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 Overton Bobcat

John Overton High School
4820 Franklin Road
Nashville, TN 37220
615-333-5141 fax

Main Office Hours:  6:35 - 2:45
School Day: 7:05 - 2:05

Overton Alma Mater

John Overton High School is located in the southern portion of Davidson County, in Nashville, Tennessee. The school was built in the late 1950's and is in a middle class residential area. It was named for Judge John Overton who lived at nearby Travelers Rest in the 1700's. Overton has a long history of excellence both in academics and extracurricular programs.

Academically, Overton has always been at or near the top of all Metro Nashville Public Schools. A wide variety of AP and Honor classes are offered each year. Students at Overton are competitive and motivated to excel. Their parents are supportive of the school and actively involved in most activities.

Extracurricular activities include almost every sport imaginable as well as a broad music and art program, drama, and forensics. Many clubs are available for our students most of which meet before or after school.


Executive Principal:
Dr. Shuler Pelham 
Freshman Academy Principal: Ms. Celia Jolly
Academy of Engineering & Academy of Musical Performance
Mr. Steve Sheaffer
Academy of Health Science Principal: Ms. Peggy Brodien
Academy of Information Technology Principal: Ms. Molly Sehring

Other Information:

Mascot: Bobcat
School Colors: White, Red & Black