DuPont Tyler Middle School

Committed to every    child, every day

Committed to every

child, every day

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Fred Hewitt   Principal

Fred Hewitt

On behalf of the faculty and staff at DuPont Tyler Middle School, welcome to the Tyler community. Building confidence within students in all facets of education and life is a core responsibility of Tyler.

DuPont Tyler focuses on creating a culture of welcoming individuality, where students are a valuable asset to the community. Through targeted professional development, personalized care, and ambitious instruction, our school enhances the community socially, emotionally, and academically.

The Tyler Way consists of creating an environment where individuals know their value, build aspirations, and exceed dreams. Cultivating positive relationships, built around rigorous content and high expectations, prepare our students for the toughest challenges.

DuPont Tyler Middle School will focus on hiring and retaining a staff-driven by the need for student success. Our student's minds will flourish with knowledge due to the caring environment centered on academic urgency. An urgency that will lead to DuPont Tyler becoming the fastest growing middle school academically in ELA and Math by the 2021-2022 school year.

Be part of something special; become part of the story. Value, Aspirations, and Dreams define a Tyler Bulldog.

ELEVATE with Tyler!


Contact Information

431 Tyler Drive
Hermitage, TN 37076 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Fred Hewitt
Asst. Principal: Darcia DeLoach
Asst. Principal: Andres Rischer
Counselor: Shana Claud-West
SIP Lead: Karya Evans
Math Coach: Darcie Finch
Literacy Coach: Dawn Roberts
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

DuPont Tyler Middle Prep



School Description

Our mission at DuPont Tyler Middle School is to provide diverse learning experiences in a safe, orderly environment for the purpose of improved student learning.

We are a STEM school, meaning our academics focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This focus is rounded out by English Language Arts and Social Studies, both part of our main curriculum. If they’re not in Band or taking Spanish class for credit, each student also participates in a daily related-arts course like Physical Education, Music or Art. We practice blended learning, meaning our students can enjoy a mix of both traditional classroom instruction and digitally administered lessons, many of which can be completed on their own time and outside the classroom.

Speaking of outside the classroom, DuPont Tyler students can choose from seven TSSAA sports teams that they may join, including boys’ and girls’ soccer, cheerleading/dance, football and wrestling. Go Bulldogs! In addition, our other extracurricular activities include choir, student government association, radio and television, yearbook and art, to name a few.

We believe supporting our community and families is as important as the support we provide to students. We offer a food bank as well as learning opportunities for families through our monthly parent newsletters, Parent University and Literacy & Math parent nights. We also partner with NAZA, or Nashville After Zone Alliance, a nationally recognized system of free, high-quality afterschool program that provides our students additional academic support and new creative outlets.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Announcements/Words of Wisdom

  • Advisory

  • Academic Classes

  • Related Arts

  • Response to Intervention (RTII)

  • Clubs (bi-weekly)


School Details & Links


Bottoms: Blue, black, brown or khaki pants or skirt. Skirt length must be past the student’s fingertips. Solid-color leggings can be worn under a skirt. 

Tops: Any solid-color, collared shirt, sweatshirt, sweater and/or t-shirt. 

All clothing must be appropriately sized (no more than one size larger or smaller than the student's actual size).


  • Before and aftercare

  • Food Bank

  • STARS counseling

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Restorative Justice


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Wrestling

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Choir

  • Garden Club

  • Radio/Television

  • Recycling

  • Science Club

  • Special Olympics

  • Student Government Association

  • Yearbook

  • Vulcan Materials

  • Eagle Soccer Club

  • Hermitage United Methodist Church

  • Cash Express

  • Gaylord

  • New Garden