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Una Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 972 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2013

I am proud that my daughter attends this school. Leadership and Staff are wonderful, you cannot ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2012

Teachers here are top notch. Couldn't be happier wth them and thank goodness they have amazing teachers. Principal Brown and VP Green on the other hand are horrid. They are completely unprofessional and are taking the school down with them. Where is the principal when parents come around? I haven't been to an event yet where she greeted the parents or talked to them or even smiled at them! When I do see her, she's scowling in the back. The VP will tell you one thing and do another. You can tell they don't get along. And getting them to address concerns is impossible.. in fact they haven't done that yet! I wish metro would actually pay more attention to what's going on inside their schools because this needs to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

My daughter just started Kindergarten here and this was the worst experience of my life. It was utter Chaos! No organization. No information for Parents sent prior except to show a map of the school and how much lunches cost not even a list!! I was not told that on Monday there would be no after care for Kindergarten - I was not told where to pick her up so I told her to meet me in the cafeteria. They had her in a hallway somewhere I found her, then one of the teachers rudely told me I wasn't supposed to get her in the hallway. I told her if the school would have provided information to the parents ahead of time then I would have known but none was provided. I am very pleased with her teacher, Ms. Pucker tho the only bright spot .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

Una is a disgrace to Metro and to Parents. My child was there for 2 1/2 years. I have removed her from this school. This school has many problems. Lack of consern, communication, and the lack for childrens saftey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

my daughther is in the first grade at una our experience has been one of the great the teachers and staff have been most helpfu at all times and they make sure each child gets that one and one attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I love Una. It is excellent. My child won an Art award and Music award hid Kindergarten year. Everyone is dedicated to the atmosphere and learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

My daughter is going into the fourth grade this year. We have been at Una for two and half years and the staff and teachers are excellent. My only issue is the drop off in the morning its really congested. My overall rating I am very happy with Una Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

My Sons go to UNA and I am very happy with this school. My third grader had to reapeat because of our family moving alot do to the military. He is know an honor roll student with straight A's. His teachers really care and love teaching. It really shows in there actions.I highly recomend Una!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

When it comes to davidson county this is one of the best schools. My child went to a private school for 1 year and I will agree that UNA was not as advanced but I still have no regrets about taking him here. Great teachers. Great parent involvement. Remember you are your child's best teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Una has a lot of parental involvement but still falls short in the academic area. My son is in second grade and is an advanced learner but he is being taught some of the same material that he was learning in Pre K in Murfreesboro City Schools. The school does not encourage independence or individuality enough to help children establish a self identity or resistance to peer pressure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I loved Una. My sons(twins) attended there in kindergarden and the first semester of first grade. They both had wonderful teachers who really cared about the child academic and social progress. The specials are great. My sons loved it there. When they got to the DOD school overseas everything from second semester until the end of the year almost was a refresher and department of defense overseas are suppose to have the best teachers. Being a parent I really miss the school. My expectation for the school overseas was greatly lowered because of the high involvement of the teachers and how much they care at Una. Just the preparedness, structure, simply the caring staff. We love Una, Justn Joe and mom :).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

My main concern is the lack of recess. I think kids this age need more time to have fun.I agree education is important but when you are this age playing with others teaches great social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I think this elementary school is a disgrace. The lack of recess and social skill building is crippling to all children. The Superintendent of Metro schools needs to be replaced. I cannot wait to get my child out of this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I love Una Elementary. I went to school here. And I was so glad when I found out my son could go here too. This school is excellent with children. The teachers work well with the kids. The fun co. for kids is awesome, also.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading/Language Arts

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading/Language Arts

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students50%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners35%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners16%

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners72%
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 Students24%
African American30%
Asian46%
Hispanic19%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students32%
African American36%
Asian64%
Hispanic22%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners7%

Science

All Students24%
African American26%
Asian64%
Hispanic15%
White23%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners9%

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learners91%
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
Hispanic 33% 7%
Black 32% 23%
White 29% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 86%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2018 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 360-2921

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