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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This is our first year at BMS. We have experienced nothing but good things. Our daughter (5th grader) absolutely loves her teachers; other staff members. The PTO also works very hard for the school. The band program, is excellent. We are really enjoying the first year!!!

Develops character: Neutral


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As parents we develop these values in our children. I will agree that at least the school is in a great neighborhood and there are some teachers that help to foster these attributes in the students.




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While this school is in one of the best areas in Nashville (we love this community), it bothers me that the administration, teachers, etc. don't seem to care about the entire student body. This is a diverse school demographically, however, it seems to cater to a specific demographic and provides resources and outlets to that demographic, utilizing unfair and unequal practices towards others. I expected more. They claim to be community minded , but who represents the "U" in unity, the derivative of the word? It's disheartening to parents, worked hard to receive their higher education and nurture their families in supposedly loving and caring communities and who instill in their children the importance of a great secondary education and higher education, that some children are simply lumped into categories and labels, without thought. Also the teachers seem more caring of those who naturally do well in school but those who struggle they seem to not have effective teaching skills in handling more tactile and/or verbal learners. Every child is different and every teacher should approach each child differently to ensure they have a wonderful secondary educational experience. And as for the new principal as of 2015...I don't even want to go there...horrible!

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Since the beginning of this school year-we have watched the teachers and coaches and counselors reignite their determination to get our school headed BACK in the right direction!!!!



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This is not the school it's the system Because district level policy asks admin to do everything they can to keep all kid(s) in school- because the educators are now expected to be the parents, therapists, coaches, security, big brothers and sisters. Leaves very little time to teach




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Good location in Bellevue, also good teachers my son and daughter study at this school

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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These are great teachers and Admin but these parents clearly expect the school to parent and clean up the mess in each kids family dynamic BUT ---MNPS AS A WHOLE IS A MESS- the system is broken



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I have had three children attend this school. The first year, the school had an outstanding principal. She was transferred and the replacement was unbelievably horrible, instituting changes that the current administration has not corrected. The following four years have been an exercise in patience and restraint. Administrators seem checked out and the teachers are either beaten down by the constant grind of having to deal with unruly and disrespectful kids or are just punching a clock. I do believe that these people care about what they are doing. I do not believe they are being empowered to do anything meaningful for the kids. There are exceptions to the above. The music program is AMAZING. Mr. Waters and Ms. Funderburk are incredible, talented and nurturing people. They develop talent and care for the kids. Parental involvement with the band is spectacular. The football and basketball coaches are awesome people driven to instill appropriate behavior and discipline. They talk to the kids about making sure that school-work is first. They set the tone they expect the kids to follow and lead by example.


Develops character: Agree


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They are fair if students are not lashing out, and have all requirements for class, etc.



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The tea here here are nice, and caring. The band program is excellent. I love this school because I have made great friends, and the staff was so caring and nice.

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Last modified Bellevue Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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