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Mcgavock Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 308 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

This school is great! Several of my children have been through or are currently at McGavock. The teachers, staff, and principal are wonderful and go out of their way to help families. If you want your child to receive a great education in a supportive, family-style environment, then send them here! 5 stars all the way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

Absolutely do not send your child here. Especially if you have a special needs child that gets inclusion in a general ed setting. The principal is disrespectful to parents and they make IEP meeting unbearable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I attended this school k-4th back in the 70s and now my son is in the 2nd grade here at McGavock Elem. All of the staff is like family to my son. They don't only care about his learning but his well being and they are always asking about myself, even the 4th grade teachers are helping and talking with the younger children. Just this year we got a new principle, Dr. Chris Marczak. This man is doing so much for our school, everyone loves him!! I hope you will consider our wonderful school for your $20,000 prize. Thank you so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I am not very happy with this school. Twice now my child has heard negative comments and making fun of from a teacher. An authourity figure! Kids already have to deal with their peers a teacher needs to be a positive influence. Also, it is a very unorganized school. Anytime there is a program parents are everywhere standing and tables are just 'thrown' about. You won't even see your child perform or receive an award because of all the choas. If you can choose another school besides McGavock anything! I should have listened to my aquaintences and friends that warned me of the mishaps. On the upside I do love my child's 2nd Kindergarden teacher. She has made my child bloom! I am sad though that there will be a 3rd teacher due to unforseen circumstances. Also issues with the cafeteria lady
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

student drop off is not going to affect the child's learning map. I am more focused on how well the teacher's and staff are communicating with the parents and how well the children are getting the attention they need from the teacher's while in the classroom. And I think they are doing a great job.


Posted July 9, 2006

Student drop of is the major problem with this school. It is very unorganized and no one to monitor it. The crossing guards do not help with this situation, they do not stop traffic enough to let parents out after dropping of their child causing a large back up. Metro is unable to control traffic flow, allowing people to drive fast then specified and endangering student, parents and teachers. The best thing about this school is the new principal, she really seems to care about the students and want's to see them do well. Thank you metro schools for hiring her!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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 Students66%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students30%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White24%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 67%
Hispanic 32% 7%
Black 26% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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275 McGavock Pk
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 885-8912

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