Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Public, Magnet K-8

 221 Todd LN
       Smyrna, TN  37167


(615) 904-6715

District: Rutherford County

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 1,001 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,559 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.7 Help
Number of students:  654

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.3%
African American:
14.4%
Hispanic:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.6% Help


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Compare Details Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts ranks better than 99.7% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks first among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Rutherford County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.67. (See more...)
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Compare Details Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts ranks better than 99.8% of middle schools in Tennessee. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.3%), African American (14.4%), Hispanic (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts is 15.7. 15 elementary schools in the Rutherford County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts employs 41.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts is $9,559. 18 elementary schools in the Rutherford County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts 3rd of 1001 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts 1st of 577 Tennessee public middle schools. (See Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts in the ranking list.)

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Rutherford County:

SchoolDigger ranks Rutherford County 42nd of 148 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 98.46 18th 809 97.8%
2011 89.19 80th 818 90.2%
2012 86.56 95th 820 88.4%
2013 90.03 46th 846 94.6%
2014 87.80 45th 853 94.7%
2015 91.01 40th 855 95.3%
2017 87.23 35th 646 94.6%
2018 93.51 53rd 997 94.7%
2019 95.33 47th 985 95.2%
2021 99.86 3rd 983 99.7%
2022 99.67 3rd 1000 99.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.22 66th 877 92.5%
2019 66.98 159th 821 80.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.84 34th 926 96.3%
2021 99.53 4th 945 99.6%
2022 99.44 1st 975 99.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.13 64th 916 93.0%
2021 99.86 2nd 941 99.8%
2022 99.54 4th 980 99.6%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.59 28th 450 93.8%
2019 96.74 6th 404 98.5%
2021 99.99 1st 411 99.8%
2022 99.98 1st 483 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.78 31st 250 87.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.77 40th 841 95.2%
2019 94.30 45th 812 94.5%
2021 99.71 4th 844 99.5%
2022 99.33 3rd 844 99.6%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Rank History for all middle school students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 99.71 1st 466 99.8%
2014 94.68 1st 485 99.8%
2015 95.48 2nd 492 99.6%
2018 99.02 3rd 563 99.5%
2019 99.51 2nd 574 99.7%
2021 99.89 1st 576 99.8%
2022 99.86 1st 569 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.32 2nd 529 99.6%
2021 99.78 1st 538 99.8%
2022 99.77 1st 552 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.48 2nd 523 99.6%
2021 99.81 2nd 529 99.6%
2022 99.82 1st 540 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.93 5th 293 98.3%
2021 99.92 1st 277 99.6%
2022 99.99 1st 299 99.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.53 6th 481 98.8%
2019 99.25 2nd 484 99.6%
2021 99.81 2nd 496 99.6%
2022 99.69 1st 500 99.8%
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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.

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Reviews:
by a parent
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Open Quote Teachers and staff are amazing. The PTO and parents are very involved in the school and helping out where needed. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Open Quote Test scores aren’t everything. Unfriendly staff, minimal communication. So much left to be desired. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1230 76 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1308
1989 855 44 n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 902
1990 923 54 1 1 4 n/a n/a 0 983
1991 903 65 1 7 3 n/a n/a 0 979
1992 938 68 1 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1017
1993 804 44 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 854
1994 791 52 8 5 2 n/a n/a 0 858
1995 800 63 7 3 5 n/a n/a 0 878
1996 800 63 7 3 5 n/a n/a 0 878
1997 842 76 10 11 5 n/a n/a -3 941
1998 794 80 16 9 2 n/a n/a 0 901
1999 706 72 6 27 1 n/a n/a 0 812
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 821 821
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 802 802
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 627 627
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 627 627
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 733 733
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 749 749
2006 594 67 16 31 3 n/a n/a 0 711
2007 658 78 15 22 1 n/a n/a 0 774
2008 613 85 15 19 1 n/a n/a 0 733
2009 618 94 22 24 1 n/a n/a 0 759
2010 635 95 26 24 1 n/a n/a 0 781
2011 623 92 28 33 1 1 10 0 788
2012 597 106 28 50 0 1 13 0 795
2013 565 120 30 40 1 0 19 0 775
2014 567 131 39 38 0 0 25 0 800
2015 534 130 33 48 0 1 26 0 772
2016 514 133 28 54 0 1 29 0 759
2017 513 131 22 58 1 1 29 0 755
2018 534 126 18 68 1 1 34 0 782
2019 545 131 17 75 1 0 34 0 803
2020 490 90 20 50 2 0 24 0 676
2021 476 107 17 46 4 0 23 0 673
2022 460 94 25 43 4 0 28 0 654

