Howard Elementary

Summary:

Howard Elementary is a public elementary school located in Gallatin, Tennessee, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 554. The school is part of the Sumner County School District, which is ranked 27th out of 140 districts in Tennessee and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Howard Elementary has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 61.91% White, 13.36% African American, 16.97% Hispanic, and 2.35% Asian. The school's academic performance, as measured by TNReady test scores, is generally on par with or slightly below the Sumner County and Tennessee state averages, with proficiency rates of 44.7% in Mathematics, 42% in English Language Arts, and 61.1% in Science. However, the school performs particularly well for African American and Hispanic students, ranking in the top 25-35% of Tennessee elementary schools in these subgroups.

When compared to other nearby elementary schools in the Sumner County district, such as Beech Elementary, Liberty Creek Elementary, and Union Elementary, Howard Elementary generally performs on par or slightly below the top-performing schools. These schools have significantly higher proficiency rates in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science, as well as higher overall statewide rankings. However, Howard Elementary has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.8, which may allow for more individualized attention for students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 805 Long Hollow PIKE
       Gallatin, TN  37066


(615) 452-3025

District: Sumner County

SchoolDigger Rank:
280th of 1,020 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,217 Help


Students who attend Howard Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rucker Stewart Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  554

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.9%
Hispanic:
17.0%
African American:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Howard Elementary ranks better than 72.5% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 15th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Sumner County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Howard Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (61.9%), Hispanic (17%), African American (13.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Howard Elementary is 13.8, which is the 10th best among 26 elementary schools in the Sumner County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Howard Elementary is $11,217, which is the 13th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Sumner County School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Howard Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard Elementary 280th of 1020 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Howard Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Sumner County:

SchoolDigger ranks Sumner County 27th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Howard Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 39.52 522nd 809 35.5%
2011 40.24 549th 818 32.9%
2012 67.79 279th 820 66.0%
2013 56.09 457th 846 46.0%
2014 48.52 459th 853 46.2%
2015 58.65 365th 855 57.3%
2017 38.33 427th 646 33.9%
2018 52.44 414th 997 58.5%
2019 48.62 455th 985 53.8%
2021 49.91 438th 983 55.4%
2022 60.92 325th 1000 67.5%
2023 66.07 280th 1020 72.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.69 240th 395 39.2%
2019 49.22 97th 255 62.0%
2021 39.80 200th 369 45.8%
2022 57.65 135th 447 69.8%
2023 65.88 102nd 528 80.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.78 372nd 877 57.6%
2019 42.10 476th 821 42.0%
2021 42.94 436th 823 47.0%
2022 55.84 308th 858 64.1%
2023 53.21 355th 865 59.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.13 418th 926 54.9%
2021 48.59 433rd 945 54.2%
2022 58.44 340th 975 65.1%
2023 69.35 235th 989 76.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.55 465th 916 49.2%
2021 47.95 435th 941 53.8%
2022 60.26 298th 980 69.6%
2023 58.10 351st 987 64.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.94 230th 450 48.9%
2019 53.08 146th 404 63.9%
2021 62.60 109th 411 73.5%
2022 50.08 186th 483 61.5%
2023 65.22 132nd 500 73.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.35 39th 319 87.8%
2019 37.67 147th 250 41.2%
2021 44.25 164th 324 49.4%
2022 53.73 133rd 363 63.4%
2023 69.80 86th 387 77.8%
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Rank History for White students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.17 314th 841 62.7%
2019 52.80 321st 812 60.5%
2021 54.45 315th 844 62.7%
2022 64.92 219th 844 74.1%
2023 64.71 225th 852 73.6%
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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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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Open Quote My son is in Kindergarten and this school is the worst I have ever seen, protocol for ADHD is getting tested for a IEP, not my son he got a 504 with nothing on it. He is isolated in class and had no friends, he has to sit with a disabled child who can't even talk. They never let him have lunch with the other children, the Principal, nurse, and guidance counselor are the most rude school staff I ever met. My son is already behind, he doesn't know how to write his letters still. This mother is not happy, may not let him return after winter break. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Howard Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 553 194 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 750
1989 563 198 5 n/a 1 n/a n/a 0 767
1990 546 170 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 718
1991 542 173 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 721
1992 534 171 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1993 522 188 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 714
1994 494 190 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 692
1995 568 198 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1996 568 198 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1997 527 196 5 6 1 n/a n/a -1 734
1998 633 49 3 5 1 n/a n/a 1 692
1999 490 164 5 5 0 n/a n/a -1 663
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 659 659
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 590 590
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 563 563
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 563 563
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 477 477
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 472 472
2006 303 112 5 57 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2007 305 117 3 42 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2008 304 97 2 53 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2009 262 101 4 46 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2010 231 81 8 46 0 n/a n/a 0 366
2011 263 82 4 59 0 0 3 0 411
2012 265 86 6 57 0 0 1 0 415
2013 262 85 7 60 0 2 5 0 421
2014 301 94 9 74 0 2 1 0 481
2015 337 101 13 65 0 1 4 0 521
2016 346 106 10 78 1 1 10 0 552
2017 332 104 16 77 0 2 13 0 544
2018 298 97 8 86 0 5 27 0 521
2019 294 113 9 88 0 1 25 0 530
2020 351 113 9 99 1 1 19 0 593
2021 318 101 9 101 3 1 21 0 554
2022 342 89 11 99 3 3 32 0 579
2023 343 74 13 94 3 2 25 0 554

