About This School
In 2011, Grassland Middle School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grassland Middle School Reviews
If you only care about TCAPS then this school is fine.
We took my son out of GMS - even though he was a straight A student with near perfect tcaps, he was unsure that he was actually LEARNING anything. He felt that all he did was take tests. He had a very depressing view of education. The teachers did not really get to know him because he was not disruptive in class. GMS is a perfect example of "teach to the test". If your student wants more out of his/her education than that, I would suggest looking elsewhere. If you believe that high TCAP scores = quality education, then this school will be just fine for you.
This was a mistake to send my child here, I wish I could do it over. But I hope to make it a learning experience. If your child is not exceptional, athletic, or popular, they will suffer. The kids are without compassion, the teachers are not well trained, not creative, fun or enthusiastic, the leadership is flat, nor dedicated to instilling a love of life learning in students. They gear up for TCAP way too much, don't give enough children the opportunity to participate in sports which would help many build confidence, school spirit, and unity. Send your child to a private school even if you can't afford it.
Excellent school! I am excited for my child to start 8th grade at GMS after 2 outstanding years there.
I've listened to the song created by the teacher that you fired. I couldn't agree more with what he is saying. Are you all a bunch of socialists? Our country is going down the tubes because of the "un-named president" in the song. You really fired this teacher? Shame on you for denying the right of free speech!!!!!!!!!!!!
As a former School Board Member, I would feel ashamed to say that I would have had any part in what you did.
Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope the song goes nation wide, that he makes a fortune and thuimbs his nose at you.
Love the school.
You should go to Grassland Middle School.