Head Middle School

1830 Jo Johnston Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Head Middle School serves 551 students in grades 5-8.
Head Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 551 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Head Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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School Overview

Head Middle School's student population of 551 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
551 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Head Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,721 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Head Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#782 out of 1721 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
13%
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Black
53%
21%
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White
32%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Head Middle School's ranking?
Head Middle School is ranked #782 out of 1,721 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
What schools are Head Middle School often compared to?
Head Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Meigs Middle School, Rose Park Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% TN state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% TN state average).
How many students attend Head Middle School?
551 students attend Head Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Head Middle School students are Black, 32% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Head Middle School?
Head Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What grades does Head Middle School offer ?
Head Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Head Middle School part of?
Head Middle School is part of Davidson County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 551 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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