Award Year: 2020

Lipscomb Elementary School

8011 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN, 37027-6727

(615) 472-4650

Mrs. Michelle Contich, Principal at time of Nomination

Williamson County

School Website


To cultivate the ability, intellect, and character of each student. We believe that working together in a combined partnerships benefits students academically, as well as the whole child.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Lipscomb Elementary School, Brentwood TN: Leading and Learning with Love

Lipscomb Elementary School, Brentwood TN: Leading and Learning with Love

Lipscomb Elementary, a Tennessee K-5 public school, was founded as a two-room log schoolhouse in 1866. It is now a vibrant, active school in Brentwood, Tennessee, embraced with amazing parent and community support. The faculty and staff recognize each student as having unique abilities and needs. Each year we focus on a school-wide theme that promotes a positive culture and strong relationships. During the day, faculty deliver rigorous, differentiated, research-based instruction. We are proud of our record of academic excellence documented by years of high achievement on state and district assessments.

We use a student-centered approach for teaching. Teachers work in grade-level teams to make sure strategies, resources, and assessments align. Students access numerous technology-based resources. Teachers use assessments to drive instruction and continually target students' needs based on strengths and areas to strengthen. Students participate in WIN (What I Need) Time to build skills in language arts and math.

Lipscomb teachers provide language arts and math instruction with large and small groups daily. Teachers collaborate with the Math and Literacy coaches weekly for lesson planning. Teachers guide students through science and social studies instruction allowing students to think scientifically and develop understanding of cultures, geography, and economics. We also balance core content with character building, physical education, and the arts. At Lipscomb, we believe in differentiation of content, process, and product, as well as flexible grouping. Teachers tailor instruction to meet individual needs. To nurture self-motivation and reasoning strategies, all Lipscomb students participate in a challenge folder based on their current level of performance when required work is completed.