Buena Vista
Elementary School

A School for Students on the Grow!

A School for Students on the Grow!

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Pearl Cohn Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Does offer before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

Myra Taylor   Principal

Myra Taylor

Welcome to Buena Vista Elementary School. We’re thrilled that you’re here to learn more about our wonderful school.

At Buena Vista, relationships matter, and it is my great hope to create strong and successful relationships with you and the family members you place in our care. As a designated Community Achieves school, we are invested in the success of not only your children, but also your entire family and this community. 

We hope that you will come visit us at Buena Vista. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Contact Information

1531 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Myra Taylor
Dean of Instruction: Brent Luther
Dean of Student Success: Khalimah Brown-Jackson
Literacy Teacher Development Specialist: Irene Holden
Counselor: Doreen Stoner
Community Achieves Site Manager: Kaitlyn Jolley
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry




School Description

At Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School, we envision every person in our community to be a learner performing at or above a proficient level. To accomplish this vision, our teachers and staff believe in and practice individualized, blended learning for every scholar. Our teachers study individual data for each student and use that information to strategically plan instruction, measure growth and create meaningful learning experiences within the classrooms. Most of our instruction occurs during targeted, small-group experiences customized for each learner.

All learning experiences within our building are crafted to enthusiastically encourage creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. These are all essential 21st-century skills that our scholars can use in and outside of the classroom. Through these experiences, scholars will have the opportunity to connect learning to the outside world and build a foundation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. This work is supported by the use of iPads, iPods, SMARTBoards and student netbooks in each of our classrooms.

Our staff believes in caring holistically for our scholars, our families and our surrounding community. Scholars and their families have access to mental health services through partnerships with STARS, Centerstone and Vanderbilt. Additionally, students can utilize tutoring, mentoring and after-school activities. As a Community Achieves School, Buena Vista families can work with our Community Achieves site coordinator to access services and resources that support and enhance family empowerment.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast

  • Morning Meeting

  • 180 Minutes of English Language Arts and Global Literacy

  • 105 minutes of Mathematics

  • 45 minutes of Hands-on Science

  • 60 minutes of Lunch and Recess combined

  • 60 minutes of Related Arts (Arts, PE, Social Emotional Learning, Media)


School Details & Links


Tops: Solid-color shirt with a collar

Bottoms: Navy blue, black or khaki


  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Fatherhood Fridays

  • Principal Coffee & Chat

  • Trap Garden (Garden Club)

  • Girls on the Run

  • Black Men Run

  • 15th Avenue Baptist Church

  • First Lutheran Church

  • Nashville Sounds

  • Vanderbilt athletics

  • St. George Church

  • McKendree

  • Salemtown Neighborhood Association,

  • Parallon