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110 Gallatin Rd
Nashville, TN 37206

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December 06, 2013
I have been happy with this school. I do not have anything else to say at this time.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
My child has attended this school since 5th grade and is now it 7th. Her teachers have been very loving, but firm. She makes all A's and occasionally some B's. She's placing proficient/advanced on all her tests and has shown incredible growth on her TVAAS scores, which is a testament to her talented teachers. This year the middle school has a dedicated principal for our school. The parent body is very involved. There is an active corp group involved in the Parent Teacher Student Organization, who organized its first East Nashville Holiday Market. They partnered with Home Depot for a full renovation of both teacher lounges. There are a ton of deeply committed parents involved inextracurricular activities. Our sports team rank very high city-wide and my student has become accomplished in band. They started a marching band this year. The school has 100% graduation rate and most seniors are accepted into college. There are regular Math, Science, Social Studies, Literature and Paideia Nights for the whole family. I hear that sometimes some kids don't act respectfully to adults, but that hasn't affected my kid negatively. We teach our kid to be responsible for learning.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
Our family has had a terrific experience with this school. We get regular communication from the teachers and the principals are always available and respond quickly to any questions or concerns we may have. I wish the middle school had chorus and drama, but academically the teachers and the curriculum are sound. My kids rides the bike bus in the neighborhood, which is a collective way for or kids to commute. Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
My daughter is in her second year at East (btw - it is now called East Magnet not East Literature) and we have had many great experiences. She scores advanced on her TCAP's and DEA's, has fabulous teachers, has met people from all backgrounds and loves going to school. I honestly don't understand everyone knocking this school so badly - I volunteer a LOT and know the teachers and administration and have had lovely experiences there. The students address me respectfully and if they get out of line in class, they are disciplined fairly and quickly. East has a great athletics program and a wonderful band. It is in a cool historical building and some of the kids ride their bikes or walk to school. I know many of the parents volunteer in different capacities - with sports, band, in classrooms, at games or events, etc. There have been great changes happening at this school and it is getting better every day.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2013
I think this school is very unorganized. The teachers don't know how to control there students. The schedules are very confusing and complicated. Mr.Davidson in the lunchroom is a terrible example for kids.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2013
East Magnet H.S. was the second H.S. attended. We found it to have caring teachers, school counselors, and principal. My child grew in many areas including academics but self confidence was an extra plus. I enjoyed many of the parents and found that they also wanted the best education for their child. Very pleased with the whole experience at this wonderful High School.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
East Nashville Magnet isn't the best school. My Niece has been going there for two years. 5th and 6th grade..However, because of the behavior at East she will be leaving for this coming year. From what we've heard from her, all of the students curse, and are distracting in her classes, all of her 5th and 6th grade classmates caused nothing but trouble, from fights to back talking the teacher. Most students got a office referral every-day. This is a very ghetto school. I wouldn't recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2012
I have a daughter who just graduated from EMS. East is located in/near the downtown nashville area. This community is peppered w folks from lower to high/upper middle class. I come from a NYC educated background & an ivy league degree. A lot of folks/local/small town transplants are not used to This kind of socialization & allowing children to grow expand & defend themselves.Yes there has been bullying (my daughter experienced it &handled it). Yes there are teachers in the school who are new/veterean who don't have their act together. Yes there are parents who work two jobs or they work 14 hour long jobs but support when they can. Put all this on a campus that holds middle & high school kids add some premature hormones &VaVoom! you get pre-teens acting out trying to find their place in the world. Teachers holding them & their parents accountable &youthful white lies. I was an active participant in Middle School it offered 6th graders a way to grow. She enteres 9th going into all honors as all the kids in this padiea & That is different too.As middle School goes it could be worse but it's not bad or horrible. Teacher says to me: She's got an 81 avg. because she sees ur ok w it...