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 Howard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1989 767 39.0 19.6 n/a
1990 718 39.0 18.4 n/a
1991 721 39.0 18.4 n/a
1992 711 39.0 18.2 n/a
1993 714 39.0 18.3 n/a
1994 692 43.0 16.1 n/a
1995 777 48.0 16.2 n/a
1996 777 48.0 16.2 n/a
1997 734 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 663 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 659 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 563 n/a n/a n/a
2003 563 n/a n/a n/a
2004 477 n/a n/a n/a
2005 472 n/a n/a n/a
2006 478 33.0 14.5 n/a
2007 467 34.0 13.7 53.3
2008 456 33.0 13.8 52.2
2009 413 35.0 11.8 63.7
2010 366 32.0 11.4 63.1
2011 411 32.0 12.8 52.1
2012 415 32.0 12.9 51.8
2013 421 32.0 13.1 60.6
2014 481 32.0 15.0 64
2015 521 36.0 14.4 41.8
2016 552 35.0 15.7 50.5
2017 544 34.0 16.0 n/a
2018 521 35.0 14.8 n/a
2019 530 38.8 13.6 n/a
2020 593 41.9 14.1 50.4
2021 554 37.9 14.5 n/a
2022 579 41.5 13.9 n/a
2023 554 40.0 13.8 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 Howard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 750 39.0 19.2 n/a
1989 767 39.0 19.6 n/a
1990 718 39.0 18.4 n/a
1991 721 39.0 18.4 n/a
1992 711 39.0 18.2 n/a
1993 714 39.0 18.3 n/a
1994 692 43.0 16.1 n/a
1995 777 48.0 16.2 n/a
1996 777 48.0 16.2 n/a
1997 734 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 663 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 659 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 563 n/a n/a n/a
2003 563 n/a n/a n/a
2004 477 n/a n/a n/a
2005 472 n/a n/a n/a
2006 478 33.0 14.5 n/a
2007 467 34.0 13.7 53.3
2008 456 33.0 13.8 52.2
2009 413 35.0 11.8 63.7
2010 366 32.0 11.4 63.1
2011 411 32.0 12.8 52.1
2012 415 32.0 12.9 51.8
2013 421 32.0 13.1 60.6
2014 481 32.0 15.0 64
2015 521 36.0 14.4 41.8
2016 552 35.0 15.7 50.5
2017 544 34.0 16.0 n/a
2018 521 35.0 14.8 n/a
2019 530 38.8 13.6 n/a
2020 593 41.9 14.1 50.4
2021 554 37.9 14.5 n/a
2022 579 41.5 13.9 n/a
2023 554 40.0 13.8 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 Howard Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $780 (7.8%) $8,677 (87.3%) $9,943
2020 $812 (8.5%) $8,306 (86.6%) $9,596
2021 $1,120 (10.0%) $9,593 (85.5%) $11,217

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Howard Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 455th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 280th of 1020 Elementary schools
 18.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)38.739.8
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sumner County)58.352.3
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Howard Elementary)38.739.8
 1.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sumner County)46.449.3
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)52.747.5
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sumner County)63.555.6
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Howard Elementary)22.645
 22.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Sumner County)44.252.4
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)49.548.6
 0.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sumner County)65.460.6
 4.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Howard Elementary)25.841.9
 16.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Sumner County)46.351.4
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Howard Elementary)4744.7
 2.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Sumner County)58.556.6
 1.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Howard Elementary)2942
 13%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Sumner County)43.647.2
 3.6%
   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 Students530554
 4.5%
African American11374
 34.5%
American Indian03
Asian913
 44.4%
Hispanic8894
 6.8%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White294343
 16.7%
Two or More Races2525


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In the 2022-23 school year, 554 students attended Howard Elementary.

Howard Elementary ranks 280th of 1020 Tennessee elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Howard Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rucker Stewart Middle

Students at Howard Elementary are 62% White, 17% Hispanic, 13% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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