J.T. Moore Middle Prep is a diverse, International Baccalaureate world school that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

We engage students, families, and the community to help students become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


As a school community, we believe that we all have the ability and responsibility to grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

  • We respect the inherent worth & dignity of all people, and we work together to ensure a safe environment for all.
  • We are well-rounded, global thinkers, who consider the impact of our thoughts & actions on others and the world around us. (Thinkers, Caring, Balanced)
  • We provide rigorous, high-quality instruction that engages and supports students in relevant productive struggle.
  • We believe that challenges are opportunities to grow.
  • We practice curiosity and perseverance in our relentless pursuit of knowledge. (Inquirers, Knowledgeable)
  • We believe that relationships are the foundation for growth & that collaboration makes our community stronger.
  • We believe that our Matador families and our community are vital partners in our growth and success.
  • We are courageous, reflective, and compassionate decision-makers. (Caring, Reflective, Courageous)
  • We believe that effective communication and feedback empower us to meet the highest standards. (Communicators)
  • We are open-minded and act with integrity in everything we do. (Open Minded, Principled)


“How does a school begin? A need brings ideas, ideas transform into diagrams, diagrams into a building. John Trotwood Moore Junior High School became individual and unique at the idea stage. It is the proof of a successful experiment. And now the idea has been conceived.”- 1970 Matador Yearbook

The school opened in September 1969. Named for John Trotwood Moore, a noted Tennessee librarian, archivist, historian, novelist, and lecturer, J.T. Moore Middle is located at the intersection of Granny White Pike and Lone Oak Road on property that originally was the site of Mr. Moore’s Victorian mansion.

Originally, J.T. Moore consisted of seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. Prior to the 1971-1972 school years, the seventh grade was eliminated, making J.T. Moore an eighth and ninth grade school. In 1982-1984 .J. T. Moore became a middle school with seventh and eighth grades. In 2002, J.T. Moore entered a new era by adding fifth and sixth graders. Now, the J.T. Moore family proudly embraces grades five through eight, the important bridge between elementary and high school. J.T. Moore serves approximately 700 students and is one of two public middle schools in the Hillsboro High School cluster.


EVRITS is the JT Moore student and teacher information database. It is also the means by which much of the school’s communication is done – be it teachers emailing parents, room parents emailing their class, or administration emailing the school.

Access to the list is limited to those who are attending JT Moore – your information is not shared with or available to anyone outside of the school. If you have not received an EVRITS “invitation”, or need a new invitation so you can enter your contact information, please email our EVRITS coordinator HERE.


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