Mr. Marrkus Marshall-  Executive Principal


We at Mt. Pleasant Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts, extend the following assurances for every student gracing the halls of our institution. First, every student will grow academically due to the rigorous instruction of our teachers. Second, each student will mature emotionally, as we have embedded high yield social emotional strategies into instruction and the learning space. Moreover, we ensure relevant instruction through our STEAM initiative; nascent 1 device to 1 pupil ratio; and the experiential learning opportunities afforded students. Sizable growth has materialized through our Tiger Time (response-to-intervention, RTI) efforts and our faculty has forged meaningful relationships with students, leading to a precipitous decline in ISS and OSS discipline dispositions in 2017-2018.

There are several major initiatives on the horizon here at MPMSVPA. First, during Tier 1 Tiger Time, our students will have occasion to pursue a CTE themed enrichment curriculum. This will include agriscience, A/V production, health science, robotics, and small animal sciences. To position our students for maximum exposure and success, the School Leadership has leveraged relationships so students can collaborate with their peers in the United Arab Emirates and China, with an ultimate goal of visiting this countries on a biannual basis.

For these reasons and more, we will be the fastest academically improving most readily recognizable middle school in Tennessee.


Marrkus A. Marshall

Mr. Marshall

Mr. Luther Dollar- Assistant Principal

It is truly an honor to be here at Mt. Pleasant Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts. I am a firm believer that every student has "promise" and every student has a bold aspiration to be something greater than themselves. It is our job and goal everyday to give students the tools necessary to change their community , lives and most importantly the world. It will take all stakeholders to change the narrative that each of our children have. I believe together that change starts now."No Excuses... Just Results" is one thing I live by and making sure that the high expectations are reach is the goal everyday. I am committed to this community and the children of this community and I believe together we can raise the bar , reach the bar , and set a new standard for Mt. Pleasant Middle. So come join us here at #TheMount where  we nurture and grow the "Whole Child" and "Failure is not an option" .

Mr Dollar