Hume - Fogg High School

700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 894 students in grades 9-12, Hume - Fogg High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 31%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 95% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is equal to the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1% in TN)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 95% (Top 1%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hume - Fogg High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Hume - Fogg High School's student population of 894 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
894 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Hume - Fogg High School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,761 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hume - Fogg High School is 0.59, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (TN)
#20 out of 1761 schools
(Top 5%)
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74%
31%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hume - Fogg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
37%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hume - Fogg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hume - Fogg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
13%
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Black
18%
21%
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White
60%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hume - Fogg High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Tennessee.
0.59
This chart displays the diversity score of Hume - Fogg High School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥99%
90%
This chart displays graduation rate of Hume - Fogg High School and public school graduation rate of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hume - Fogg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hume - Fogg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 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 #20 out of 1,761 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Tennessee.
What schools are Hume - Fogg High School often compared to?
Hume - Fogg High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Martin Luther King Jr School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 31% TN state average), while 95% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% 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 90%.
How many students attend Hume - Fogg High School?
894 students attend Hume - Fogg High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Hume - Fogg High School students are White, 18% of students are Black, 11% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 2% 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.
In what neighborhood is Hume - Fogg High School located?
Hume - Fogg High School is located in the Downtown neighborhood of Nashville, TN.

School Reviews

5   1/6/2022
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.
- Posted by Parent - Dad
5   3/12/2020
Friendly teachers, Friendly people Kind of hard but can succeed.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Joe
1   8/2/2019
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.
- Posted by Parent - EFC
5   11/15/2012
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - ethan
2   4/19/2008
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Cwill
5   1/16/2008
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lil_c

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 95% (Top 1%)
  • : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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