Inglewood Elementary is a free, public, Pre-K through 4th grade STEAM magnet school based in East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood.

About Inglewood Elementary

We are a theme-based magnet school with a focus on the environmental sciences, and our students engage with their learning within the larger context of environmental change and sustainability. We are devoted to fostering life-long curiosity in our students, with the goal of inspiring them to change their world.

Why Inglewood Elementary?

Since we first opened our doors in 1929, Inglewood Elementary has been deeply ingrained in the local community and has truly become the gem of South Inglewood.

Diverse Community

We strive to ensure that our school community reflects the rich and varied diversity of East Nashville. To us, diversity encompasses race, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, family makeup, gender identity, and so much more. We acknowledge, honor, and celebrate the unique identities of our children, families, and staff.

Thriving School

Whether it’s commending our award-winning Science Olympiad team, attending one of our quarterly STEAM showcases, or shouting out exemplary students during our daily Closing Circle, there’s always a way to see how our school community is thriving. Each and every day, our students, families, and staff embody our motto of “Together We Grow.”

Empowered Students

Throughout their time at Inglewood, our students explore their gifts and passions. Through art programs, academic classes, extra-curricular activities, and more, we believe it’s our duty to help our students find their voice for change. In addition, our environmental sciences curriculum allows children to develop an understanding of how their actions impact our community, inspiring them to change the world.

As a recipient of a highly competitive Magnet School Assistance Program grant from the United States Department of Education, we became a theme-based magnet school in 2017. This additional funding has allowed us to perform significant campus updates, infuse transformative technology into every classroom for every student, provide our teachers with professional development at three times the national average, and ultimately redefine the day-to-day learning experiences and dramatically improve overall outcomes for our students.

The Five Pillars

Inglewood Elementary is founded on the five pillars of Magnet schools:

Diversity is a cornerstone that offers students a global educational experience, which includes equity and access for every child creating a foundation for successful magnet schools. Through marketing, recruitment strategies, and a balanced selection process, schools strive to generate student populations that are reflective of their communities.School choice provides educational environments that model empathy, respect, collaboration, and inclusion of all cultures.

Inglewood Professional Development

Innovative Curriculum and Professional Development is developed to assure theme-based relevant instruction to students. Emulating best practices, effective teaching strategies are implemented through the inclusion of each school’s theme. Curriculum is based on high quality rigorous standards that prepare students for higher education and career success.

Inglewood Academic Excelence

Academic Excellence is demonstrated through a commitment to multi-dimensional instruction focused on student needs. Multiple assessment strategies are employed to monitor student learning, progress, and success. High expectations are clearly articulated and personalized instructional supports are in place to address the interests and aspirations of all students. In addition, positive peer support, an outgrowth of mixing middle-class and low-income students, has been instrumental in encouraging students to dream bigger and be more engaged in school.

Leadership at the school and district level is demonstrated by a commitment to continuous collaboration and monitoring by administrators for effective magnet school organization and systemic improvements. Leadership is rooted in well-educated professional educators. Decisions about hiring, budgets, training, and pathways are collaborative and focus on sustainability of high-quality instructional systems.

Inglewood Community Partners

Family and Community Partnerships are mutually beneficial, offer a system of support, shared ownership, and a caring spirit, and are designed to enhance a theme integrated educational environment. Partnerships with parents are essential for a rich educational experience for students. Community partnerships include a diverse array of stakeholders including business, health and human services, and policy makers to support the education of all students and offer them a real-world view toward the future.

Inglewood at a Glance

74%African American
18 Average Class Size
220 Students
48 Faculty & Staff Members
  • Environmental Sciences Theme-Based Magnet School Environmental Sciences Theme-Based Magnet School
  • Open Enrollment Open Enrollment
  • After School Clubs After School Clubs
  • After Care (including Pre-K) After Care (including Pre-K)
  • Parent Teacher Association Parent Teacher Association
  • Bus Transportation Bus Transportation
  • Community Achieves School Community Achieves School

A Typical Day at School


Morning Meeting/Mindfulness
15 minutes

135 minutes K-2,
90 minutes 3-4

60 minutes K-2,
90 minutes 3-4

Science and Social Studies
50 minutes

Related Arts
60 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes

Personalized Learning Time (PLT)
45 minutes



Key Results 2018/2019

K-1st Grades

FAST Early Literacy

Outpacing benchmark goals

High risk category decreased

Low risk category increased

FAST Early Math

Outpacing benchmark goals

High risk category decreased

Low risk category increased

2nd-4th grades

MAP Literacy

2nd grade outperformed projected point growth

3% increase of students meeting growth target

Met overall grade level growth goal in 2nd grade

MAP Math

3rd grade significantly outperformed projected point growth

4% increase of students meeting growth target

Met overall grade level growth goals in 2nd & 3rd grades