School Details

Ruby Major Elementary School

5141 John Hager Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076
(615) 232-2203
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 621 students 16 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
53%
59%
52%
41%
49%
70%
56%
67%
89%
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

63%
37%
49%
62%
38%
48%
68%
39%
56%
92%
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

Ruby Major Elementary School is a public elementary school in Nashville. The principal of Ruby Major Elementary School is Teresa Denis, who can be contacted at Teresa.Dennis@mnps.org. 621 students attend Ruby Major Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 621 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ruby Major Elementary School is 16:1. Dodson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a supportive and caring place to be. Ruby Major has a great make-up of diversity and creative hard-working faculty.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overall my child received good instruction and valued learning skills from his immediate teachers. Be Very concerned if you a parent of a multi race child. As a parent on onel occasion I have experienced staff stating that certain students were abominations of God. As a parent I was embarrassed. Make certain to attend all PTO events. In this school parental involvement may help your child throughout the year. The atmosphere is unwelcoming at first but after 5 years of attendance you get used to the staff being busy and unconcerned about allergy or food preferances .

  • (1 year ago)

    Ruby Major has been a great first year experience for my daughter and I. Her teacher who is retiring was an awesome Kindergarten teacher. I love the community of the school (togetherness) the support from teachers and administrators. They need to continue to be positive supportive and loving to all children no matter the ethnicity/race socioeconomic status etc. Awesome school! I made a good choice for my daughter.

  • (1 year ago)

    IMPRESSIVE! That is Ruby Major in one word. I see teachers & staff involved with the students and their parents. I see children who enjoy learning respecting their teachers and valued by their teachers. I see my grandsons involved in education and I see the parents proud and participating--knowing Ruby Major produces "10"'s every day.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! We have very much enjoyed the school years so far and will add another K to it this upcoming year. My child is very excited to go to school. My oldest is very much looking forward to being back there. Amazing watching your children grow leaps and bounds under such good teachership!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love my daughter's kindergarten teacher. She is very well organized and works well with the students. There seems to be a sense of community at this school. A litte boy in my daughter's class had major surgery and a note was sent home to parents asking them (if they wanted to) to donate money to the family. I was very happy to do so ! I also think the school is very clean and inviting !

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers at Ruby Major are amazing! They truly care for the kids and go the extra mile. I'm not as impressed by the principal. I've had kids in this school since the doors opened six years ago and the one issue that has continually been a problem is the cafeteria. The office secretary who primarily monitors the cafeteria humiliates children regularly and seems to genuinely dislike them. The issue hasn't been corrected even though parents have voiced concerns year after year.

  • (4 years ago)

    my kids went this school in last 2 years and priciple is awesome and i have nothing bad to say this is best school ever compare what we had last year. i miss ruby major

  • (5 years ago)

    I couln't be happier with the education that my child has received at Ruby Major Elementary. In her 5 years there she has had amazing teachers who not only promote strong academic growth but also provide a safe caring environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten there this year and I am so delighted with the school. The PTO works diligently and with such dedication conducting fundraisers to assist the school in every way possbile. My son's teacher is excellent and her experience with kindergartners (she has been a kindergarten teacher for 30 yrs) is phenomenal. She is very particular in her goal of working with each child and making sure they succeed. Everyone is always so friendly and willing to help if you have questions about the cirruiculum or anything else. Just a wonderful place.

  • (5 years ago)

    A good school. The teachers go the extra mile. Mike and Sarah Calvo

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten late last year. She was adopted at age 5 and started kindergarten after being with our family for a few weeks. The principal and staff were great at working with me before the adoption to have pictures of her teacher and the school so she would see the school she would be attending. They were great at easing her into the class. She was in an ELL class and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. My daughter loved going to school because of her teacher and the staff there.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids love going to Ruby Major. They looked forward to going to school every day and when the school year ended they expressed how much they will miss their friends and teachers. Contrary to the other reviewers however my experience with the teachers and staff was not so pleasant. They were consistently rude and condescending and seemed to be selective in who they spoke to. Whenever I visited the school office I could always expect to be ignored even if I made the first greeting. Getting information and having my questions answered were also a trying task. Either they would talk at me or give me vague answers to my questions. I won't say that this is not a great school but I am taking this summer to find a school where the staff is great at accommodating both the students AND the parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school both academically and in regards to parent/teacher/principal/student relationships. I see the principal every morning as she welcomes students. The teachers and the pricipal are accessible knowledgeable and everyone at the school genuinely cares about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the staff at Ruby Major are truly stellar. I can't imagine a more caring or professional group of teachers. They strive to help each child reach his or her potential - not just academically but with regard to character and respect too. My daughter loves her teacher and we've had a great experience so far.

  • (6 years ago)

    As the new NCLB Specialist at Ruby Major I have been amazed at the dedication the staff has to students and the determination to meet every child's academic needs. Parents are very cooperative and involved with the school. This is truely a happy and healthy environment for learning to take place.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have three kids at ruby major! They are learning incrediably! The princ. is great and the teachers are excellent!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a grandson that attends Ruby Major. He is excelling in all of his subjects. He is in the first grade and this is his 2nd year there. The teachers are great and work well with the students. He love his school and so does his parents. Keep up the good work Ruby Major.

  • (7 years ago)

    Could not be prouder of our school...I have two kids there..A boy in first grade and a girl in third grade...My youngest child (2/12) loves to visit the school and we can't wait until he's a little 'rocket' himself...The teachers are phenomenal and the principal is awesome! we are beyond blessed!

  • (7 years ago)

    Ruby Major has the states best principal and a great staff. My kids love going to school!!! We would not want to be anywhere else.

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