Glencliff High School

Our diversity is our strength

Our diversity is our strength

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 9-12
  • Glencliff cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Does not offer before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

Clint Wilson   Principal

Clint Wilson

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Glencliff High School. Our vision is to be an exemplar school that models effective teaching and learning. We will provide a safe and nurturing environment to meet the social and emotional needs of our students.

Our student population represents many different nationalities and we feel that this diversity is our strength.

If you ever have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me. Your children are the reason that we are here.


Contact Information

160 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211 (map)


Executive Principal: Clint Wilson
Asst. Principal for Freshman Academy: Lane Hamnett
Asst. Principal for Academy of Medical Science and Research: Suzanne Link
Asst. Principal for Ford Academy of Business and Innovation: Nick Wilson
Assistant Principal for Hands on Nashville Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning and Biotechnology: Jonathan Hall
Senior Counselor: Ellen Houston
School Board Representative: Will Pinkston




School Description

Glencliff High School is one of the most diverse schools in Tennessee. There are more than 37 different nationalities and 27 languages represented in our student population. That diversity makes Glencliff a very unique and exciting community in which to teach and learn. Our International Day is by far one of our most exciting events, where each nationality can showcase its food, culture and costume. 

Our four Academies—the Freshman Academy, the Academy of Medical Science and Research (AMSR), the Ford Academy of Business and Innovation (FABI), and the Hands on Nashville Academy for Environmental and Urban Planning (EUP)—provide unique experiences for our students that will prepare them for college or career. Students can get skills in courses like webpage design, engineering and medical terminology. They can participate in our dual-credit program with National State Community College to earn credits in personal finance, medical terminology and agricultural science. 

Our award-winning Culinary Arts program is one of our most popular programs. Twice a month students provide lunches to our faculty in our Southern Tea Room to get experience in developing a menu, budgeting, cooking and serving. Our students regularly compete at district, state and national levels, and the past two years have won the top state award. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year we will begin offering Automotive Maintenance and Lite Repair as new pathway to the Hands on Nashville Academy for Environmental and Urban Planning.

Outside of the academies, Glencliff offers advanced placement (AP) classes and special college-prep support (AVID) for students who have college aspirations and are in the academic middle.

There are many other opportunities for students to participate in field trips, competitions and practical experience. Our business partners extend opportunities to our students to participate in career fairs, job shadowing and internships, and there are also various sports teams and clubs.

School Hours

7:05 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 75-minute block classes on an A/B day schedule

  • Response to intervention and instruction, MTSS is embedded into our regular block classes. We have a multi-tiered support system built into our daily schedule that allows for monitoring student progress and providing intervention as necessary.


School Details & Links


All shirts must have sleeves (short or long) and be buttoned to cover undershirt. Official Glencliff Spirit Wear is allowed.

Bottoms must be rear-pocketed with a zipper and must be worn at waist level. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be at or longer than fingertips.

Sweaters, lightweight jackets, hoodies and
vests with appropriate shirt are allowed.

No clothing may have any representation of alcohol, drugs, sex, gang, camouflage, rips, holes or tears.



  • Glencliff Family Advisory Council:
    For information and meeting times, contact Linda Wynkoop at

  • Family Resource Center

  • GED Classes

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • STARS counseling

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Adult job readiness skills, e.g. resume writing

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Restorative Justice

  • Community Achieves
    Site Coordinator: Jill Watral
    Portable 3 behind Glencliff High School 615-333-5070 X301


  • Baseball

  • Basketball

  • Bowling

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Cross Country

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Softball

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Golf

  • Wrestling

  • Tennis

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Anime Club

  • Art

  • Ballet Folklorico

  • Band

  • Best Buddies

  • Beta Club

  • Book Club

  • Cheerleading

  • Culinary

  • Debate/Speech

  • DECA

  • Drama

  • Escalera

  • FFA

  • Foreign Language Clubs

  • Garden Club

  • Gay, Straight Alliance

  • HOSA

  • Intramural Sports

  • Mariachi

  • Music Makes Us

  • Newspaper

  • National Honor Society

  • Recycling

  • Sewing

  • Special Olympics

  • Student Government Association

  • Teen Moms

  • Yearbook

  • YMCA Latino Achievers

  • YMCA Black Achievers

  • Youth in Government

While some partners do much more than others for our school and students, we do not want to exclude anyone who provides some sort of special services and opportunities for our academy students.

Hands On Nashville Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning: Hands on Nashville, Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., American Society of Civil Engineers, ACE Mentoring Program, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville Civic Design Center, Nashville State Community college, Tennessee State University College of Agriculture, Holtkamp Greenhouses/Optimara Violets, Nashville Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Metro Nashville Planning Department

Academy of Medical Science and Research: Meharry Medical College, Dialysis Clinics, Inc., Solace Oral Surgery, Conexion Americas, Nashville Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Covenant Surgical Partners, St. Thomas Health, A. Marshall Family Foods (Puckett’s)

The Ford Academy of Business and Innovation: Ford Motor Credit, First Advantage Bank, Dell, Atema Partners, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville State Community College, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, First Community Mortgage