

We do not like this school. We throught that it would be student and parent centered. The parents are not welcomed. The principal seems to have no intrest in parental involvement. Teacher look down on you if you do not have what they think you should hve. We are very dicouraged with this school. Our child will not attend next year and our other children will never attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

this school does not care about the parent. I feel that the principal is not fair to all parents. I am of the white race and i have seen blacks get treated less than they deserve. I feel that this school is going down hill. the ticket program has made my child hate going to school. She has never been in trouble for anything and this school has torn down her self esteem. I will not allow my child and others children to attend next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

This school is small, well-disciplined and lead by a wonderful principal, Mr. Lyles. The faculty are dedicated and caring. My child gets a wonderful, small-school experience. Food is terrific, too. It cares for every child as if he or she were the only child. I love this atmosphere of learning. And, the office staff always has a kind word and a quick hello for me.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading/Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

84 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students50%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
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 American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students31%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
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 Students47%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
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 50% 67%
Black 29% 23%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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711 Clark Bl
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 890-7841

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