Glendale Elementary

Summary:

Glendale Elementary is a public elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, serving 407 students from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade. Located within the Davidson County school district, which is ranked 122 out of 139 districts in the state, Glendale Elementary stands out as a high-performing institution.

Glendale Elementary consistently outperforms the Davidson County and Tennessee state averages in academic proficiency across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2023-2024 school year, 78.1% of Glendale Elementary students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to just 29.5% for Davidson County and 39.7% for Tennessee. The school has been ranked among the top 20 elementary schools in Tennessee for the past several years, placing it in the top 2% of elementary schools in the state. Glendale Elementary also excels in the performance of specific student groups, ranking 11th out of 982 Tennessee elementary schools for male students and 28th out of 410 schools for Hispanic students.

While Glendale Elementary is a high-performing school, the surrounding schools in the Davidson County district generally do not perform as well. For instance, Crieve Hall Elementary, the closest school to Glendale, ranks 118th out of 1,008 Tennessee elementary schools, with lower academic proficiency rates compared to Glendale. This suggests that Glendale Elementary may serve as a model for effective educational practices and resource allocation within the district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 800 Thompson AVE
       Nashville, TN  37204


(615) 279-7970

District: Davidson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,807 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  407

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.9%
Hispanic:
11.1%
Two or more races:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Glendale Elementary ranks better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 3rd among 78 ranked elementary schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.9%), Hispanic (11.1%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Glendale Elementary is 14.6, which is the 31st best among 78 elementary schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Glendale Elementary is $12,807. 77 elementary schools in the Davidson County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Glendale Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Glendale Elementary 19th of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Glendale Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Davidson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Davidson County 122nd of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Glendale Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Glendale Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 98.70 17th 809 97.9%
2011 97.80 20th 818 97.6%
2012 98.58 12th 820 98.5%
2013 97.14 6th 846 99.3%
2014 93.63 18th 853 97.9%
2015 97.45 7th 855 99.2%
2018 99.04 12th 997 98.8%
2019 99.36 7th 985 99.3%
2021 98.81 13th 983 98.7%
2022 98.40 18th 1000 98.2%
2023 98.35 19th 1020 98.1%
2024 97.87 19th 1008 98.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Glendale Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.15 6th 926 99.4%
2021 98.30 15th 945 98.4%
2022 97.99 17th 975 98.3%
2023 96.74 27th 989 97.3%
2024 93.62 49th 981 95.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Glendale Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.06 5th 916 99.5%
2021 98.45 13th 941 98.6%
2022 97.49 22nd 980 97.8%
2023 98.48 11th 987 98.9%
2024 98.19 11th 982 98.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Glendale Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.19 3rd 363 99.2%
2023 98.18 8th 387 97.9%
2024 91.09 28th 410 93.2%
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Rank History for White students at Glendale Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.93 19th 841 97.7%
2019 98.99 4th 812 99.5%
2021 98.61 9th 844 98.9%
2022 97.98 16th 844 98.1%
2023 97.78 14th 852 98.4%
2024 96.78 17th 840 98.0%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Glendale Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Open Quote Many of the parents that send there children there kids can do no wrong, as a former parent that sent there children to Glendale, I was embarrassed for my fellow parents. They act as if they run the school from afar, disrupting the classroom on a whim if they feel like their own individual needs aren't being met, even at the expense of the rest of the class and school as a whole. The worst part is that the administration seems to allow this behavior not backing up their teachers when they need it most. My daughter loved the two teachers she had during here time there, as well as her teachers when she went to specials, so it confuses me when I had to hear other parents complain about every little thing that was going on in the classroom. My average rating is not reflective on the actual learning that is going on in the classroom, but more of the way this whole school is set up.

I get that now a days everything is about preparing children for tests so the school they attend can be better funded. But at what point did we decide what one test says is more important to a child's success than anything else. I want my children to be prepared for life in the best way possible, but at the same time be able to learn about subjects that interest and inspire them.

