H.G. Hill Middle School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- Hillwood Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Does not offer before or aftercare
- Community Achieves School
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome to H.G. Hill Middle! On behalf of everyone at H.G. Hill, please know that we are committed to exceeding expectations, creating a positive school culture and embracing the individuality of the students and families we serve.
I am honored to have been named the new Executive Principal of H.G Hill; my goal being to continue the outstanding academic work being done in the classroom and to make H. G. Hill the premier middle school in the district. At H.G Hill we believe that middle school is a time of exploration for students; to discover who they are and to help them envision a future where dreams have no limit. We have high expectations for our students and will help them achieve by offering honors and high school credit classes and arts programs including band, rock band, theater and vocal performance. We are committed to supporting our students athletically and to offer them enriching club experiences.
We know it takes a village to help students succeed and perhaps our greatest goal this year is to more fully engage our families, our neighborhoods and our surrounding communities. Students achieve more when they are supported by family and community partnerships and when they view school as a place where they feel safe, cared for and have fun. You can help us in our endeavors by providing input to our faculty and staff and be engaged in your child’s school experience. Come for lunch, ask about homework, read together and attend school events! Help us create Panther Pride in all aspects of H.G. Hill.
H.G. Hill Middle School is nestled in the West Nashville neighborhood of Hillwood. Horace G. Hill, a grocer and land developer, donated the property to build H.G. Hill, which was originally designated as an elementary school. In 2000, H.G. Hill was transitioned to a middle school and currently has an enrollment of 625 students in grade 5-8, representing a richly diverse demographic.
H.G. Hill students attend classes utilizing a block schedule system, customized for each grade level. The school day consists of three large academic blocks, related arts and an educational intervention period. Related arts subjects include art, music, choir, band, Spanish and physical education/health. In addition, H.G. Hill offers Advanced Placement classes, blended learning opportunities and Encore, the district’s gifted learning program.
H.G. Hill has a bright and spacious media center that operates as a branch of the Nashville Public Library for students. Students enjoy intramurals, club activities and athletic teams, which compete in the Western Division of the middle school city league.
8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
- Students arrive in class; eat breakfast
- Block 1: 50-75 minutes
- Block 2: 50-75 minutes
- Block 3: 50-75 minutes
- Related Arts 75 minutes
- 30-minute lunch
- 20-minute recess for 5th and 6th
- 45-minute RTII (Response to Instruction and Intervention)
- Clubs and Intramurals 1 time per week for 55 minutes
School Details & Links
Students may wear pants, shorts or skirts (appropriate length) in navy, gray, khaki or black. Blue jeans are allowed if they are not torn, bleached or sagging.
Any solid-color shirt with a collar is acceptable.
Solid-color jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters are allowed. Hoodies are not allowed.
- Family Involvement Specialist: Margaret Dicks
- English Language classes
- Clothing Closet
- Parent training classes
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Anti-bullying training and/or clubs
- Restorative Justice
- Boys' Soccer
- Cheerleading / Dance
- Girls' Soccer
- Girls' Volleyball
- Track and Field
- Book Club
- Chess Club
- Diversity Club
- Garden Club
- Intramural Sports
- Math Club
- Music Makes Us
- Outdoor Club
- Science Club
- Special Olympics
- Student Government Association
- Greater Nashville Area Realtors
- Belle Meade Regions Bank
- Cheekwood Botanical Garden
- Crosspoint Church
- Hillwood Neighborhood Association
- Canon Solutions America
- Hillwood Presbyterian Church