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5-8
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Nashville, TN
Students enrolled: 839
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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482 Elysian Fields Dr
Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 332-0217
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August 01, 2014
This School is great!! I love that we are pen partners is Libscomb and that we are so close to the zoo that we can walk there and get in for free... We had excellent teachers that work their heart and soul for these kids. I know that one of the teacher went to Vanderbuilt, but then retired this year. She was a great teacher. This is a great school for all kids. This school also has lots of races here, so then other students can get used to speaking and hanging out with these students. I love this school and you should too.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2013
This school is awsome they are fun and the teaching is perfect well atleast for me and the orchestra sounds beautiful espcially 7-8grade.THIS school is just one of the best schools I've ever been to!

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2013
For the most part we have been happy with Croft. The music program is outstanding and the partnership with the zoo is a great extra resource. I am disappointed that there are no longer advanced classes, especially since Croft still claims that they have them on their website.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
Our school is awesome! We have the best band and orchestra program in Metro (and possibly anywhere!). Our teachers are very dedicated, spending quality hours preparing fun lessons that are reflected in our test scores. Our administrators are constantly working toward helping our teachers and students achieve more. Our partnership with the Nashville Zoo is unique and definitely one of the highlights for our students. Our 8th graders have the opportunity to participate in a science engineering class that interacts with the environment. We host an in-house TV studio, WCMS, that leads the announcements every morning, and we have a newspaper staff that also maintains a website for the students. Our school website is up to date and keeps parents informed. I am privileged to be a member of the Croft faculty and I want to shout to all that we are a quality middle school with high standards! We expect all students to succeed and we make sure they feel a part of our community. We invite anyone to come by at any time and visit. Come check us out!

- submitted by a teacher
July 24, 2012
I am currently going into my third year at croft and i love it. We have awesome teachers that encourage us to challenge ourselves.We have a great Zoo program that allows us to go to the zoo free twice a year . Our discipline programs are very good.We do have challenging academic programs for the advanced kids.And the students are well behaved most of the time although we do have the occasional bad students... i really love this school . Parents should definately send their kids to our school:)

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 02, 2009
i have been going to croft for 4 years. And I think that it is a wonderfull school even though the discipline has been a little bit slack. But i assure you that it is not full of bad children who only want to act bad. There maybe the occasionall bad group of students, but that happens with every school. My teachers have inspired me to try and do great things. My school has a wondderfull zoo program that allows students to go to the zoo TWICE a year for only the price of the buses. Also 6 students applied for the school for science and math at vanderbilt. And 4 people from our school got accepted. That is how well our school is. The only reason teachers are slacking on the discipline of SSA, is that they care more about learning than some stupid dress code. In conclusion i would liketosaythatanyparentshouldtrytheirhardesttogettheirchildintocroft.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 06, 2009
I am disappointed to read that the advanced courses have been dropped. I hope that decision will be reversed. I credit the challenging courses with helping my son be prepared for Hume Fogg. He is now wrapping up his freshman year there after 4 years at Croft and so far, it has been a relatively painless transition. I think parents of gifted students should rally together to have the classes reinstated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2009
Croft WAS an awesome school. With the rezoning and new administration, it has lost ground. Discipline is nearly non-existent with students going to ISS for one period, or just being 'babysat' in the main office until they can go to the next class. The strings department is phenominal, zoo programs terrific, and other extra activities pretty good. Teachers seem to have lower morale this year because of the lack of discipline and support from the administration. With the rezoning next year, it promises to become even less appealing. Such a sad sight to see such a great school go downhill so quickly.

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December 10, 2008
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November 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
My son really likes the school and the teachers do a great job! The Orchestra dept. does a fine job too! I am disappointed though that they don't have advanced classes anymore. We weren't even told that this was going to be the case this year either. Kids do learn at a different level and it holds them back. I will say that some of my son's teacher's are making an effort to give him extra work.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
Since the start of this school year and the arrival of the new principle I feel the school has lost ground. If you have a student with special needs you get all the help they need but if your child is gifted the resources have deminished.

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August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 25, 2008
Our experience at Croft has great. The teachers and support staff do an excellent job in keeping our childern safe and interested in learning. My son has taken advance classes this year in the 6th grade and he is very excited about the 7th grade. I am very pleased with the quality of education he has received so far from this school. He has been fortunate to have two male teachers for homeroom. So it has helped in his transition from elementary to middle school. For him to see and have a close MALE REMODEL besides his father and grandfather has been good for him. Thank you Croft Middle School.

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June 06, 2008
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May 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
The teachers at Croft are phenominal. They work closely with the students to help them succeed. It is a wonderful environment for our children and we are very pleased that they are at Croft.

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May 13, 2008
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May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
I think Croft is an excellent public school. I have never felt that my child was unsafe which says a lot for a school population that is this diverse. The principal has done an excellent job of instilling order within the school. As far as previously mentioned issues with dismissal safety, things have been tweaked to improve it. My son is in his fourth and final year and we have never had a problem. Croft has only been open 5 years and has untraditional vehicle accessibility and very limited parking so you'd expect they'd have some kinks to work through. Their academic offerings are excellent and I can't say enough positive things about their music programs. My only complaint is really about parental involvement.It seems that parents who do get involved are really really involved but there are still plenty who are completely uninvolved.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
For the other people who have posted reviews I am here to tell them and everyone else if you are looking for a school that is scoring above average, has incredible teachers, and a partnership with some amazing companies, such as the Nashville Zoo this is the school for your child. I have been very impressed with what my student has learned and how helpful the teachers have been. What a great group of people who are always willing ot help. My child has a learning disability and the teachers were very wonderful with following her IEP and going above and beyond! The car rider situation is not stressful or a problem at all, it runs very smoothly to be honest. I am glad with the choice we made in keeping our other child at Croft instead of going to MLK. Kudos to Croft!

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January 04, 2008
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September 19, 2007
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no rating August 05, 2007
Croft is a good school that has its ups and downs and is much better than all the other schools in the area.The learning evironment is controlled and violence is not taken lightly.The guidence counslors are very helpful and take action emdiatly after a problem has risen.Yes somdays seem hard ,but Crofts suportive staff is always there.Some of this stuff people are saying is sooooo taboo.Read the facts and you will understand the real Croft.

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July 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
I am a student at Croft,and I think that Croft overall is an okay school.Our school's theme is Environmental Awareness and the factuality tries to encourage that.We recycle and conserve energy. The teachers well, there are some who act like they really want to be there to help students and some who don't even try. As a student you recognize that and its sad that our principal let people 'teachers' who don't really care into our environment.

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April 26, 2007
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April 01, 2007
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April 01, 2007
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February 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 09, 2006
First, let me say that dismissal procedures are very unsafe for the children.(This is for car rider's) Ridiculous! I had to remove my son from Croft after a very hard few months. The teacher's, for the most part, seemed average. However, some teacher's should not be teacher's. The principal, teachers, guidance office, etc. kept promising that they would help my son and they never did. It was a horrible thing for him to go through, especially because he is learning disabled. I contacted the Board of Education but, they were of little help as well. My recommendation is to find another school.

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August 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2006
My child has received fair attention and the administration seems effective. Unfortunately, the teachers are not what I thought middle school teachers should be. I think that my daughter learned a lot in her time at Croft, but there were days that I asked her what she did that day in school and she said they watched movies (non-educational). Hopefully these things will change now that it has become a magnet school.

- submitted by a parent
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Croft Middle Design Center
482 Elysian Fields Dr, Nashville, TN  37211
(615) 332-0217
Last modified Croft Middle Design Center is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Croft Middle Design Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top