Back to School Central
Back to school 2018
Metro Schools reopens its doors to students on Tuesday, August 7. From immunizations to bus route information, this page will serve as a central location for parents to find everything related to the start of the 2018-19 school year. We will be updating this page with information throughout the summer so check back for updates.
enrollment Center summer hours
Our enrollment centers are open from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday during the summer.
All students who attend their school of zone, and who live more than 1.25 miles from school (1.5 miles for high schools), are eligible for school bus transportation. Letters with your school bus number and bus stop will be mailed later in the summer.
You can find information about your bus stop arrival and departure times by clicking here. When the link opens follow the step by step instructions. If you have difficulty contact the Family Information Center at (615) 259-INFO (4636), emailing FamilyInfo@mnps.org or using the chat feature in the bottom right corner of this website.
School Supply lists
School supply lists are posted under "Helpful Links" on each school's website. Find your school's website here.
Tax-free weekend starts Friday, Aug. 3, and ends Sunday, Aug. 5. You can stock up for the school year and buy clothing, school supplies and computers with no sales tax.
2018-2019 School Changes
Have you met your student’s principal yet? Starting July 1, the following leaders listed below will begin their tenure at their new placements. Click below to read each principal’s Welcome Back message. Check back here often as other principal placements are announced.
- Bellshire Elementary School: Dr. Donald Black
- Buena Vista Elementary School: Myra Taylor (previously interim)
- Caldwell/Glenn Elementary School: Dexter Adams
- Carter Lawrence Elementary School: Dr. Sherleta Sanders
- Eagle View Elementary School: Shawn Lawrence
- Eakin Elementary School: Eric Hartfelder
- Haywood Elementary School: Megan Galloway (previously interim)
- Lakeview Design Center: Dr. Shantrell Pirtle
Eagle View Elementary
Metro Nashville Public Schools will welcome a new school into the Antioch/Cane Ridge community in August 2018: Eagle View Elementary School. This brand new school has a capacity of 800 students. The school will be located at 1470 Eagle View Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013.
Learn more about the school here.
Early College High School Program
Did you know you can graduate high school with a diploma and college degree – for free? With Metro Schools' Early College High School Program, you can!
With the Early College High School Program, opening in the 2018-2019 school year, students can fast track their college plans or begin building a career by earning a high school diploma and college associate degree by the 12th grade – at no cost to families! In partnership with Nashville State Community College, the Early College High School Program will offer students the opportunity to graduate with a college associate degree in Information Technology – an in-demand industry in Nashville.
Students will graduate ready to enter the competitive workforce with relevant skills and knowledge.
Learn more and apply for the Early College High School Program here.
Community Eligibility Program and Free-and-Reduced Lunch
For the last four years, Metro Schools has participated in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), the federal reimbursement program that allows school districts to offer lunch at no cost to students. Eligibility is based on poverty as measured by the direct certification numbers used for participants of government assistance programs.
Effective with the 2018-2019 school year, MNPS is no longer eligible to participate system-wide and can no longer offer this program to all students at all schools.
MNPS was able to participate in this program because the district’s percentage, which is how Tennessee measures poverty in schools, was at 60 percent during the application process four years ago. Since then, our direct certification percentage has dropped to 50 percent. As a result, MNPS can no participate in all schools.
We know we have children who rely on our nutrition services program as a reliable source for a healthy meal. We will continue to provide free breakfast to all students in all schools and we will offer CEP to eligible schools.
Learn more here.
The classroom is at your fingertips! Don’t miss out on your chance to stay in the know with your student’s teacher and classroom performance. Learn about Family Portal, Metro Schools’ online platform for teachers, students and families to interact and communicate, here.
If you have any other back to school questions, our Family Information Center is here to help. You can call 615-259-4636 Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, email FamilyInfo@mnps.org, use the chat window on MNPS.org or visit in person at 2601 Bransford Avenue.