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John Pittard Elementary School

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Posted August 18, 2014

My son attended kindergarten and half year of first grade. The kindergarten year was awful, mostly due to an inexperienced closed minded teacher and a principal that does not respect parents. I had to file a complain with the department of education, because they were threatening with retaining my child if I did not do as they say, even though my son was academically on target for his grade. I got a call from the Murfreesboro city school district, I was told that the teacher and principal didn't follow the school district retention policy and that they could not retain a child based on social skills. First grade experience was different. This time he got a great teacher with 20 years of experience and who truly enjoys teaching and thankfully we didn't have to deal with the principal. Another reason I give this school such a low rating is because the ladies at the front office are rude to parents and as other reviewer said, you want to appear upper middle class, other wise the school staff wont show any respect for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

Overall, it's a good school if you're child does not special attention. It took several years to get my child tested for gifted and as high as he tested, there's no excuse. In that time he became bored and disengaged in his education. The only other con is the staff can be extremely unwelcoming and judgmental. The likely reason my son fell through the cracks is their judgement of where excellence can come from. The parents are treated like criminals unless you are a teachers pet. They know me by first name but were still not allowed to help in class and any offers are rebuffed. Several parents have complained that were excluded from our children's education and it hurts knowing favorite parents are invited to read and work with the kids but, despite my education background, I have seemingly been blackballed. My advice for a great education experience at Pittard is to try to appear as upper middle class, elitist as possible because its a good school but there is a huge problem with stereotyping and parents knowing what is going on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

John Pittard is a great school with a wonderful faculty and staff! My son is going to be a 2nd grader returning for his 3rd year at Pittard and he absolutely loves it and can't wait to see his friends again and to make new ones! My daughter is going into kindergarten this year and is very excited! She can't wait to go to her brothers school...she wants to make friends and learn new and exciting things! I can't wait for the 2013-2014 school year to start! I love seeing so many friendly faces every time I enter the doors at JPE, it is welcoming and cozy there! Thanks to everyone at John Pittard Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

This school is to busy labeling and drugging children, rather than providing quality education. My experience with this school is negative. I m glad my children don t have to go to that school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

The school is now called John Pittard and is a wonderful place! It's a big school but with very small class sizes. My daughter loves it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

My grandson loves this school and so do I. The curriculum is challenging and well rounded. The ESP program is wonderful. There is always something fun to do. The staff is caring and very helpful.


Posted April 21, 2010

Two grandchildren went to this school. They felt comfortable in their surroundings, safe in their neighborhood and building. The whole school atmosphere was like one big family, led by an excellent person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

John Pittard is an excellent school with wonderful families, teachers, and administration. My child has attended the new school since it opened two years ago. JPE offers a quality, 5 STAR public education with a private school feel. There are plenty of opportunities for families to be a part of their child's education-parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged. We love being a part of the Pittard family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

We love John Pittard. John Pittard is a family not just a school. My kids have been with Mrs. Barton since Reeves Rogers.This school should have a rating of 10 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Being retired military and having the opportunity to have raised my grown children through the different demographics and challenges that each new school would present was definately challenging but, an education in itself. Both for me and my children. To some they would say it was not an opportunity at all. However, if I had not seen first hand what a poor education 'looked' like then I would not reconize it today. Therefore, I would not be able to be proactive in my childs' education and speak out. I am very disappointed in the fact that a school that has absolutely nothing hindering it in being successful whatsoever is below an average 5 ranking. Is this the best a new public school in an area where there are 'no' substantial hardships can do? Faculty and administration certainly are not trying given the attitudes I've seen. Very Concerned Parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

Most of the teachers are fantastic! I'm pleased with the curiculum. It seems to be pretty challenging for my daughter. My daughter is very happy. The only things that I would say that were not planned well @ all is the parking, not enough playgrounds, and the lack of bleachers in the gym. Whatever happened to common sense. I don't see how those things could be so difficult to plan for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

My daughter attended this school for two years. This school is very unorganized, most of the teachers are rude (except Collier & Cotter). The priciple Mrs.Barton is very unprofessional. The E.S.P. staff is horrible, rude, and juvenile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

RR is such a family oriented school. All of the staff is friendly and easy to communicate with on a regular basis. My children love coming to school and I enjoy the relationship that my family has with everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

Reeves Rogers is absoutely wonderful! My child has been to 3 different schools....Mitchell Neilson, Bellwood, and Reeves Rogers. Reeves Rogers makes the other two schools look like preschools. The principle is wonderful. The teachers are wonderful. I've noticed a lot of one on one time between the teacher and the student. The teachers go one step ahead to make sure their students are heading in the right direction. Unfortunately my son goes to Mitchell Neilson now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

This will be my son's third year there. There is a family feel to the school. I have been very pleased with the teachers my son has had. The teachers want you to be involved in your child's learning experience. Everyone is always friendly and smiling. I feel the door is always open to any questions or concerns that I may have.
—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.

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading/Language Arts

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading/Language Arts

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 Students73%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
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

Math

All Students44%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities73%
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 American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Students43%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities27%
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 51% 67%
Black 30% 23%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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