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East Nashville Magnet School

Public | 5-12 | 1255 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2010

It offers real choices that can lead to other magnet schools


Posted April 21, 2010

East Literature is a good school on the way to greatness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 6, 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.


Posted November 6, 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


Posted November 4, 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


Posted November 3, 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


Posted November 2, 2009

This school has produced some outstanding business leaders in Nashville.


Posted November 2, 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


Posted November 1, 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


Posted November 1, 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


Posted November 1, 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!


Posted 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


Posted October 29, 2009

East Lit has dynamic, creative leadership, excellent, caring teachers and wonderful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 15, 2009

The teachers and administration care about the students.


Posted October 15, 2009

East rocks!!!!! Best teachers, best curriculum, best sports!!!!
—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.

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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 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 47% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 41% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
4%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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

All Students63%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students49%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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

Math

All Students40%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

Math

All Students34%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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

Math

All Students34%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
39%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
45%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
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 Students55%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students66%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White11%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students34%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students43%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students27%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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
Black 76% 23%
White 19% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve Ball
Fax number
  • (615) 262-6656

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Nashville, TN 37206
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