School Details

John B Whitsitt Elementary School

110 Whitsitt Rd, Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 333-5600
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 457 students 13 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
53%
59%
21%
41%
49%
36%
56%
67%
71%
79%
84%

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

18%
37%
49%
15%
38%
48%
11%
39%
56%
69%
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

John B Whitsitt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Nashville. The principal of John B Whitsitt Elementary School is Stephen Caraway and can be contacted at Stephen.Caraway@mnps.org. 457 students go to John B Whitsitt Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Asian. 99% of the 457 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at John B Whitsitt Elementary School is 13:1. Glencliff Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 56% 15%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 48%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Upon moving to this area I did not know Whitsett was our zone elementary and when I first saw it I thought the worse. However after my kids attended I find myself so grateful for having my kids be a part of this school. The Principal Ms. Ross is very involved with the parents and cares deeply about her students. And the school is amazing in helping children learn. One of my child is an IEP and in his old school he was so behind they wanted me to medicate him for ADHD to "help him" learn. But since joining Whitsett he has "without medication" he has improved to almost fully meeting his grade level; school even works with me so that together I can help my son reach his fullest potential. I have another child and she has excelled in this school as well. After needing surgery that kept her out of school for a month they worked with me so that I can home-school her while she healed even got a visit from her teacher (amazing). During homeschooling she advanced so much that then teacher placed her in higher level reading to continue to motivate her to continue succeeding. This school was the best thing that happen to our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a bit hesitant about taking my daughter to Whitsitt due to the area in which it is located; however I opted for trying it out over a private school and well I have loved it! My daughter loves her teacher and I love her academic development. I am very please with the school the staff and of course the academic results.

  • (7 years ago)

    I said it once before this school is excellant. I can't say enough about it. The faculty the principal and everyone there is extremely nice and very professional. Especially my grandchilds kindergarten teacher Mrs. Hagewood.

  • (8 years ago)

    hi i am a student 4th grader at John B. Whitsitt. Whitsitt is a good school great teachers and faculties. There's at least 500 students at Whitsitt. Whitsitt has fund razors fun events and more! In Whitsitt school starts at August 14 7 45. Ending time of the school May 14th and origanal ending time 3 00. Half day 11 30. I hope that if you register you student we will like to welcome you here

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