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7840 Learning La
Nashville, TN 37221

(615) 662-3015
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May 01, 2015
This is generally a good school as far as public schools go. My son has been there 3 years now. My only real complaint is about the office staff. Reading the reviews here, and talking with other parents, I've learned that I'm not the only parent who has run into the hatefulness and lack of professionalism in the main office, and this is not the principal, this is the FOUR women who work in the main office. Why there needs to be four employees in there is beyond me, but the level of rudeness I've run into when I've gone in there has been more than I've ever dealt with anywhere. They've been rude to me, and also rude to others who have come in and hateful on the phone when I have been in there waiting for something. There is a new principal now, and I really wish she would consider letting a few of them go, as there definitely does not need to be four people working in there anyway. My hope is that they read this and understand that when a parent walks into that office, you don't know what they've already gone through that day or what they're needing help with, and there is never any reason to be unprofessional or rude to them.

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December 08, 2014
Academically amazing! Wish it would have more afternoon activities art etc. Teachers provide a loving environment.Great school!

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August 20, 2014
I agree with you 100%. My son has a behavioral problem, but he isn't abusive. The principal said my son intentionally slammed his class room door on a girls fingers over and over. But from the teacher and classmates, it was a complete different story, and was an accident. He closed the door once and didn't notice the other childs hand was in the doorway. He was suspended from Kindergarten for 2 days. :(

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August 19, 2014
Hopefully with the new adminstration appointed to this school for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year this will make this a great school to attend. THe previous principal (Haliburton and her puppets were rude,unfair & did many unethical things. However, some of the teachers were great obviously the ones who were not imtimidated by the adminstration staff. Hoping the changes with the adminstration for this year is to clean things up & run the school as it should.

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July 30, 2014
school and teachers are great but principle Kimber Halliburton is awful. Never replied calls or emails

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May 12, 2014
Excellent school. Good education. Nice teachers and staff. The buildings and the grounds are well-maintained.

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October 24, 2013
Excellent school. Nice library. Good cafeteria. Someone in an earlier review complained about the restrooms, but I strongly disagree. Currently they are being well maintained. Thanks.

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April 19, 2013
My daughter will be completing her 4th year at this school; however we still have our 1st year son attending, currently. This was great for my daughters education. The advance classes has challenged my daughter in many ways and help her to excel in her education/knowledge where I don t believe other school in the surrounding areas could have. She has been selected to enter Meigs for her middle school education next year and I believe her study at HVE was a great asset in her preparation for Meigs. And, as I understand, it too, is an academically challenging school. Thank to all the HVE teachers and its PTO for their contributions!! Go Houndogs!!!

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February 11, 2013
It's ok but the bathrooms are nasty and some of the teachers are mean ok.

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March 08, 2011
I am very pleased with this school. I think it says a lot about the community as a whole!

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January 19, 2011
My little boy has a teacher who is terrific; she is smart, supportive, and he is learning and enjoying it. She is challenging him in areas where he is already ahead of his grade level. The principal & office staff have been great too, they are available and caring.

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April 14, 2010
Our child transferred as the result of being re-zoned from another school. As the result, our child had a 'rocky' start. It would have been better if our child would have been zoned for this school from Kindergarten. This is part of Nashville's 'ugly' 30+ years of busing history. Thank goodness this is improving. However, overall we have been pleased with school once our child's needs were identified. We haven't been pleased with the library. It appears that children don't receive a lot of guidance from the librarian in terms of appropriate 'level appropriate books' that they need to choose. This responsibility appears to be left to the classroom teacher which already has 'enough on her plate'. We have NEVER seen the Principal. She was MIA from the Christmas program which we thought was not in appropriate. The VP is Awesome!!. The VP should be appointed as the main Principal.

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April 07, 2010
We have had 2 teachers here so far, and both have gone to considerable lengths to hold back a gifted child. Our first grader was reading 3rd grade level, yet spent three months in AR reading 1.5 level, while testing 100% on 20 tests in a row and not being allowed to advance. Not a great school if your child is advanced or gifted. Too much focus on sit down and shut up. Given Study Island over Christmas vacation, completed entire first grade math and reading in two weeks - it took over 2 months and numerous phone calls and emails to get permission to advance to 2nd grade level.

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July 01, 2009
This school is fantastic and has a very involved PTA. I loved that the teachers invited parents to be involved and found things for us to do. My son had a difficult transition into Kg and had a tough time with his teacher, but the school counsellor was great. My daughter had the best 1st grade teacher, Dr. Stewart and we would highly recommend her to everyone.

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December 16, 2008
Overall, my daughter had a wonderful experience. All of her teachers (with the exception of one) set high expectations for everyone. She really learned a lot. The art and music programs are wonderful. I would love to see the P.E. program every day with more of a focus on learning new sports skills, etc.. Although I do believe the P.E. teachers do the best they can 2 days per week. I would also have loved for my child to learn some foreign language. This school is more truly diverse than most in Nashville. My daughter's good friends had parents from Russia, India, Jordan, China, and Iraq. All of the parents expect great things from their children. The principal, however, is not my favorite person. She can be very sour and unfriendly. The only time I went to see her in 5 years she was not helpful or understanding.

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September 15, 2008
My daughter attends Kindergarten at HVS and has had the best experience. The school community is like a large family. The teaching staff is amazing in their ability to reach out to their students and get results not only in reading and math, but also higher level thinking skills and character education. I would trust my children to any teacher in the school and I know my daughter will flourish at HVS. There has been some school construction lately to add a wing to the main building, so look past the portable classrooms in the front yard, they are temporary. This school is great, and my daughters and I look forward to many happy years at HVS.

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February 01, 2008
I have 2 girls in this school and 2 that are now in middle and high school. I think that this is likely the best elementary school in Middle Tennessee.

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July 01, 2007
Gym is small. Limited playground area. Very unkept. Bathrooms were smelly and dirty. About disappointment with curriculm our child will be enrolled in a local Christian school in the Fall.

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December 26, 2006
Playground is large, with two-year-old wonderful equipment. There is a separate, fenced, kindergarten playground. The school is brick, with new paint every few years on doors and inside. Entry area is huge, with an indoor garden and seating. Beautiful.

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June 15, 2006
All three of my children attended about 9 years ago. As a family being part of this school, our experience was wonderful. The parent envolvement, teacher-parent enteraction, even the environment was a pleasant setting for my children to gain the education they deserved. My oldest has now graduated High School and has enlisted in the US Marine Corp. To this day she talks about her elementary school. Thanks for everything. I'm glad to see the school and staff still hold up to the very best standards.

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May 06, 2005
My two children, first and thrid graders, attend HVS. I am a VERY busy single mom, and the teachers and staff have gone out of their way to accomodate me in terms of school meetings. My children love their school and all of the activities offered. HVS is the highest ranked school in Nashville and it is easy to see why.

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September 03, 2004
This is the best elementary school in the Nashville metro area. It has the best test scores, has nice facilities, a great staff, and great parent involvement. My two children both attended.

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October 17, 2003
Awesome school with a great principal/vice principal team. Very involved parents and great teachers. Our 3 kids have had wonderful experiences so far. Only drawback: needs more of a racial and ethnic mix.

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Harpeth Valley Elementary School
7840 Learning La, Nashville, TN  37221
(615) 662-3015
Last modified Harpeth Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harpeth Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top