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Gower Elementary School
650 Old Hickory Bl
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-2012
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public | PK-4
County: Davidson

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  School Head OfficialYear
Lorraine Johnson2008
  EmailYear
Lorraine.Johnson@mnps.org2008
  Students Getting Free LunchYear
50%2009
  DateWhoComments
9/7/2012parentThis is the absolute worst school i have ever been to. If you have the option to take your child somewhere else do it! The Teachers, and office staff are very rude, and unwelcoming. The setup for the drive to pick up kids is terrible. There is on drive in a small loop to pick up kids, takes at least an hour to get through it and the line backs up for almost a mile down the highway. not to mention, if you want to park and walk up to the door forget it. not convient parking and the spaces are so tiny you cant get out of your car. Also the parents arent allowed to do that because it causes to much confusion, unless you walk then its ok. Just dumb. Also, most metro schools have an automated system that calls when your child is out, they dont. Also the ymca program is completely full before school even started, so no after school care. I would not recommend this school ever, as soon as i can my child is out of there.
9/3/2012parentExcellent teachers and supportive staff. Have nothing but great things to say. They have incredible "specials" with incredibly talented music teachers, PE instructors, computer lab instructor and art teacher. Librarians are tuned into the children's needs and love to make reading something enjoyable for any age. The front office staff is always pleasant and more than willing to find the answers you may need. Our new principal and assistant principals have dug in to make positive changes and create a school with harmony amongst the teachers/staff, parents and students.
8/12/2012parentGower is a great school. Great teachers, great parental involvement.. The only problem thus far is unstable leardership; the principals change every year or two. If we could have stability at that position I would rate this 5 stars.
8/10/2011parentBig changes came with a new principal. Great leadership! Great teachers( they were always great)! Love this school!
8/1/2011parentMy child was in Pre-K last year and is starting Kindergarten this year. He LOVES going to school. I was pleasantly surprised at the school. I was kind of nervous due to earlier reviews I had read. But last year was the first year for their new principle and I am impressed. It is a school that is in transition. From what I hear the previous administration was not very good, but I have been very impressed with this administration. The parent involvement, the communication with the parents, pta, and volunteer opportunities are wonderful. You can tell the principle is in it for the kids and not to win a popularity contest. And I like that! My sons teacher was AMAZING and I'm sad he won't have her for Kindergarten. I, too, have found that I am recommending Gower to other parents. I would put it up there with Julia Green and Harpeth Valley as well.
6/22/2011parentMy daughter is going into 2nd grade and so far, I have been pleasantly surprised by the education/communication/teaching staff/parent involvement at Gower Elem. I am very familiar with the schools in Nashville and wouldn't hesitate to take my child out if I felt the school wasn't providing her what she needs. BUT.....I am actually recommending Gower to other parents! I would consider it to rank right up there with Julia Green and Harpeth Valley!
2/21/2010parentGower is great, both of my children started school this year. One in Pre-k and one in Kindergarten and they love going to school everyday. The school is very diverse, the teachers are caring and attentive, and they keep the parents involved with newsletters, frequent family nights, pta, and volunteer opportunities. We are so lucky to be zoned for Gower Elementary! They also have a before and after school daycare center on site that is affordable and open on holidays, which makes it easier on us working parents. I'm so proud of the progress my children have already made at Gower this year, my pre-k child is already reading sight words!
8/20/2009parentI so agree with the review that found the staff to be very cold and unwelcoming. That is exactly what we have encountered for four years
7/13/2009parentMy daughter attended Gower for kindergarten and I am thankful that we moved. Her teacher was wonderful but we found most of the staff very cold and unwelcoming.
6/23/2009parentWe had a fabulous experience at Gower. Unfortunately we are rezoned to another school for next year, but have loved K and 1st grade there, excellent teachers, great principal who is wonderful with the kids, parents who are involved as much as they are able and really want to help. Good after school music classes available as well. Do not worry about sending your child to this school at all, especially for earlier grade levels.
3/27/2009parentBoth of my children attend this school. I love the mix of children.There is agreat deal of diversity with over 20 countries represented. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This school offers a large variety of specials such as art, music( keyboards and guitars) computer labs and PE. The parents are very involved and take pride in their school. You feel very loved and welcome when you are there. Even with the variety of cultural mix and English learning language scores the school ranks well in test scores and is in excellent standing. Very solid public education.
12/22/2008parentTeachers are eager to help children. Administration is challenging. We scheduled a meeting with the prinicple only to arrive and had to reschedule because the principle did not have us on her schedule. Poor communication.
9/27/2007parentMy Daughter started Kindergarden this year at Gower and so far i love it. Everyone has been very nice and has helped anyway i need.
2/5/2007parentI have had three children go to Gower and they have all loved it! I love the cultural diversity! I feel confident my children are safe there and the teachers are so loving. Great School! My kids T-cap scores are very high. The teachers always make sure my kids are not bored by giving them challenges to meet their academic needs. I see a lot of parental involvement. The Principal is also very involved and great to work with! They also have safe entry to control who comes in the building.
6/16/2006parentBoth of my children loved this school. We are now moving and I hope we find one as cozy and loving as Gower! The teachers are wonderful! The class sizes are great. Very clean building. We will miss this school!
8/19/2004parentI have two children that attend this school and they love it. I love it. The school is great,teachers are great, relations with parents are great and the diversity is great. Overall a well rounded school.

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