In 2017, Nashville made increasing third grade literacy a priority and set a goal to double the number of third graders reading on grade level by 2025. How are we doing?
*N/A appears when percentage of students is below 5%, or above 95%. A Reward School is identified by the state as improving student achievement and growth. A Priority School falls in the bottom five percent statewide over the past three years, and are in need of the most support and improvement. See data notes for more information.
5-Year Trend of Nashville’s Third Grade Literacy
Third grade TNReady ELA data are available for the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 school years. In Metro Nashville Public Schools, literacy rates did not change significantly between 2017 and 2019– both district-wide and among key student subgroups. However, 2021 data shows a significant decline in literacy rates overall and across all subgroups.
MNPS Third Graders On Track Vs Not on Track by Group
22.4% On Track
77.6% Not on Track
English Language Learners
6.9% On Track
93.1% Not on Track
10.7% On Track
89.3% Not On Track
Black/ Hispanic/ Native American
14.0% On Track
86.0% Not on Track
2021 NOT on Track: By the Numbers
out of 5,576 MNPS third graders NOT on Track
66 of 80 elementary schools
with more than 60% of third graders NOT on Track
2021 NOT on Track: By School Type
More Students NOT on Track than the State
The percentage of MNPS third grade students who were NOT on track in 2021 far outpaces the state.