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East Nashville Magnet School

Public | 5-12 | 1255 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2009

My son has enjoyed and become a very respectable person all because of East.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Geat staff and learning facility
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Our new principal has increased parent communication and student pride. Love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Teachers, students & parents have created a great community centered around learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Good school and great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 29, 2009

I have 3 children at east and its the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The teachers and staff are great. Wonderful place. Can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

teachers are great...really seem to care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 28, 2009

The teachers at East Literature really want to see the students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

It is such a great school, the staff is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 14, 2009

i am a student @ east and i love it!!!!!!!! Mrs.King is the best!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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

Teacher resources

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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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