Top 10 Best Tennessee Public Schools (2021)

Tennessee is the #22 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,001,532 students across the 1,783 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Tennessee is 35%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 34%.
The top ranked public schools in Tennessee are Mcfadden School Of Excellence, Central Magnet School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 37% (majority majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
10%
Black
22%
White
63%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Tennessee (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Mcfadden School Of ExcellenceMagnet School
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5221 Bridge Ave
    MurfreesboroTN 37129
    (615) 893-7251

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Central Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-12701 East Main St
    MurfreesboroTN 37130
    (615) 904-6789

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Merrol Hyde Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-12128 Township Dr
    HendersonvilleTN 37075
    (615) 264-6543

  • Rank: #44.
    Discovery SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-61165 Middle Tennessee Blvd
    MurfreesboroTN 37130
    (615) 895-4973

  • Rank: #55.Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 82% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-59336 Clovercroft Rd
    FranklinTN 37067
    (615) 472-5170

  • Rank: #66.
    Lockeland Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-4105 South 17th St
    NashvilleTN 37206
    (615) 258-1330

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.Math: 87% (Top 1%) Reading: 78% (Top 5%)Math: 87% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-58011 Concord Rd
    BrentwoodTN 37027
    (615) 472-4650

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.Math: 82% (Top 5%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 82% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5942 Southgate Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37919
    (865) 594-1360

  • Rank: #99.Math: 85% (Top 1%) Reading: 78% (Top 5%)Math: 85% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-59019 Crockett Rd
    BrentwoodTN 37027
    (615) 472-4340

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 84% (Top 1%) Reading: 79% (Top 1%)Math: 84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-41700 Otter Creek Rd
    NashvilleTN 37215
    (615) 298-8416

  • View Full List of Top Ranked TN Schools

Top Tennessee Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
26 Schools
11,961 Students
16% Minority
14 Schools
8,754 Students
37% Minority
6 Schools
2,160 Students
8% Minority
5 Schools
1,780 Students
8% Minority
31 Schools
18,166 Students
14% Minority
26 Schools
15,984 Students
23% Minority
12 Schools
5,638 Students
3% Minority
7 Schools
1,967 Students
6% Minority
13 Schools
4,558 Students
19% Minority
20 Schools
7,856 Students
6% Minority
13 Schools
6,277 Students
10% Minority
6 Schools
2,885 Students
20% Minority
12 Schools
4,235 Students
4% Minority
3 Schools
1,121 Students
5% Minority
12 Schools
5,248 Students
9% Minority
19 Schools
9,768 Students
20% Minority
6 Schools
2,937 Students
31% Minority
12 Schools
7,419 Students
8% Minority
165 Schools
85,158 Students
71% Minority
4 Schools
1,672 Students
10% Minority
5 Schools
3,041 Students
17% Minority
16 Schools
8,387 Students
16% Minority
13 Schools
6,794 Students
28% Minority
7 Schools
3,560 Students
62% Minority
6 Schools
2,783 Students
2% Minority
12 Schools
5,876 Students
15% Minority
19 Schools
9,068 Students
28% Minority
8 Schools
3,861 Students
22% Minority
8 Schools
3,503 Students
8% Minority
23 Schools
9,629 Students
11% Minority
7 Schools
2,059 Students
1% Minority
18 Schools
10,543 Students
35% Minority
78 Schools
44,822 Students
46% Minority
2 Schools
959 Students
2% Minority
9 Schools
3,687 Students
56% Minority
7 Schools
3,619 Students
10% Minority
20 Schools
7,844 Students
7% Minority
5 Schools
2,904 Students
71% Minority
11 Schools
4,842 Students
16% Minority
9 Schools
4,720 Students
18% Minority
8 Schools
3,392 Students
7% Minority
4 Schools
1,383 Students
11% Minority
7 Schools
2,980 Students
9% Minority
4 Schools
1,493 Students
5% Minority
11 Schools
7,302 Students
14% Minority
7 Schools
2,110 Students
6% Minority
90 Schools
60,937 Students
30% Minority
3 Schools
817 Students
34% Minority
7 Schools
4,159 Students
48% Minority
12 Schools
6,947 Students
7% Minority
4 Schools
1,725 Students
8% Minority
11 Schools
5,339 Students
19% Minority
12 Schools
7,184 Students
23% Minority
8 Schools
4,007 Students
13% Minority
24 Schools
12,878 Students
70% Minority
12 Schools
4,377 Students
10% Minority
10 Schools
5,542 Students
21% Minority
21 Schools
12,791 Students
32% Minority
15 Schools
7,845 Students
16% Minority
8 Schools
4,271 Students
11% Minority
4 Schools
1,752 Students
5% Minority
16 Schools
6,799 Students
11% Minority
39 Schools
34,841 Students
47% Minority
2 Schools
885 Students
5% Minority
8 Schools
2,980 Students
3% Minority
11 Schools
5,104 Students
25% Minority
7 Schools
3,132 Students
4% Minority
4 Schools
1,075 Students
8% Minority
2 Schools
670 Students
3% Minority
6 Schools
2,390 Students
4% Minority
20 Schools
11,421 Students
20% Minority
8 Schools
5,191 Students
15% Minority
17 Schools
6,633 Students
10% Minority
21 Schools
11,381 Students
28% Minority
58 Schools
53,337 Students
41% Minority
10 Schools
4,261 Students
2% Minority
3 Schools
2,230 Students
9% Minority
28 Schools
14,512 Students
17% Minority
263 Schools
152,710 Students
81% Minority
9 Schools
3,126 Students
9% Minority
4 Schools
2,064 Students
7% Minority
41 Schools
21,064 Students
11% Minority
50 Schools
29,636 Students
22% Minority
14 Schools
11,114 Students
28% Minority
3 Schools
1,255 Students
20% Minority
6 Schools
2,405 Students
13% Minority
10 Schools
4,207 Students
11% Minority
2 Schools
739 Students
1% Minority
11 Schools
6,520 Students
25% Minority
27 Schools
16,404 Students
19% Minority
7 Schools
2,316 Students
4% Minority
10 Schools
4,193 Students
14% Minority
9 Schools
3,997 Students
7% Minority
53 Schools
43,548 Students
22% Minority
27 Schools
22,116 Students
22% Minority
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