H.G. Hill Middle Prep

Personalized, creative, collaborative and rigorous

Personalized, creative,

collaborative and rigorous

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Hillwood Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Does not offer before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Connie Gwinn Principal

Connie Gwinn

Welcome to H.G. Hill Middle Prep! I am thrilled to have you visit our website and learn more about our school. H.G. Hill strives to be a supportive learning community empowering students for success in future endeavors through personalized learning, collaboration and creative problem solving.

I have been principal at H.G. Hill for nine years and am honored to be surrounded by outstanding students, faculty and staff. I am a strong proponent of being visible in the hallways and classrooms so that our students know we are invested in them. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that will facilitate a student-centered environment focused on learning and leadership.


Contact Information

150 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN 37205 (map)


Executive Principal: Connie Gwinn connie.gwinn@mnps.org
Assistant Principal: Denika Rucker denika.rucker@mnps.org
Assistant Principal: Carrie Jones carrie.jones@mnps.org
District 9 School Board Representative: Amy Frogge amy.frogge@mnps.org




School Description

H.G. Hill Middle Prep is nestled in the West Nashville neighborhood of Hillwood. Horace G. Hill, a grocer and land developer, donated the property to build H.G. Hill, which was originally designated as an elementary school. In 2000, H.G. Hill was transitioned to a middle school and currently has an enrollment of 625 students in grade 5-8, representing a richly diverse demographic. 

H.G. Hill students attend classes utilizing a block schedule system, customized for each grade level. The school day consists of three large academic blocks, related arts and an educational intervention period. Related arts subjects include art, music, choir, band, Spanish and physical education/health. In addition, H.G. Hill offers Advanced Placement classes, blended learning opportunities and Encore, the district’s gifted learning program. 

H.G. Hill has a bright and spacious media center that operates as a branch of the Nashville Public Library for students. Students enjoy intramurals, club activities and athletic teams, which compete in the Western Division of the middle school city league.

School Hours

8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Students arrive in class; eat breakfast
  • Block 1: 50-75 minutes
  • Block 2: 50-75 minutes
  • Block 3: 50-75 minutes
  • Related Arts 75 minutes
  • 30-minute lunch
  • 20-minute recess for 5th and 6th
  • 45-minute RTII (Response to Instruction and Intervention)
  • Clubs and Intramurals 1 time per week for 55 minutes

School Details & Links


Students may wear pants, shorts or skirts (appropriate length) in navy, gray, khaki or black. Blue jeans are allowed if they are not torn, bleached or sagging. 

Any solid-color shirt with a collar is acceptable.

Solid-color jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters are allowed. Hoodies are not allowed.


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    Contact Janice Adrian: 615-972-5810; janiceadrian1971@yahoo.com
  • English Language classes
  • Clothing Closet
  • Parent training classes
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs
  • Restorative Justice


  • Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Cheerleading / Dance
  • Football
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Diversity Club
  • Garden Club
  • Intramural Sports
  • Math Club
  • Music Makes Us
  • Newspaper
  • Outdoor Club
  • Recycling
  • Science Club
  • Special Olympics
  • Student Government Association
  • Yearbook

  • Greater Nashville Area Realtors
  • Belle Meade Regions Bank
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden
  • Crosspoint Church
  • Hillwood Neighborhood Association