Andrew Jackson Elementary School

Home of the    Soaring Eagles

Home of the

Soaring Eagles

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Tara Loba   Principal

Tara Loba

Welcome to Andrew Jackson Elementary School, home of the soaring Eagles! The gifts and talents of our students combined with the dedication and passion of our teachers allow us to strive for excellence. We continue to work hard to ensure that Andrew Jackson Elementary School will be recognized as a school that sets our students and teachers up for success.

Find any successful school and you will also find parents and community members who are involved and supportive. This community recognizes the value of educational and extracurricular activities. Therefore, our school expects our students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. I hope you are proud of our students as they reflect these expectations through their character and commitment. Your support is greatly appreciated. Together, let’s watch our Eagles SOAR!


Contact Information

110 Shute Lane
Old Hickory, TN 37138 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Tara Loba
Assistant Principal: Shelley Archuleta-Smith
Counselor: Janna Ramsey
Instructional coach: Melony Dunlap
Head secretary: Tassie Pugh
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

Andrew Jackson



School Description

Andrew Jackson Elementary is a family and community-based school within the McGavock cluster. AJS has the support of many community partners and you will notice that our families are also a huge part of what makes AJS so special.  Instructionally the staff is dedicated to a school-wide movement of focusing on learning. With the focus on students and meeting each student where they are academically, socially and emotionally.  AJS has focused our efforts on collaborative planning, rigorous instruction, RTI (Response to Intervention), Restorative Practice and morning/closing meetings.  We have tremendous talent on our staff, and in many cases people just need the space to operate and navigate. The staff at AJS is leading this charge and working together in a synergistic motion that certainly makes us collectively more effective.

It is impossible to point at one thing to identify as the “one thing” that makes AJS so special. Success comes in all shapes and sizes, and we have a countless number of incredible indicators of success. We also have 570 students who are successful and talented in some individual aspect and we strive to help students develop those skills to be competitive in an ever-changing world.

The synergy with which we move forward is growing, as we continue to make the experience of being at Andrew Jackson Elementary the best we possibly can. The “we” is everyone who has some affiliation with AJS. We do this together, as we are all part of AJS in this moment. Be part of the “us”!

School Hours

7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 20-minute morning meeting

  • Balanced literacy block

  • Balanced math block

  • Science

  • Social studies

  • RTI time

  • Recess

  • Lunch

  • Related arts (music, art, PE, health, technology)


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Bottoms: Black, navy blue or khaki pants, shorts, skirts or dresses

Tops: Button-down oxford or polo-style shirt in any solid color


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

  • Before and aftercare:
    YMCA Fun Co

  • Restorative Justice

  • Girls on the Run

  • The Hermitage

  • Kroger

  • Pencil Foundation

  • Publix

  • Brandywine Woman's Cub