Margaret Allen Middle School

One Team, One Dream

One Team, One Dream

At a Glance

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

Welcome to Our School

Monica Bryant  Principal

Monica Bryant

Welcome! I am extremely grateful to serve the students, teachers, and families of Margaret Allen Middle School.

Our focus is to ensure that every student is receiving a high quality education everyday. It is our goal to provide students with personalized supports to ensure their success today and for years to come by engaging them in academic learning experiences that are relevant, challenging, and exploratory. Our teachers and staff are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive, safe, challenging, and supportive.

It is my goal to work collectively and collaboratively with all stakeholders to embrace the diversity of our school community, build and foster a positive school climate, promote high expectations for teachers and students, and encourage life-long learning throughout the school community. Together, we will prepare our students for high school and post-secondary success.

Again, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve such a remarkable school community, and together, we will achieve excellence.


Contact Information

500 Spence Lane
Nashville, TN 37210 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Monica Bryant
Assistant Principal:
Family Involvement Specialist: Denise Bourke
Counselor: Wanda Howell
Community Achieves Coordinator: Earl Lattimore
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd




School Description

Margaret Allen students are a very diverse group of approximately 500 students who live in the Antioch community.  There are 21 different languages spoken within the school walls.  

At Margaret Allen, we work together and support each other. Our students embrace the three Rs at our school: being respectful, responsible and ready. Students enjoy coming to school where they actively participate in academics and non-academic activities. We even offer several student-centered activities during the summer. 

Our 5th and 6th grade students follow the family model where they are attached to a two-person teacher team for the majority of their classwork. Our teachers and administrators believe in celebrating student achievement—our EL teachers even went to the homes of students who had exited out of the program during the summer to let them know the good news.

Margaret Allen uses Restorative Practices to handle major disciple issues. This involves helping the students to understand the impact their words and actions have on others and change their behavior based on what is best for all students.  

We offer three 8th grade classes for high school credit—Integrated Math, Physical Science and Spanish I. After-school programs include YMCA NAZA, tutoring and guitar. In addition, we perform a drama in the fall and musical in the spring. We also have a Video Game Club and a Step Club that meet after school. Our goal is to provide experiences and opportunities that speak directly to the middle school child.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Advisory/breakfast in the classroom - 15 minutes

  • Four academic classes - 70 minutes each

  • Recess and related arts - 70 minutes

  • RTII - 45 minutes

  • Lunch - 30 minutes


School Details & Links


Tops: Must have a collar (polo style preferred) in any solid color

Bottoms: Black, khaki (beige) or navy blue slacks; blue jeans without holes or rips.

For more guidelines, please review the Margaret Allen Middle Dress Code Policy.


  • Food bank

  • English Language classes online and at school

  • Tutoring

  • Community partners

  • Business partners

  • STARS counseling

  • Social and emotional learning

  • Anti-bullying training

  • Restorative Justice

  • YMCA NAZA program

  • Second Harvest food pantry


  • Basketball

  • Boys’ soccer

  • Cheerleading

  • Football – co-op with Donelson Middle

  • Girls’ soccer

  • Girls’ volleyball

  • Track and field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Battle of the Books

  • Cheerleading

  • Chess Club

  • Coding

  • Culinary

  • Dance Club

  • Drama

  • Garden Club

  • Intramural sports

  • Morning Announcements team

  • Music Makes Us

  • Photography

  • Robotics

  • Student Government

  • Video Game Club

  • Yearbook

  • Frito-Lay

  • International English Institute

  • Nashboro Village Apartments

  • Daymar Institute

  • Notes for Music Education