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Inglewood Elementary School

An Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet

An Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet

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

Ashley Croft   Principal

Ashley Croft

Welcome to Inglewood Elementary School! We are proud to be an Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet School. From engaging in regular STEAM challenges to developing knowledge of all subjects in small, learner focused-classrooms, the opportunities available for our students are truly endless.

As a long-time East Nashville educator and resident, I am incredibly proud to be the principal at Inglewood. Our team is hard at work to ensure our children feel loved and prepared to lead choice-filled lives. Our teachers and staff are committed to meeting the needs of all of our children. This means helping students develop the academic knowledge and skills needed for success while also cultivating social and emotional skills required to be strong teammates.

Our team welcomes visitors and would be excited to give you a tour of our school to highlight the opportunities available for students here and to answer any questions you may have about our offerings. We hope to see you in our hallways soon!


Contact Information

1700 Riverside Drive
Nashville, TN 37216 (map)


Executive Principal: Ashley Croft
MSAP Grant Coordinator: Cherifa McDowell
School Counselor: Jessica Boyles
Community Achieves Site Manager: Leigh Patton
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs





Students share their learning at one of our STEAM Showcases

Students share their learning at one of our STEAM Showcases

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. Our 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, rigorous environment. The school’s unique approach to learning ensures every student experiences integrated instruction specializing in the Environmental Sciences. 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. STEAM is further enhanced through enrichment opportunities including off-site and on-site field trips, onstage performances, creative after-school care, FUSE Studio challenges, and STEAM enrichment clubs.


School Hours

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

Students collaborate to build machines in an after-school LEGO Club

Students collaborate to build machines in an after-school LEGO Club

A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting/Mindfulness: 15 minutes

  • Literacy: 120 minutes

  • Math: 60 minutes

  • Science and Social Studies: 50 minutes

  • Related Arts: 60 minutes

  • Lunch: 30 minutes

  • Recess: 30 minutes

  • Personalize Learning Time (PLT): 45 minutes


School Details & Links


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

Tops: Collared solid colors; 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, leigh.patton@mnps.org

  • Onsite Before and Aftercare: YMCA Fun Company, Monday-Friday, 615-259-3418, http://www.ymcafunco.org/schools/inglewood

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Restorative Justice

  • Girl Scouts

  • Girls on the Run

  • STEAM Clubs

  • Turnip Green


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 leigh.patton@mnps.org or call (615) 262-6697.


  • GoNoodle

  • Inglewood Neighborhood Association

  • Home Depot

  • The Village Chapel

  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse

  • Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach

  • Nashville Ballet

  • ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

  • City Church East Nashville