To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child



2552 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37127 

The organization benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ 8,000 plus pre-K through 6th grade students and serves as a venue for other foundations and corporations to make significant contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. The intent is to bring local resources to bear on local needs. The group was chartered in 2005.

The Foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.


10th Annual Excellence in Education

The City Schools Foundations announces the 10th Annual Excellence in Education event to be held Friday, February 3, 2017.

“This year’s event will highlight Cason Lane Academy,” says Board Chair Ben Parsley. “At this 10th year celebration, we are also thrilled to honor one of the charter members of The City Schools Foundation — Mr. John Floyd.”

Reservations for the Celebration will be available in November with individual tickets at $250 and sponsorships beginning at $1,500. Sponsorship levels range from $1,500 to the Elite sponsorship of $5,000.

Most recently, The Foundation recently gave over $52,000 in grants to MCS teachers.

The gala will be held at Stones River Country Club beginning at 7:00 p.m.

For additional information, please call 893-2313 or any member of The City Schools Foundation Trustees.

Back to School DASH – Sept 17, 2016

The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2016-17 school year with a 5K/10K run on September 17, 2016. This new fundraiser will begin at Overall Creek Elementary and run a relatively flat terrain on Veteran’s Parkway.

About Race

Our inaugural City Schools Foundation 5K/10K Back to School Dash is set to take place September 17, 2016! We are excited to continue raising funds in support of Murfreesboro City Schools. To date we’ve raised over $700,000, with 100% of proceeds being directed towards parity and classroom grants to enhance science, math and art programs. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to teacher and parity grants for Murfreesboro City Schools.

Join in by entering or sponsoring the race today!  (Register Today!)


Registration for the 5K and 10K is $30 by August 31, add $5 if registering in September and race day registration is $40.  Sign-ups will be accepted the morning of the race for those registering before 6:30 am. Please have the registration materials filled out before arriving if registering the day of the event.
(Register Today!)

 About Course

The race starts and finishes at Overall Creek Elementary School. Race participants will run from Overall Creek to the predominantly flat Veterans Parkway and back. Racers will receive directions and parking information via email closer to the date of the event. For safety reasons no wheeled devices (including strollers) or pets are allowed on the course.



We are currently accepting sponsorships to support the Back to School Dash. This event provides an opportunity for individuals, teams or organizations to make significant and lasting contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. As a sponsor you will not only receive publicity and build corporate goodwill within the Murfreesboro community but you’ll also make an impact in the lives of students across the district. If you are interested in receiving sponsorship information please email

 Packet Pick-Up

Packets pickup and pre-registration will be available September 16. Racers will be emailed the packet pick-up information including locations and times. All participants are encouraged to pick up their packets and pre-register on these dates. Packets will include bibs, race t-shirt and important day-of information.  If a runner is not able pick up their packet a friend may pick it up for them provided they bring a copy of the participants driver’s license and their printed race confirmation.

 Race day pick-up will be available from 5:45 to 6:45 at Overall Creek Elementary. Please allow plenty of time for pick-up if retrieving your packet the morning of the race.

2016-2017 Grant Applications

The City Schools Foundation is currently accepting applications for teacher grants for the 2016-17 school year.  Recipients will be announced in early Fall.  Murfreesboro City School teachers are encouraged to apply for grants. Grants are due by Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. For additional information, please call or email Lisa Trail.

CSF Grant 2016


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