Metro Nashville Public Schools students temporarily moving due to storm damage

Students at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School and Meigs Middle Magnet School will temporarily relocate to other schools beginning March 9. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)
Students at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School and Meigs Middle Magnet School will temporarily relocate to other schools beginning March 9. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)

Students at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School and Meigs Middle Magnet School will temporarily relocate to other schools beginning March 9. (Courtesy Metro Nashville Public Schools)

Students at two schools that sustained damage during the March 3 storm will temporarily relocate to other schools within the district beginning the morning of March 9, according to a news release. Schools have been closed since March 3 and will remain closed throughout the week.

According to the district, students at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School will report to Park Avenue Enhanced Option Elementary School at 3703 Park Ave., Nashville, while students at Meigs Middle Magnet School will attend to Gra-Mar Middle Prep at 575 Joyce Lane, Nashville.

The repairs at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School and Meigs Middle Magnet School, located north and east of downtown Nashville, respectively, are expected to take between three to eight weeks. Faculty and staff will also report to the new locations.

“We are working overtime to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible, but we know there will be challenges along the way. We also know that MNPS and the Nashville community have shown that we are up to any challenge that comes our way,” interim Director Adrienne Battle said in the release. “We’ll be giving our schools all the support they need, and our city and our district will come out of this difficult situation stronger than ever.”

Additionally, students at Gra-Mar Middle Prep will move to Jere Baxter Middle Prep, 350 Hart Lane, Nashville, to accommodate the need for additional facility space. MNPS officials said they have been working on a plan to consolidate Jere Baxter Middle Prep and Gra-Mar Middle Prep at the Jere Baxter school beginning in the 2020-21 school year.


Bus routes for students will be announced as soon as they are available, according to the release.

For more information on resources for affected families or for how to help, check out the district's resource page here.