2019 Annual Report

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2018 - 2019 Annual Report

Linking Community Resources to Nashville Public Schools to Help Young People Achieve Academic Success and Prepare for Life

We are one of the nation’s largest networks of businesses, universities, faith-based organizations and volunteers engaged in public schools.


Here’s what PENCIL accomplished during the school year:


Volunteer Hours


PENCIL Partnerships


In Distributed Supplies


11th Grade Job Shadows


Community Investment


10th Grade Industry Field Trips


Economically Disadvantaged*


Largest District in the Country


Limited English Proficient

*The striking decrease in the percentage of MNPS students considered economically disadvantaged over the past several years is due to a new state definition. Economically disadvantaged now refers only to students who are directly certified, meaning their families receive certain government assistance. In prior years, this percentage was consistently at or above 70% and included students who were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The share of students who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) continues to increase. While just seven percent of students were LEP in 2006-2007, nearly a quarter, 22 percent, of students are LEP in 2017-2018. (2017 Nashville Chamber of Commerce Education Report Card)

The students of MNPS are making great strides with support from our community partners.