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Posted April 15, 2014

This school has exceeded my expectations. I think too many parents depend on gossip and not actual facts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

William Henry Oliver was given the bronze award for Best Schools in Nashville by the Tennessean 2012-2013.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2013

Hello.my name is Audrey tsague. I am a student from William Henry Middle School,and let me tall you how awesome it is. First of all there is no bullying there so Enroll your child there if you want. Also the learning is great they go slow for all the students to understand, but for the advanced kids they go a little bit faster. Welcome


Posted August 14, 2013

My school is great ! Education, arts and sports are improving skills developed in any kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

The school is famous for it's Award winning Band and the Music Program is run by a pair of very dedicated and passionate teachers ! Academics were average - not challenging enough for a "Straight A " , " President's Award" student. Not many sports activities for 5th graders. Safe school and a well-maintained cafeteria. Kudos to the Band Program - we will remember OMS for that !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

Oliver Middle School is an excellent school with wonderful teachers who encourages students to achieve and be the best. Their test scores are high and for most part have a good athletic program. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Oliver Middle School is an excellent school. I have two disabled children who attend and Oliver has worked hard to accommodate for them. The teachers are attentive and want the children to more than acheive, they want them to blossom! The band is one of the best in this region and contrary to the student who said it was for just 5th and 6th grades, that is simply not true. It starts at 5th grade when the child has no idea how to read music and follows them to the 8th grade. 99.9% of those students go on to finish high school and college! Go Band! We just have the best teachers, schools and principals around! I'm proud for my children to be a part of Oliver Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

This school is very awsome. Its nice and clean and very educational.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

I think Oliver Middle School is a great school. The Teachers are willing to work with parents to help there child. The school is organized with the goals with parent involvement. The Principal is excellent and sets high standards for Oliver and sets the example for her Teachers. The school gets better every year. The school is safe and the Police Officer is always involved with teaching the children safety and helping other with public service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

What can I say about Oliver middle school. I went to this for for 3 years. It was very interesting at times. But not the best school. The teachers at Oliver are good(Most). I think That this Year(2007) the teachers have made the classes much more hard and challenging. Well at least eight grade. The school provides 4 high schools credits as of today and I have gotten all of them. But there are not many academic achievements. some student rather go to the principals office. There are music, art, and sports at Oliver. But there are not many extracurricular activities, and music I only for fifth and sixth grade. There is also band. But we do have a wonderful Parent Involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 57% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

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 45% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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 47% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 41% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
1%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

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 Students61%
African American43%
Asian88%
Hispanic45%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African American50%
Asian76%
Hispanic50%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American47%
Asian82%
Hispanic39%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students50%
African American38%
Asian79%
Hispanic46%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American65%
Asian84%
Hispanic65%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities54%
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 Students47%
African American33%
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners36%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students46%
African American37%
Asian30%
Hispanic45%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American32%
Asian55%
Hispanic31%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners7%

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American79%
Asian75%
Hispanic83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learners47%
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 Students34%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students45%
African American35%
Asian75%
Hispanic43%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
African American48%
Asian92%
Hispanic57%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African American79%
Asian92%
Hispanic86%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities79%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
91%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

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 Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 45% 67%
Black 35% 23%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 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 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6211 Nolensville Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
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