DuPont Tyler Middle Prep
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- McGavock Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome to DuPont Tyler Middle Prep. We’re dedicated to working with your student to help him or her become an academic scholar, a stellar member of the community, and leave prepared for high school and beyond.
We are committed to every child, every day. That's evident in our hiring practices, professional development and our overall relationship with learning. Our teachers are passionate about our academic subjects and many of our educators are also gifted in the performing and visual arts, foreign language and physical education, allowing us to provide a well-rounded education to every child.
Our faculty and staff are excited about the opportunity to enrich the lives of our students during this and every school year. Join us—together we can go far!
431 Tyler Drive
Hermitage, TN 37076 (map)
Principal: Dr. Bianca Jefferson
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
Our mission at DuPont Tyler Middle Prep 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.
8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
- Announcements/Words of Wisdom
- 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.
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
- Boys' Soccer
- Cheerleading / Dance
- Girls' Soccer
- Girls' Volleyball
- Track and Field
- Garden Club
- Science Club
- Special Olympics
- Student Government Association
- Vulcan Materials
- Publix - Hermitage
- Chick-Fil-A - Hermitage