McMurray Middle School

Diversity is our strength

Diversity is our strength

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Overton Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Dr. T-Shaka Coverson  Principal

Dr. T-Shaka Coverson

Welcome to the online home of McMurray Middle School. Our faculty, staff and leadership team are excited about the future of our diverse and compassionate school. We believe you are an important part of your child’s success and it would be an honor to partner with you. 

At McMurray, we’re all committed to keeping families informed, partnering with parents in educating their child, and organizing events that connect the community and the school. I’m extremely honored to lead an outstanding faculty, grateful to have supportive parents and privileged to be around remarkable students. It is our mission for every student to have a fun-filled day of learning at McMurray Middle. 


Contact Information

520 McMurray Drive
Nashville, TN 37211 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. T-Shaka Coverson
Assistant Principal: Dr. LarCulia Woods
Assistant Principal: Zachary Hodge
Family Liasison Specialist: Amy Leslie
Counselor: Anginita Adams
Counselor: Desiree Alford
School Board Representative: Rachael Anne Elrod




School Description

At McMurray Middle School, our diverse student population represents 18 different languages. We also have three SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education) classes for English Learners with little to no previous school experience and limited English proficiency.. In addition, our teachers work to provide a quality education so that all students—including English learners—can develop strong language, critical thinking and social skills within a supportive and culturally respectful environment.

We are a STEAM school, meaning our academics are focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Literature and arts are also taught daily. Our students have the opportunity to gain high-school credit in advanced placement classes, including Physical Science, Spanish and Algebra I. Both during the day and after school every day, we offer tutoring to support our students’ academic success. In addition, McMurray is a Title I school, so we receive federal funds that allow us to provide our students with the best possible materials and technology—including the 9,000 books that are housed in our library.

After school, extracurricular activities give students a chance to explore additional talents and interests such as guitar, band, art, gardening, Student Government Association or cheerleading/dance, to name a few. The yearbook and newspaper teams are also fun ways our students can be involved in making something the entire school can enjoy.

Sports teams and intramural teams provide an active outlet and another way to bond with fellow students while learning social skills. McMurray offers TSSAA sanctioned basketball, boys’ or girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, wrestling, track and field and football teams, all waiting to be cheered on by our local Falcon fans!

We support our surrounding community by providing a food bank and clothing closet, which are open to families in need. We also offer STARS counseling services for students and families. At McMurray Middle, our goal is to create a strong partnership with parents and the community to help our students become successful, productive members of society.


School Hours

Student’s full school day: 8:55 – 3:55 p.m.
Student’s half day: 8:55 – 12:25 p.m.
Student Car and Bus Morning Drop-off: 8:35 a.m.
Teacher’s working hours: 8:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Main Campus Office hours: 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 8:55 a.m.: Morning Meeting

  • 9:10 a.m.: Personalized Learning

  • 10:25 a.m.: English

  • 11:40 a.m.: Lunch

  • 12:15 p.m.: Related Arts

  • 1:05 p.m.: Recess

  • 1:30 p.m.: Math

  • 2:45 p.m.: Science/Social Studies

  • 3:55 p.m.: Dismissal


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McMurray Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At McMurray 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:


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Tops: Any solid-colored polo or dress shirt with a collar.

Bottoms: Navy, black, grey or khaki solid-colored pants of any style except the following: athletic workout clothes, leggings or jeggings unless worn under a skirt or dress, blue jeans or blue denim.

For additional guidelines, please see the McMurray Middle Dress Code Policy.


  • Before and aftercare:
    PNA Afterschool
    Deborah Mayberry

  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO):
    Amy Leslie,

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • STARS counseling

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Restorative Justice


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Track and Field

  • Wrestling

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Best Buddies

  • Cheerleading

  • Garden Club

  • Intramurals

  • Music Makes Us

  • Newspaper

  • Pep Team

  • Recycling


  • Student Government Association

  • Yearbook

  • Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

  • AMEC Foster Wheeler

  • Starbucks @ Nipper’s Corner

  • Publix @ Nipper’s Corner