Two Rivers Middle Prep

Creativity, uniqueness and brilliance for all

Creativity, uniqueness

and brilliance for all

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • McGavock Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before and aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Shelly Dunaway Principal

Shelly Dunaway

Thank you for choosing Two Rivers as your first choice for your student’s middle school education. At Two Rivers, we value our place as a community school. We serve this neighborhood proudly and our doors are always open to anyone who wants to visit.

In addition to our partnership with Amazon, which donated enough Kindle devices for every student, we just received a grant from to become the first middle school in the district to become a Leader in Me school, which is a school whose operating principals are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We will begin the 2016 school year teaching our incoming 5th graders the 7 Habits and how to apply to them to what we do here each and every day.

If you want to lend a hand to help our students, there are plenty of opportunities—from donating food, clothing and school supplies or volunteering as a tutor or mentor to joining our PTO, which provides much needed services to assist our teachers and students each and every day.

We look forward to visiting with you.


Contact Information

2991 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214 (map)


Contact Emails:
Executive Principal: Shelly Dunaway
Vice Principal: Kristin Rowan
Dean of Students: Michelle Lepley
School Board Representative: Anna Shepherd




School Description

Students at Two Rivers Middle Prep are offered many opportunities to grow beyond core academics. Our goal is to educate each student as a whole person, providing avenues for creative expression while preparing them for the future. Mentoring, tutoring and personalized learning are also available to support a solid education. We offer blended learning programs as well as Encore, the district’s gifted learning program. Our Beta Club promotes academic achievement and strong character, and we reward members with a trip to St. Louis every year.

We offer three high-school credit courses: Algebra I, Intro to Physical Science and Spanish I. In addition, High School 101 is a program that can prepare students for their next phase in education. Student banking with the US Community Credit Union is another program that works to prepare students for the future, well beyond middle and even high school.

Our mission includes enhancing students’ unique talents and interests, and our extracurricular activities reflect this. We offer an after-school arts program (NAZA), as well as art, band, strings and guitar. Summer and fall sports include volleyball, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading and step team.


School Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 60 minutes of Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • 70-minute core classes 

School Details & Links


The SSA policy has been revised for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Students will still wear khaki, navy blue or black pants.
  • Students are allowed to wear any collared shirt, including stripes or plaid. However, students will NOT be allowed to wear collared shirts that are denim or chambray.
  • Belts will not be required unless sagging is an issue.
  • Students are allowed to wear T-shirts if they have a Two Rivers Logo.

Students are NOT allowed to wear:

  • Hoodies (includes athletic hoodies)
  • Jogging pants
  • Sweaters with designs over SSA shirt (Sweaters must be a solid color)
  • Denim pants, vest or jackets


  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Aftercare
    21st Century Tutoring
    Contact: Robert Reynolds,
  • Family Resource Center 
  • Food Bank
  • Tutoring
  • English language classes 
  • Clothing closet 
  • STARS counseling
  • Social and emotional learning 
  • Anti-bullying training


  • Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer 
  • Cheerleading / Dance 
  • Cross Country 
  • Football
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Volleyball 
  • Wrestling
  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Beta Club 
  • Book Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club 
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary
  • Intramural Sports
  • Math Club
  • Newspaper
  • Pep Team 
  • Photography 
  • Recycling
  • Robotics
  • Science Club 
  • Student Government Association 
  • Video Game Club
  • Yearbook

  • Grace Church
  • The Donelson Fellowship
  • Stones River Women's Club
  • US Community Credit Union
  • Youth for a Peaceful Community
  • Mental Health Cooperative
  • Gaylord Hotels