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 this year:

54,509

Volunteer Hours

711

PENCIL Partnerships

$1.44M

In Distributed Supplies

3,557

11th Grade Job Shadows

$5M+

Community Investment

3,950

10th Grade Industry Field Trips

48%

Economically Disadvantaged*

41st

Largest District in the Country

16%

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.