Ida B. Wells Elementary School

Photo of the front of Ida B. Wells elementary school

At a Glance

  • Serves grades K - 4
  • Maplewood Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Contact Information

244 Foster Street
Nashville, TN 37207 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dexter Adams
Secretary: Marvella Holbert
Counselor: Stanley Young
School Board Representative: null

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Children sitting and playing games

School Description 

Ida B. Wells Elementary is a neighborhood school that is committed to ensuring students receive high levels of instruction. Our vision is to become a model school of excellence that ensures all students are college and career ready, lifelong learners, and placed on a path of success beyond measures!
We expect all of our students to be respectful, responsible, and willing to give their best effort. Our students have a unique opportunity to learn through a variety of teaching strategies and methods. Balanced Literacy and the Math framework ensures students can apply concepts and demonstrate true understanding. Writing is weaved throughout the curriculum.
Ida B. Wells strives to create an environment that is welcoming, engaging, and encouraging for all students, families, and stakeholders. Our environment is positive and safe through PBIS, SEL, and restorative practices.

School Hours

7:45 a.m. - ???

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast in the classroom

  • Reading : 120 Minutes

  • Math: 60 minutes

  • Lunch: 30 minutes

  • Personalized Learning (1st-4th) 60 minutes

  • Personalized Learning (K) 40 minutes

  • Integrated Writing

Tops: any solid colors

Bottoms: navy, black, khaki

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

  • Meets Once A Month

Resources and Support

Family Resource Center, food bank, tutoring, clothing closet, parent training classes, communities, Granny Program, Community in Schools, LTDS, numeracy coach, interventionist, and dean of instruction

Garden Club, book clubs, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and Reading Clinic, Disney in Schools

Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, Second Harvest Backpack Program, The Bridge Ministry, Horace Mann, Michele Bennet & Ray of Hope Church, New Livingston Baptist Church, Book’em Reading, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization, Reading Clinic, Homework Hotline, Before/Aftercare Program, Payne Chapel Church Difference Makers, Payne Chapel Before/Aftercare Transportation, U. S. Community Credit Union, University of Tennessee Agriculture, Links Incorporated, East Nashville Hope Exchange, Ensworth, Brentwood Academy