To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child


Register for Tennis Camp.

MTSU Tennis Clinic

MCS students in grades 2-6 are invited to join MTSU Tennis for a free tennis clinic on September 22 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Participants must register in advance.  For additional information:  MTSU Tennis 2015

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Foundation and Fashions

The City Schools Foundation is proud to present Foundation and Fashions on Thursday, October 1 at the Stones River Country Club. The event will begin at 5:30 with runway action beginning at 6:15 p.m.  Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

For additional information, visit

2015 Foundation and Fashions


Little Library

Little Free Library Design Competition

MCS is planning to install a Little Free Library in front of all schools this fall and we want our students to be involved in the process. Students can help create the miniature library by entering the Little Free Library Design Competition. All they have to do is sketch and color the provided template and return their design to the school librarian. Designs are due Friday, August 28th.

Read to Succeed will announce the winning designs for each school on Reading in the Schools Day, Friday, September 18th.

A Little Free Library is a book borrowing campaign that places free books directly in neighborhoods. They provide a space for free book exchange and everyone in encouraged to “bring-a-book, leave-a-book.”

Download Little Free Library Template

Timothy Lee

Kennedy Center Artist Visits Hobgood

Renowned artist Timothy Lee visited Hobgood Elementary School this week. Lee, the first prizewinner of the 2014 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, shared his story and artistic insights while instructing two 5th grade classes during his visit. The VSA, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, provides arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities. Lee was among hundreds of artists to enter in the 2014 competition entitled “The Journey,” and his work has been displayed in galleries around the nation, including the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian. Lee visited Hobgood as part of the ongoing partnership between Murfreesboro City Schools and MTSU.


Back to School

School begins for students in 1st through 6th grades on Wednesday, August 5. Find a complete school calendar for 2015-16 by clicking on the link below.

School Calendar

If you have not registered your child for the upcoming school year, please do so as soon as possible at your child’s zoned school.

New Student Registration Form

Kindergarten Schedule

August 3 & 4 = Kindergarten Screening

August 11 & 12 = Phase-In Days

August 13 = All Kindergarten 1/2 day

August 14 = All Kindergarten full day

Where is my child zoned?

To find your child’s zoned school, please click the link below and type in your street address.

School Zone

School supply lists will be available on your school’s website.

MCS News Update

Blast Back to School

Murfreesboro City Schools invites students and families to celebrate the return of the school year at the annual Blast Back to School. The event will take place on Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village. The Blast features entertainment, activities, giveaways and the opportunity for parents to meet school representatives and local community outreach organizations.

Back to School Blast is sponsored by the Community Outreach Team at Murfreesboro City Schools, the City of Murfreesboro, and Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

MCS News Update

Join Us for Open House

An open house provides the opportunity to meet school administrators, speak with teachers, tour the school and ask questions. We highly encourage our parents to come out meet us during an Open HousePlease join us on the following dates: 


Open House Schedule 2015

MCS News Update

Bradley Welcomes Dobbs as AP

Misty Dobbs has been named Assistant Principal at Bradley Academy Elementary. The opportunity at Bradley became available after assistant principal Jenny Ortiz was selected as Principal.

Dobbs joins Murfreesboro City Schools from the Sumner County School District where she most recently served as Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High School. Dobbs began her career at Trousdale County Schools after receiving her B.S. in Elementary Education from Cumberland University. She received her M.A. and Ed.S degrees in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech and also holds an instructional coaching certificate from Lipscomb.

Dobbs held several leadership positions in her previous districts including roles as an instructional math coach, interim assistant principal, lead educator and course presenter.

“Mrs. Dobbs will be a wonderful asset to our team at Bradley,” says Ortiz. “She has a wealth of experience and I am excited she will be joining us at Bradley Academy.

Dobbs and her husband, Jason, reside in Murfreesboro with their two boys.

Bradley Academy is located at 511 Mercury Blvd. and is the home to more than 450 students. Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.

Jenny Ortiz

Jenny Ortiz named Principal at Bradley Academy

Assistant Principal Jenny Ortiz has been named Principal at Bradley Academy Elementary.

Ortiz has been with Murfreesboro City Schools for ten years and served as Assistant Principal at Bradley Academy since 2012 including serving a dual role as assistant principal with Scales Elementary and Bradley Academy. Ortiz has also served as a classroom teacher at Erma Siegel, Discovery School and Scales Elementary.

Ortiz, a native of Florida, received her Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from MTSU. Ortiz earned her Bachelor Degree from University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Bradley Academy is recognized for excellence in arts: creative writing, drama, instrumental music, theater, visual arts and vocal music. Coupled with a strong academic program, Bradley works to develop both the artistic and academic talents of its students.

“I am excited to embrace this new challenge,” says Ortiz. “Bradley has an amazing group of parents, staff members and students. Together, we will work to ensure success.”

Ortiz, and her husband, Alberto, and their two boys reside in Murfreesboro.

Bradley Academy is located at 511 Mercury Blvd. and is the home to more than 450 students. Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.

Jenny Ortiz

MCS News Update

Murfreesboro Schools Ranked 23rd Best In Country

Schools within the city limits of Murfreesboro are the 23rd best in the country, according to a new ranking published by the research website

The website released its findings in late May. The ranking includes schools governed by both Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools. No other schools in Tennessee, ranked by city, made the top 50 list, according to the website’s national rankings.

“The MCS family is very excited about the national ranking. Our community has a right to be proud of the education its children are receiving in their public schools,” said Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools. “The district has worked hard to focus on the whole child and this ranking is another proof that the focus is paying off.”

The website also recognized local schools in other categories. Schools within greater Rutherford County, which consists of Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools, were ranked as the second best in Tennessee as a whole.

It’s always an honor when our schools are recognized for quality,” Rutherford County Schools Director Don Odom said. “These types of awards should be shared by all stakeholders because quality schools are the result of the support from everyone involved, including dedicated employees, engaged parents, hardworking students, thoughtful government leaders and invested community members who all recognize the importance of public education.”

The website developed its rankings by blending “community reviews with hard data.” The data includes compiled grades from all public schools and then weighting each school’s score by the number of students served, according to the website.

For all schools within the city limits of Murfreesboro, the composite score was 94.40 out 100 points, according to the website. To see the rankings by city, follow this link:

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