I'll quit rambling, but as a former teacher myself I feel passionate about education and the school system as a whole. I don't like the direction this school is heading or education all together really. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 1, 2013

Open Quote Glendale is a unique school with a caring group of teachers and staff and very involved parents and PTO. The students are exceptionally in-tune with diversity because of the Spanish Immersion Component. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Glendale Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 231 231
2006 163 95 11 12 0 n/a n/a 0 281
2007 204 91 12 25 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2008 233 73 14 20 0 n/a n/a 0 340
2009 255 65 15 20 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2010 247 31 14 16 0 n/a n/a 0 308
2011 293 40 10 24 1 2 0 0 370
2012 317 32 7 22 0 1 2 0 381
2013 338 29 7 24 1 1 7 0 407
2014 356 25 11 23 0 0 7 0 422
2015 377 18 8 22 0 1 8 0 434
2016 369 15 8 22 0 0 9 0 423
2017 372 23 5 23 1 0 11 0 435
2018 364 17 7 31 1 0 10 0 430
2019 366 16 8 35 1 0 7 0 433
2020 362 22 4 44 0 0 8 0 440
2021 341 22 7 44 1 0 12 0 427
2022 331 19 4 51 1 0 21 0 427
2023 317 19 4 45 2 0 20 0 407

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Glendale Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 231 n/a n/a n/a
2006 281 17.1 16.4 n/a
2007 332 25.0 13.3 30.4
2008 340 25.2 13.5 29.1
2009 355 24.5 14.5 29.3
2010 308 28.0 11.0 29.2
2011 370 29.8 12.4 14.6
2012 381 24.2 15.7 10
2013 407 27.6 14.7 9.3
2014 422 29.4 14.3 9
2015 434 26.0 16.6 6.5
2016 423 29.0 14.5 7.1
2017 435 26.4 16.4 n/a
2018 430 29.0 14.8 n/a
2019 433 28.5 15.1 n/a
2020 440 26.0 16.9 5.7
2021 427 29.5 14.4 n/a
2022 427 26.5 16.1 n/a
2023 407 27.8 14.6 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Glendale Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 231 n/a n/a n/a
2006 281 17.1 16.4 n/a
2007 332 25.0 13.3 30.4
2008 340 25.2 13.5 29.1
2009 355 24.5 14.5 29.3
2010 308 28.0 11.0 29.2
2011 370 29.8 12.4 14.6
2012 381 24.2 15.7 10
2013 407 27.6 14.7 9.3
2014 422 29.4 14.3 9
2015 434 26.0 16.6 6.5
2016 423 29.0 14.5 7.1
2017 435 26.4 16.4 n/a
2018 430 29.0 14.8 n/a
2019 433 28.5 15.1 n/a
2020 440 26.0 16.9 5.7
2021 427 29.5 14.4 n/a
2022 427 26.5 16.1 n/a
2023 407 27.8 14.6 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Glendale Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $820 (6.2%) $11,902 (90.2%) $13,196
2020 $396 (3.4%) $10,988 (93.2%) $11,790
2021 $1,631 (12.7%) $11,066 (86.4%) $12,807

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Glendale Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 7th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 19th of 1020 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Glendale Elementary)83.875.6
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Davidson County)34.330
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Glendale Elementary)82.489.7
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Davidson County)28.831.1
 2.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Glendale Elementary)88.284.7
 3.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Davidson County)36.233.4
 2.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Glendale Elementary)85.383.3
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Davidson County)27.434.7
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
All Grades Mathematics (Glendale Elementary)8680
 6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Davidson County)29.926.4
 3.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Glendale Elementary)83.986.7
 2.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Davidson County)25.927.4
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students433407
 6%
African American1619
 18.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian84
 50%
Hispanic3545
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
White366317
 13.4%
Two or More Races720
 185.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Glendale Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 407 students attended Glendale Elementary.

Yes! Glendale Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 19th of 1008 Tennessee elementary schools.

Students at Glendale Elementary are 78% White, 11% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% African American.


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