School Shuffle: Rose Park Middle Magnet School
Where will I go to school next year? A few of our Metro schools and programs will be moving for the 2013-14 school year, temporarily or otherwise. To make sure you know where to go on the first day of school (August 1st - did we mention that already?), let's do the School Shuffle: We’re very fortunate in our district to have Mayor Dean, the Metro Council and the people of Nashville all support our district through funding for capital projects. The average age of the buildings in Metro Schools is 42 years old, and as we work to improve and update our schools and facilities, we sometimes have to move schools and programs to temporary facilities.
Rose Park Magnet Middle School, just recognized as one of the top performing schools in the nation, is one of those schools undergoing major renovations.
Rose Park (grades 5-8) is moving over to an empty Johnson School on 1200 2nd Avenue South for the 2013-2014 school year. The move and wait will be worth it for students.
Rose Park will undergo an extensive renovation, expanding the school from 93,000 square feet all the way to 127,000. The project will completely remake Rose Park's building, including mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection.
The building was originally constructed in 1965, so these improvements will definitely modernize a growing school. After Rose Park has won SO MANY AWARDS recently and with enrollment on the rise, it deserves to be modernized.
- Rose Park students will go to the Johnson School building starting August 1, 2013.
- Programming will not change. The school will remain a rigorous math and science magnet school with the same school choice population.
- The school is adding Chinese to its related arts program, including high school credit classes.
- Transportation plans are evolving, but they may include bus transportation for students in the Edgehill neighborhood.