Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School

Greatness Happens Here

Greatness Happens Here

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Glencliff Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Matthew Portell  Principal

Matthew Portell

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to Fall-Hamilton Elementary. I have been the principal here at Fall-Hamilton since the 2015-2016 school year, and you can count on me to continue to work hard as we build upon the school’s legacy of success. All of us here are committed to building strong relationships with parents, students, community partners and each other. And together, we’ll propel Fall-Hamilton from being a great school to becoming one of the best in the city. 

The faculty and staff have worked hard to develop a school-wide improvement plan to address student achievement, character education, safety, discipline and attendance. We are committed to providing each child with the very best education and determined to strengthen every student’s ability to develop the skills needed to be a successful learner. The children of Fall-Hamilton are our hope for tomorrow and our responsibility for today.

As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input


Contact Information

510 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Mathew Portell
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs




School Description

Fall-Hamilton is a growing school that has been providing high-quality education to the Wedgewood-Houston community for more than 30 years. Our experienced staff and teachers are dedicated to providing every child with the best educational opportunity possible. Our school offers an extended day with an additional 45 minutes of instruction during the school day and many special services that supplement our school program. These services include a Family Resource Center, a computer lab and Encore, the district’s program for gifted and talented students.

We are one of two schools in the city that are part of the Leader in Me! program. Based on the work of Stephen Covey, we teach and implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in every part of our school day. Through this we ensure every student in the building has the ability and opportunity for leadership. We also use data to inform instruction, consistently implement new teaching strategies to increase student achievement and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students. 


School Hours

7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast in the classroom and morning meeting

  • English/Language Arts block

  • PE and recess daily

  • Self-selected clubs on Friday afternoons


School Details & Links


Students may wear any solid colored polo, dress-style, peter pan or turtleneck shirt.

All shirts must have short or long sleeves and must have a collar.

All pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers must be navy blue, black or any shade of khaki.

T-shirts that have the school logo are considered part of standard school attire.


  • Before and aftercare
    MNPS Extended Learning Program: 615-259-3282 ext. 858304,
    Little Kiddies Learning Center: 615-269-9965
    Harvest Hands: 615-499-4963
    Cottage Cove Urban Ministries: 615-292-2303
    Salama Urban Ministries: 615-251-4050
    Hart 2 Heart: 615-244-7763

  • Family Resource Center

  • Food Bank

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Parent training classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Adult job readiness skills

  • Restorative Justice

  • The Leader in Me

All clubs occur on Fridays during school hours. These include:

  • Cycling

  • Cooking

  • Gardening

  • STEM

  • Yoga

  • Zumba

  • Long Hollow Church

  • First United Methodist Church

  • CAT Financial

  • SNAP

  • United Way

  • Girls and Boys Scouts

  • YMCA

  • Hands on Nashville

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • FLIP

  • RIF Tutors

  • Love Helps

  • Lunch Buddies

  • Woodmont Christian Church