Oliver Middle School

Where great things    happen every day

Where great things

happen every day

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Overton Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers onsite aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Dr. Erin Anderson   Principal

Dr. Erin Anderson

Welcome to Oliver Middle School. At Oliver, we celebrate the individual and collective strengths of our students, and we value student achievement across academics, the arts, and athletics. Our students are widely recognized for successes in and out of the classroom. As a result, Oliver is most notably characterized by a highly engaged student body and boasts many awards and recognitions across these areas.


Contact Information

6211 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN 37211 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Erin Anderson
Assistant Principal 5/6: Hawaya Wilson
Assistant Principal 7/8: Molly Sehring
Dean of Students 5/6: Daniel Hayes
Dean of Students 7/8: Brian Harrell
Dean of Exceptional Education: Monique Farrell
Literary Teacher Development Specialist: Kim Hawtin
STEAM Coordinator: Carlos Calderon
Cambridge Coordinator: Corrine Anderson
Counselor 5/6: LeKethia Sanford
Counselor 7/8: Natalie Nelson
School Board Representative: Rachael Anne Elrod




School Description

At Oliver Middle School, our diversity is a unique strength.  Our student body comprises more than 900 students who represent 37 countries around the world. As a community, we celebrate and embrace one another’s strengths and differences. 

Oliver Middle School maintains the highest level of expectations for every child. Through specialized programs like Encore for gifted and talented learners, Cambridge for advanced academics at each grade level, and more, we encourage our students to grow and achieve. In the library, the Limitless Libraries program gives students the opportunity to check out materials from the public library and have them delivered here, while our Battle of the Books is an annual reading contest.

At Oliver Middle School, we guide students to ensure that they have the tools necessary to become productive members of our global society and are prepared for success in high school. To achieve this requires a dedicated staff, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Oliver Middle School. Many of our teachers can be found early or late at night at the building working on creating lessons and helping supervise after-school events. Achievement is also dependent on the support of our parents: Oliver Middle School boasts a well-organized and active PTA that has an office centrally located inside the school. 

Students are certain to find something that interests and engages them at Oliver Middle School. We offer PE, Art, Music, Drama, Computers and STEAM as related arts activities, and we offer soccer, football, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading and track for students who are interested in sports. Perhaps our best-known extracurricular is our band program, which regularly performs in the community and has won numerous awards.

School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 1st period: 8:55-9:55

  • 2nd period: 9:55-10:50

  • 3rd period: 10:55-11:50

  • Lunch: 11:50-12:20

  • Recess: 12:25-12:55

  • 4th period: 1:00-2:00

  • 5th period: 2:05-3:05

  • PLT: 3:10-3:55

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Oliver Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At Oliver 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




  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Wrestling

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Band

  • i3 STEM Club

  • Drama

  • Art Club

  • Vex Robotics

  • Yearbook

  • HOSA

  • Vex Robotics

  • Battle of the Books

  • Student Council

  • Student Ambassadors

  • Publix

  • Walmart

  • Village Church