School Details

Smithson Craighead Academy

3307 Brick Church Pk, Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 228-9886
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-4 248 students 16 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
53%
59%
43%
41%
49%
52%
56%
67%
81%
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

15%
37%
49%
33%
38%
48%
9%
39%
56%
72%
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

Smithson Craighead Academy is a charter elementary school in Nashville. The principal of Smithson Craighead Academy is Ms. Janelle Glover and can be contacted at jglover@smithsoncraighead.org. 248 students go to Smithson Craighead Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 96% of the 248 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Smithson Craighead Academy is 16:1. Neely's Bend Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 46%
Hispanic 1% 17%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 32%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I work for the non-profit organization that sponsors Smithson Craighead Academy Elementary School and I can testify to the dedicated hard-working caring and effective teaching staff. The principal Janelle Glover is outstanding. The priorities are a safe environment for the children close attention to the children's emotional health and behavior and academic achievement. They teach three "hidden rules" of success in this society self-control respect others and work before you play. I've not known a child yet that didn't love the school. It feels good to be associated with an enterprise like Smithson Craighead.

  • (5 years ago)

    My 6 year old son completed Pre-k and kindergarten at the same school here in Nashville. When he started first grade this past fall my husband and I could tell he wasn't learning or progressing. So in October I transferred him to Smithson Craighead Academy. What a difference! Mrs. Glover and her staff welcomed him with loving arms and he understands his work much better. I'm so proud of him and his new school. I can already see a great second semester ahead. ) )

  • (8 years ago)

    My grandson attended Smithson and Craighead for two years. I have seen his growth with his studies And a personal growth as well. Every person at the Academy the prinicpal teachers to the janitors and bus drivers always showed and took personnel interest in my grandson as well as all the children. Made a huge difference help build confidence pride and respect. My grandson wanted to do good in his studies as well as his behavior. He didn't want to let them down the staff didn't let him down so I seen him working harder and it made him feel good about his self. And it made me feel my baby has a chance to be and do what ever he wants in life. Smithson and Craighead has put him on the right track for a promising future. THANK YOU.

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