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Lockeland Design Center Elementary

Inspiring a passion    for learning

Inspiring a passion

for learning

At a Glance

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

Welcome From the Principal

Christie Conyers Lewis   Principal

Christie Conyers Lewis

It is a privilege to serve as the principal of Lockeland Design Center. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide an outstanding educational experience.

This year our goals will be to continue the use of assessments in determining the needs of our children; to provide direct writing instruction in helping our children become effective communicators; to provide engaging and differentiated instructional strategies; to incorporate technology in teaching and in children’s learning; and to offer many paths by which children can be successful.

The relationship of dedicated, creative and talented teachers and staff members coupled with precious children and supportive parents can only mean one thing: success! I look forward to seeing each and every one of you this school year—a year of growth, a year of opportunity, a year of success! Together we make a difference in the lives of our children.


Contact Information

105 South 17th Street
Nashville, TN 37206 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Christie Conyers Lewis
School Counselor: Michelle Denning
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs




Lockeland Design Center MNPS

School Description

Lockeland Design Center is a special place. Entering through our red front doors, you will immediately notice uniqueness not found in other schools. Colorful art line the walls, parents willingly volunteer all over the building, and students are happily engaged in authentic learning activities. You will often see students working together to solve a math problem or discuss a book they are reading. You may see children absorbed in a book so deeply that they may not even notice your visit. If you come early, you’ll be sure to catch teachers conducting morning meetings to build that safe and supportive climate that students need in their classrooms. You’ll probably hear laughter as students play at recess or work together on a project. You will always see and hear amazing lessons that are taught by confident teachers who are experts in their craft. 

Lockeland Design Center is a public magnet school designed with a specific emphasis on literature and language. Literature is a medium utilized at Lockeland to increase student knowledge and achievement in all subject areas. Spanish instruction is offered to students in grades K-4. In addition to the core subjects offered at Lockeland, students receive art, music and physical education instruction. Encore is a program to support and challenge gifted and talented children. 

With a focus on challenging academics taught by nurturing and encouraging teachers, Lockeland helps students excel both inside and outside the classroom. Third and 4th graders regularly place in the top 5 percent of students in the state for performances measured by overall student achievement levels.


School Hours

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


A Typical Day at School

  • 90-minute blocks for Core classes

  • 60-minute blocks for Related Arts

  • 30-minute blocks for Spanish


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Tops: All shirts must have short or long sleeves and a collar (polo, dress-style, peter pan or turtleneck) in ANY solid color.

Bottoms: All pants, shorts, capri pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers must be navy blue, black or any shade of khaki.

For more guidelines, please review the Lockeland Design Center Dress Code Policy.


  • Chess Club

  • Choir

  • Drama

  • Garden Club

  • Recycling

  • Special Olympics

  • Yearbook

Lockeland is fortunate to have PENCIL and community partners who contribute to our school in many ways. Our partners donate time, items and/or monetary donations toward our fundraisers and other school functions. Our sponsors are:

  • Music City Merchandise

  • Bootstrap

  • East Nashville Family Medicine

  • The Dog Spot

  • The Fatherland Inn and Grill

  • Lockeland Table

  • Hendersonville Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Carlson Home Inspection

  • Dandelion

  • Good Wood Nashville

  • East Side Smiles

  • East Nashvillian

  • Love Helps, Inc.

  • Vanderbilt University