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
My daughter is a 7th grader at East, this is her first year here. We were so excited for her to get the opportunity to attend a magnet school. Unfortunately this school has been a disappointment. Academically she is doing the same type of work as all the other public schools, she is very bored. The school has very little parent involvement and the teachers dont seem to be to concerned with what the children are doing or learning. The school is very ghetto, by far more than the school she is zoned for. This will our last year here.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
This is NOT a good school! My daughter has been going to East since 5th grade. The middle school was fine but the high school is HORRIBLE! The current principal has let a lot of the older teachers go and has brought it a lot of young teachers who cannot control the classrooms. My daughter has had money, textbooks and other personal items stolen from her locked backpack. She was unable to leave these items in her locker since her assigned locker was on the opposite floor as all of her classes so never had time between classes to even use her locker. We are so tired of the disruptive classroom environment and the thieving ingrates that go there so we are pulling her and homeschooling instead. I would not reccommend this school at all. There are a few core parents who support their children and the school programs but the rest seem to be MIA and don't care at all what their kids do. The only time these parents are seen is when their kids are in trouble and then they refuse to believe that their kids did anything wrong. This school is full of thieves with the entitlement mentality and the leadership does nothing to help prevent this.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
Who is really reviewing this school? You have got to be kidding! Every student I've talked to complains of the confusing schedules, tremendous amounts of busy work, and teacher's attitudes. My children withdrew because they were not learning anything in this environment. It is not ok for any child to fail, but E Lit offers no help to succeed. Bullying is daily. These are children not miniature college students.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
I am an alumni, and I found this school to be far too liberal as students are constantly forced to show a secular, relativistic tolerance to others. Academically, this school is really no better than any other non-magnet public school in Nashville. The subjects taught are often divorced from one another in thought and students learn information, essentially, to pass standardized tests. Some teachers (e.g. Szklany-Brown) do encourage substantive thinking and learning, and expect it from their students, but this is the exception. You will not learn how to learn, so don't waste your time with East if you want your student to be a life-long learner. The literature emphasis is only in name alone as it was rare that, again, this connection was made and subjects were integrated. Behavior was a definite problem. Look at one of the academic magnets (Hume Fogg or MLK) for better quality.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
Great teachers and a great learning environment. I have 2 children enrolled at East and have watched them learn and grow so much. The teachers and faculty care about each student.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
Even though the school has had shortcomings, I have seen much needed changes. We all grow and mature when we have the courage to face the challenges and make adjustments. I've seen this happen and East Lit. I am a proud parent of this school. Thanks to all the behind the scene efforts from staff, PTSO, parent volunteers for making it happen.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I love East Literature because the staff loves the children at East and provides them with the best teaching skills and they show each student that they are special and that they care about their future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2010
East has dedicated teachers and staff! They strive to ensure each child succeeds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
My son has been a student at East since the 5th grade. He is now a Freshman at the high school and will be there until graduation. I have seen great growth in my son. He is an athlete with wonderful grades and I attribute great leadership in encouraging the teachers to help the students along the way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
My nieces are fantastic and they all attended East. Also the PTA pres is pretty great too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
This school is a hidden gem. They really care about the students here and will go out of their way to help. I've had my children at other schools in the city, including the academic magnets and I wouldn't want them any where else but East.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
This school is always building and striving on ways it can be better and make learning more engaging for the students. They are topping things this year (the 2010/2011 school year) with the Paideia format. My sophomore LOVES it!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
It offers real choices that can lead to other magnet schools

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
East Literature is a good school on the way to greatness.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
This is where my step daughter goes to school. I think it's a really great school.With her disability she's still treated like all the other kid's. Which i think is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
my granddaughter goes to your school and she tell's me she has really terrific teacher's,and that's what make's a school very special.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2009
my daughter goes to your school. she tell's me all the time how different this school is compared to her school's she wen't to in texas.thank's a million. keep up thegreat work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
east has teachers that really cares and they will do anything to make sure that the students do their best.East has so many after school programs that keeps the students and their parents busy with the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Before it was a magnet school, it was East Nashville Senior High. It is wonderful to see that one of the former premier high schools in Nashville has been given new life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
This school has produced some outstanding business leaders in Nashville.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2009
I am a huge Fan of the School.....Great Teachers.....Great Programs....for nieghborhood Kids and for all how travel far to attend....

