Warner Enhanced Option Elementary School

   Learning That        Lasts   a Lifetime

 Learning That

   Lasts a Lifetime

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare
  • Community Achieves school

Welcome From the Principal

  Denise Jacono   Principal

Denise Jacono

Welcome to Warner! We are so pleased you have decided to become a Wildcat. Warner is a community school located in the heart of downtown Nashville. The beautiful building is a historical landmark and we could not be more pleased to call it home.

At Warner Elementary School, we see ourselves as a family. We focus on respecting others, being responsible for ourselves and creating excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our teachers and staff have a passion for their students and are leading students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. We believe that our unity, dedication and strong academics will prepare every student for middle school and beyond. Join us and see what being a Wildcat is all about!


Contact Information

626 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Denise Jacono
Dean of Instruction: Dionne Brown
Dean of Students: Keenan Robinson
Instructional Coach: Jessica Rueckert
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs

Warner EO Elementary



Warner Elementary has a rich history and a bright future.  Having served the community for over 125 years, we look forward to serving it for generations to come. Now is an exciting time to look ahead, too, as our designation as an arts magnet school and the receipt of a federal magnet schools assistance program grant will lead to improved academic achievement and new opportunities for our students through an arts enriched curriculum.

Our vision for Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School is to promote learning in the arts as well as the transfer of learning between the arts and other subjects to build the skills students need to become successful adults. We will use standards based art content, including the promotion of 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, to engage students and leverage development and learning across the curriculum.  Our goal is to provide our students with a strong foundation in the “Four C’s”, skills needed for the 21st century.

Warner is an enhanced option school, meaning we have an extended school day that ends at 3:45 p.m. Currently, our students receive instruction in the English language arts, math, social studies, science, and the related arts which include physical education, art, music, and library sciences.  Warner participates in Nashville Public Library’s Limitless Libraries program, which allows our students to access age-appropriate books from any of Nashville's library branches.  We also have an advanced academic resource teacher who works with students to enrich their learning.  Students working with her will participate in Destination Imagination, Young Inventors, and the Science Olympiad. Guidance and special education services are also available as well.

As our arts magnet program evolves, Warner students will receive instruction in dance, instrumental music, choral music, multiple visual arts, and video production. The federal grant will provide the resources to enhance our facilities and upgrade technology. Our pre-kindergarten classrooms and library have already been refurbished.  

Warner promotes learning outside of the classroom through educational field trips, has an active volunteer program, and takes full advantage of technology in our classrooms.  Martha O’Bryan provides an on-site afterschool program Monday- Thursday.  We enjoy partnerships with TPAC, Tulip Street Foundation, First Church of the Nazarene, Deloitte, East Park Community Center, Edgewood Baptist Church, Scales School, and Vanderbilt. 

Warner’s parents have established a PAC as the first step to forming a PTO.  Warner offers classes for parents and holds literacy nights, math and science nights, and family dances to promote family involvement.  We are committed to continued collaboration with parents and community partners to further strengthen our community and make Warner the school of choice for Nashville.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 120-minute English language arts block
  • 60-minute math block
  • 60 minutes each of science, social studies and writing
  • Personal Learning Time (PLT): 60 minutes
  • 60 minutes per week of each related art (Music, Art, PE, Dance, Library and Guidance)

School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Tops: Short or long sleeves with collar in any solid color; buttoned and tucked in.

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts or skorts in navy blue, black, gray or any shade of khaki; belts must be worn if belt loops are present for students in grades 2-4.

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


  • Tutoring
  • English Language classes
  • Clothing Closet
  • Parent training classes
  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Young People's Freedom Choir
  • Dance
  • Destination Imagination
  • Visual Arts
  • Invention Convention
  • Vocal Music
  • Science Olympiad
  • Drama
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Technology
  • Music and Dramatic Performance
  •  Art Exhibitions

  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
  • Tennessee State University
  • Martha O’Bryan Center
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • First Church of the Nazarene
  • Vanderbilt School Based Counseling Program
  •  Tulip Street Foundation
  •  Deloitte
  • Edgefield Baptist Church
  •  Scales School
  •  Nashville Vinyard
  •  Ascend Nashville