Back to class: Nashville's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Nashville stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

May Werthan Shayne Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Nashville, rising from a B- to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 6217 Nolensville Road, enrolls 751 students. May Werthan Shayne  serves a diverse population: 53% of students identify as white and 27% identify as black. Niche graded the school an A- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 57% of May Werthan Shayne Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 47% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 30% in math and 27% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Hull-Jackson Montessori Magnet School saw its overall rating jump from a C- to a C+. The school is located at 1015 Kellow St. and is a bit smaller, currently serving 466 students, of whom 85% identify as black.

Niche graded Hull-Jackson Montessori Magnet School a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 32%, and reading proficiency was 27%.

Jones Paideia Magnet School also improved, from C- to C+. The school is located at 1800 Ninth Av and has 314 students currently enrolled.

Niche graded Jones Paideia Magnet School a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 27%, and reading proficiency was 32%.

While some public elementary schools in Nashville are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Percy Priest Elementary School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Julia Green Elementary School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Crieve Hall Elementary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Nashville schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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