Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
McKissack Middle Prep Profile


Address: 915 38th Avenue North
Nashville,TN 37209
School Zone Map
Cluster: Pearl-Cohn

School Contact
Phone: 615.329.8170

School Leadership
Darren Kinzer -

Assistant Principal:
Carol Lampkin -

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

District 21 Metro Council Representative:
Edith Taylor Langster

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 417
Grades Served: 5-8
Year School Built: 1954
Addition: 2001
Square Footage: 115,000
School Hours: 8:55 - 3:55
School Colors: Maroon, Gold, and White
School Mascot: Tiger
School Theme: "We are family"
School Motto: Failure is not an option. Excuses are unacceptable. Excellence is our goal.


What Our School Offers

  • Community Achieves School
  • Spanish
  • Band
  • Before, After School Tutoring and Saturday School
  • Character Education
  • Closed Circuit Television
  • DARE
  • ESEA Family Engagement Specialist
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Oasis
  • Encore
  • Algebra
  • Family Math & Reading Nights
  • Physical Science
  • GREAT -Gang Resistance Education and Training
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Talent Search -TSU
  • Think Through Math
  • I-XCEL 
  • EL Program
  • Life Skills Science, Social Studies
  • NAZA
  • Athletics: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Volleyball and Cheerleading
  • Academic Pep Rallies (student recognition)
  • Technology Laboratory
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper/Yearbook
  • Numeracy Coach
  • Literacy Coach
  • Student/Teacher of the Month
  • Reading Clinic
  • Boys and Girls Club and Preston Taylor Ministries

What Makes Our School Unique?

The faculty and staff at Moses McKissack Middle Prep are committed to educational excellence. The faculty and staff are determined to provide a quality education in a safe environment. We embrace the efforts of the parents and community in the support given to the school to meet the strategic goals for our students.

The teachers are the catalyst and the students are the stars of the class.We embrace our students, faculty, staff, and community. Our motto is "Failure is not an option." Therefore, our faculty and staff seek all the available resources and training by constantly participating in professional development opportunities that will better prepare us to effectively deal with those challenges.

School Zone and Pathway

Students living in the Moses McKissack area are zoned to the Pearl-Cohn High School cluster. To determine whether you are zoned to this school, visit our School Zone Finder.

PENCIL & Community Partners

  • Centennial Medical Center
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church  
  • West End Community Church/United4Hope 
  • Centerstone
  • Bethlehem Center of Nashville
  • Truancy Prevention Program - Juvenile Court
  • Home Depot
  • Tennessee State Talent Search
  • Preston Taylor Ministries
  • YMCA
  • Mental Health Corp
  • NAZA-After School Programs
  • Vanderbilt Programs
  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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