Cane Ridge Elementary School

  Striving for excellence every day

Striving for excellence every day

At a Glance

  • Serves grades K-4
  • Cane Ridge cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

  Donna Wilburn   Principal

Donna Wilburn

Welcome to Cane Ridge Elementary. We are the OWLS: Outstanding, Wonderful Learners and Staff! Through our curriculum, extracurricular activities and passion for teaching and learning, we strive to exceed the needs of all of our students.

At Cane Ridge Elementary, we focus on a whole-child approach. We want our students to grow mentally, physically and emotionally while they’re here. Our parents love that we do everything possible to ensure that their children grow, enjoy learning and feel safe at Cane Ridge. Look around our site or come in for a visit. We’re confident you’ll love it, too. 


Contact Information

3884 Asheford Trace
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)


Principal: Donna Wilburn
Assistant Principal: John Mann
Assistant Principal: Hilda Smith
Assistant Principal: Claudia Russell
Dean of Students: Jerimy Smith
Counselor: Hannah Little
School Board Representative: Tyese Hunter




School Description

To serve the growing needs of Southeastern Davidson County, Cane Ridge Elementary opened in 2012. Today it serves more than 1,000 students in kindergarten through fourth grade, making it the largest elementary school in the whole district. As a LEED silver-certified school, we also are one of the greenest schools in the district. 

Our school is reflective of Antioch and its diverse population. At Cane Ridge, our students represent a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and we proudly celebrate them all. At our annual International Fair, students and their families dress up in cultural attire, bring home-cooked foods to sample and share other customs from their culture. 

We strive every day to achieve the very best for our students and their families. A school-wide behavior plan guides each of us through our days, while unique programs keep our students engaged. A few of our favorites are the community garden, piano and keyboard lab, rock-climbing wall in PE and the Encore program for gifted learners.

We may be the largest elementary school, but we still feel like a family. We work hard to have open communication with our families, and we regularly host parent workshops and family-centered events.


After considering many options to address a lack of space at Antioch Middle School for fall 2018, Metro Schools will implement a temporary change at Cane Ridge Elementary that will allow Cane Ridge students who will be entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2018, and who live in the Cane Ridge Elementary school zone, to remain at Cane Ridge Elementary for 5th grade.

This change will affect approximately 60 students.  Current CRES fourth-grade students who live in the new Eagle View zone will attend 5th grade at Antioch Middle next fall as planned. This short-term fix is expected to last for the next three to four school years.  The long-term solution is to request funding for a new middle school in the Cane Ridge Cluster.

Please plan to attend an informational meeting March 22 at 6:30 p.m. to hear more about the plans and answer questions. The location is the Southeast Nashville Community Center (5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 202).

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs.

School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 15-minute Morning Meeting
  • 60-minute OWLS Hour for Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • 60-minute Related Arts block (Art, Music, PE, Health, Technology or SEL) 
  • 20-minute Recess
  • 30-minute Lunch
  • 120-minute English Language Arts block (with guided reading)
  • 90-minute Math block 

School Details & Links


Bottoms: Navy blue, black or any shade of khaki; no denim; must be long enough to extend beyond the fingertips when students' hands are at their sides; belts required for grades 2-4. 

Tops: Collar and short or long sleeves in any solid color; tucked in (for grades 2-4). 

Jackets: No coats. jackets or hoodies in classroom; solid cardigans permitted.

Shoes: Tennis shoes are recommended for daily wear and are required on PE days.


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Tutoring
  • Parent training classes
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Before and Aftercare
    • Fun Company @ YMCA:
    • Heart to Hart: 615-399-4005
    • Tae Kwon Do: 615-793-4722
    • Kinder Care: 615-361-8707

  • Intramural sports

  • Family Practice at Cane Ridge
  • Kroger at Mt. View
  • Publix