Top 10 Best Knox County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 96 public schools serving 62,439 students in Knox County, TN (there are 53 private schools, serving 11,768 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Knox County, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Knox County, TN are Sequoyah Elementary School, Blue Grass Elementary School and Farragut Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Knox County, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Knox County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Knox County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sequoyah Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
942 Southgate Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 594-1360
Grades: PK-5
| 476 students
Rank: #22.
Blue Grass Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8901 Blue Grass Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-7864
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #33.
Farragut Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 West End Ave
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-9756
Grades: 6-8
| 1,409 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Farragut Intermediate
Math: 60% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
208 West End Ave
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-6703
Grades: 3-5
| 1,098 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Northshore Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1889 Thunderhead Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 670-4104
Grades: PK-5
| 1,109 students
Rank: #66.
Rocky Hill Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Morrell Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-7844
Grades: PK-5
| 703 students
Rank: #77.
Hardin Valley Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11445 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 470-2088
Grades: PK-5
| 1,305 students
Rank: #88.
Bearden Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5717 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 909-9000
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #99.
A L Lotts Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9320 Westland Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-8611
Grades: PK-5
| 949 students
Rank: #1010.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6715 Hickory Valley Rd
Heiskell, TN 37754
(865) 494-7959
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #1111.
Shannondale Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5316 Shannondale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-1465
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #1212.
Ball Camp Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9801 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 539-7888
Grades: PK-5
| 586 students
Rank: #1313.
West Valley Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9118 George Williams Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-5145
Grades: 6-8
| 1,131 students
Rank: #1414.
Hardin Valley Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2280 Steele
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 594-1800
Grades: 6-8
| 967 students
Rank: #1515.
Brickey Mccloud Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1810 Dry Gap Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-1499
Grades: PK-5
| 869 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Corryton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7200 Corryton Rd
Corryton, TN 37721
(865) 687-4573
Grades: K-5
| 203 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Sterchi Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Oaklett Dr
Knoxville, TN 37912
(865) 689-1470
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #1818.
Halls Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7502 Andersonville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-7445
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #1919.
Beaumont Elementary/magnet
Magnet School
Math: 34% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1211 Beaumont Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-1272
Grades: K-5
| 562 students
Rank: #2020.
Gibbs Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7715 Tazewell Pike
Corryton, TN 37721
(865) 689-1497
Grades: PK-5
| 909 students
Rank: #2121.
Farragut High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-9775
Grades: 9-12
| 2,067 students
Rank: #2222.
Copper Ridge Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2502 East Brushy Valley Rd
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 938-7002
Grades: PK-5
| 467 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Mt Olive Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2507 Maryville Pike S W
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2170
Grades: PK-5
| 200 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
South Knox Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
801 Sevier Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 194 students
Rank: #2525.
Amherst Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5101 Schaad Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 560-7001
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #2626.
Fountain City Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2910 Montbelle Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-1445
Grades: K-5
| 379 students
Rank: #2727.
Bearden Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Francis Rd
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 539-7839
Grades: 6-8
| 1,197 students
Rank: #2828.
Gap Creek Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1920 Kimberlin Hts Rd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-4860
Grades: K-5
| 72 students
Rank: #2929.
New Hopewell Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
757 Kimberlin Hgts Rd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2194
Grades: K-5
| 225 students
Rank: #3030.
L N Stem Academy
Magnet School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 329-8440
Grades: 9-12
| 574 students
Rank: #3131.
West Hills Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
409 Vanosdale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-7850
Grades: PK-5
| 744 students
Rank: #3232.
Career Magnet Academy
Magnet School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1731
Grades: 9-12
| 256 students
Rank: #3333.
Cedar Bluff Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
705 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 539-7721
Grades: PK-5
| 1,247 students
Rank: #3434.
Bonny Kate Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7608 Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2108
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #3535.
Powell Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3329 West Emory Rd
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 938-9008
Grades: 6-8
| 869 students
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Knox County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2700 Byington Solway Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 693-3511
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
709 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 539-7852
Grades: 3-5
| 521 students
101 East Fifth Av
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 594-5081
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
8109 Beaver Ridge Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 470-2134
Grades: PK-12
| 57 students
8108 Beaver Ridge Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 539-7772
Grades: 3-5
| 570 students
101 East 5th Av, Room 308
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 594-3713
Grades: 9-12
| 271 students
Mckeesport Avts (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
501 South 21st St
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 594-5035
Grades: Inquire with school
| 101 students
7411 Ledgerwood Dr
Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-7576
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: 6-8
| 36 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Knox County, TN?
The top ranked public schools in Knox County, TN include Sequoyah Elementary School, Blue Grass Elementary School and Farragut Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Knox County, TN?
96 public schools are located in Knox County, TN.
What percentage of students in Knox County, TN go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Knox County, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Knox County, TN?
Knox County, TN public schools minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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