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Stratford Comp High School

Public | 9-12 | 953 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

This was my son s high school, and it is doing fine work in a very mixed, partly inner city neighborhood. He got a good education and made good friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

I'm a parent that have one child that just graduated in 2008, and another one that will complete in 2010. I'm not a teacher or a counseler. I help out at the school, and can be found there almost everyday of the week. I feel that this school trains any child that goes to it how to honestly compete in the real world today. I'm very pleased with the support that me and my children have received from this school. The teachers and staff has always been on hand and imformative in any thing my self and children have needed. I help with the sports program s at Stratford,and i must say that i am completely satisfied in the progress my children have made there. My 2008 son passed his act in his 20,s has a2.9 and a scholarship. Bad rep on stratford comes from deadbeat parents in any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

Stratford like many other high schools has had its share of problems. MNPS has worked hard to change and correct problems here. SHS has come along way and the Principals...takes more than one..have worked every hard to get a na handle on this school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 17, 2006

Stratford is on of the best schools in Nashville. I feel that the lack of parent support and pre-conceived notions on the school makes Stratford look bad. Granted, there are some very bad individuals at the school, but that is only because they have not had the proper home training and were allowed to act like buffoons at other educational institutions. Negative criticism, such as those I have been reading in this forum and seeing on the news, is not helping to improve the school's rep, nor is it motivating the students to do better because they are already labeled as failures. Positive encouragement from parents and the commuinity is what is needed to better Stratford. If the students have the community and parents behind them, supporting them in extracurricular activities and the development of better academic programs,there is a better chance of improvement in the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 9, 2006

The leadership in this school is a joke. There are many highly qualified teachers that are there trying to make a difference with the kids. Unfortunately, the total lack of discipline and accountability by the students makes the learning environment all but impossible. The best thing Metro could do is get rid of the principal and put a new principal who will actually require the students to behave and do their work. There needs to be something done and fast before the place becomes nothing more than a war zone between those who actually want an education and those that are just killing time.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 23, 2004

I attended this High school for about one year. It does need some work but is an overall ok school. It's not my first choice for a school to attend. If I had the choice I would only go back for my friends, not the acedemic part of it all. Although they have a fairly good IT academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2004

I have taught in several Nashville public schools in the past 15 years. Stratford is by far the absolute worst of them all. The leadership is poor, the behavioral and disciplinary problems are totally out of control; Metro Nashville Police are constantly there. The academics are horrible and the teachers are there, in my opinion, for the high pay, which, by the way, is, 'war pay.' I would never send my child to a Nashville public school, particularly Stratford. That is why I sent my children to Montgomery Bell Academy after elementary and middle school at Donelson Christian Academy. The total rating of the school is absolutely abysmal at best. Money won't fix the problem; it lies with parental support and forcing the students to behave and learn. Makes me sick to think of this horrible school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2003

I think that the Stratford Is a great school for your children to attend!!!The teachers a good leaders and its good in handling bad behavior.And great electives for children to explore for the real world.


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
2%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
16%
English I

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
3%
U.S. History

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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 Students41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White14%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students29%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners29%

English I

All Students48%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students20%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners7%

English III

All Students12%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students77%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities42%
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
Black 69% 23%
White 23% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 81%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1800 Stratford Av
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: (615) 262-6730

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