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Opening Doors to Endless Opportunities

At Rocketship Tennessee, all students have the opportunity to dream, discover, and unleash their amazing potential. We know that every student is unique, and our families deserve the opportunity to choose a school that offers a curriculum and culture that meets their needs. That’s one of the reasons why Rocketship Tennessee has three quality schools for families to choose from!

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Reward Schools

Our Nashville schools were named “Reward Schools” by the Tennessee Department of Education — the state’s highest recognition for student performance and progress. Rocketship United Academy, our most diverse school with students coming from 50 different countries, was ranked the #4 charter elementary school in the entire state by US News! Our Rocketeers are showing what is possible for all students.


The Rocketship Story

Our award-winning charter network has come a long way since launching our first school in 2016. We created a storybook of Rocketship Public Schools spotlighting the parents, teachers, students, and leaders that are working together to transform the future for resilient communities across the country. Watch the video of our story here!

What Makes Rocketship Tennessee Unique

At Rocketship Tennessee we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to student learning. We focus on academic growth through personalized, project-based learning that accelerates the highest achieving students as well as students with the greatest needs. Our schools are led by a diverse team of excellent local educators who reflect the students we serve and create a school culture that is rooted in love. Our community school model supports the whole child and ensures our student’s needs are fully met both inside and outside the classroom. Each of our three campuses in Nashville provides an excellent elementary education while also offering a unique focus area that guides enrichment and extracurricular programs at the campus, including music, STEM, and civics.

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Our Executive Director

James Robinson

James first entered public education through a teacher residency program in Rochester, New York. After working in a traditional public school setting as a special education teacher for 6 years, James learned that his oldest daughter, then in 3rd grade, had fallen behind her peers. His search for a better public education option for his daughter led them both to Uncommon Schools, where James was inspired to grow into school leadership. His first role with Rocketship was as an Assistant Principal at Rocketship Mosaic. In 2015, James founded Rocketship United Academy in Nashville. As the Director of Schools for Tennessee, he led the region through the COVID-19 crisis and also oversaw the region as our Nashville schools earned Reward Status, the highest honor given to schools in the State of Tennessee for academic excellence.



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5400 Mt View Rd, Antioch, TN 37013
United Academy
320 Plus Park Blvd Nashville, TN 37217
Nashville Northeast Elementary
2526 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207

Now Hiring Elementary Educators

All kids need a positive role model in their life. Someone who inspires them to strive for greatness and encourages them to unleash their full potential. Our teachers pride themselves on being role models to every student they serve. They lead by example and show our students that they have the power to change the world. And just as our teachers invest their time and energy in the growth of their students, we invest our time and energy in the growth of our teachers. We create countless opportunities for growth throughout the year. Our team of school leaders provides instructional frameworks, professional development, and real-time coaching for teachers every single week.

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