Bellevue Middle School

Cultivating a love    of learning

Cultivating a love

of learning

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Hillwood cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Mark Pittman   Principal

Mark Pittman

Welcome to Bellevue Middle School, home of the Mighty Owls! My vision for the school is to be rated as the top performing, zoned middle school in the state of Tennessee.

We seek nothing short of excellence in every endeavor at Bellevue. Our faculty and staff are outstanding and dedicated professionals who not only teach but care about all our students and their needs. Our PTO is active, and we hope you will consider getting involved in our school.  

Please know that we are open and willing to talk to you about your student and any concerns you may have. Please stop by anytime and take a school tour during the class day. We want the best for our students and work hard every day to make that happen.


Contact Information

655 Colice-Jeanne Road
Nashville, TN 37221 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Mark Pittman
Assistant Principal: Dr. Susan Carter
Secretary: Carolann Butkerait
Secretary/Bookkeeper: Shatequa Fisher
Counselor: Leroy Carpenter
Counselor: Joy Guss
Dean of Students: Ashante Batson
School Board Representative: Amy Frogge




School Description

One of the top-performing zoned middle schools in Nashville, Bellevue Middle School offers a challenging curriculum in a caring environment. Bellevue is one of only a handful of middle schools in the district that offers the distinguished International Baccalaureate program. We also offer Advanced Placement classes and numerous opportunities to earn high-school credits, as well as the Encore program for gifted and talented students. 

All of our students participate daily in our outstanding Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTII) program, which helps them grow in their learning. Our music program consists of three pathways—symphonic band, strings and rock band—which consistently rank at the top level at competitions statewide. After-school sports, club days and intramural days are also part of our regular schedules.

We offer a friendly environment with outstanding teachers, counselors and other professionals who work with our students on academics and social emotional learning.  Our teachers and staff are creative, and we are always updating our programs to fit the needs of our students. 

Our success is bolstered by a supportive community. Adjacent to our school is a community garden and public library, and both facilities are available to our students and teachers each and every day. Bellevue Middle School also boasts an active PTO.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 45 minutes of Response to Intervention and Enrichment

  • 10 minutes of Social and Emotional Learning

  • 60-minute blocks for Core Classes

  • 65 minutes of Related Arts

  • 30-minute Lunch

  • 20-minute Recess

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Bellevue Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At Bellevue students use STEAM, science technology, engineering, arts and math as access points to the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration). This empowers our students to better understand how their skills fit into our complex world. Learn more about STEAM in MNPS here:


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Tops: Any solid color with a collar and sleeves or school-sponsored Owl Wear

Bottoms: Solid black, navy or khaki

For more guidelines, please review the Dress Code Policy



  • Basketball (Schedule)

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Cross Country

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Wrestling (Schedule)

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Battle of the Books

  • Best Buddies

  • Cheerleading

  • Creative Writing

  • Drama

  • Foreign Language Clubs

  • Garden Club

  • Intramurals

  • National Honor Society

  • Strings

  • Quiz Bowl

  • Yearbook

  • Arby’s in Bellevue

  • Sonic in Bellevue

  • Zaxby's Bellevue

  • Domino's Pizza

  • Pizza Perfect

Pencil Partners

  • Publix

  • City Limits

  • Sysco

  • Kroger

  • Home Depot

  • Starbucks-Highway 70

  • Shimai Gallery

  • Insbank