Tom Joy Elementary School

Where Learning Is a Joy

Where Learning Is a Joy

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Maplewood Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Does not offer before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Sandra E. Moorman   Principal

Sandra E. Moorman

On behalf of our entire staff, I thank you for visiting our website. Tom Joy Elementary is a growing school that has been providing quality education to the East Nashville community for more than 70 years. We are committed to providing a caring and supportive staff and a safe productive learning environment for each child. 

Education is a partnership that includes parents, students and our staff. As our partners, I am counting on you to share with us our mission of inspiring our students to achieve at their highest level and build positive community support. We know that learning together and from each other is one of the most powerful ways to learn and build a better place for our students. We value parents’ participation, ideas, suggestions and ways to help Tom Joy be the best elementary school in East Nashville.


Contact Information

2201 Jones Avenue
Nashville, TN 37207 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal Sandra E. Moorman
Assistant Principal: Rhiannon Wilson
Secretary: Vicky Kelley
School Counselor: Lovenia Starnes
School Board Representative: Jill Speering

Tom Joy Elementary



School Description

At Tom Joy Elementary, we promote lifelong learning through a clear focus on improving student achievement and personal growth. We personalize our instruction to meet the needs of our diverse population, and our goal is to assist every student to make the connection to school, career choices and opportunities. Every day we strive to provide our students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-life situations. 

Many great things happen at Tom Joy Elementary through family and community collaboration. Our school offers programs that enhance Tennessee state standards, including fine arts, music, Reading Recovery Program, Reading Homework Hotline, Reading Clinic, instructional coaches and interventionists, Second Harvest Food Pantry, 21st-century technology in classrooms for teachers and students, as well as Encore for our gifted and talented students. We also have an active PTA that supports our vision and mission statement.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • Breakfast in the classroom

  • Morning Announcements

  • Morning Meetings

  • 120 minutes of Literacy

  • 60 minutes of Math

  • 30-60 minutes of Personalized Learning Time (RTII)

  • 30 minutes of Science/Social Studies

  • 20 minutes of Recess


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire (SSA)

Tops: Any solid-color polo-type shirt with short or long sleeves

Bottoms: Black, blue or khaki; blue jeans on Fridays only


  • Parent Teacher Association
    Meeting Times: Once a month
    Contacts: Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Reynolds

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • Clothing Closet

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Vanderbilt Therapist

  • Student Council

  • YMCA swimming for first graders

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Girl Scout of America

  • Girls on the Run

  • Tom Joy’s ROARING Tiger Choir

  • Book clubs

  • Backfield in Motion

  • Insurors of Nashville

  • Pinnacle Bank

  • Trinity Lane Church of Christ

  • Saint James The Less Episcopal Church

  • Jackson Park Church of Christ

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc