Top 10 Best Tennessee Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 16 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 10,796 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 middle schools in Tennessee are Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Central Magnet School and Brentwood Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Tennessee public middle school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 33% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public middle school average of 33% (majority Black).

Best Tennessee Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 98% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
128 Township Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-6543
Grades: K-12
| 654 students
Rank: #22.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Grades: 6-12
| 1,240 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Brentwood Middle School
Math: 88% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5324 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4250
Grades: 6-8
| 1,268 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Meigs Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 271-3222
Grades: 5-8
| 686 students
Rank: #55.
Maxine Smith Steam Academy
Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4536
Grades: 6-8
| 338 students
Rank: #66.
Martin Luther King Junior School
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
613 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400
Grades: 7-12
| 1,226 students
Rank: #77.
Grassland Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2390 Hillsboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4500
Grades: 6-8
| 971 students
Rank: #88.
Chattanooga School For The Liberal Arts
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6579 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-2614
Grades: K-8
| 449 students
Rank: #99.
Hillsboro Elementary/ Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
5412 Pinewood Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4560
Grades: K-8
| 641 students
Rank: #1010.
J. P. Freeman Elementary Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 70% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-3156
Grades: K-8
| 588 students
Rank: #1111.
E.e. Jeter Elementary Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
7662 Benjestown Rd
Millington, TN 38053
(901) 843-8170
Grades: K-8
| 376 students
Rank: #1212.
Jefferson Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Fairbanks Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 425-9301
Grades: 5-8
| 690 students
Rank: #1313.
Rose Park Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1025 9th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 291-6405
Grades: 5-8
| 432 students
Rank: #1414.
Big Sandy School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
13305 Highway 69 A
Big Sandy, TN 38221
(731) 593-3221
Grades: K-12
| 270 students
Rank: #1515.
Monterey High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
710 East Commercial Ave
Monterey, TN 38574
(931) 839-2970
Grades: 6-12
| 529 students
Rank: #1616.
Douglass Elementary Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 29% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1650 Ash St
Memphis, TN 38108
(901) 416-5946
Grades: PK-8
| 438 students

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