Gower Elementary School

Helping children reach their dreams

Helping children reach their dreams

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Hillwood Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offer before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Barbara J. Frazier   Principal

Barbara J. Frazier

As the principal of Gower Elementary, I would personally like to welcome you to our family. Gower is a place that helps children reach their dreams, and we do that through collaboration. Our teachers, staff, parents and the community all work together to ensure we provide the support needed for our students to succeed.

I have had the pleasure of being a part of the MNPS family for 30 years. Motivating teachers and students to reach their potential is truly my gift and service to this community. I am looking forward in working alongside you to provide the best education to our Gower students.


Contact Information

650 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209 (map)


Principal: Barbara J. Frazier barbara.frazier@mnps.org
Assistant Principal: Elizabeth Goetz elizabeth.goetz@mnps.org
Instructional Coach: Riya Carter Riya.carter@mnps.org
School Counselor: Dwyla Harris dwyla.harris@mnps.org
District 9 School Board Representative: Amy Frogge amy.frogge@mnps.org
District 22 Metro Council Representative: Sheri Weiner sheri.weiner@nashville.gov



School Description

If you value diversity, Gower Elementary is a great place for you and your family. Our student body represents more than 25 countries with multiple ethnic backgrounds, making Gower one of the most diverse schools in the district. We celebrate our diversity by teaching the “Seven Pillars of Character” and developing a culture of kindness and understanding for different skills and talents.

A part of the West Nashville community for more than 54 years, Gower is focused on providing high-quality instruction in a diverse learning environment that develops the whole child. All of our teaching staff are certified instructors, and we currently have more than 23 assistants on staff to help ensure all of our students have a successful school year.

Besides our exemplary teachers and support staff, Gower Elementary is committed to researching and finding what works to educate every student lucky enough to walk through our doors.

Gower is also well-known for its arts program, which includes after-school music and drama programs. And of course, there are the parents. In addition to participating in an active and well-organized PTO, many of our parents volunteer at the school and are on the ready to help our students succeed. 


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 15 minutes of Morning Meeting

  • 45 minutes of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Enrichment

  • 90 minutes of Reading/Language

  • 60- 75 minutes of Math

  • 30 minutes of Science/Social Studies

  • 20 minutes of Recess

  • 60 minutes of Related Arts (Computer, Drama, Art, Music, PE)


School Details & Links


Tops: Solid-color with a collar and short or long sleeves. Gower Elementary shirts, without hoodies, are also allowed. Shirts should be properly sized, buttoned and tucked in. 

Bottoms: Must be worn at the waist and can be navy blue, black or any shade of khaki. Leggings (jeggings) are not allowed unless worn under appropriate-length garments. Denim is allowed on Fridays only.

3rd and 4th grade only: Students must have on a belt with pants, shorts, or skirts, if it has belt loops.

All jackets, vest or sweaters worn inside must be one solid color. No hoods. 


  • Drama

  • Music Makes Us

  • Special Olympics

  • Vulcan Materials, River Road

  • McDonald’s Hwy 70

  • Burger Kings Hwy 70

  • Publix, Bellevue

  • Kroger, Hwy 70

  • Victor Chatman Production

  • Sonic: Bellevue and Old Hickory