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Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet

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Posted August 20, 2013

As a parent of two children attending 2 vastly different public schools in Davidson County, TN I can say with absolute certainty that this school's shortcomings can be rectified with more funding, community involvement, and board support. I am terribly disappointed with the apparent chaos surrounding any activity at the school. Teachers are great...philosophy is good...performance...not so stellar. I will be moving my child for fear that they will be behind in the traditional classroom setting and may struggle to catch up in a higher performing school. Word of advice: Do your research...then visit (multiple times if at all possible)...Make an informed decision based on present performance not past excellence. Rude office staff raises concern about how respectfully children are being spoken to or treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter started here in kindergarten. She cried every break because she wanted to go back to class. She learned well with this style, also enjoying teaching and learning from Pre-K students. The breadth of the curriculum was amazing and I know my baby knows far more than I can even imagine. She loves Mrs. Neely, Ms. Kluttz, Ms. Lawson and Mrs. Brown, and has just been embraced by students and teachers alike. I love Mrs. Thorsen, Ms. Hull and Mr. Frensley. The principal is accessible, the playgrounds are great, and there's a school counselor. The PTO is amazing, and every event whether fundraising or entertaining has been so much fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

My son is in Kindergarten this year. Montessori teaching method fits my child very much. He is learning good and I have seen him showing more interest in each activity. Teacher is very good and puts lots of efforts in each kids of their class. They have regular parent teacher meeting which gives very good idea of how my son is progressing
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Posted August 9, 2012

My daughter is in 3rd grade and has attended this school since Pre-School. I am totally satisfied with the teachers and the environment. Small class sizes, diverse students, great parent participation, and a convenient location close to downtown Nashville. Research the Montessori teaching method and decide if the method fits your child and your lifestyle. If so, choose Hull-Jackson Montessor in Nashville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Hull Jackson is the best school. As a parent, I saw through my kid the excitement of knowing something he didn't know before...I can't say enough about the teachers and the Principal..they are just wonderful. This will be my son's last year in HJM but I am sure he will never forget the the first time he started playing violin and encouraged within 5 months to play it in public which he did beautifully. I am a proud Hull-Jackson parent. Thank you.
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Posted September 27, 2007

This school year has started off as a success!!!There's a new principal, and hopefully things will work well. I had one child at the school last school year, and recently placed two more in HJ. I moved them because I thought they could advance in their academics vs. the other school they had previously attended. Hopefully I made a good decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2004

This is a new year with a new principal and I was here with the last. THis principal is a good person but a Montessori school needs a Principal as well as teachers that are trained to function in the above mentioned way. I have noticed that the overall atmosphere of the school this year is very strained but hopefully with time it will get better.Two words--Parent Participation--.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Hull-Jackson Montessori Magnet has a new principal this year so I did not rate the principal. Our family has had a wonderful experience at HJM. My son is active and the Montessori method allows him the freedom to move around the classroom and work uninhibited. The atmosphere is quiet and respectful which allows children to focus without interruptions during the work cycle. My daughter flourishes here also and can move ahead or review lessons as needed at her level instead of going with the whole class. The Montessori method is not for every child. It works best for independent workers. This method works best for our family.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
13%
Social Studies

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

55 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

All Students32%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students23%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students36%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 23%
White 5% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nashville, TN 37208
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