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Meigs Middle Magnet School

Public | 5-8 | 715 students

 

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Posted November 27, 2013

My daughter came from a really good Elementary School. I didn't think the next school would rise to the challenge of being better. I was wrong! Meigs is a phenomenal school. The teachers truly have a passion for what they do, and the students can feel that passion. Not having a bus system does make it a bit challenging at times, but if my child continues to perform at this high-achieving level, it will have all been well worth it! KUDOS to Meigs for being a pillar school in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I have two children at Meigs. I consider it an average public school At orientationthis year, the 5th language teacher informed us that "they won't have to do things that they've already did". Yes, this is the way the language teacher speaks at the acedemic magnet school <sigh>.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

It took a little getting used to before my 7th grader felt comfortable here as he was accustomed to being well ahead of his classmates at other public schools. The faculty and staff have done everything possible to help acclimate him and we could not be more pleased. This is truly a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Excellent administration and teachers. My daughter is very happy with this school. I give the leadership, teacher quality, and parent involvement 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

These negative review are incorrect! I am a current 7th grader at Meigs. Meigs offers lots of activities to help you in your learning. For example, we have enrichment Wednesdays. Enrichment Wednesdays are while some children are taking test retakes, other students may have classes provided by their teachers and their related arts teachers for enrichment. We also have lots of clubs and sports, such as Girl's Volleyball (provided by 6th grade teacher, Ms. Shaffer) Boy's/Girl's Basketball ( provided by 7th grade teacher Mr. Smith), and many more student activities! Meigs is also a pathway to Hume-Fogg (#1 High school in Tennessee), to students scoring 85% average in the 7/8 grades. Meigs gives out ALL their grades ON TIME, unless their is a malfunction in the system. ALL Meigs teachers provide contact information that will be replied to a parent, a week at most. WE also have laptop carts and 2 iPad carts to also assist in learning! All of those negative reviews were untrue. Meigs is a great school with compassionate teachers to help your child in any help they need.


Posted May 24, 2013

I personally think that all of the negative reviews below are not true. I go to Meigs and love it. I have been here for three years now and am looking forward to eighth grade there. Meigs is a perfect school, it has caring teachers and faculty. When I went to elementary school I never tried as much as I could have because all of the material did not challenge me. After being here for a while I feel like it has really prepared me for high school. Not only does it help me academically, but it also provides a great arts atmosphere. Meigs is a big, happy family. And I am so grateful to be a part of it. I LOVE MEIGS!!! <3


Posted October 28, 2012

Meigs is top rated & we love Meigs! This is our daughters 4th & final year at Meigs and it's hard to believe that 4 years have passed so quickly. This school has the most excellent teachers, a principal that demonstrates strong leadership & compassion for our students. We will miss Meigs next year but this school has well prepared our daughter for the next chapter...Hume Fogg Academic Magnet School. For the 2 post I read that dislike Meigs, why is your child still here if you dislike Meigs so much? Maybe you should remove your student so that a parent that realizes a great school can have their child take your childs seat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I do not like Meigs. my child goes there and i personally think it is a waste
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I hate Meigs Middle Magnet School. It is the worst school i have ever been to. I think that it does not deserve to be a magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

I attended Meigs from 2004-2008 (5th-8th) I truly LOVED this school.. I just graduated from high school c/o 2012 and often times I sit in my room and think about all the amazing things I did in school. Middle school at Meigs was the best!!! We did a lot of things that that other middle schools didnt get to do. Yes homework and rigorousness assignments do come with attending a top achieving school, but it was well worth the late night studying :-) Meigs prepared me for what high had to offer. I went to a public high school which made it even easier!! I began high school with 4 high school credits; Algebra 1, geometry, Spanish 1 & physical science. I graduated 6th in my class and I was also male valedictorian... I would recommend this school to ANYONE.. Mr. Haney, Mrs Hoskins, and Mrs. Bluestone were the best!!!!!!


