East Nashville Magnet High School

  Attitude, Attendance and Achievement

Attitude, Attendance and Achievement

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 9-12
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Does not offer bus transportation
  • Does not offer before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

  Steve Ball   Principal

Steve Ball

Welcome to East Nashville Magnet High! Our school prides itself on the Three As: Attitude, Attendance and Achievement. We work with our students every day to encourage them to be positive and productive in their daily business.

As a small school with a caring faculty and diverse population, we believe East Nashville Magnet provides every student with the opportunity to be successful. Clearly the plan is working, because for the past five years, our graduation rate has been 99 percent or higher.


Contact Information

110 Gallatin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206 (map)


Principal: Steve Ball
Assistant Principals:
April Miller
Jamie Jenkins
Guidance Counselors:
Kristie Hutchinson
Susan Murphy
Cedric Webber
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs



School Description

As the only Paideia high school in Nashville, East Nashville Magnet High School is proud to offer students a strong college-prep, liberal arts education.

Through Paideia seminars, students from all over the district learn to speak, listen and write within all subject areas. All 9th grade students take a course called Freshman Seminar to enhance their successful transition to high school. Additionally, all students enroll in an advisory class led by an adult advocate to help them with grades, attendance and behavior all through the school year.

We offer an arts program, a multitude of Advanced Placement classes, smaller class sizes and blending learning opportunities throughout the school. We also rely on parents, whom we consider to be part of our team, to provide students with the best possible high school experience.

East Nashville Magnet takes attendance and tardiness seriously. We boast an average attendance rate of 98 percent, which is one of the highest in all of Nashville. Students who accumulate four or more tardies to class within a week are assigned to Saturday School, and students with poor attendance are recommended for revocation at the end of the year and lose their ability to attend East Nashville Magnet.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

Students take eight classes and see each of their teachers three times a week.

  • On Mondays, students go to all eight classes for 47 minutes. 
  • The rest of the week, students are on an "A" (Blocks 1-4 only) or "B" (Blocks 5-8 only) schedule for approximately 80 minutes per block. Students go to their advisory period for 30 minutes on "A" and "B" days.
  • 40-minute lunch
  • Each month students participate in a school-wide Paideia seminar with their advisory teachers. Students complete a writing task after each seminar to enhance their writing skills.

School Details & Links


We expect our students to be properly dressed every day in order to keep the focus on academics.

  • My shirt has a collar. School spirit wear is the only exception (see below).

  • My shirt is not sheer or “see-through” and covers my upper body to the waist.

  • My shorts, dress or skirt extends below my fingertips.

  • My pants are at my waist and have no holes, cuts, or cuffs.

  • My clothing is my size and not baggy, too tight, or too big.

  • My clothing is hemmed.

  • I do not have a hat, cap or hat-like hair accessory on my head.

  • Leotards, spandex, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, and form-fitting clothes are not suitable school wear. However, they are allowed if worn in conjunction with other garments that adequately cover the shoulders and chest and meet school requirements for length.

  • Hooded sweatshirts may be worn, but students may not wear the hood.

  • Students may wear official “East Nashville” spirit wear (t-shirts, etc.) at any time. Athletic teams may wear designated team apparel as approved by administration and coaches.



  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Cheerleading / Dance
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Softball
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Debate/Speech
  • Drama
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Music Makes Us
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Government Association

  • Alphagraphics Printing
  • Santa’s Trees and Landscapes
  • Calypso Restaurant