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Croft Middle Prep Profile


Address: 482 Elysian Fields Rd.
Nashville, TN 37211
School Zone Map
Cluster: Overton

School Contact
Phone: 615.332.0217
Website: http://www.croftms.mnps.org

School Leadership
Principal: Juana Grandberry

Assistant Principal:
Beverly Bell - beverly.bell@mnps.org

District 7 School Board Representative:
Will Pinkston - will@pinkstonforschools.com

District 26 Metro Council Representative:
Chris Harmon - chris.harmon@nashville.gov

Parent Support Group Contact:
Abby Trotther - abby@hallstrategies.com  
Linda Hutchinson - lkhutchinson73@gmail.com

Facts About our School:
Number of Students: 775
Grade Served: 5-8
Year School Built: 2003
Square Footage: 110,000
School Hours: 8:55 - 3:55
School Colors: White,Green & Blue
School Mascot: Cougar

School Data



What Does Our School Offer?

Each of the four grade level academic wings of the building are dedicated to a different continent; Africa, Asia, South America, and North America. This theme is reflected throughout the building in several unique ways: flags fly outside representing countries from each of these continents, plants from each continent are maintained in the lobby, and animals donated by the Nashville Zoo from each continent are housed in dedicated habitats maintained by eighth graders trained as junior zookeepers.

Croft's instrumental music program is unmatched in any Tennessee middle school with half of all students participating in either band or strings. Additionally, 7th and 8th grade band and strings students perform in the largest award winning middle school orchestra in Tennessee.

Athletics is a strong part of the Croft experience for many 7th and 8th graders. Croft Cougars compete in football, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, and track.

What Makes Our School Unique?

We are a design center school with a theme of Global Environmental Awareness. Each grade level is engaged in a variety of programs for recycling, composting, and gardening. As a result of these efforts, Croft was recognized in 2004 by the State of Tennessee as its Governmental Recycler of the Year.

Because the school is located adjacent to the Nashville Zoo, opportunities for program collaboration with this institution are frequent. Eight interactions are scheduled each year. Students at Croft study at the Zoo twice a year using their facilities as classroom extensions. Zoo programs are presented as well to each grade level in Croft’s own Zoo Demonstration Room

School Zone and Pathway

Students living within the Croft school zone have the first choice at enrolling. Students living in the Overton cluster have the second priority and must apply through Optional Schools Application. Students living outside the cluster must apply through Optional Schools Application .

To determine whether you are zoned to this school, visit our School Zone Finder.

PENCIL & Community Partners

PENCIL Foundation, a nonprofit organization, links community resources with Nashville public schools. A PENCIL Partner is a business or other community organization that teams up with a Metro school to volunteer time and donate resources that promote student success.

  • Lipscomb University
  • Nashville Zoo
  • Walmart
  • Family Affair Lawn Care
  • Farmer Insurance, Frazier & Associates
  • Home Depot

Croft Middle School and the Nashville Zoo have a very unique relationship facilitated by Zoo Planning Team of Croft teachers. This relationship is further promoted with a seat reserved for Croft’s principal on the Nashville Zoo’s Board of Directors. This school is very fortunate to have a strong and active Parent Teacher Organization. Our parents and teachers work collaboratively to promote student success.

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