Delivering Great Schools

MNPS NExt: Delivering Great Schools

Announcing a district-wide assessment of buildings and programs

MNPS Next is a district-wide initiative that aims to improve access, equity and efficiency in the district’s academic programming and use of facilities.

MNPS Next is designed to support the improvement of student outcomes, increase resources and fiscal efficiencies, and increase MNPS’ market share and desirability among potential families.

who is leading mnps next?

District leaders, in conjunction with MGT Consulting Group, are leading MNPS Next.  MGT has a 15-year history of working with the district and helped craft the district’s current 10-year Facility Master Plan.  The MGT project team is composed of educators and seasoned facility experts.

First Steps

MNPS Next begins with a rigorous facility analysis, which is underway.  MGT is examining the educational suitability, condition, quality and technology readiness of every site and building.  The findings will be evaluated in concert with related programmatic data, as well as the findings and recommendations of the Transition Team, community and staff Listen & Learn sessions held in 2016, and the Strategic Framework.  The process will yield initial themes and scenarios for discussion with staff and the community.  As an example, MNPS Next will explore the feasibility of combining 5th grade with other elementary grades among other options.

We Value Your Input

Community and staff engagement is an integral part of MNPS Next with the initial community engagement sessions beginning in July and August. Throughout the process, community and staff will have access to robust in-person and online feedback mechanisms to ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to share input. Once the potential scenarios are identified, additional in-person and online surveying will take place to shape the recommendations to be brought before the Board of Education. Ultimately, MNPS Next will inform the development of an updated 10-year Facility Master Plan. 

scope of work & Timeline


Community Meetings

Last summer, Metro Nashville Public School leaders traveled across the county to learn about your hopes and dreams for our schools. We heard you when you told us that we need to reconsider how we use school buildings to offer academic programs and serve all students equitably. In the fall, Metro Schools will make recommendations to the Board of Education to do just that. But first, we want to hear from you.

Please join us for a community meeting this summer to give input on:

  • The grade structure of elementary and middle schools
  • The ways in which our school buildings support academic programs
  • Strategies for better distributing academic programs throughout our county
  • The availability of optional schools in the district
  • And more

There will be free food and child care, and attendees will have the chance to take home free books and passes to the Frist Center of the Visual Arts and the Country Music Hall of Fame. See the meeting schedule and flier below for additional details.


5:30 P.M. | Food Served
6 – 7:30 P.M. | Program

Creswell Middle Prep School of the Arts
3500 John Mallette Drive, Nashville, TN 37218

Spanish, Arabic and Somali interpretation
Child care

10 A.M. | Food Served
10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. | Program

Cane Ridge High School
12848 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37013

Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Somali, Nepali and Burmese interpretation
Child care

5:30 P.M. | Food Served
6 – 7:30 P.M. | Program

Hillsboro High School
3812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Somali, Nepali and Burmese interpretation
Child care

10 A.M. | Food Served
10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. | Program

Stratford Stem Magnet School
1800 Stratford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37216

Spanish, Arabic and Somali interpretation
Child care

Metro Schools will be providing bus transportation for every MNPS Next community meeting. There will be five locations where families can be picked up and transported to meetings. Click here to see the bus transportation schedule.

More Information:
English | Spanish | Arabic | Kurdish | Somali Nepali | Burmese

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