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Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School Profile

Address: 904 26th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
School Zone Map
Cluster: Pearl-Cohn

School Contact
Phone: 615.329.8150
Website: http://www.pearlcohnhs.mnps.org

School Leadership
Sonia Stewart - sonia.stewart@mnps.org

Assistant Principals:
Dr. Meghan Sanders - meghan.sanders@mnps.org
Brian Mells - brian.mells@mnps.org
Traci Sloss - traci.sloss@mnps.org

District 5 School Board Representative:
Elissa Kim

District 21 Metro Council Representative:
Edith Taylor Langster 

Parent Advisory Group Contact:
PTSA Co-Presidents. Suzie Thomas & Charlene Goldthreate

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 857
Grades Served: 9-12
Year School Built: 1986
Square Footage: 241,569
School Hours: 7:05 - 2:05
School Colors: Red and Black
School Mascot: Firebirds
School Motto: "Excellence is our standard. Learning is our goal."
School Data


What Our School Offers

Academic Offerings

  • AP & Honors Offerings in math, English, History, Science and Art
  • Career Academies
  • Freshmen Academy
  • Broadcasting
  • Audio Engineering
  • Recording Industry
  • Personal Styling & Imaging 
  • Marketing & Management 
  • Songwriting

Student Enrichment & Support

  • F.A.S.T. Academy 
  • Credit Recovery
  • After School Tutoring
  • Online Credit Recovery
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Youth Empowerment Program
  • College and Career Connection 
  • Student Leadership
  • Student Clubs
  • Virtual and Onlince courses
  • Ambassadors
  • National Honor Society 
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • YMCA Black Achievers
  • Marching Band
  • Spoken Word
  • Service Learning
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleaders
  • Football
  • Soccer

What Makes Our School Unique?

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, located near historic Jefferson Street in north Nashville, is the only entertainment magnet high school in the country. The vision of Pearl-Cohn is to equip our students to realize and achieve their potential, to involve families and strengthen communities. Pearl-Cohn is committed to educating the whole person by engaging our students through academic, creative, athletic, career-based, and service experiences that equip them to be the citizens, scholars and leaders of tomorrow. 

Pearl-Cohn is organized into three small school academies, including a Freshman Academy, the Academy of Entertainment Management, and the Academy of Entertainment Communication. With the foundation built on the core curriculum of math, English, science, and history, our students are given the chance to engage in dynamic experiences beyond that foundational scope. Within our academies our students have the opportunity to produce programs for both local and national television affiliates airing weekly and around the country. Furthermore, our students, in partnership with Warner Music, run a record label which takes artists from song creation to production and distribution. Our entertainment theme provides the foundation for a vibrant and engaging learning experience that fosters the development of the 21st century skills needed for post-secondary college and career. 

At Pearl-Cohn we believe that it is important to serve whole-child needs. As such, we have built partnerships with local businesses and service providers to support our students. Further, our staff is committed to building positive teacher-student relationships that provide our students with a sense of belonging and connection to our school community. Through advisory, extra-curricular activities and our small learning communities students receive personalized attention and support.  

Academies & Pathways
Ninth Grade Academy
Academy of Entertainment Communication

  • Audio Engineering (Audio Technology)
  • Broadcasting

Academy of Entertainment Management

  • Marketing Communication
  • Personal Care Services - Stylist & Image Consulting
  • Recording Industry


School Zone and Pathway

Pearl-Cohn is a zoned magnet school and student from designated school zone may attend school here. Students from across the school district may apply trhough the magnet school choice option to attend. Students throughout the city attend Pearl-Cohn. To determine whether you are zoned to this school, visit our School Zone Finder.

PENCIL & Community Partners

  • Big Fella
  • BOUNCE TV Nashville
  • Caterpillar Financial Services
  • Hilton Suites
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Pinnacle Construction
  • Tennessee Minority Supplier
  • Development Council
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville Symphony
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES) 
  • Film House, Inc.
  • Tennessee State University (TSU)
  • SAE Institute
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Great American Country (GAC)
  • International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)
  • NECAT (Nashville Education Community & Arts Television)
  • Music Makes Us
  • MTSU
  • PCG Nashville
  • The Parthenon
  • Tuned in Broadcasters
  • Warner Music Nashville
  • Lenox Music Productions
  • Atelier 427
  • Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.
  • Firehouse Sound
  • JK Hunter
  •  Academy of Finance Advisory Board
  • Communities in Schools
  • Family Resource Center
  • JTG Advisory Board
  • Let's Make Up
  • Minority Enterprise Youth Outreach/Career Role Model
  • Parent Band Boosters
  • PTSA
  • Special Olympics
  • Vanderbilt Mentoring Program
  • Nashville Airport Authority
  • Tennessee Minority Suppliers Development Council


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