Thurgood Marshall Middle School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- Cane Ridge Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers aftercare
Welcome to Our School
Thurgood Marshall Middle is an Antioch community school that serves students in grades 5 to 8. We work to serve the “Whole Child” so students can be prepared for high school and beyond. We do this by fostering a collaborative culture where grade-level content teachers come together to discuss, plan, and prepare instruction that is best for all students in their classroom. Our curriculum includes a focus on English, Science, Social Studies, and Math, as well as advanced courses; such as, Integrated Math I and Spanish I for high-school credit. We practice blended learning, where students are exposed to both traditional classroom and technology-driven instruction, which helps prepare them for digitally administered courses in high school and college. Encore also provides extra scholastic support to our gifted and talented students.
Beyond instruction, we work to develop students socially and emotionally through clubs, sports, SEL integrated instruction, and restorative practice. After school, students can explore other interests by participating in sports or extracurricular activities like dance, pep band, cheerleading, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, volleyball, and track. These activities provide opportunities for personal growth outside the classroom.
We highly value connections with our parents and community, so please consider joining our school volunteer program or PTA (parent-teacher association) as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school. Building strong family and community partnerships enables us to maximize the learning and social experiences of our students.
5832 Pettus Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)
Executive Principal: Joseph Gilkes
Assistant Principal: Adam Allen
Assistant Principal: Kim Woodard
Dean of Instruction: Laura Davis
Dean of Students: Luther Dollar
7th-8th Counselor: Amanda Sowell
5th-6th Counselor: Brandon King
School Board Representative: Fran Bush
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.
8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
5th, 6th and 7th Grade:
Three 70-minute instructional blocks
60 minutes of intervention
60 minutes of Career Arts
20 minutes of recess
Four 60-minute instructional blocks
40 minutes of intervention
60 minutes of Career Arts
School Details & Links
Students are to wear a collared shirt.
Students are to wear khaki, navy, grey or black bottoms.
Students can wear school spirit shirts any day of the week.
No rips, tears or holes in any clothing
Before and aftercare:
YMCA Fun Company
English Language classes
Social and Emotional Learning
Anti-bullying training and/or clubs
Cheerleading / Dance
Track and Field
Yearbook Beta Club