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McKissack Middle Prep Profile

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

School Contact
Phone: 615.329.8170
Website: http://www.mckissackms.mnps.org

School Leadership
Darren Kennedy- darren.kennedy@mnps.org

Assistant Principal:

Tiffany Jones - tiffany.jones@mnps.org

Dean of Students
Tony Johnson- tony.johnson@mnps.org

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: 357
Grades Served: 5-8
Year School Built: 1954
Addition: 2001
Square Footage: 115,000
School Hours: 9:15 - 4:15
School Colors: Maroon, Gold, and White
School Mascot: Tiger
School Theme: "Your success is my success"
School Motto: "Pride, Dignity, and Respect Ensure Success."


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
  • STEM

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.
We are offering three new classes: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Read 180 and Spanish to reach all of our students and engage them in the learning environment. Algebra I and Spanish will be our advanced classes offered for High School Credit. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where personalized learning, rigorous academics and 21st century skills prepare students to compete in a global society.

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
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