Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
John Early Museum Magnet Middle School Profile


Address: 1000 Cass St. Nashville, TN 37208
School Zone Map
Cluster: Pearl-Cohn

School Contact
Phone: 615.291.6369

School Leadership
Principal: Risè Pope - risè

Assistant Principal:
Tanya Whittaker-Coleman -

District 1 School Board Representative:
Sharon Dixon Gentry, Ed.D -, 876-4604

District 2 Metro Council Representative: Frank Harrison -

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 501
Year School Built: 2007
Square Footage: 91,989
School Hours: 8:55 - 3:55
School Colors: Burgundy & Grey
School Mascot: Jaguar

School Data


What Our School Offers

  • Creative Writing
  • Algebra I for HS credit
  • Spanish for HS credit
  • Physical Science for HS credit
  • Computer Lab
  • Art
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Cheerleading
  • School Choir
  • Forensics Team
  • After School Tutoring
  • Student Council
  • D.A.R.E.
  • School Newspaper
  • Art
  • Before/After
  • School Care
  • School Yearbook

What Makes Our School Unique?

John Early Museum Magnet Middle school provides a warm and welcoming environment to promote student achievement. Our mission is to instill life long learning by building an education foundation through exploration, technology and discover. We will accomplish this through collaborative partnerships with parent and community stakeholder.

John Early also offers an array of support services to our students. We have a full time social worker on staff, two School Counselors, as well as a Centerstone counselor. In addition to these support services, students at John Early meet in Advisory groups on a weekly basis.

At John Early Middle School we believe:

  • All Students are entitled to an education.
  • All people have dignity, worth and value. Each person deserved to be treated with respect.
  • School climate, which must include a safe environment, affects learning dramatically. Language, behavior, dress, physical surroundings, and the beliefs of the school are parts of this climate that enhance learning.

School Zone and Pathway

Students living in the John Early Middle area are zoned to the Pearl-Cohn cluster. However, students who attend John Early and maintain the necessary academic requirements are offered the option to attend Hume-Fogg School. Students who live outside of the zoned area may apply through Optional Schools Application. 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.

  • Bethlehem United Primitive Baptist Church
  • Regions Bank
  • Elite Roofing


  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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