Ruby Major Elementary School

For the Children

For the Children

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K-4
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Cambridge school

Welcome From the Principal

Michael Westveer   Principal

Michael Westveer

Greetings from Ruby Major Elementary School! It is an honor to lead this outstanding school each day as we work together to grow our children into scholars and citizens. Please join us in working together for the students.

Ruby Major has been awarded the honor of becoming a Cambridge School. Cambridge is “A global curriculum that provides 21st century skills with an international perspective.”

The staff and faculty of Ruby Major are committed to working with every student every day. With every decision, we consider students first, whether it involves academics, social skills or safety.

Thank you for allowing us to spend our days with the fabulous Rockets of Ruby Major. Hope to see you soon!


Contact Information

5141 John Hager Road
Hermitage, TN 37076 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Michael Westveer
Assistant Principal: Dr. Yolanda Taylor-Statom
Counselor: Molly Barnard
EL Specialist: Bridge Kallaos
LTDS: Dr. Carrie Padgett
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

Ruby Major Elementary PTO



School Description

Ruby Hendrickson Major served the Nashville school system for over 40 years as a teacher, board member, leader and friend. Our school, named to honor her lifetime of service, now serves students from 25 different cultures. Our mission at Ruby Major Elementary is to educate the whole child, addressing both character and intelligence. We have a faculty and staff who teach students to be critical thinkers, curious learners and persons of integrity. In other words, they teach students to be Rockets who Soar to Success.

Our curriculum challenges students at every level, keeping them physically and mentally active while preparing them for life beyond the classroom. Many students here are avid readers and all students receive 90 minutes of reading instruction daily. Science, social studies and word study are integrated into courses throughout the day.

Ruby Major is in the process of transitioning to a Cambridge curriculum, an internationally recognized program that fosters inquiry, problem-solving and next-level thinking. This will help prepare our students to attend any Cambridge Middle Prep and High School, placing them on a challenging and promising educational pathway.

Every student here is also given the opportunity to explore their talents by participating in related arts courses daily, including physical education, music and art. Together with our fine arts team, our students create museum-quality art and incredible musical theater productions.

Students have the opportunity to receive extra help and instruction during a 45-minute period every school day. In addition, we offer tutoring to students who want and need it outside of the classroom. We also extend our support to families and our surrounding community by providing English language classes and a clothing closet for families who need assistance with school uniforms.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Reading - 90 minutes

  • Math - 60 minutes

  • Intervention - 45 minutes

  • Music, Art or PE - 50 minutes

  • Lunch - 30 minutes

  • Recess - 20 minutes


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Bottoms: Any solid color

Tops: Collared shirt in any solid color

For more information, please review the Ruby Major Elementary Dress Code Policy.


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    President: Beth Rice

  • Before and aftercare
    YMCA Fun Company

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • National Honor Society

  • Running clubs

  • Good News Club

  • Chess Club

  • Drama

  • Chick-fil-A of Hermitage
    Store Manager: Randy Adkins

  • The Bank of Nashville Jackson Downs Branch Manager: Brad Young

  • The Grace Place
    Manager: Karen Bailey