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Smithson Craighead Academy

Charter | K-4 | 248 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2011

I work for the non-profit organization that sponsors Smithson Craighead Academy Elementary School, and I can testify to the dedicated, hard-working, caring, and effective teaching staff. The principal, Janelle Glover, is outstanding. The priorities are a safe environment for the children, close attention to the children's emotional health and behavior, and academic achievement. They teach three "hidden rules" of success in this society: self-control, respect others, and work before you play. I've not known a child yet that didn't love the school. It feels good to be associated with an enterprise like Smithson Craighead.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 2, 2010

My 6 year old son completed Pre-k and kindergarten at the same school here in Nashville. When he started first grade this past fall my husband and I could tell he wasn't learning or progressing. So in October I transferred him to Smithson Craighead Academy. What a difference! Mrs. Glover and her staff welcomed him with loving arms, and he understands his work much better. I'm so proud of him and his new school. I can already see a great second semester ahead. : ) : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

My grandson attended Smithson and Craighead for two years. I have seen his growth with his studies, And a personal growth as well. Every person at the Academy, the prinicpal, teachers, to the janitors and bus drivers always showed and took personnel interest in my grandson as well as all the children. Made a huge difference help build confidence pride and respect. My grandson wanted to do good in his studies as well as his behavior. He didn't want to let them down, the staff didn't let him down so I seen him working harder and it made him feel good about his self. And it made me feel my baby has a chance to be and do what ever he wants in life. Smithson and Craighead has put him on the right track for a promising future. THANK YOU.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

58 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students26%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students15%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students9%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
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
Black 98% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Janelle Glover
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (615) 228-9799

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • cooperative play games
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • cooperative play games; ballet

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • There is a parent council that participates in decision making and planning for special events. one parent is on our board of directors. the nashville community sends many volunteers to work with our students in the day schol, in the after-school program, for maintenance of facilities, and at cleaning and gardening workdays
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  • Our students' TCAP scores (Tennessee's annual standardized test) have climbed higher each year since the school began in 2003. Our teachers are caring and dedicated. They work tirelessly to ensure that every child succeeds. There is a family atmosphere at the school that everyone enjoys.
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3307 Brick Church Pk
Nashville, TN 37207
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Phone: (615) 228-9886

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