Scales Elementary School

2340 St Andrews Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Scales Elementary School serves 1,044 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Scales Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Scales Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Scales Elementary School's student population of 1,044 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students1,044 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

Scales Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Scales Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#235 out of 1684 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
10%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
60%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMurfreesboro School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Scales Elementary School is Riverdale High School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Blackman Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cason Lane Academy (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murfreesboro Cason Lane Academy Math: 33% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 854 students
    0.9 miles
    1330 Cason Ln
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 898-7145
    0.9 PK-6 854
  • Murfreesboro Overall Creek Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 1,020 student
    2.1 miles
    429 Otter Trl
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 624-5500
    2.1 PK-6 1,020
  • Murfreesboro Blackman Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 905 students
    2.6 miles
    586 Fortress Blvd
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 904-3795
    2.6 PK-5 905
  • Murfreesboro Riverdale High School Math: 24% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,080 students
    2.6 miles
    802 Warrior Dr
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 890-6450
    2.6 9-12 2,080
  • Murfreesboro Blackman Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,398 student
    2.8 miles
    3945 Blaze Dr
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    (615) 904-3860
    2.8 6-8 1,398

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