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1000 Cass Street
Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 291-6369
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Develops honesty: Neutral
September 23, 2015
Students are segregated by whether or not they are zoned for this school. Given the socioeconomic factors, not to mention race, no...If everyone isn't given the same chances at the same brass ring, no - we're teaching nothing. It's more like a social experiment from 1964.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2015
I, too, transferred my child here to go to Hume-Fogg. Quite frankly, these kids are better behaved and the teachers are more interested in the kids instead of their iPhones. They need a band program, though. I mean...they have one BUT it's brand new and it's choking out due to a severe lack of parental concern or involvement. Yes...PARENTS...YOU have to contribute, too. Fortunately, most of the kids who went in this year (from our neck of the woods) had already had several years of amazing music instruction and they do have the ability to participate in outside music related organizations. The others seem to be there to get out of class. The director is wonderful - love her - just wish she'd stop trying to be friends with the kids and make these kids live up to their potential. The one big issue I have with this school is the segregation. Sort kids by abilities - not magnet and neighborhood kids. It's not 1964. If people are scared of a little brown rubbing off, then don't go there. Kids are kids. They ALL deserve an education.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Staff member
September 23, 2015
Everyone that works to make this school better, thank you. The rest of these disinterested parents that see this as nothing more than a tolerable nuisance to get to Hume-Fogg, you and your kids are missing out by not being involved.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
September 23, 2015
My daughter is actually learning this year. AND her position is being listened to and even if not agreed with, it's respected.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
September 23, 2015
Yes. These teachers take no nonsense from these kids and know them by name. They are fairly open and giving with the free hugs, too. That's pretty awesome.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
September 23, 2015
They try to. In the interests of being PC, they have to remind the magnet kids that the neighborhood kids are often homeless, only get their meals at school, etc... but it's not to teach empathy. It's more like, "don't flaunt that you have everything you need because someone will be upset by it."

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
We put our child so she could go to Hume-Fogg . The principal is disorganized, doesn't respond or communicate with parents. The parents are frustrated and upset with the u professionalism. Teacher are abusive to the students and it's been going on for years. We took our kids our and there were 7 more parents pulling there kids that month with the same excuse. This is a horrible school.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2013
I personally attended John Early my 5th-7th grade year. I loved it ! The teachers were wonderful and they kept the students highly engaged in academics, sports and out of school activities. I was a member of the Volleyball team, cheerleading team and the Forensics team. I highly recommend parents to enroll their children into this awesome school!

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2009
My 3 children attend this school iam very pleased with the school some teachers treat them children as thier own and not just a pay check as in Mrs,Blackman is awesome she is highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
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John Early Paideia Middle Magnet
1000 Cass Street, Nashville, TN  37208
(615) 291-6369
Last modified John Early Paideia Middle Magnet is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Early Paideia Middle Magnet Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top