J.T. Moore Middle School

Creating a better world    through lifelong learning

Creating a better world

through lifelong learning

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Hillsboro Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. Gary Hughes   Principal

Dr. Gary Hughes

Hello and welcome to J.T. Moore Middle School, an International Baccalaureate World School located in the heart of Nashville’s Green Hills community.

We strive to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. It’s part of our mission to engage students, families and the community to help students become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Please come visit so that I can personally show you why our school is such a great place for students and their families!


Contact Information

4425 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204 (map)


Executive Principal: Dr. Gary Hughes
Asst. Principal for Academics: Seth Swihart
Asst. Principal for Discipline: Miyoka Jones
Bookkeeper: Sherri VonRotz
Communities in School Counselor: Penny Howard
School Counselor: Denese Threalkill
Special Education Department Lead: Christopher Flor
IB Coordinator: Carly Price
Secretary: Michelle Stapleton
School Board Representative: Gini Pupo-Walker

@JTM_IB and JTMooreMS



School Description

The faculty and staff of John Trotwood Moore Middle School continue a tradition of excellence in providing quality educational experiences for our students. We offer the structure, academic environment and caring atmosphere to enable students to be successful. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to reach his or her highest potential. A broad curriculum meets the academic needs of students at all educational levels.

J.T. Moore is an International Baccalaureate World School that feeds into the IB Diploma Programme at Hillsboro High School. Community service is a critical component of the IB program of study, and we strive to help students understand and embrace its importance. Additionally, teachers receive ongoing training in this academically challenging curriculum. 

Extracurricular activities offer many opportunities for additional success for our students. J.T. Moore has built a reputation for excellence in sports by winning several city championships.

The J.T. Moore PTO is also outstanding. The faculty and staff are most appreciative of the support we receive from this strong organization. We believe that we truly form a partnership in doing all we can to make this school the best it can be. 


School Hours

8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 15-20 minutes: Advisory (social/emotional learning)

  • 60 minutes: Core classes for 7th and 8th grade

  • 80 minutes: 55 minutes

  • 60 minutes: Related Arts (band, strings, visual art, PE, Spanish, STEAM)

  • 45 minutes: Response to Instruction & Intervention

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J.T. Moore Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At J.T. Moore students use STEAM, science technology, engineering, arts and math as access points to the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration). This empowers our students to better understand how their skills fit into our complex world. Learn more about STEAM in MNPS here: mnps.org/steam


School Details & Links


At J.T. Moore, we believe students should be able to explore and express their developing personalities through their personal attire, so we do not require a uniform or standard school attire. However, with privilege comes responsibility. Please review the Dress Code policy that our students are required to follow.


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    jtmoore.org PTO Presidents: Christy McGarr, Cmcgarrl@gmail.com and Andrea Jones, andreaj3000@gmail.com

  • Before and Aftercare
    YMCA Fun Company
    Beforecare Hours: 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
    Aftercare Hours: 3:55 - 6 p.m.
    Contact: Rosemary Becerra: 615-927-1625

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Restorative Justice

  • Communities in Schools

  • Vanderbilt Mental Health Services


  • Before school study hall 7:30-8:40 a.m.


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Cross Country

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Golf

  • Wrestling

  • Track and Field

  • Lacrosse, swimming (club sports)

Extracurricular activities:

  • Ambassadors

  • Art

  • Band

  • Best Buddies

  • Book Club

  • Boy Scouts

  • Chess Club

  • Cheerleading

  • Comic Book Club

  • Creative Writing

  • Drama Club

  • FCA

  • Garden Club

  • Gay-Straight Alliance

  • Glee Club

  • Intramurals

  • Jam Band

  • Outdoor Club

  • Pep Team

  • Poetry

  • Radio/Television

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • Songwriters' Club

  • Special Olympics

  • Student Government Association

  • Studio Band

  • Swim

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Yearbook

  • California Pizza Kitchen

  • Copper Kettle

  • Dr. Arthur Anderson

  • Dr. Joel Gluck

  • Dr. Brent Songstad

  • Strong Tower Bible Church

  • Good Earth Gardner

  • Manuel Zeitlin Architects

  • Green Hills Grille

  • McDougal's Chicken

  • Chipotle

  • Doughnut Den

  • Tools for Schools

  • Hammond and Brandt Builders

  • Dr. William and Laura Lawson

  • Little Gourmand