John Overton Comp High School

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4820 Franklin Pike

Nashville, TN 37220

(615) 333-5135

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,845

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for John Overton Comp High School

I love John Overton. My child is a Senior there this year. We have had our share of troubles but he is a typical teenager. I think the teachers and principals punish the kids for the "crime" but do not over do it. The teachers look for new ways to communicate with the kids and use social media to connect ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/13

This school year I was a freshman at Overton. The first day I walked in to the school I noticed how old and run-down it was and how crowded it was. It's ridiculous. You can barely get to class on time. Overton is a very diverse school, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But the amount of diversity ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/18/13

Horrible school!!! If you can move, do it but don't put your child in this school.

Posted by a parent on 05/16/13

johs is a terrible school. They do NOT take bullying seriously. I had a child that told on a student about bullying and nothing was done & enabled the bully even more. They do not punish fairly. They don't care about the students. They don't discuss college things for seniors. They are terrible faculty!!!

Posted by a parent on 05/07/13

What can I say about John Overton High School.... It's definitely not like what it was back in the 1990's when the school was considered as a model school for Metro Public Schools. At the time, the school had an excellent sports program and of coarse, the famous Overton Marching Band that had won ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/11/12

I do not like any of the public schools that are in Davidson County the teachers do not want to be there to teach. Some teachers do care but they are the minority in the schools for the most part public schools do not challenge children. The classroom ratios are to many children to one teacher therefore ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/12

This school continues to withhold my report card for unknown reasons.It is also very crowded.

Posted by a student on 06/12/11

I have a Junior that attends Overton. We love the school. She has been challenged academically and some of the most amazing Honors and AP teachers. Besides teaching her just the academics, they teach her other life lessons as well. I appreicate the communication from Dr. Pelham. My daughter is in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/14/11

Overton is a good academic school.

Posted by a student on 07/15/09

I think Overton is above average for the Nashville area, which says very little considering Davidson County Schools are probably well below national averages. My son is a Junior and the amount of interaction and feedback received from the principal is dismal. I am at the school at least once a month ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/08

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Test scores for John Overton Comp High School

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Test Year: 2012
John Overton Comp High School
Nashville-davidson County Sd
* In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. This year they introduced two new exams in algebra II and English III. Students must pass the algebra I, English II and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Nashville schools — John Overton Comp High School is located at 4820 Franklin Pike, Nashville TN 37220. 4820 Franklin Pike is in the 37220 ZIP code in Nashville, TN The school district for John Overton Comp High School is the Nashville-davidson County Sd. John Overton Comp High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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