Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Bellshire Elementary Design Center


Address: 1128 Bell Grimes Lane
Nashville, TN 37207
School Zone Map
Cluster: Hunters Lane

School Contact
Phone: 615.860.1452

School Leadership
Principal: Dr. Shantrell Pirtle -

District 1 School Board Representative:
Sharon Gentry, Ed.D

District 3 Metro Council Representative:
Walter Hunt

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 520
Year School Built: 2000
Renovation: 1999
Square Footage: 58,573
School Hours: 8:00 - 3:00
School Colors: Purple and Gold
School Mascot: Eagle
School Motto: "High expectations and positive relationships"

School Data


What Our School Offers

  • Social Emotional Learning for all students
  • High quality differentiated instruction for all students
  • After school programs
  • Access to technology for all students and staff
  • Multiple Pre-K classes
  • A culture of life long learning leaders
  • Strong positive relationships with parents, students, and the community
  • SWPBS (Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support)

What Makes Our School Unique

Bellshire's faculty and staff work to provide every child with a quality school experience. At Bellshire, every student is important. We have high expectations for all students and staff and believe that we have the very best students in MNPS. Our goal is to prepare our students for college and career.

In addition to serving students in grades Kindergarten through fourth, Bellshire has a Pre-K Academy. The Pre-K Academy serves four year olds in the Bellshire area and surrounding community.

Bellshire welcomes our parents and community to become actively involved and participate in the education of our students.

School Zone and Pathway

Bellshire is a design center focused on the academic and social development of students. We serve students in K-4 living in the zoned area. Admission to Pre-K is through application and may include students living out the Bellshire zone. Students living in the Bellshire area are zoned to the Hunters Lane High School 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.

  • Northside Church of Christ
  • Skyline Medical Center
  • Sylvan Learning Center, Rivergate
  • YMCA Fun Company
  • Walmart
  The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. 2009 - 2010  
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