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

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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 Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1308 51.0 25.6 n/a
1989 902 35.0 25.7 n/a
1990 983 35.0 28.0 n/a
1991 979 40.0 24.4 n/a
1992 1017 40.0 25.4 n/a
1993 854 40.0 21.4 n/a
1994 858 39.0 22.0 n/a
1995 878 45.0 19.5 n/a
1996 878 45.0 19.5 n/a
1997 941 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 901 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 821 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 802 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 627 n/a n/a n/a
2003 627 n/a n/a n/a
2004 733 n/a n/a n/a
2005 749 n/a n/a n/a
2006 711 42.0 16.9 n/a
2007 774 50.0 15.5 15.5
2008 733 47.0 15.6 19.1
2009 759 46.0 16.5 34.9
2010 781 46.0 16.9 22.8
2011 788 46.0 17.1 25.5
2012 795 50.0 15.9 24
2013 775 48.5 15.9 24
2014 800 48.0 16.6 28.4
2015 772 51.0 15.1 27.6
2016 759 52.0 14.5 26.6
2017 755 50.5 14.9 n/a
2018 782 49.0 15.9 n/a
2019 803 49.5 16.2 n/a
2020 676 49.0 13.7 14.6
2021 673 40.5 16.6 n/a
2022 654 41.5 15.7 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 Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1308 51.0 25.6 n/a
1989 902 35.0 25.7 n/a
1990 983 35.0 28.0 n/a
1991 979 40.0 24.4 n/a
1992 1017 40.0 25.4 n/a
1993 854 40.0 21.4 n/a
1994 858 39.0 22.0 n/a
1995 878 45.0 19.5 n/a
1996 878 45.0 19.5 n/a
1997 941 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 901 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 821 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 802 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 627 n/a n/a n/a
2003 627 n/a n/a n/a
2004 733 n/a n/a n/a
2005 749 n/a n/a n/a
2006 711 42.0 16.9 n/a
2007 774 50.0 15.5 15.5
2008 733 47.0 15.6 19.1
2009 759 46.0 16.5 34.9
2010 781 46.0 16.9 22.8
2011 788 46.0 17.1 25.5
2012 795 50.0 15.9 24
2013 775 48.5 15.9 24
2014 800 48.0 16.6 28.4
2015 772 51.0 15.1 27.6
2016 759 52.0 14.5 26.6
2017 755 50.5 14.9 n/a
2018 782 49.0 15.9 n/a
2019 803 49.5 16.2 n/a
2020 676 49.0 13.7 14.6
2021 673 40.5 16.6 n/a
2022 654 41.5 15.7 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $238 (2.7%) $8,042 (92.8%) $8,662
2020 $220 (2.5%) $8,321 (93.1%) $8,935
2021 $437 (4.6%) $8,782 (91.9%) $9,559

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 47th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 3rd of 1000 Elementary schools
 4.5%
Ranks 2nd of 574 Middle schoolsRanks 1st of 569 Middle schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)78.782.9
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rutherford County)53.942.8
 11.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.836.4
 7.4%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)6488.2
 24.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rutherford County)4039.3
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.935.7
 1.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)72.191.9
 19.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rutherford County)56.444.7
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4638.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)61.594.7
 33.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rutherford County)38.443.7
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.339.3
 5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)60.693.5
 32.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rutherford County)38.941.7
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237.7
 2.5%
6th Grade Social Studies (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)8092.3
 12.3%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Rutherford County)52.256.6
 4.4%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Tennessee)3843.6
 5.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)87.893.2
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rutherford County)42.143.1
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.435.7
 0.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)82.191.4
 9.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rutherford County)3332.8
 0.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)27.125.8
 1.3%
All Grades Mathematics (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)7993.8
 14.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Rutherford County)47.843.5
 4.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.834.1
 6.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts)71.492.8
 21.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Rutherford County)39.240.8
 1.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.735.1
 1.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students803673
 16.2%
African American131107
 18.3%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian1717
Hispanic7546
 38.7%
Pacific Islander00
White545476
 12.7%
Two or More Races3423
 32.4%


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Students at Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts are 70% White, 14% African American, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 654 students attended Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts.


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