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
East is a school where the teachers and administrators really care about you. The students all come together to be a community as well. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to go there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Love that it's a smaller school and helps it's students. Also, that it has accepted exchange students from American Field Service and other exchange programs. Their effort to help support the students from foreign countries helps to bridge the gap of diversity and promote cultural understanding and world peace.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
East Literature Magnet school has progressive energy and a positive plan. They are making the neighborhood a better place by invigorating their students to be more conscious, considerate and compassionate citizens. It's an all around great place!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2009
The teachers are awesome. They are always there with a helping hand even when its not school related. The principals are very understanding and are willing to listen. They have great academics extracurricular activities, as well as great activities such as blood drives and art shows. They really try to broadcast everyones talents in some way.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 29, 2009
East Lit has dynamic, creative leadership, excellent, caring teachers and wonderful students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Opra Winfry was a student at our school. We have had so many outstanding student to graduate from our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love East because the teachers seem to genuinely care about the students and work hard to make learning interesting and fun. They portray a love teaching.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
East Literature is one of the best Magnet schools in Nashville. Alot of good teachers and great students. Alot of positive things come from East and the future of the students are promising.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
The new principal is doing great things for the school,students and teachers. Mr. Ball came in taking care of business, which makes the students want to come to school and learn. They get very good rewards, if they follow all the rules and his aaa motto. So they feel like someone cares, and they do well. The 3 A's Academics, Attitude, Acheivements. Its a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
The teachers and administration care about the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
East rocks!!!!! Best teachers, best curriculum, best sports!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
My son has enjoyed and become a very respectable person all because of East.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Geat staff and learning facility

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Our new principal has increased parent communication and student pride. Love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Teachers, students & parents have created a great community centered around learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Good school and great teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
I love the fact that East is a magnet school and I know my kids are getting a great education. And, I especially love that they can attend one school from grade 5-12! Wonderful teachers and a great new principal Mr. Ball!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I have 3 children at east and its the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The teachers and staff are great. Wonderful place. Can't say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
teachers are great...really seem to care about the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
East Literature is an awesome school. The teachers genuinely care about their students and that makes all the difference. The students are well diversed but come together as one!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
The teachers at East Literature really want to see the students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
It is such a great school, the staff is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
East has incredibly dedicated administration and faculty. My son is enjoying the school immensely. None of the typical 'middle school transition' issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
They have a open door policy and parents are welcomed and listened to. It's a team effort to educate my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2009
i am a student @ east and i love it!!!!!!!! Mrs.King is the best!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
I am senior at East Literature Magnet. I have been here since my freshman year of high school. I am glad that I made the chocie to attend this school. I came is short with an attitude problem, but ready to learn. I was ready to learn and the teachers where eager to teach me and that is why ELMS is a great school. I never had a teacher that I couldn't stand because if they taught me one thing, it is that no matter where you go you can make the best out of it so just keep striving towards your goal.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 13, 2008
I am a student at ELMS it is a average school (like most of our grades) the teacher don't care about things and you might only get a few good teacher in a grade i have been there for two year 5th and 6th the kids there are very rambunctious but other than that the school is great i am a ok student.thank you

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November 10, 2008
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October 07, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 24, 2008
My children attend ELMS. One child has attended since 8th grade and the other has attended since 5th grade. Some of the teachers lack passion and drive to teach and mold young minds. They are what I would call'paycheck' teachers. They do not attempt to go beyond the textbook and paper method. There are only a handful of teachers at the school who are really trying to 'teach' the students. These few teachers have very good classroom management skills. Behavioral problems / issues are handled in a way that it does not disturb others from learning. Basically, these teachers have their classroom in order. They have objectives, goals and expectations for their students and themselves as well. My second child has been fortunate to have such teachers. My first child on the other hand has not been as fortunate. Disruptive behavior is a problem

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January 31, 2008
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December 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 26, 2006
My son has been at ELMS since 5th grade. He is now a Freshman. The teachers have not been helpful in motivating or challenging my son to reach his full potential. To date, most of his classes have not been intellectually stimulating. He has been taking honors classes for the past 2 years and is still bored. Parents are encouraged to be involved with Fund Raisers and the PTSO. The main topic of the majority of PTSO meetings has been School Fund Raisers. Raising money for things that will improve the quality of education at the school is fine. However, if the students are not stimulated to grow and enhance their intelligence, the fund raising efforts are fruitless. The concert band is really good. The sad part is that with over 100 band members only 6 - 10 students are ever represented at booster meetings or Band fund raising activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
I have been a student at East Literature Magnet for two years now, this being my graduating year, and have greatly enjoyed my time at East. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the finest teachers I've ever known while attending. I am very proud to call myself an East Eagle. The school is located in a richly historical area of Nashville and has only enhanced my perception of life. I love our school building itself, it has been newly renovated, yet still posseses the great qualities that tell of time. More importantly, I truly love the variation of students. East Literature is ethnically blessed and provides and encourages room for an even better learning experience. I will truly miss my High School years at East!

