Top 10 Best Tennessee Charter Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 117 charter public schools serving 44,368 students in Tennessee.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Tennessee are Valor Voyager Academy, Valor Flagship Academy and Purpose Prep. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Charter Public Schools in Tennessee (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Valor Voyager Academy
Charter School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4531 Nolensville Pike, Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 823-7982
Grades: 5-8
| 501 students
Rank: #22.
Valor Flagship Academy
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4527 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 823-7982
Grades: 5-12
| 1,360 students
Rank: #33.
Purpose Prep
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 Venture Cir
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 724-0705
Grades: K-4
| 350 students
Rank: #44.
Nashville Classical
Charter School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2000 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 538-5841
Grades: K-8
| 536 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Montessori Elementary At Highland Park
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 S. Hawthorne St
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 702-7230
Grades: PK-5
| 200 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Pathways In Education - Tn
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3156 N. Thomas Street
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 353-4999
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
Rank: #77.
Kipp Antioch College Prep Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3655 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
(629) 208-7600
Grades: K-3
| 559 students
Rank: #88.
Pathways In Education - Whitehaven
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4701 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 433-9422
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
Rank: #99.
Kipp Antioch College Prep Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3655 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
(629) 208-7525
Grades: 5-7
| 398 students
Rank: #1010.
Crosstown High School
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1365 Tower Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 401-5505
Grades: 9-12
| 478 students
Rank: #1111.
Memphis Stem Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2450 Frayser Blvd
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 353-1476
Grades: K-5
| 245 students
Rank: #1212.
Ivy Inc.
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8520 Dayton Pike
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 305-7494
Grades: 6-12
| 436 students
Rank: #1313.
Liberty Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3515 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 564-1974
Grades: 5-8
| 365 students
Rank: #1414.
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1802 Bailey Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 702-7230
Grades: 6-12
| 357 students
Rank: #1515.
Memphis Business Hickory Hill Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4443 S. Germantown Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 358-1651
Grades: K-3
| 85 students
Rank: #1616.
Memphis Rise Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5221 Raleigh Lagrange Rd
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-5750
Grades: 6-12
| 759 students
Rank: #1717.
Smithson Craighead Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
730 Neely's Bend Rd
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 228-9886
Grades: K-4
| 237 students
Rank: #1818.
East End Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1460 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 630-7470
Grades: K-8
| 814 students
Rank: #1919.
Nashville Prep
Charter School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 56th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 538-7284
Grades: 5-8
| 229 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Memphis Business Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1082 Berclair Rd
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 591-7267
Grades: K-5
| 274 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Nashville Collegiate Prep
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1626 Bell Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 747-6059
Grades: K-5
| 318 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Rocketship United
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
320 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 712-7499
Grades: K-4
| 560 students
Rank: #2323.
Compass Community School Hickory Hill Campus
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3572 Emerald St
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 546-9926
Grades: K-8
| 252 students
Rank: #2424.
Explore Community School
Charter School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
707 South 7th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 784-8222
Grades: K-6
| 518 students
Rank: #2525.
Kipp Nashville College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3410 Knight Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-4484
Grades: 5-8
| 342 students
Rank: #2626.
Kipp Nashville
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
123 Douglas Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-4484
Grades: 5-8
| 375 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Kipp Nashville College Prep Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3410 Knight Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-4484
Grades: K-4
| 414 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Memphis School Of Excellence Elementary Cordova
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8360 Macon Road
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 367-7814
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #2929.
City University School Girls Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
665 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 775-2219
Grades: 6-8
| 101 students
Rank: #3030.
Cornerstone Prep Denver Campus
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1940 Frayser Blvd
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3936
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #3131.
Journey East Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6870 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 567-7086
Grades: K-8
| 385 students
Rank: #3232.
Emerald Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 Carrick St
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 637-3227
Grades: K-8
| 442 students
Rank: #3333.
Compass Community School Midtown Campus
Charter School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
61 N. Mclean Blvd
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 276-6700
Grades: 7-12
| 293 students
Rank: #3434.
Chattanooga Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1849 Union Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 602-7737
Grades: 6-12
| 296 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Compass Community School Orange Mound Campus
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2718 Lamar Ave
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 743-6700
Grades: K-8
| 219 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked charter public schools in Tennessee?
The top ranked charter public schools in Tennessee include Valor Voyager Academy, Valor Flagship Academy and Purpose Prep.
How many charter public schools are located in Tennessee?
117 charter public schools are located in Tennessee.
What is the racial composition of students in Tennessee?
Tennessee charter public schools minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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