About Us

Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS), located in Rutherford County, TN, is a proud school district committed to the academic and personal success of each child.  With its unique focus on prekindergarten through sixth grade learning, Murfreesboro City Schools is meeting the needs of the whole child by achieving synergy between the school community and the community as a whole through partnerships in learning.

The educators in our thirteen schools concentrate on research-based, effective instructional strategies allowing children to succeed in their education.

Additionally, MCS children are given many opportunities to learn outside the classroom.  Whether performing in our arts academy, learning science through horticulture or achieving success through one of our many hands-on learning camps, MCS children are excelling.

Murfreesboro City Schools also boasts a strong Extended School Program (ESP).  The ESP program is a year round extension of the school day offering students the opportunity to become involved in enriching activities and giving parents the convenience of safe school-based care for their child.  ESP operates from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. , around the official school day, and offers affordable choices for fee based childcare.

Choice Schools

 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.

Bradley Academy – Arts Integrated School

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 develops both the artistic and academic talents of its students.

Hobgood Elementary – STEM School

The STEM program shows students the value of learning skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn to become critical thinkers through hands-on academic experiences that involve innovative new technologies.

Mitchell-Neilson – Leadership Academy

Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that increases teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and academic achievement, while preparing students to be leaders in the 21st century. The development of good habits, grounded in the values of citizenship and leadership, is a fundamental part of this philosophy.