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Gower Elementary School Profile

Address: 650 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209
School Zone Map
Cluster: Hillwood

School Contact
Phone: 615.353.2012
Website: http://www.goweres.mnps.org

School Leadership
Barbara Frazier - barbara.frazier@mnps.org

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Allyson Johnson - allyson.johnson@mnps.org

District 9 School Board Representative:
Amy Frogge

District 22 Metro Council Representative:

Sheri Weiner - sheri.weiner@nashville.gov

Parent Support Group Contact:

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 744
Grades Served: Pre K - 4
Year School Built: 1989
Square Footage: 80,033
School Hours: 8:00 - 3:00
School Colors: Green & White
School Mascot: Gators

School Data


What Our School Offers

  • Accelerated Math
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Active Volunteer Program
  • After School Music Lessons
  • Bully A.L.E.R.T.
  • Character Counts
  • Computer Lab
  • Gower Greeters
  • Keyboard Lab for Grades 2-3-4
  • Nashville Reads
  • Safety Patrol
  • Music Showcase
  • Garden Club

What Makes Our School Unique?

We’re glad you have an interest in Gower Elementary, “Home of the Gators.” Gower is a great place for children to learn and have fun. We have 100 students from 25 countries representing five ethnic backgrounds making Gower very diverse. Through six ELL classes we serve students not proficient in English.

Gower has great music, P.E., art and computer programs which support the classroom academics. Our music room has a 12 keyboard lab used by second, third and fourth grade students.

Gower is focused on creating a culture of kindness and good citizenship in all children. We are supporting our efforts by using the “Character Counts” program. Students are learning about the “seven pillars of character.”

Our parents are actively involved in PTO and volunteering around the school. We encourage and welcome all parents to Gower.

Visitors are welcome and tours are available upon request.

School Zone and Pathway

Students living in the Gower area are zoned to the Hillwood cluster. To determine whether you are zoned to this school, visit our School Zone Finder.

PENCIL & Community Partners

PENCIL Foundation, a nonprofit organization, links community resources with Nashville public schools. A PENCIL Partner is a business or other community organization that teams up with a Metro school to volunteer time and donate resources that promote student success.

  • Captain D's, Charlotte Pike
  • McDonald’s Hwy 70
  • South
  • Publix, Bellevue 
  • Shoney’s, Bellevue 
  • Sonic
  • Staples, Bellevue 
  • Vulcan Materials, River Road 
  • Kroger
  • Active Volunteer Program
  • "Gator Tales" Parent Newsletter published biweekly PTO, 225 members
  • The Downtown YMCA Fun Company program  
  • Wal-Mart
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