Donelson Middle School

Enhancing creativity,    uniqueness and brilliance for all

Enhancing creativity,

uniqueness and brilliance for all

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Jennifer Rheinecker   Principal

Jennifer Rheinecker

Welcome to Donelson Middle School! Our students have demonstrated outstanding academic growth and achievement in recent years, and I’m excited about the opportunity to build on those successes and reach even greater heights. Our academic programs are thoughtful and challenging, while our extracurricular activities give students an outlet for exploring their talents and interests. I’m committed to ensuring that every student at Donelson has opportunities to learn and build positive relationships with others in a safe, nurturing environment.

Look around to learn more about what our school offers. Then come for a visit—I’d love to show you firsthand what makes Donelson Middle School and amazing place to be!


Contact Information

110 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Jennifer Rheinecker
Assistant Principal: Kimika Thorpe
Assistant Principal: Matthew Patterson
Front Office Secretary: Leslie Reeves
Front Office Secretary: Donnah Heil
Front Office Secretary: Victoria Stewart
Bookkeeper: Ruth Medrano
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

Donelson Middle Prep



School Description

At Donelson Middle School, we’re dedicated to providing a safe environment that can enhance creativity, uniqueness and brilliance for all. Our students have a broad range of opportunities, inside and out of the classroom, to challenge them and help fulfill their individual interests.

Encore supports our gifted students, ensuring their curriculum is challenging and meets their educational needs. Our optional Cambridge Advanced Academics Program gives students a holistic understanding of the core subjects with a focus on inquiry, problem-solving and next-level thinking. Participating students can then make a seamless transition to continue the Cambridge program at McGavock High School. We also make tutoring available to any student.

Donelson Middle School also practices blended learning, combining digital learning with traditional classroom instruction. Arts are a part of our core academic program, and our students can excel in concert band, pep band, and/or orchestra. Students may also receive keyboard and guitar instruction in our music labs.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

Here at Donelson, we are on a block schedule. Most Reading and Mathematics Block schedules are 75-90 minutes as opposed to a 60-minute traditional class period. The AB schedule rotates each day.

  • Mathematics - 75-90 minutes

  • Language Arts/Reading - 75-90 minutes

  • Reading and Mathematics Intervention - 60 minutes

  • Science or Social Studies - 90 minutes


School Details & Links


Bottoms: All pants, short, Capri pants, skirts or jeans can be any color or pattern; no holes or worn spots.

Tops: Shirts may be an color or pattern with a collar. Students may also wear Donelson T-shirts.

For more guidelines, please review the Donelson Middle School Dress Code Policy.



  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Wrestling

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Book Club

  • Cheerleading

  • Chess Club

  • Dance Club

  • Intramurals

  • Intramural Sports

  • Junior Beta

  • Math Club

  • Morning Mile

  • Music Makes Us

  • Recycling

  • Special Olympics

  • Student Government Association

  • Yearbook

  • Gaylord Opryland

  • MNAA

  • Nashville Airport Authority

  • Pencil Foundation

  • U.S. Community Credit Union

  • Kroger's

  • Publix