Inglewood Elementary School

Successful for life

Successful for life

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

Tracy McPherson Principal

Tracy McPherson

Thank you for choosing Inglewood Elementary! Our staff is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for your child by ensuring we address both academics and social emotional needs.

We are dedicated to being an inclusive community where differences are celebrated and all members of our community are respected for their contributions. At Inglewood Elementary, it is our goal to present ourselves in an open, honest and humble manner that models appropriate conduct for our students and accurately represents the Inglewood community.

We believe parents are experts on their children and we are experts in education. Together we make the perfect team! 


Contact Information

1700 Riverside Drive
Nashville, TN 37216 (map)


Executive Principal: Tracy McPherson
Assistant Principal: Eric Hartfelder
School Counselor: Erica Reynolds
Community Achieves Site Manager: Leigh Patton
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs





School Description

The mission of Inglewood Elementary School is to build a community of lifelong learners equipped with the skills and experiences to be successful in life.

We are dedicated to achieving the mission and vision of our school through high-quality academic instruction as well as social emotional support for all students. We are focused on increasing student engagement through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education. We are also dedicated to meeting every child’s social and emotional needs with group and individual counseling through our school, STARS and Centerstone counselors. Our full-time Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) helps meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students, providing students with a stronger advanced academic continuum throughout their education.

Inglewood Elementary engages students through critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication in a warm, demanding environment. The school’s unique approach to learning ensures every student experiences integrated instruction specializing in the Environmental Sciences. Quarterly STEAM Challenges provide students with the opportunity to design potential solutions to real world environmental issues through literacy, math, science and social studies. Solutions are developed utilizing the Engineering Design Process and abundant technology. The school partners with scientists from Vanderbilt University, West Virginia University, the American Alliance for Innovative Systems, and various community experts to provide learning experiences in the classroom, in the STEAM Lab, and in the field. STEAM is further enhanced through enrichment opportunities including a musical band, art studio, onstage performances, STEAM enrichment clubs, creative after-school care, multimedia Maker Space and a hydroponic greenhouse.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting/Mindfulness: 15 minutes
  • Literacy: 120 minutes
  • Math: 120 minutes
  • Related Arts: 50 minutes
  • Lunch: 20 minutes
  • Recess: 30 minutes
  • Personalize Learning Time (PLT): 45 minutes
  • Integrated Science & Social Studies

School Details & Links


Bottoms: Navy blue, black or any shade of khaki; no denim

Tops: Short or long sleeves and a collar in any solid color; shirtdresses for girls in any solid color may also be worn. 

Children may wear any colored Henley shirt under their polo shirt.

Spirit wear sold by the Inglewood PTO may be worn any day of the week in place of the school uniform shirt.

All shirts should be properly buttoned and tucked inside bottoms.

Any legging color may be worn with a skirt, jumper or shorts over them.


  • Community Achieves: Site Manager Leigh Patton, (615) 262-6697,
  • Onsite Aftercare: KidsCAN, a program of Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Monday-Friday, 3-5:30pm
  • Centerstone
  • STARS counseling
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Restorative Justice

  • Backfield in Motion Jr.
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls on the Run
  • STEAM Clubs


Inglewood Elementary School is extremely thankful for our community partners, sponsors and volunteers! We continually welcome new partners to support our school’s goals and priorities. For more information about partnering with us, please contact Community Achieves Site Manager Leigh Patton at or call (615) 262-6697.


  • Ann Smith Florist
  • Backfield in Motion
  • Centerstone
  • Dalewood United Methodist Church
  • East Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • East Nashville MOMS Club
  • First Baptist Church of South Inglewood
  • Franklin High School Competitive Cheer Squad
  • Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
  • Give Me 10
  • GoNoodle
  • Inglewood Baptist Church
  • Inglewood Neighborhood Association
  • Jackson Park Church of Christ
  • Jet’s Pizza
  • Margaret Maddox YMCA
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Pencil Foundation
  • Riverwood Church of Christ
  • Sacrament Church
  • South Inglewood Community Center
  • South Inglewood Neighborhood Association
  • Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration
  • The Village Chapel
  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse
  • United 4 Hope
  • Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach