Top 10 Best Tennessee Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 86 blue ribbon public schools serving 46,874 students in Tennessee.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon 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.
Tennessee blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 35% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Tennessee Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mcfadden School Of Excellence
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-7251
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #22.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Grades: 6-12
| 1,237 students
Rank: #33.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
128 Township Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-6543
Grades: K-12
| 670 students
Rank: #44.
Discovery School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1165 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 895-4973
Grades: K-6
| 389 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Clovercroft Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9336 Clovercroft Rd
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 472-5170
Grades: K-5
| 712 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6715
Grades: K-8
| 673 students
Rank: #77.
Thrasher Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1301 James Blvd
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
(423) 886-0882
Grades: K-5
| 507 students
Rank: #88.
Towne Acres Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2310 Larkspur Dr
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 854-4800
Grades: K-4
| 380 students
Rank: #99.
fLookout Mountain Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
321 N Bragg Ave
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
(423) 821-6116
Grades: K-5
| 160 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Julia Green Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3500 Hobbs Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8082
Grades: K-4
| 373 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Lockeland Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
105 South 17th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 258-1330
Grades: K-4
| 290 students
Rank: #1212.
Lipscomb Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8011 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4650
Grades: K-5
| 584 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Glendale Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
800 Thompson Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 279-7970
Grades: PK-4
| 427 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Grassland Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6803 Manley Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4480
Grades: K-5
| 525 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Sequoyah Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
942 Southgate Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 594-1360
Grades: PK-5
| 445 students
Rank: #1616.
Crockett Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9019 Crockett Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4340
Grades: PK-5
| 674 students
Rank: #1717.
Thomas Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
515 Tate Avenue
Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 684-6818
Grades: PK-5
| 411 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Brentwood Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5324 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4250
Grades: 6-8
| 1,214 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Kenrose Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1702 Raintree Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4630
Grades: K-5
| 744 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Walnut Grove Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
326 Stable Rd
Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 472-4870
Grades: K-5
| 525 students
Rank: #2121.
Trinity Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4410 Murfreesboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 472-4850
Grades: PK-5
| 602 students
Rank: #2222.
Donelson Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12140 Donelson Farms Pkwy
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 389-6973
Grades: PK-5
| 888 students
Rank: #2323.
Scales Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6430 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4830
Grades: PK-5
| 760 students
Rank: #2424.
Chattanooga School For The Liberal Arts
Magnet School
Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6579 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-2614
Grades: K-8
| 500 students
Rank: #2525.
Indian Lake Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
505 Indian Lake Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-6810
Grades: K-5
| 559 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Foothills Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
520 Sandy Springs Rd
Maryville, TN 37803
(865) 681-0364
Grades: PK-3
| 631 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Sam Houston Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
330 Melrose St
Maryville, TN 37803
(865) 983-3241
Grades: K-3
| 505 students
Rank: #2828.
Lakeland Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10050 Oak Seed Ln
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-7071
Grades: PK-4
| 1,067 students
Rank: #2929.
Campus Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
535 Zach Curlin
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2285
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1501 Figuers Dr
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-1187
Grades: PK-4
| 301 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Meigs Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 271-3222
Grades: 5-8
| 689 students
Rank: #3232.
Holston View Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1840 King College Rd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 652-9470
Grades: PK-6
| 351 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Glenwood Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
125 Audubon Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 425-9401
Grades: K-4
| 335 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
John Sevier Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2001 Sequoyah Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 983-8551
Grades: PK-3
| 589 students
Rank: #3535.
Michigan Avenue Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
188 Michigan Ave School Rd
Cleveland, TN 37323
(423) 478-8807
Grades: PK-5
| 472 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Tennessee?

The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Tennessee are Mcfadden School Of Excellence, Central Magnet School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School.

How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Tennessee?

86 blue ribbon public schools are located in Tennessee.

What is the racial composition of students in Tennessee?

Tennessee blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

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