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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

Jessica Hardin   Principal

Jessica Hardin

Welcome to Inglewood Elementary an Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet located in the heart of East Nashville since 1929.  Inglewood is a community school as well as an optional magnet school dedicated to partnering with our families and neighbors to support all students. The staff is passionate about fostering an inclusive community where differences are celebrated, and individuals respected for their contributions. We are committed to providing the best possible educational experience for your child by addressing both social emotional learning and academics.

We are an Environmental Sciences STEAM Magnet, integrating our theme of environmental sciences through a cross-curricular approach to instruction that is driven by school wide collaboration. Students experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through student-centered STEAM Challenges. We invite you to attend one of our student led Showcases. On your visit check out our STEAM Lab, Fuse Studio, Flexible Classrooms, and while at the playground be sure to ask about how coding will make play an interactive STEAM experience.

At Inglewood we believe strong social emotional skills are integral to student success. We employ a positive approach to discipline and rely on restorative practices to help students navigate peer and staff relationships. Using these practices students learn to think though their problems and consider all outcomes before arriving at a solution.

As an educator and East Nashville resident it has long been a dream to work in the community that I call home. It is an honor and privilege to be the principal of Inglewood Elementary. I warmly invite you to visit and see why I love working with the students, families, staff, community, and school partners as we continue to grow our students and our Inglewood pride.


Contact Information

1700 Riverside Drive
Nashville, TN 37216 (map)


Executive Principal: Jessica Hardin
Assistant Principal: Jerimy Smith
School Counselor: Erica Reynolds
Community Achieves Site Manager: Leigh Patton
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs





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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, 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, creative after-school care, Maker Space and STEAM enrichment clubs.


School Hours

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

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A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting/Mindfulness: 15 minutes

  • Literacy: 120 minutes

  • Math: 120 minutes

  • Related Arts: 50 minutes

  • Lunch: 30 minutes

  • Recess: 20 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: 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

  • Centerstone

  • STARS counseling

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Restorative Justice

  • Backfield in Motion Jr.

  • 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