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2005
I've gone to East since 5th grade, and graduated in 2004. In my opinion, each year in that school improved not only technology wise, but academics as well. Each year I attended, only grew better for students to be able to receive an education, and have a better one-on-one interaction with the faculty. Like any school, it's not perfect, but it sure was on its way to be when I attended.

- submitted by a former student
June 30, 2005
My children are going into their second year at East. I have had some concerns with disruptive behavior that goes on in a number of the classes. Overall my children have done well at East but I think that all of the students could benefit if the teachers would take charge of their class and send the disruptive children out.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
I am a rising senior (c/o 06) and have been attending East Literature Magnet School since 8th grade. The teachers, for the most part, are exceptional, and they know their material. Dr. Whitley, Ms. Siebold, and Ms. Sexton are among the best teachers that I have had the privilege of learning under.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2005
I am a student at East High. I started out there in the 5th grade, and I love it. Throughout my life I had great teachers who didn't allow me to just sit on my tail and not do anything. They made me do my work. They got really involved with my mother, too. Even though its a small school, we have less problems. I had to leave for behavioral reasons my 8th grade year, but I returned my 10th grade year and I refuse to go anywhere else. I will be a junior this 2005-2006 school year and I am certainly looking foward to it. The only sad part is we don't currently have a football and softball team, but I, along with others, are working on that problem. But we pretty much have the other sports and extracurricular activities at East.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 10, 2005
My son has attended this school since grade 5 and is now a Junior. This school is one of the best. He has has great teachers who see his potential and push him to do better. Although there may some students who disrupt classes, demanding discipline is a top priority.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2004
My daughter attended East Literature in 5th and 6th grade and is now a 7th Grader at MLK. The East teaching staff was as good (and some better -- thanks Mrs. King) as any other school in Nashville. However, I felt that the majority of the non-academic magnet schools have as much problems with discipline as the zoned schools. My daughter had a very time focusing with the disruptive students (at least a half dozen or so 'regulars in every class), yet nothing was ever done to rectify this problem beyond ISS.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
My child attend East in the 5th and 6th grades. This school is very weak in literature, I agree the faculty cares but a little more focus on academics is needed. My daughter came home daily complaining about weekly fist fights at the school. She is now in the 7th grade at MLK and now she is being challenged academically.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2004
Great school! Academics are strong & the teachers are dedicated to their profession. Caring environment is evident. The principal, Mrs. Stewart, is a creative & driving force & has assembled strong teams of teachers. My child loves the school & is once more enthusiastic about learning since coming here in 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
This school is very small they just started to try to improve it. They don't really have very many fine arts to expand there horizion. The best teacher is Mr.Rod stephens (math). even though they say lit. magnet thats what they are worst in. The over all school is ok. They don't have a very good sports department. 1-10 as a strong firm on education I rate it a 4. They don't have a strong band. It seems all they spend there money on is computers, not in the class room but in the lab which only 30% on the school is allowed in.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2004
East literature is a truly great school. My son has attended for five years. He is an upcoming sophomore. The school is expanding into two buildings. I hope the extracurricular activities increase as the middle and high school seperate. Would recommend to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
This is one of the best schools in the nation. The teachers and staff are the best too. They are loving and really care about the kids and will do anything to help them.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2004
School is being renovated and I feel that as a parent my child is learning and growing. I would like for there to be more extracurriclar activities availible.

- submitted by a parent
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East Nashville Magnet School
110 Gallatin Rd, Nashville, TN  37206
(615) 262-6947
Last modified East Nashville Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Nashville Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 83 reviews. Top