Tulip Grove Elementary School

Laying the foundation    for lifelong success

Laying the foundation

for lifelong success

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Allyson Johnson, Ed. D.   Principal

Allyson Johnson, Ed. D.

It is truly a pleasure to serve as principal of Tulip Grove Elementary. Tulip Grove strives to be a place where each child is challenged by an active and safe learning environment, positive behavioral expectations and academic success.

Providing an individualized instructional program for our students and building their self-confidence are two of our valued objectives. Our teachers plan content-rich lessons bringing in real-world experiences based on Common Core Standards. Our vision is that we will provide instruction that meets the individual needs of students and lays the foundation for lifelong success. 


Contact Information

441 Tyler Drive
Hermitage TN 37076 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Allyson Johnson, Ed. D.
Assistant Principal: Demetrius Thomas
School Counselor: Alyssa McGuire
Secretary/Bookkeeper: Jessica King
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd

Tulip Grove Elementary



School Description

Tulip Grove Elementary emphasizes a strong commitment to serve the students and families in our community. As an accredited school through Advance-Ed, we take pride in an outstanding staff with a wide variety of skills and experience that are used to create unique and engaging learning opportunities for all of our students. 

Learning is supported at Tulip Grove by state-of-the-art technology. All classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards, iPads and computers, and teachers use these to create blended learning experiences for students. We also offer the Encore program for our gifted and talented students, as well as a robust related arts program. Our Art, Music, PE and Technology teachers have been recognized by the district and state for their creative implementation of the curriculum.

In and out of the classroom, we encourage students to exhibit good character and citizenship. One of our most well-known activities is Babes in Toyland in December. This is a service project that all students and staff participate in to provide holiday assistance for Tulip Grove families. This activity is great because everyone is involved in its success and it impacts families' lives within the school. Another popular activity is Read Me Week. The students look forward to the daily reading-related activities, including welcoming community guests, participating in the the Vocabulary Hat Parade and getting the opportunity to read to their siblings.


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 15 minutes - Breakfast in the Classroom

  • 5 minutes - Announcements via TGTV News

  • 10 minutes - Morning Meeting

  • 120 minutes - Literacy Block

  • 60 minutes - Related Arts (PE, Music, Art, Writing/Technology Labs)

  • 50 minutes - Recess/Lunch

  • 70 minutes - Numeracy Block

  • 45 minutes - Tiger Time Personalized Learning

  • 40 minutes - Science/Social Studies Block

  • 5 minutes - Afternoon Meeting


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Bottoms: Navy blue, black or khaki

Tops: Shirts with collars and sleeves in any solid color and Tulip Grove t-shirts

For additional guidelines, please review the Tulip Grove Elementary Dress Code Policy.


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
    President: Kelly Peterson
    Facebook: Tulip Grove Elementary PTO

  • Before and aftercare
    Dodson Chapel: 615-872-9888, Donelson Tae Kwon Do: 615-391-0100, La Petite Academy: 615-754-4047, YMCA Fun Co.: 615-259-3418, KinderCare: 615-883-6869, Little People: 615-310-2242, Universal Gymnastics: 615-758-4791, School’s Out Program at Hermitage Dance Academy: 615-231-7100

  • Family Resource Center

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Parent training classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Tutoring

  • Running Club

  • Tiger Fitness

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Southwest Airlines

  • Hermitage Chick-fil-A

  • Hermitage United Methodist Church

  • Hermitage Presbyterian Church