Thomas A. Edison
Elementary School

Taking CHARGE of our future!

Taking CHARGE of our future!

At a Glance

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

Welcome to Our School

Sonya Whitmore  Principal

Sonya Whitmore

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Thomas Edison Elementary School. I am honored to be able to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I am eager to begin the work our students deserve to make them college and career ready.  I look forward to working with you as we continue to make Thomas Edison Elementary the jewel of the community. 

Everything we do this year will be done with purpose.  We will support every child, every day by providing a rigorous curriculum, implementing social-emotional learning and utilizing data to drive instruction.  I am excited about making gains and growth at Thomas Edison Elementary School.   

As your principal, it is important to me that teachers, students, parents and community members are thrilled to be here! Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

Leading with Purpose,

Sonya P. Whitmore, Ed.D


Contact Information

6130 Mt. View Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Sonya Whitmore
Assistant Principal:
School Board Representative: Fran Bush




School Description

Taking charge of our future! Every day we work to do just that by building future leaders and innovators in Nashville—and beyond. Our parents play an important role in this and are often involved in decision-making committees and provide many valuable suggestions about how we may better serve our community and students. Our parents plus our friendly faculty and staff all work together to make sure each student enjoys and gets the best out of their Edison educational experience.

At Edison, we practice blended learning, meaning traditional classroom instruction is blended with digitally administered lessons. Extra academic attention and tutoring are also offered on a daily basis, both during and after school. We also offer the Encore program for gifted students.

Once the school day ends, students can choose from several extracurricular activities, a few of which Edison is known for: Our debate team’s poise and preparedness for their meets is always a delight, as is our choir that performs throughout the year—including one full-length play at the close of each school year. Students also can participate in our Student Government Association, join the yearbook team or learn to act in our drama club.

Our support services are strong. Aftercare is provided by YMCA Fun Company, and our Clothing Closet helps provide school uniforms to families who need assistance. Once again, we also have to mention our parents who help us every single day. There are always new opportunities for parents to become involved as volunteers in the classroom, office or library. Our fathers can participate in Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S) and volunteer their time for one day throughout the year to help teachers by working with flashcards, reading to students—even helping in the cafeteria during lunch. 


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast in the classroom

  • Classroom morning meeting

  • 60-minute related arts block

  • 60-minute math block

  • 120-150-minute reading block

  • 30-minute lunch

  • Physical activity break

  • Intervention block


School Details & Links


Tops: Short or long sleeved collared polo shirts of any color

Bottoms: Long pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers in khaki, navy blue and black. 


  • Before and aftercare:
    YMCA Fun Co. - Mr. Omar, director

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Community partners

  • Business partners

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Choir

  • Debate/Speech

  • Drama

  • Student Government Association

  • Yearbook

  • Disney Musicals in Schools

  • US Community Credit Union

  • Office Depot/Max

  • Ensworth School

  • Unicycle

  • Publix

  • Book-Em

  • Nashville Public Library

  • TPAC

  • Disney Musicals in Schools

  • Music Makes Us

  • Thrift Smart