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Percy Priest Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 535 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 9, 2014

I went to Percy Priest in fourth grade. Being a new student, I was a little nervous, but I had no reason to be. The school's administration was so friendly and helpful. I made friends quickly, and everyone was so welcoming. We switched classes in FOURTH GRADE, which is pretty phenomenal. It really prepared me for middle school. The classes were challenging and stimulating. They were actually FUN, which was kind of crazy for me. Overall, everything about the school is incredible.


Posted April 28, 2014

I'm a parent of a kindergartner at this school. We are beyond pleased with PPE. We've often said that if we had payed a private school tuition for this school, we would still be happy. Excellent staff, non-intrusive fundraisers, clean building and creative teaching. I especially love the art and music programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

We could not be happier with our choice. We are particularly impressed with the level of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

overall we were not as happy with this school as we thought we would be. they have really good teachers but the making you feel comfortable whatever your "class" is is not there at all. we felt very "out of our class" there and it was upsetting because our primary goal was an excellent education for our kids, not low, middle, or high class rating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

A score of 6 out of 10? I think this website should review this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love Percy Priest because it is one big learning community family. The teachers, parents, principal, and students are all so vested in making sure it is a great place for children to grow and learn. We could not be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

We left a great private school for financial reasons and LOVE Percy Priest! We wish we had done it sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Can't say enough good things about this caring, respectful learning environment. If all public elementary schools were like Percy Priest we would not have to worry about public education. High achievement important along with high parent involvement,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

This school is incredible! All of the teachers gave me a positive outlook on life. The entire staff helped me through hard times in my life(including the death of Mr. Rodney Chase) I enjoyed this school alot. It fully prepared me for life following elementary school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

My son is a 1st grade student this year and loves going to school. as he progresses through the years this love will tell how well the school has done and if we as parents have lived up to the task of guidance...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2003

Two kids finished;would like to adopt just to continue the good feeling there!


Posted May 28, 2003

This school is very active!!! Teachers and parents are in full communication!!! Wow!


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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading/Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading/Language Arts

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

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

Social Studies

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 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 Students79%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students87%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 67%
Black 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 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 9%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nashville, TN 37215
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