School Details

Grassland Elementary School

6803 Manley La, Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4480
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 658 students 17 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

94%
87%
59%
90%
81%
49%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Williamson County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
75%
49%
85%
81%
48%
85%
89%
56%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Williamson County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
74%
57%
91%
87%
55%
91%
91%
63%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Williamson County average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grassland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Franklin. The principal of Grassland Elementary School is Dr. Ann Gordan, who can be contacted at anng@wcs.edu. 658 children attend Grassland Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the 658 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grassland Elementary School is 17:1. Benton Hall School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 88%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school! It's a very friendly sweet school with wonderful teachers who care.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful top-notch school. We have had nothing but great experiences with all the teachers and staff. We are going to miss everyone when we move up to the middle school. Everyone is very professional and the academics are outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    Caring teachers and parents can't offset an administration that tries to suppress the bad stuff. We found out months after it happened that a girl with a strong peanut allergy in kindergarten had peanut butter spread all over her lunch box in the cafeteria and later all over her cubbie. We didnt hear a word about it - nothing. We later heard she was almost hospitalized because of the second incident. My child knew the family and when we spoke to them they said they felt guilty about their daughter's problem after speaking to the principal and assistant principal. Huh? Felt guilty?!! A school gets great ratings if everything is hushed up.

  • (3 years ago)

    Want the definition of a Great School? Grassland Elementary. This is a school where teachers truly care about each individual student. Grassland Elementary has a perfect partnership between students teachers and the community. All work toward common goals of teaching children to become their very best and to become valuable responsible citizens of their community. Grassland Is a Great School!

  • (3 years ago)

    The academics in this elementary school are so high that it ranks Grassland Elementary School as the 2nd BEST elementary school in the state of Tennessee. Outstanding Teachers Awesome parent involvement After School Clubs growing ever year each classroom has the newest in technology community support is incredible....this is what parents pay for in a private school education BUT it is a public school and one of the best! I've been in private and other elementary schools in Tennessee Texas and Missouri....Grassland is hands down the best my children have experienced.

  • (4 years ago)

    We can't say enough good things about Grassland Elementary and our experience in 5th grade! Outstanding teachers! The 5th grade teachers my family experienced brought their educational strengths to our children. Our children were challenged academically and were very prepared to enter into middle school. Thank you GES fifth grade teachers! The choices for private and public schools in the area are great but we researched and chose to move to our current neighborhood because it is zoned for GES. Excellence is taught here! Parent involvement dedicated teachers high test scores and supportive administration. The teachers are outstanding due to their administrative support. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Juarez bring leadership to the staff and work daily to build a strong learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Like the song...One Bad Apple society show always remember and understands when reading such reviews that 1 negative report has a louder voice than the positive remarks. Generally unhappy people make noise while the happy carry on. Most community members are please with Grassland Elementary. Top teacher qualified in their field and bring the best to the classroom. It is the teacher and the parent working together to bring the best for the child that is what make GES the best overall elementary on this side of Williamson County. I have always thought of GES as a private school setting but public and not having to pay the tuition! I would not send my children any where else! Kudos to the teachers --you make this school outstanding and bring the best in all grade levels--especially 5th grade!

  • (4 years ago)

    Not impressed at all. We moved to this area of town for the schools and we are going with private schools next year for all three of our children who are attending GES this year. Apparently this school has seen its better days.

