Dan Mills Elementary School

We Are Making a Difference!

We Are Making a Difference!

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to Dan Mills Elementary, home of the Dragons! We provide a challenging, yet safe and nurturing learning environment for Inglewood and the surrounding areas. We’re proud to be both a zoned school and a choice school, with many families outside of our zone choosing to join us. 

Dan Mills is a high-achieving school with a culture of kindness. We expect our students to perform at high levels both academically as well as behaviorally. A variety of strategies and instructional supports are provided to ensure students are challenged according to their readiness level. We also have a sound character education program that strengthens our students socially and emotionally. Through this program, students learn seven habits that allow them to first reflect on their own actions before appropriately addressing the behaviors of others, if needed. 

We are making a difference at Dan Mills! When you visit, you'll see that right away.


Contact Information

4106 Kennedy Avenue
Nashville, TN 37216 (map)


Contact Emails:
Assistant Principal: Dr. Sherleta Sanders
School Counselor: Julia Hoge
School Board Representative: Jill Speering




School Description

At Dan Mills Elementary, our teachers are known for their commitment to the students and for maintaining a high level of student achievement and parent communication.

We’re a STEM school, meaning we place a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through well-rounded daily course work. Every day, our Pre-K through 4th graders learn about reading, English and language arts, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Related arts classes occur daily and include music, art and physical education. Once a week, all students participate in a library class, where they may enjoy reading or learning more about the world of reading.

We practice blended learning, meaning students receive a mix of traditional classroom instruction as well as digitally delivered course work. This helps prepare our students for middle school, high school and college courses that are taught in the same way. Additionally, students have access to 26 student computers in our lab and six laptop carts.

Every year, we anticipate two exciting school-wide events: Dragon Jubilee in the fall and Spring Fling. During Dragon Jubilee, every teacher provides carnival-like activities in their rooms. The highlight of the year is during Spring Fling, when students create and perform their musical numbers. Spring Fling also includes a silent auction, with items donated by local businesses as well as many handmade items created by our talented parents and teachers.

We have a very active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that helps with fundraising, volunteering and participating as classroom helpers. They are an integral part of our school community, adding to our family-oriented environment, which helps keep our students actively engaged and excited about attending school.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 30 minutes daily for intervention and enrichment 
  • 60 minutes daily for related arts (music, art, PE) 
  • 30 minutes daily for lunch
  • 20 minutes daily for recess 
  • Library class once weekly 

School Details & Links


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  • Choir
  • Dragon
  • Garden Club 
  • Runners Club 
  • Student Government Association

  • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Kroger-Inglewood
  • Brush Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Inglewood Neighborhood Association