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John T. Moore Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 610 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2014

Really depends on the teacher. There were some amazing experiences, but more pretty awful ones. The best I can say is that there are a handful of amazing teachers and a devoted, hardworking principal. Wouldn't recommend, but hey, that's your choice.


Posted April 29, 2014

We started JT Moore "again" this year with our 5th grader, and while we were totally happy and content before, we are now ecstatic about what the school has going on and with our daughter's level of happiness and enjoyment of school. The band program is AMAZING! The principal works harder than anyone I have ever met, knows each child by name and welcomes parents with open arms. Our daughter is being challenged and assigned project work that keeps her thinking. We love JTM! #gomatadors
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Some folks think that public schools can't be good, but JT Moore is a prime example of that fallacy. Our neighborhood school has strong leadership, high parent engagement, good sports teams, high academic standards, great teachers, AND designation as an International Baccalaureate school. What else do you want?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

We have been very impressed with the offerings, atmosphere, and administration at J.T. Moore. My daughter is in 5th grade and takes Mandarin Chinese and strings class daily, while participating in Glee Club 1 day per week (there are other foreign languages and clubs offered as well) ...and both the strings and Glee performances were awesome!...very talented student body with involved, caring teachers that bring out the best in the students! The quality of the academics/extra-curricular activities/foreign language classes are in my opinion equal to, or superior than many of the expensive private schools that we applied to. I have yet to find a private institution here, where a fifth grader can take an in-depth, full period Mandarin Chinese class 5 days per week. I would recommend this school to anyone in zone, that is considering private school for fear of lack of a quality environment/academics. My daughter is thriving both socially and academically...the excitement in her voice, smile on her face, and devastation if she thinks that she will have to miss school, is the proof in the pudding for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

I would highly recommend JT Moore to my neighborhood friends. We are new to the school this year and have found the administration and staff to be caring and hard-working. They truly love their jobs and care about the students as individuals. They work to foster an atmosphere of kindness and acceptance and bullying is not tolerated. My son is thrilled with the social atmosphere at JT Moore and is being challenged academically. It feels wonderful to support our neighborhood school and watch my son grow and thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

I think JTM has it all! Great academic offerings, fabulous teaching and administrative staff, sports, clubs, music, but best of all a supportive, caring community of students and families. I can't imagine sending my kids anywhere else! My oldest daughter is now in high school and was very well prepared, my other two are still at Moore and are succeeding academically and very happy socially. JTM has the right mix to produce well rounded, grounded students ready for high school - wherever that may be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

JTMoore has a strings teacher who turns out amazing concerts. I'm just a grandma. Every concert I've attended was excellent. They are short concerts. The teacher should be commended for her ability to bring out the best in her students.


Posted August 16, 2012

Changes made in leadership in late 2011 have made a HUGE difference in this school. The culture and academics have been incredibly elevated. High School credit classes are being offered to 7th graders, and new teachers who can teach to multiple levels have made academics challenging for all. The IB program puts high performers at this school on the same level and ACT scores as Hume Fogg and MLK (magnet schools)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

JTM illustrates the best of the 'neighborhood school' concept. Great families that know each other from elementary feeder school patterns as well as the welcome atmosphere for newcomers. JTM has many families that have transferred in from other public schools as well as local private schools (including Ensworth, MBA, Oak Hill, FRA, Akiwa, St. Bernard, Christ the King, CPA, Abintra Montessori and Linden Corner). In zone families should definitely consider JTM as a middle school option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Our family is zoned to JTM Middle School and we are delighted with the experience. It is a public school and therefore has a diversity of population, which we consider to be a strength. The academics are solid, the sports teams are great, and the extra-curricular activities plentiful and varied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

We had our son transferred to JTM from Antioch in 6th grade because we refused to have our child attend an Antioch middle school AND because we have heard such wonderful things about the wide range of special ed programs at JTM. So far we have had a great experience with a team of special ed teachers who have done everything in their power to make sure my child has a successful 6th grade year. We love JTM and hope our son can continue to attend until high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

My kids are truly pleased with JT Moore. It exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it.
—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.

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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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

160 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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
2%
Reading/Language Arts

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students58%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
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 Students59%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students74%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities59%
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 Students39%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities47%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
88%
English I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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 Students95%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White 64% 67%
Black 29% 23%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 32%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

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

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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4425 Granny White Pk
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 298-8095

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