Thurgood Marshall Middle School

A home away from home

A home away from home

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Cane Ridge Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Roderick Webb  Principal

Roderick Webb

Welcome to Thurgood Marshall Middle School, a home away from home. We work hard to create a student-focused culture, where we care deeply about each child and work to develop the whole student.

Our school has a rich, diverse culture with over 35 countries represented. It is through our diverse culture and population that our students learn to welcome the contributions of all people. The benefits of this to our children, our school and to our communities are significant. Through sports, intramurals, clubs and other organizations, we strive to cultivate opportunities for every student to belong. 

Here at Thurgood Marshall, we consider ourselves a family—and we hope that you choose to be a part of it.


Contact Information

5832 Pettus Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Roderick Webb
Assistant Principal: Adam Allen
Assistant Principal: Kim Woodard
Dean of Instruction: Nina Bowie
Dean of Students: Tammy Barnett
7th-8th Counselor: Amanda Sowell
5th-6th Counselor: Brandon King
School Board Representative: Fran Bush




School Description

Thurgood Marshall Middle School works to prepare our 5th through 8th graders for high school and beyond. Our teachers collaborate to plan and implement instruction that is best for all of the students in their classrooms. Beyond instruction, we work to develop students socially and emotionally through intramurals, clubs and service projects. Thurgood Marshall Middle School is recognized as a Project Citizen School of Excellence. Through our involvement in this program, which promotes participation in local and state government, we allow our students to link community problem-solving to classroom instruction. 

Our curriculum includes a focus on English, science and math, and we offer advanced courses like Algebra I for high-school credit and access to academic clubs such as the Junior National Honor Society. We practice blended learning, meaning students are exposed to both traditional classroom instruction and technology-driven instruction, which helps prepare them for digitally administered courses in high school and beyond. AVID, or Advancement via Individual Determination, is in place to provide extra scholastic support to those students who seek it, while standard tutoring is also offered to all students both during and after the school day. The Encore program is in place to challenge and support our gifted and talented students.

After school, students can explore other interests by participating in extracurricular activities like art, photography, band, cheerleading, dance, BETA Club or even creative writing. All students are given a voice in the clubs and intramurals they attend, which provide opportunities for personal growth outside the classroom. We also offer seven TSSAA-sanctioned sports teams that students can join to show their Mariner pride! 

To extend educational support out into our community, we offer English learning classes. We also facilitate monthly school-wide service projects to help charitable organizations in our community.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

5th/6th Grade:

  • Two 2-hour instructional blocks

  • 45 minutes of intervention

  • 75 minutes of related arts

  • 20 minutes of recess

7th/8th Grade:

  • 75-minute instructional blocks

  • 45 minutes of intervention

  • 75 minutes of related arts


School Details & Links


Students are to wear a collared shirt.

Students are to wear khaki, navy or black bottoms. 

Students can wear school spirit shirts any day of the week. 


  • Before and aftercare:
    YMCA Fun Company

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Track and Field

  • Wrestling

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Beta Club

  • Cheerleading

  • Chess Club

  • Creative Writing

  • Dance Club

  • FFA

  • Photography

  • Yearbook Beta Club

  • Publix

  • Jet's Pizza

  • Olive Garden