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East Nashville Magnet School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 1, 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


Posted July 8, 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


Posted June 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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.

About these ratings

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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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

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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110 Gallatin Rd
Nashville, TN 37206
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