Posted July 9, 2011

This school is incredibly overrated. The teachers we dealt with were apathetic at best, and one even told us that parents should not bother to contact her because she wouldn't respond. They consistently took over a month to post grades for assignments. It is now July and we are still waiting to receive the report card for this past year. Our child made good grades and performed well, but we're not going back because the teachers are so arrogant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Meigs is a Academic Magnet Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee and is also the highest scoring value-added school in the entire state of Tennessee. This school mentally challenges and fully prepares students for the rest of their Academic career. Meigs has Drama, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Computer Class, as well as Strings, Choir, and Band. There are 4 different languages to choose from - French, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese. Meigs continues to shine above all others by means of Academics, Electives, Staff, Students, and Parents.


Posted May 7, 2011

Our experience at Meigs has been excellent! There are always some teachers that stand out and we would give the highest accolades to Vickie Dooley, Alvin Haney, Kaul Bluestone, Justine McMurray, Dylan Hoffmann, Mrs. Wolf, and percussion instructor, Todd Liles. We love and appreciate all the teachers. Guidance couselor Mrs. Melton and Jesus, the custodian are also exceptional people!!! Jon Hubble is a great principal and makes the middle school experience at Meigs a truly wonderful place to learn and grow in the tween and early teen years. The PTO president, Greta Requierme, has accomplished phenomenal things and we are so grateful to all those parents who contribute their time, money and energy to make Meigs a close community in spite of the fact that it is not a "neighborhood" school for most who attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

I don't know anything about this school, but I just ate lunch with four bus loads of their students at Wendy's, MetroCenter. (2/18/11) All I can say is WOW! what a great bunch of kids! Approximately 50? students and chaperones filled the restaurant. When they left, there were eight other customers left behind commenting on how well-behaved the group was. The restaurant dining room was put back in order, trash in the bins, chairs pushed back under the tables, "yes ma'ams/sirs" to adults... Great job Meigs faculty! Great job Meigs student body! This 60-something citizen most was impressed.


Posted February 1, 2011

I have a daughter that was fortunate enough to not only qualify academically, but also to be selected in the lottery in order to attend. What can I say? Meigs lives up to it's reputation and then some. As a school that serves ' high acheivers", it pushes my daughter beyond what I thought capable at her age. A great range of elective classes and clubs as well as strong core classes. I couldn't be more pleased. On a side note, they do a lot of projects, so be prepared for a lot of weekend work and experiments, and stock up on poster board. Transportation can be an issue, but take advantage of any carpools you can to cut down the wait time and traffic, since there is no bus service. I wish all of our schools could compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Meigs actually does have recess and its a great place and environment for kids. Meigs prepares students for high school and the real world, and it gives children great opportunities to participate in there hobbies like: computers, art, band, chorus/general music and drama. They also have 5 different languages to choose from to take.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2010

This school is the BEST!The extra curriculum,the fun activities,theres nothing I hate about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2010

Faculty and students display dignity, friendliness, and integrity. The curriculum is challenging. Keeping students engaged and interested is a priority. High achievement from these young people both academically and later in life is expected. The building does seem a bit overcrowded. Car traffic at peak times is congested as people from all over Nashville rush to pick up and drop off students. This is the best school in Nashville for advanced and gifted students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Good students and families are the things which make a school good. Meigs excells on motivated and talented students. Negative aspects are: Too crowded classrooms and hallways, no recess time, very rigid administration. Since it is the only academic magnet in a failing school district, everybody ignores the deficiencies and still send their children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a neighborhood school that impresses the best on the students it has. It has educated many artists, musians, and polititions.


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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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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.

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Reading/Language Arts

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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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 Students91%
African American89%
Asian94%
Hispanic82%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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English language learnersn/a

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All Studentsn/a
African American93%
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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Science

All Students90%
African American84%
Asian92%
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Economically disadvantaged82%
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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 Studentsn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

All Students91%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
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English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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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 Students77%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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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.

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English I

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

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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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

English I

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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
White 62% 67%
Black 26% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
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 24%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
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

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)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school

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)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 271-3222

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