Old Center Elementary School

Learning today,    leading tomorrow

Learning today,

leading tomorrow

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Hunters Lane Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Brenda Steele   Principal

Brenda Steele

Welcome to Old Center Elementary School. I’m excited you’re here exploring our learning community. We have a reputation as a “hidden treasure” in Goodlettsville, and we’re known for our warm, caring learning environment.

Our motto is “Learning today, leading tomorrow” and we all work together to make sure our students are empowered to do just that. I invite you to read on, learn more about us, and if you’d like, call and request a tour of our school. I’m confident you’ll discover why being part of the OCES family is so rewarding.


Contact Information

1245 Dickerson Pike South
Goodlettsville, TN 37072 (map)

615-859-8970 (fax)

Contact Emails:
Principal: Brenda Steele
School Counselor: Charlie Hall
Secretary: Shelia Osborne
School Board Representative: Jill Speering




School Description

Old Center Elementary is full of opportunities for our Pre-K - 4 students to learn, grow and engage. Our students, parents, teachers and community leaders work collaboratively to provide a nurturing, supportive learning environment.

In addition to a day of learning literacy, math and related arts, our students can participate in extracurricular art programs to fuel their creative thinking. We provide tutoring to our students, as well as before and aftercare. Encore is a program for our gifted students, providing them with specialized lessons that challenge their thinking. To keep our students moving, our physical education program coordinates fun, active events like Field Day and the Bear Walk.

Our 4th-grade students have the unique opportunity to participate in our School Safety Patrol and Disney performance programs, giving students the opportunity to show their talents in school leadership or the arts, all while setting a great example for our younger students.

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School Hours

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


A Typical Day at School

  • 90 minutes of Literacy

  • 60 minutes of Math

  • 60 minutes of Related Arts

  • 60 minutes of Response to Intervention

  • 20-minute Recess

  • 30-minute Lunch

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School Details & Links


Tops: Any solid colors 

Bottoms: Navy, black or khaki; no jeans


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    Hattie Black
    Janice Johnson
    Mary Johnson
    Sherry Frydenlund

  • Before and aftercare
    YMCA Fun Co., 615-259-3418
    615-859-3560 - School YMCA
    Aregis Taekwondo Center
    Boys & Girls Inc.
    Kiddie City

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Art

  • Madison/Goodlettsville Rotary Club

  • Skyline at Madison

  • Walmart at Rivergate

  • Parkway Baptist Church