Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Goodlettsville is a city in Davidson and Sumner counties, Tennessee. Goodlettsville was incorporated as a city in 1958 with a population of just over 3,000 residents; at the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 15,921. Goodlettsville chose to remain autonomous in 1963 when the city of Nashville merged with the government of Davidson County. Therefore, Goodlettsville is only governed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in a limited manner.
Schools and Education
Goodlettsville's Davidson County portion has two elementary schools and one middle school: Goodlettsville Elementary School, Gateway Elementary School, and Goodlettsville Middle School. Goodlettsville schools feed into Metro Nashville Schools' Hunters Lane cluster, meaning that students tend to move from Goodlettsville Middle School to Hunters Lane High School upon completion of 8th grade and promotion to 9th grade.
On the Sumner County side of the line, the only school within the city limits is Madison Creek Elementary School, which feeds to Hunter Middle School and Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville. A portion of the city is zoned for Millersville Elementary, which feeds White House Middle and High Schools.
Goodlettsville residents on the Sumner County side have the option of sending students to Sumner County's Merrol Hyde Magnet School, if the students meet its criteria. Furthermore, residents on the Davidson County side have the opportunity to send students to Head Magnet Middle School, which feeds to Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet, or Meigs Magnet Middle which feeds to Hume Fogg Academic High School. Both Meigs and Head have academic requirements.
Little League World Series
A little league team from Goodlettsville participated in the 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. They were the fifth team from Tennessee to qualify in series history, and the first to play in the championship game. They lost to a team from Tokyo, Japan in the finals. Nevertheless, they were the first Tennessee team to qualify since 1987. As tournament runners-up, they were the most successful Tennessee team since 1985. They were the first to win at least two consecutive games since 1974. And, they were the first Nashville area team to qualify since 1970. It was only the second year for little league baseball in Goodlettsville.
Goodlettsville operates a separate governmental entity than that of the Metropolitan Nashville Government. It operates as a satellite city of the Metropolitan Nashville Government. Goodlettsville's governing body is the Board of Commissioners, made up of five members elected at-large. The five members then select a Mayor and Vice-Mayor within themselves, much like a board selects a chair and vice-chair. The current mayor is Gary Manning, vice-mayor is John Coombs, and the other three city commissioners are John Finch, Jane Birdwell, and Dan Bloodworth. The Goodlettsville City Commission is elected to serve four year, alternating terms. Elections are held every two years.
April 6–8, 2006 tornado outbreak
Bowen-Campbell House, birthplace and childhood home of William Bowen Campbell, located inside Moss-Wright Park
Dollar General Corporation, headquartered in Goodlettsville
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, a cemetery where many musicians are interred
Rivergate Mall, located at the corner of Rivergate Parkway and Gallatin Pike (US 31E)
City of Goodlettsville official website
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