Percy Priest Elementary School

Be your best.    Be above the rest.

Be your best.

Be above the rest.

At a Glance

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

Welcome From the Principal

Melinda Williams   Principal

Melinda Williams

Welcome to Percy Priest Elementary, home of the tigers!

We are proud of many things at Percy Priest, and at the top of that list is the academic, social and emotional success of our students. Everything we do at PPE starts with one simple question, “Is this what is best for our students?” If it does not pass this litmus test, then it does not happen.

Come for a visit and see this student-centered approach to education in action. I firmly believe it’s what makes Percy Priest Elementary such an excellent school. 


Contact Information

1700 Otter Creek Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Melinda Williams
Asst. Principal: Mark Mason
Counselor: Brian Burgess
Counselor: Mary Twitchel
School Board Representative: Gini Pupo-Walker




School Description

Percy Priest Elementary School offers a traditional, standards-based K-4 curriculum in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Academic offerings include Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, as well as the district’s gifted learning program, Encore. Additionally, Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish and Technology instruction is offered at every grade level. Literacy coaches, exceptional education specialists and instructional specialists are also on-site daily to provide additional support.

The vision of Percy Priest Elementary School is to continue to be a school of highest academic achievement, graduating well-rounded, compassionate, critical thinkers who strive for excellence. We achieve this vision by building a network of stakeholders, including passionate educators, engaged parents and supportive community members who are fully committed to realizing our beliefs and mission.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Morning Meeting

  • Balanced Literacy

  • Balanced Math

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Related Arts

  • Lunch

  • Recess

  • Library check-out


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire:

Any solid-color collared shirt or dress; khaki, black and navy pants or skirts


  • Chess Club

  • Dance Club

  • Girls on the Run

  • Robotics

  • The Honeybaked Ham Company

  • Learning Lab

  • Hillsboro Church of Christ

  • Girls on the Run