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Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet School Profile

Address: 1800 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Cluster: Pearl-Cohn

School Contact
Phone: 615.291.6382
Website: http://www.jonespaideiaes.mnps.org

School Leadership
Dr. Debra M. Smith - debra.smith@mnps.org

Assitant Principal:
Sonja Wilson-Seay - sonja.wilson-seay@mnps.org                         

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

District 21 Metro Council Representative:
Edith Langster

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 380
Grades Served: K-4
Year School Built: 1932
Renovation: 2006
Square Footage: 42,317
School Hours: 8:00 - 3:00
School Colors: Royal Blue and Red
School Mascot: Bear
School Data 

What Our School Offers

  • 4th Grade Student Jobs
  • After School Tutoring
  • Art
  • Character Education Program
  • Before and After School Care
  • Library Power Grant
  • Orff Music Program
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Learn to Swim (first grade)
  • Girls on the Run
  • Junior Achievement
  • Super Star Chorus
  • Summer Reading Program (Sponsored by PTO)
  • Paideia
    Spanish Classes
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Jump Rope for Heart

What Makes Our School Unique?

Jones Paideia Magnet is a welcoming, friendly learning community filled with competent, caring teachers, students and parents. We believe in the cohesiveness of school, community and home all working together to create the best learning for ALL of our students.
    Our teachers strive to actively engage students in their own learning process by using a wide repertoire of instructional strategies geared to the needs of the students they serve. In addition, teachers use seminars and Socratic questioning to develop students' thinking skills and the appreciation of different ideas and values. Students have the opportunity to share their learning through a series of coached projects, which engage students in problem solving and the application of knowledge through a performance task. All of these strategies follow and embed the PAIDEIA philosophy throughout all areas of student learning.
    Jones Paideia Magnet School is a wonderful place for children, parents and teachers to work together to change the world! We truly believe we are the BEST elementary school in town and invite you to see it for yourself. Please stop by for a visit and feel the enthusiasm for learning that we share on a daily basis!

School Zone

Because Jones is a magnet school, any student living in Davidson County may apply to attend through the lottery. The school has a geographic priority zone (GPZ) allotting 30% of available seats to students residing in this area. All students interested in attending a magnet school must submit applications prior to the deadline. The lottery is held after the winter holidays. For more information about the lottery, call 259-INFO. To determine whether you are zoned to this school, visit our School Zone Finder.

PENCIL & Community Partners

  • HUD
  • Kroger
  • AEGIS Sciences Corp.
  • McKendree UMC
  • Social Security Administration
  • Electric Service Credit Union
  • PENCIL Reading Partners
  • PTO
  • YMCA Fun Company - Before & After Care
  • FLIP


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