To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child


Choice School Applications Accepted thru May 1

Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to have three choice schools as options for our students and parents.  Our choices include the content focuses:

  • Arts
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
  • Leadership

These campuses are part of a strong portfolio of schools within our district.

MCS sets high academic standards for all students at each of our traditional and choice schools equipping them with the knowledge and ability to succeed in high school and beyond.

Below you will find a brief description of our choice schools aimed at helping you make informed decisions about whether a choice school is right for your child. Please feel free to contact the school principal for additional details or visit the school website. Choice enrollment is limited.

Choice School Application 2015-16

Preschool Registration 2015-16

Preschool registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held:

  • Thursday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Registration will be held in the staff development center at the MCS Central Office located at 2552 South Church Street, Murfreesboro.

Children must be 4 years old on or before August 15, 2015.  Applications will be available on this website in mid-March.

The MCS Ruth Bowdoin Preschool Program is a needs based program.  All students may not qualify for participation.

For additional information, please visit

DOWNLOAD Pre-K Application 2015-16

DOWNLOAD Pre-K Application 2015-16 Spanish


What is the proposed grandfathering clause for the rezoning?


If rezoned to a new school location, allow rising 5th and 6th grade students to remain in their current school.  No transportation service would be available for this option but students can complete their elementary schooling at the school if they can provide their own transportation.

Younger siblings who have a brother or sister taking advantage of the rising 5th and 6th grade grandfathering option can attend the school along with the sibling as long as both were in the school when this zoning plan is implemented.  No transportation service will be available for this option.

Should all students receive progress reports?

Yes! All students should take home a progress report so that parents are informed of potential areas of need/concern so that parents can be involved with intervention and strategies used to ensure opportunity for improvement before the final grading report.

What are CRA’s?

CRA’s are Constructed Response Assessments that require 3-6 grade students to explain conceptual understanding instead of only procedural. Example: 6 x 6 = 36….students must explain how they came to the answer “36” instead of stating that they “did it in their head” or the “calculator told me.” They need to explain with illustrations, models, and words that 6 x 6 represents groups and sets, showing conceptual vs. procedural.