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K-5
Public district
Murfreesboro, TN
Students enrolled: 465
 

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6050 Manchester Hw
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

(615) 893-3651
(615) 893-6222
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June 05, 2015
Three of my children have attended/currently attend Buchanan, so I have been involved with this school for years. Pros: This school has managed to maintain its small community atmosphere, even as the community has experienced unprecedented growth. The teachers really make the school a great place for kids to learn and grow. They go above and beyond in order to assure all children reach their full potential. They provide a safe, positive, and fun learning environment in which students can excel. Teachers seem to really care about the kids, and frequently communicate praises and concerns with parents. Overall, the principal seems to be supportive of the teachers and students. He started a school-wide behavior code system that has been mostly beneficial. The codes are sometimes hard to keep straight, but positive behavior is rewarded, while bad behavior is immediately dealt with. Cons: Parent involvement is low. The PTO has struggled for years to get (and keep) parents involved. The school is very old and somewhat run-down. The building needs updating. Technology resources are lacking. Too much emphasis on standardized testing, but I believe this is a universal problem.

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June 05, 2015
Three of my children have attended/currently attend Buchanan, so I have been involved with this school for years. Pros: This school has managed to maintain its small community atmosphere, even as the community has experienced unprecedented growth. The teachers really make the school a great place for kids to learn and grow. They go above and beyond in order to assure all children reach their full potential. They provide a safe, positive, and fun learning environment in which students can excel. Teachers seem to really care about the kids, and frequently communicate praises and concerns with parents. Overall, the principal seems to be supportive of the teachers and students. He started a school-wide behavior code system that has been mostly beneficial. The codes are sometimes hard to keep straight, but positive behavior is rewarded, while bad behavior is immediately dealt with. Cons: Parent involvement is low. The PTO has struggled for years to get (and keep) parents involved. The school is very old and somewhat run-down. The building needs updating. Technology resources are lacking. Too much emphasis on standardized testing, but I believe this is a universal problem.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
I have tow girls in this school and they love it . The teachers are great

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April 19, 2014
I have two boys at this school and they love it. The teachers are welcoming and seem to care about the kids.

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December 27, 2007
The teachers are wonderful with the children. I wish that there was more community and teacher involvement with the PTO.

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December 19, 2007
As an elementary school it is wonderful; the teachers are caring and willing to help students be successful in the classroom. The school has a feeling of community and family--my children have grown up with the teachers' kids in our neighborhood. I wish that they would build a middle school for the older kids.

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March 28, 2007
My daughter is doing very well in her Kindergarden year. She already know how to read. They offer gym, music, art, baseball, basketball, and library. Parent involvement is great.

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Buchanan Elementary School
6050 Manchester Hw, Murfreesboro, TN  37127
(615) 893-3651
Last modified Buchanan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buchanan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top