East Nashville Magnet School

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East Nashville Magnet School
East Nashville High School.jpg
110 - 112 Gallatin Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37216
Coordinates 36°10′48″N 86°45′04″W / 36.1799°N 86.7511°W / 36.1799; -86.7511Coordinates: 36°10′48″N 86°45′04″W / 36.1799°N 86.7511°W / 36.1799; -86.7511
Type Magnet high school
Motto "Come Soar with the Eagles"
Established 1993
Principal Stephen Ball
Faculty 60+
Grades 5-12
Number of students ~1200
School color(s) Red and Gray
Athletics TSSAA - Class AA, District 9
Mascot Eagles

East Nashville Magnet School (formerly East Literature Magnet School) is a public combined middle school and high school located in Nashville, Tennessee. Students enter through a lottery process similar to the other magnet schools in Nashville, but it is the only public school in Nashville to serve grades 5 through 12. As of August 2016, both the two buildings only serve 9-12, and the former junior high school building has been renamed to "Building B". The middle school students were relocated to what used to be Bailey STEM Magnet School Prep before its closure.

School history[edit]

The then-East Literature Magnet School opened in August 1993 inside the campus of East Middle School. The school now occupies the entire campus of the former East Nashville High and East Nashville Junior High Schools. In September 2005, the new campus was dedicated, and the completion of renovation of buildings 'A' and 'B' were celebrated. The school now has separate middle and high school facilities. East became a Paideia curriculum school in 2010. The Paideia philosophy celebrates the fundamental notion that to be fully educated is a lifelong adventure that only begins with an individual's formal schooling. The school name was changed to East Nashville Magnet School in mid-2012.


Nearly every course offered at East is an honors course, meaning that the teaching is fast-paced, and students are given 3 extra credit points at the end of each semester. The school also offers many AP courses, including: AP Psychology, AP Art History, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics, AP Calculus, and a few more. Because the school is a Paideia school, students must take part in a seminar once a month. It ranks as a top high school in Davidson County. The school has met NCLB benchmarks every year.


East Magnet offers sports such as soccer, football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, tennis, bowling, golf, football, track and field, softball, baseball, cheerleading, and cross country.


  • 1997—2000: Tom Ward
  • 2000—2003: Kaye Schnieder
  • 2003—2009: Frances Stewart
  • 2009—present: Stephen Ball

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Frank Sutton, 1941, American actor best remembered for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
  • Bill Porter, 1949, American audio engineer credited with helping shape the Nashville sound
  • Oprah Winfrey, 1971, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist
  • DeAndre Kpana-Quamoh, 2016, record-setting track & field athlete

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