6211 Nolensville Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
William Henry Oliver Middle School serves 896 students in grades 5-8.
William Henry Oliver Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 896 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

School Overview

William Henry Oliver Middle School's student population of 896 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
896 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

William Henry Oliver Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of William Henry Oliver Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#860 out of 1705 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
12%
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Black
30%
22%
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White
44%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   11/2/2020
I feel like everyone has different experiences but for me 5th and 7th were my favorite years at this school. It was sad that I wasn't able to have my 8th grade graduation during the 2019- 20 school year but overall mine was an ok experience.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Former student (2016 - 2020)
5   2/28/2020
W. H. Oliver Middle School is a diverse and welcoming school that values well-rounded student education. The school combines rigorous academics with outstanding fine arts to create an environment for outstanding student growth and development. The Band Program is nationally recognized and is invited to perform all around the country. The school welcomes students of all levels and helps to grow them into future leaders of our community.
- Posted by Teacher - Mr. J

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 896 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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