Welcome to John Overton High School
"Preparing every student to graduate college ready,
career ready, and life ready"
Summer Reading, 2013
9th Grade: Lord of the Flies, William Golding
9th Grade IGCSE/Cambridge: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
10th Grade: An Abundance of Katherines, John Greene
11th Grade: Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
12th Grade: The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
AP Literature: The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
How to Read Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
The Overton Academy of Engineering
receives MODEL STATUS accreditation by the
This is the highest level of accreditation. Congratulations to the principals, teachers, and students in this academy!
What Makes Our School Unique?
Since opening our doors to students in 1958, John Overton High School has developed a reputation of excellence recognized by many across this state and nation. Thirteen state championships in a variety of activities, numerous invitations to national events in the arts and a consistent record of high academic achievement clearly document a commitment to excellence.
High levels of parental support, an outstanding faculty, a strong curriculum and students with achievement-related goals are key elements in this pattern of success. The entire Overton community is proud of the school.
Shuler Pelham, Ed.D.
The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, and/or disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. Contact MNPS ADA Coordinator at 259-8531.
MNPS maintains an official complaint procedure that complies with the standards set aside by Federal Programs under No Child Left Behind. Complaints regarding Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are covered under this procedure. It can be found by clicking on Complaint Process.
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