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LEAD Cameron joined the LEAD Public Schools network, Nashville’s largest charter management organization, in 2012 as the first-ever turnaround partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). LEAD Cameron was a Reward School for Growth in 2014 and again for Progress in 2017 and is home to one of the Blue Ribbon teachers, Kirsten Lindquist, who was recognized for teaching excellence in Davidson County by Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2018. LEAD Cameron is the largest school in our network and is the zoned neighborhood community middle school for students in families in the South Nashville area of the city.

Located at 1034 First Avenue South in Nashville, LEAD Cameron’s mission is to prepare all of our students with the skills necessary to be successful in college and life. The school demographics are as follows: 631 students (as of Spring 2018); 28% Black; 57% Hispanic/Latino; 12% White; 1% Asian. The Exceptional Education population is 13%; the English Language Learner population is 38%. LEAD Cameron's programming, which includes a Newcomer Academy, is designed to support students with their individual learning needs while teaching them rigorous, grade-level content aligned to the state's standards for college- and career-readiness. 

LEAD Cameron students have a guaranteed pathway to LEAD Academy, our flagship high school also located in the historic Cameron building. Members of our first LEAD senior class are set to graduate college in May of 2018 -- to date, 44% of LEAD’s low-income, minority graduates (from 2014-2016) are persisting at four-year colleges, which is well above the national average of 10%. All four graduating classes from LEAD Academy have earned 100 percent acceptance to college.

School Director: Kate Ring (

Family Engagement Coordinator: Rania Agaib (

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Cameron At-A-Glance