Hume - Fogg High School serves 907 students in grades 9-12.
Hume - Fogg High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is approximately equal to the Tennessee state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (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 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 907 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 41%
- Graduation Rate: ≥99% (Top 1% in TN)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20%
- Math Proficiency: 25-29% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 85-89% (Top 1%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education
Hume - Fogg High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Hume - Fogg High School's student population of 907 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hume - Fogg High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Hume - Fogg High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#294 out of 1721 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hume - Fogg High School's ranking?
Hume - Fogg High School is ranked #294 out of 1,721 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% TN state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% TN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hume - Fogg High School?
The graduation rate of Hume - Fogg High School is 99%, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 89%.
How many students attend Hume - Fogg High School?
907 students attend Hume - Fogg High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Hume - Fogg High School students are White, 21% of students are Black, 10% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hume - Fogg High School?
Hume - Fogg High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What grades does Hume - Fogg High School offer ?
Hume - Fogg High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hume - Fogg High School part of?
Hume - Fogg High School is part of Davidson County School District.
Both of my daughters received an excellent education at HFA. Both graduated from college and have advanced degrees. Both were well prepared for college and studied very hard during high school.
Friendly teachers, Friendly people Kind of hard but can succeed.
Not for everyone, find your place in this very unique HS, it is a wonderful place to grow and experiment your talents and those of your friends and your new friends. Extend your voice in song, on the stage, in the classroom or on the court. Yes there are great athletes that come out of this academic HS. Great tradition and a place you will be proud to be a part of It and to share with others as you grow older. After spending 4 years at HFA you will find that you are more than ready for college and the world in general. Take in all that you can during your time at Hume Fogg, you will NOT regret it.
It is amazing. Hume-Fogg is an awesome school. I figured this out when I heard a lot of their students give a review after they graduated. They said it is better than other high schools they''ve went to in the past. Such as Hunters Lane High and Mcgavock High. The teachers and students help each other out in Hume-Fogg. I give this school a 9.5 on a 1-10 scale of behavior and discipline.
Hume-Fogg, while a strong school, is hardly the 'be-all-and-end-all' of academic excellence it likes to present itself as. It's a good school for a certain 'type' of student: the type who equates grades with intelligence and for whom academics is life. It favors a classical education over creativity, and if you don't fit the mold you won't likely enjoy your time there. Or, your time there won't be very long, as the school will often 'strongly encourage' students to go elsewhere, even up to the second semester of senior year. The school also takes a very 'figure it out yourself' approach to math, with most math classes featuring the teacher writing the material on the board and the students copying it down. It also has a tendency to sweep its less flattering qualities under the rug, and the general atmosphere leans towards a "We're better then you," mentality. This is not to say that it is a bad school per se, and you do get opportunies there that are hard to find elsewhere (although not impossible), but it's certainly not for everyone, I would suggest thinking long and hard about whether or not it is the kind of atmosphere where you want to spend four years.
Hume fogg has extremely high standards, which I believe is best for me than to go to a public school. I am available to attend activities containing art or any extracurricular activities. The school is also good for an smart, advanced, and intelligent young lady like me. I am also able to get any credits I would need to attend this magnet school.
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