  • (4 years ago)

    On the surface this school looks all-right but the more you become involved it is evident that it is definitely not what it appears to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was surprised to know that my first grader (transfered from another state) was watching TV in the classroom while eating snack. I limit time in front of the TV at home and encouraging free play outside while he is sitting there in the darkened room eating mindlessly while watching TV. Why not give them more recess? Why can't they have more free play time then? When somebody tells me they need more time at school to do better I think they should use the time they are at school in a better way. The previous school he attended in another state could be seen as 'lower quality' because of its location but I felt it was more wellrounded than this. We based our house hunting on the school reputation and I am not as pleased as I hoped to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    Like many of the others who have posted I am disappointed in GES. I know what it used to be and it was grand! Now unfortunately that isn't the case. I have 2 children at GMS 2 at GES and one in preschool. I've made up my mind that we are going to do private school for the younger 3 next year. GES is definitely not what it used to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is definitely not what it used to be. Five years ago I would have given it a 5 stars. I am a long time parent of GES and have been involved in GSCA and the Grassland community. Not sure what's going on with administration and programs but definitely not the same quality of education that was available from GES a few years ago. Parent Orientation nights have been this week and I've been very disappointed by the structure of the educational program. I miss the old GES! Where are the standards? This is Williamson County for Pete's sake we;ve got some of the highest standards in the nation. Why doesn't GES reflect this?

  • (5 years ago)

    I have one child who just began 5th grade and one who just started Kindergarten at Grassland Elementary. I know it is early in the year but I am not at all impressed with the kindergarten program at all. We are trying to give it a chance but may have to end up switching to a private school. The overall program seems weak. When my oldest was in Kindergarten we had a wonderful experience! We were hoping for the same teacher this time around however that particular teacher quit teaching 2 years ago to stay home with her new baby. The other teachers are nice but don't seem to have the 'whole package' (professionalism enthusiasm love etc.) So far the fifth grade program seems OK. Only time will tell because I've heard from other parents that it is actually the weakest of all the grades at GES.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not as good as many other schools in the area. Great classroom teachers extremely poor in the arts (physical education music art and guidance are a joke). Principal is cordial but cold. I'd like to see her a little more outgoing. Assistant principal is awesome! A lot of parent involvement!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of 4 children who have attended/ are still attending GES. I am very involved in GSCA and the Grassland community. The best asset to this school is most definitely it's teachers! They clearly love what they do and are some of the best in their profession. Administration is nice but impersonal and quite distant. I wish there was more warmth there but I can't complain. However I do have 2 complaints! First this school is very dirty! The custodial staff are contracted by the district and work at night. They do a horrible job! The teachers who have clean rooms only have them because they do it themselves. This is a shame! Secondly the related arts program is very substandard. Art music and P.E. definitely need work - and I don't foresee any changes soon. At least nothing has changed in the 7 years we've been here.

  • (5 years ago)

    PART 1 I am a parent of 4 - all of which have gone through or are still going to Grassland Elementary. I am very involved in GSCA and many other school functions. The best asset that this school has is its teachers. That's why we have continued sending our children there. The teachers really love what they do and are among the best in their field of profession! Administration is OK -nice but somewhat impersonal and distant. I'd like to see them be more out-going and affectionate but can't really complain. I do however have 2 complaints about this school. First of all it is not very clean. The custodial staff is contracted by Williamson County Schools and comes in at night to clean. They do not do a good job at all. The teachers who have clean rooms only have them because they do it themselves!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school isn't really what it is made out to be. From all appearances it looks wonderful but I have been a parent there for 8 years and have had 3 kids go through the school. I've been very involved there and even served on GSCA board. I know what goes on behind the scenes. I know there are ALOT better schools in Williamson County. Don't get me wrong there are some of the best teachers at GES but overall the structure is not up to par.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are so pleased with GES. We previously attended private schools and this is even better. The parent involvement is the best I've seen and parents always feel welcome and appreciated. Academics are great. Science club DI etc for extracurricular academics. The AR program has been helpful for us to know if we are providing our children with books at their appropraite reading level (and proving to them that it's time to bump it up a notch.) The facilities are the best we've seen. Wide open hallways with pretty murals. Large bright classrooms with their own restroom and exit door. Large well-equipped computer lab. Faculty turnover is incredibly low. The only drawback to me would be no foreign language but for the $11-12K/child we are now saving we can hire a tutor. Take a tour and see for yourself.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellence in academics; poor in arts; few extracurricular activities.

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