About Us

  • Scales Elementary School is part of the Williamson County School District in Middle Tennessee and is located 15 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee. Our district is a large area consisting of 562 square miles. Our school houses grades Kindergarten through fifth grade and provides safe facilities along with an excellent learning environment.

    After a major renovation to the school property, Scales now has a new office, hallway with 10 new classrooms, and a fully stocked stem library. The heart of Scales is in its school staff and faculty. At Scales, we pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment upon arriving in the front door. 

  • For over 40 years, Scales has proudly cultivated an environment that fosters growth, creativity, and academic achievement. Our entire school community is grateful to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

  • School History

    Scales Elementary School was opened in the fall of 1977.  Scales originally served a student population in grades K-6.  Currently, Scales serves the student enrollment in grades K-5.  The students of Scales live primarily in a residential area west of Franklin Rd.  The population and ethnic make-up of Scales is reflective of the community and is of an increasingly diverse cultural and social background.  Scales’ leaders believe the school is an extension of the community and guided by democratic principles, dedicated to enhancing the rights and privileges of citizens, and laying a foundation for leadership.

    Scales Elementary School is proud to offer additional enrichment activities to continually challenge our student population.  During the school year, students participate in several after school programs.   Some of our classes from previous years include: Green Team, Elementary World Language and many more!  Students can also choose to become a part of our Destination Imagination team, where students work together in teams on various projects requiring creative problem solving skills.  Those teams compete and often become recognized as some of the top teams in the state.  We are very proud of our students!

  • Scales before the Renovation

Front of Scales Elementary School
  • Scales after the Renovation

Front of Scales Elementary school currently
  • Scales Mission Statement and Vision

    Mission Statement: At Scales Elementary, we promote a balanced education to help us become life long learners.
    Scales Vision: Scales Elementary will continue to strengthen its partnership with educators, parents, students, and the community. Together we will work toward an environment in which students are challenged and encouraged to achieve their personal best; laying a foundation for becoming independent lifelong learners.
  • School Hours
    Students will be allowed inside the building beginning at 8:30 each morning. The school hours are below for a full day of school.

    Office Hours: 7:30-4:30

    School Hours: 8:50-3:50

  • Scales' Song

    On the southern side of Brentwood,

    Underneath the clear blue sky,

    Stands a school that’s full of promise,

    who’s aims are very high.

    Scales Elementary, we really love you!

    Scales Elementary, you’re the best!

    When it comes to Tennessee schools

    You outshine the rest!

  • Attendance
    We recognize that children learn at different rates.  Formal learning is greatly reduced if your child is not in school.  Legitimate excuses for absences are personal illness, death in the family and religious holidays.  All absences are considered “unexcused” until a note is sent from home within 48 hours of the absence.  E-mail notes will suffice.  If your child is to be excused during the day for a medical appointment, please send a note stating the time you wish to pick up your child.  NO child is permitted to go home unless the parent (or person designated by the parent on the emergency card) comes to the school office. It is the goal of SES to attain an average daily attendance of 98%.
  • Arrival and Dismissal
    The only students who should arrive at school before 8:00am are those enrolled in SACC.  When arriving at school between 8:30 and 8:40, students will go to their grade-level areas.  All students must be in the classroom by 8:50.  Students not in the classroom by 8:50 will be counted tardy.   Bus riders are NOT counted tardy when their bus is late.  Tardy students should come to the office with a parent to sign a tardy note before going to their classroom.  Excessive tardies will be considered unexcused and the principal may request a medical note, as per district guidelines.  Excessive tardies will result in disciplinary action.

    Dismissal will begin at 3:50PM.   Students not picked up by 4:00 are taken to the front office where a parent will have to pick them up. Students are not allowed back in the classroom after dismissal. 

    Please note: Early dismissals must be performed before 3:00 PM. After that time, students will go through normal dismissal procedures.