School Details

Joelton Elementary School

7141 Whites Creek Pk, Joelton, TN 37080
(615) 876-5110
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 280 students 14 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
53%
59%
73%
41%
49%
86%
56%
67%

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
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
37%
49%
53%
38%
48%
73%
39%
56%
91%
85%
88%

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
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joelton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Nashville. The principal of Joelton Elementary School is Mrs. Dianne Gilbert and can be contacted at Dianne.Gilbert@mnps.org. 280 children attend Joelton Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 58% of the 280 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Joelton Elementary School is 14:1. Alex Green Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 48%
White, non-Hispanic 85% 33%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Just as a response to the previous comment the principal was clearly not reprimanding the teacher during orientation. He made his comments in a jovial manner. Those of us who know him are aware that this was the case as did the teacher who was "called out." It is a wonderful school and I am pleased that my child is attending a school with such excellent hard-working teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree about the principal being arrogant. At the parent orientation 2012 he openly derided an employee for being late and not following directions. She might have had an excuse like helping a child or parent but he didn't care. We were embarrassed for her. And he appeared to be letting everyone in the assembly know that his instructions are to be followed no matter what.

  • (3 years ago)

    Staff & teachers were encouraging. Our kids did great there and loved attending the school and activities. We had M.s Keeley Ms. Pass and Ms. Thomas and all of these teachers were "awesome"!

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers are amazing! first year at the school and we love them. I agree with all the other reviews though the office staff is a JOKE! and Dr. Powell (the principal) is an arrogant jerk that is constantly on a power trip! not only with the kids but with the parents! I was saddened when I heard the news that he was not going to retire this year. I love this community and I love the teachers but I hate to say we may move. I knew something was up with this Dr. Powell person when my daughter came home from pre school and said she was scared of him. Anyone that has ever met my daughter knows that she loves EVERYONE! and has never met a stranger.......so for her to not like someone well its unheard of. School is awesome and I highly recommend it and I can only hope that Dr. Powell will retire within the next few years.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and principal at JES are so rude and unprofessional! Where do they get their workers the DMV or the Drive Thru? Really? I have nothing good to say about this school except the teachers. Everyone else is seems to hate their job and could care less about the kids. It's really a shame. I got a conference call after a $2.00 lunch charge. The cafeteria has a cash-only policy which is very un-convenient and a little suspicious. Also you aren't allowed to bring cupcakes to school for your child's birthday. Thanks to this school I will either be home-schooling or moving next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are great. However the office staff treats us like dirt! My husband & I are very active in our children's lives and participate at every chance possible. This apparently doesn't matter to the office staff. Each one reminds me of the typical 'entitled govenment employee. They are rude curt and otherwise UNINTERESTED. Even the Principal 'dissed' me when I attempted to introduce him to my husband In passing I said 'Dr. Powell right?' He replied 'Yep' and walked right past us!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are great. Dispostion of the office staff is embarrassing!

  • (5 years ago)

    Whatever reputation metro schools may have ignore. What a fantastic teaching staff! Looking for a good music program?? This is the best music teacher ever! Your child will be looked after & cared for. We are finishing our 3rd year at JES and have no complaints. The teachers love these kids and will go out of their way to help & support them. Is it perfect? No. Every school has issues. But we must all do what we can to make it a better place - simply by being involved...choose to find solutions to the things you don't like or simply deal with them. Life ain't always perfect. The parents at JES that are truly involved & engaged are fantastic and will also do anything for these children. If you put your child in this school be ready to get involved. They need all the hands they can get.

  • (6 years ago)

    Joelton Elementary is the best! My daughter is in Kindergarten and every person I have delt with there is awsome. The principal even stands outside every morning an greets the children. My daughter loves her teacher. I have not had 1 problem.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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