Joelton Middle School

 Where excellence      is our goal

 Where excellence

     is our goal

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Whites Creek cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

Todd Irving Principal

Todd Irving

Welcome to Joelton Middle School, home of the Blue Jays! We’re so glad you’re here to learn more about our school and all that we offer our students.

At Joelton Middle School, our goal is to provide a well-rounded education, preparing each student academically, physically, socially and emotionally for the years to come. Our strong academic, sports and extracurricular programs offer a full and exciting middle school experience.

Please take a few minutes to read and share our website with your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 615-876-5100.


Contact Information

3500 Old Clarksville Pike
Joelton, TN 37080 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Todd Irving
Assistant Principal: Marquis Churchwell
Dean of Instruction: Deanne Short
Dean of Instruction: Dr. Brandalyn Hayes
Guidance: Tasia Thompson
Community Achieves: Kanetha Callahan
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry



School Description

Joelton Middle School offers a curriculum focused on the four 21st century competencies: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Our teachers use project-based learning to increase academics for all students. Our students will experience a challenge in academics while gaining an appreciation for technology. Students will also acquire and refine the rigor and skills that will maximize their educational and career options. Project-based learning will be the driving force behind academic growth.

Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment, set high academic expectations, meet the social and academic needs of students and prepare students for high school, college and their careers.

We offer five TSSAA-sanctioned sports, including football, basketball and volleyball. Extracurricular opportunities band, student government, newspaper, and our students have the opportunity to participate in clubs for one hour every other Friday. Some of our clubs include: chess, short film, global citizens, garden, crafting and forensic speaking.

Music Makes Us is a citywide music literacy program, working to bring more music to more students through traditional and modern music and engaging classes like Rock Band, Songwriting, Hip Hop, World Percussion, Mariachi and more. Our recently renovated Library Media Center allows our students to choose what’s available from every public library in Nashville, thanks to the Limitless Libraries program.

School Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

Our school day start at 9:00 a.m. and includes:

  • School-wide intervention for 45 minutes
  • 60-minute content blocks each day
  • 60-minute related arts block (band, art, computer and physical education)
  • 30-minute lunch

We also offer programs such as Read 180 and System 44 for students who need extra help in Reading.

Athletic Schedules


School Details & Links


Standard Student Attire

Shirts with short or long sleeves and a collar (polo, dress-style with button, or turtleneck), in any colors. 

All shirts should be properly buttoned. 

For more information and specific guidelines related to Standard School Attire, please review the Joelton Middle School Dress Code Policy.



  • Basketball 
  • Cheerleading / Dance 
  • Football
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art 
  • Band 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Music Makes Us
  • Newspaper
  • Student Government Association 
  • Yearbook 

  • First Baptist Church Joelton
  • Greenville United Methodist Church
  • Beech Grove United Methodist Church 
  • Wingo Dentistry
  • You Have The Power
  • UPS
  • UT Extension
  • Employment Nashville 
  • NAZA (Paradise Ridge, Beech Creek Church)
  • Hartman Park
  • YMCA
  • Vanderbilt
  • Junior Achievement
  • Monica McLaurine
  • TPAC
  • Joelton Hope Center
  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • Joelton Civitan