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Head Middle Mathematics / Science Magnet8

Nashville, TN | Davidson County


April 28, 2014

My daughter started school in 5th grade and she did not really like it. Now she is on 6th grade and moving to MLK. She loves her school. Some teachers are well prepared, friendly and encouraging. One teacher in 5th grade was rude and not very supportive. Despite this my daughter had advanced TCAPs. My daughter had a challenging 6th grade and talks very positive about her teachers this year. She has the opportunity to be in the math team too. most likely she will be ready to take algebra in 7th grade. This is not an academic magnet school like Meigs. The main difference is that this school takes neighborhood students that sometimes are not well prepared. Those students with advance or proficiency TCAPs move to MLK. We got a letter and it seems that next year qualifying students will move to MLK until the end of 8th grade instead of the end of 6th grade.

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2014

Im looking forward to going there next year my cousin goes there and I have heard amazing things about this school and looked the school up like 100 times I really like that the time is 8:00 to 3:00 which is awesome and because I saw how many activites they have and how Vanderbilt scholars come every week to help in science which is my dream college so I am looing forward towards this experience.

September 24, 2013

My child is in 5th grade and the last couple of months have been great. She has moved from a good elementary school to this school and is performing equally good because of great teachers. I am glad she is in this school. The new principal Ms. Williams (started this year with my child) is equally efficient. Parents are equally involved with the activities in the school.

Submitted by a parent

March 25, 2013

Head Magnet Middle school is a good school, but like every other school, they have some negatives. I am currently in 6th grade at this school. They stress math and science a bit more than the other arts unlike Meigs Magnet. VSVS ( a group of students from vanderbilt ) comes every week and does hands on science activities with us. For math, we enter numerous math competitions. I recently participated in a math competition (MBA) because i was on Head Magnet's wonderful math team. Not all teachers are very good. Some don't teach, don't even have lesson plans, and don't enforce the skills enough. They also offer an encore program ( I enroll in it) which is for the gifted students. Academically, we do okay. We do a lot better in sports than in academics. The school is not excellent...but okay....

October 13, 2010

Because it gives challenging opportunities to pre-teens who need it the most.

August 15, 2009

My son is starting his second year at Head Magnet and we have been very pleased. The principal Dr. Carr is really on the ball. If there is a problem, she handles it right away. Ms. Nishimoto is the best science and math teacher in Nashville! Looking forward to another great year.

Submitted by a parent

May 23, 2009

Head is one of the best schools.I go to Head next year MLK.I've learned alot from my teachers.Head has a lot of fun activities.Ban,strings,spanish,drama,art,and others.I love my school and i play 1st clarinet in the head middle band.You should try this cool school!!!!

Submitted by a student

May 13, 2009

We are finishing our 5th grade year at Head Middle. It has been a great year. The curriculum is challenging and the kids are excelling. My son was in advanced classes and in band. He has made new friends and adjusted to the middle school well. Our math and science teacher was in especially good and did lots of fun experiments with the kids. Vandy students came to the science class as well. Facility isn't the greatest... nor the grounds... but what's going on inside is very good. Consider this school.

Submitted by a parent

May 11, 2009

I am currently a 7th grader at HMS and I think its a great school. The academics are very challenging which is good for a student if the like to be challenged. All the teachers are mostly nice and really like to let the students learn in positive and fun ways.

Submitted by a student

September 5, 2007

Head Magnet is a truly superior school. We left private school for middle school at Head. They recognize and cultivate the talents in each student. He is nurtured, but not coddled and the classes are academically challenging even for the brightest kids. I am very, very pleased with the quality of teachers. I am certain that my son will be well prepared for a vigorous college education.

Submitted by a parent

July 8, 2007

Head is a terrific school,you learn a lot a the teachers are very nice!

Submitted by a student

October 1, 2006

Head Middle Magnet is a good school its filled with good teachers and a good principle. Head has a lot of academic programs like encore for younger kids in the 5th and 6th grade for children in upper class as in 7th and 8th grade they will be able to work on their high school credit.Head qualifies you to go to Martin Luther King if your tcap scores are high. Head has many extracurricular activities for your child to be in.Like Band,Orchestra,Chorus,Art,Computer,Lab,Forensics,Gym,Cheerleading,Volleyball,Football,Basketball,Dance team,Wrestling,Soccer,Track. So I hope you pick the right choice because head is a wonderful school.

Submitted by a student

October 2, 2005

I am a current 7th grader of head and i think that it is one of the best schools in Nashville.They do a very good job in balancing academics,discipline and extra activities.I would definately recommend this school to anyone.The only problem might be that it is in the bad area of nashville but overall its pretty safe.

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