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Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center

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Posted November 8, 2013

Stanford Montessori is the best kept secret of the Metro School system. My son has been attending since he won the lottery (you have to apply for the lottery in October of the year before age 3 and the preschool/pre-k programs are sliding scale). The school groups students age 3 thru K and 1st-3rd grade in classes so students can learn from older peers and older peers can learn empathy by teaching others; the 4th graders are separate to prepare for entry into non-Montessori schools (most students seem to progress to magnet schools). My son is a 4yo (pre-k) now, and he has learned so much more than I would ever think possible for his age. He is scheduled to be reading 6 mos before turning 5!!! The Montessori platform on which the school is based promotes independence and a love of learning. It meets the child where he is at whether it be special needs, gifted, behaviorally challenged, etc. Finally, the parents are so involved that you might mistake the school for a private school atmosphere. Overall, we love Stanford and would recommend it to anyone in the Metro School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

I have three children at Stanford and this is our fourth year. One of my children attended her zoned school for kindergarten before coming to Stanford. I spent the entire year at her zoned school volunteering and begging for more advanced work while my daughter came home with lots of behavior issues and piles of candy. I watched as children were made to do work that was much too easy for them. The first day my daughter started at Stanford, her teacher told me she was an advanced reader. Within the first two weeks, she had been moved up to the next grade level in math, something I had begged her previous school for all year. All of my children have done well at Stanford. I do wish the state and federal government would step back and allow the teachers more room to teach Montessori methods rather than state standards. And I'm beyond disappointed at the refusal of Metro schools to offer a foreign language to all students. This is one of the major reasons Stanford isn't getting five stars from me. But over all, for a public school, Stanford is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

As a former public school teacher (7 years) I understand the importance of a strong school administration, excellent base of teachers and parental involvement. Our son is finishing up 3rd grade and has been at Stanford Montessori Elementary since PreK4. I am thrilled with this school and the foundation that it has provided our son. Keep up the Amazing work Stanford Staff & PTO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

I'm excited to hear more about this Montessori. I'm looking to move down with, my 19 m/o. These reviews are the best I've seen!


Posted September 29, 2009

I have had children in Stanford for 8 years now. The staff, faculty, parents and kids are all great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

My daughter has been attending this school for the last 3 years. I am extremely happy to know thatshe is in such a good school and I am very happy with the progress she has made compared to her friends in other schools in same grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a mom of a 5 year old in Pre K and I am very pleased with Stanford. They have really helped my child blossom. He reads at a 2nd grade level and his math skills are really amazing. Ms. McClain his teacher have been very supportive and has provided discipline and nurturing at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

Awesome opportunity for children to learn and grow in education and social skills. The teaches are outstanding and the administration is on point with what is needed to make the day run smoothly. I have a 2nd grader there and graduated a 4th grader from there in 2008. Awesome School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My daughter attends the pre-K program. This is her second year and she is writing sentences and reading at the begining of this year. I can't wait to see what she can do by the end of the year. They truely can individualize student learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

My son has attended Stanford since he was 3 years old. When he started school he was fully bilingual (English/Spanish) now at the end of his first year I am sad to say that the dominant language is English. I am a little dissapointed to realize that Stanford, being one of the best schools in the area has not open the opportunity for students either to enhance their bilinguism or to introduce another language of their choice in the currculum, especially considering the diverse community we lived in. I hope they re consider their position about this issue because learning one or more languages at an early age opens more opportunities for that child in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

My son has attended Stanford since he was 5 years old and I hae to say it has been the best experience as a parent and for my child regarding his education. Everything is done with order and excellence from every teacher to the front office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

Top notch principal and teachers. Excellent 3,4,5 year old program. I was skeptical about Montessori at first but the proof is in the pudding. My now 1st grader who started at age 3 is reading on a 2nd grade level and can do 3 digit addition and subtraction. My now 6th grade son who went for 3rd & 4th grade is in the top of his class with above average scores in all academic categories. They separate 4th graders and transition back into the more traditional class room setting which works perfectly. They do have fun too, it's not all work and no play as some may think. Parent involvement is very high and each parent puts in approx. 30 hours of service a year doing a wide variety of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

The 2006-2007 was the first year for my oldest son at Stanford. We could not have asked for a better first year than what he received. I am amazed at how much he learned. The teachers he had were awesome. He learned things in kindergarten that I was not taught until 1st grade maybe even 2nd. My youngest starts here next year and I am looking forward to him learning from these great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

Stanford is an awesome school with involved parents, teachers, and school staff. I can't say enough positive things about this school. My daughter started there when the school first opened and we couldn't be happier there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

This is the best elementary school I have seen, My children have been there since the school opened.I love that the learning is more hands on, I think the kids retain a lot more this way. The teachers are awesome and really seem to care about the students they teach.It seems more like a family- than just another school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading/Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students59%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students54%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students57%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 67%
Black 31% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2417 Maplecrest Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 885-8822

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