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For the 2021 school year, there are 79 public schools serving 52,405 students in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
The top ranked public schools in Knoxville, TN are Sequoyah Elementary School, Rocky Hill Elementary School and Farragut Intermediate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Knoxville, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 34% statewide average). Schools in Knoxville have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Knoxville, TN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Sequoyah Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    942 Southgate Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    (865) 594-1360

    Grades: PK-5 | 493 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Rocky Hill Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1200 Morrell Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    (865) 539-7844

    Grades: K-5 | 771 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Farragut Intermediate Math: 66% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    208 West End Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 966-6703

    Grades: 3-5 | 1,067 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Northshore Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1889 Thunderhead Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 670-4104

    Grades: PK-5 | 981 students
  • Rank: #55.
    A L Lotts Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9320 Westland Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 539-8611

    Grades: PK-5 | 943 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Shannondale Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5316 Shannondale Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    (865) 689-1465

    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Farragut Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    200 West End Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 966-9756

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,461 student
  • Rank: #88.
    West Valley Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9118 George Williams Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 539-5145

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,207 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Bearden Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5717 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    (865) 909-9000

    Grades: PK-5 | 374 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Blue Grass Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8901 Blue Grass Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 539-7864

    Grades: PK-5 | 590 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Ball Camp Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9801 Middlebrook Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 539-7888

    Grades: K-5 | 571 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Tennessee Elementary School For Deaf Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2725 Island Home Blvd
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2500

    Grades: PK-5 | 42 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Gap Creek Elementary School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1920 Kimberlin Hts Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 577-4860

    Grades: K-5 | 102 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Hardin Valley Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11445 Hardin Valley Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865) 470-2088

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,091 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Brickey Mccloud Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1810 Dry Gap Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    (865) 689-1499

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,028 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Farragut High School Math: 40% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11237 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 966-9775

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,846 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    Karns Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2925 Gray Hendrix Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 539-7732

    Grades: 6-9 | 1,597 student
  • Rank: #1818.
    Fountain City Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2910 Montbelle Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    (865) 689-1445

    Grades: PK-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Cedar Bluff Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    705 North Cedar Bluff Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865) 539-7721

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,300 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Sterchi Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    900 Oaklett Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37912
    (865) 689-1470

    Grades: PK-5 | 419 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Amherst Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5101 Schaad Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 560-7001

    Grades: PK-5 | 809 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Halls Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7502 Andersonville Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37938
    (865) 922-7445

    Grades: PK-5 | 787 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    L N Stem Academy Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    401 Henley St
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    (865) 329-8440

    Grades: 8-12 | 603 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Mt Olive Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2507 Maryville Pike S W
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2170

    Grades: K-5 | 267 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Beaumont Elementary/magnet Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1211 Beaumont Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865) 594-1272

    Grades: K-5 | 553 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Karns Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8108 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 539-7767

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,276 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Cedar Bluff Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    707 North Cedar Bluff Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865) 539-7891

    Grades: 6-8 | 620 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    South Knox Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    801 Sevier Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2100

    Grades: PK-5 | 136 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Bonny Kate Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7608 Martin Mill Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2108

    Grades: PK-5 | 368 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    New Hopewell Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    757 Kimberlin Hgts Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2194

    Grades: K-5 | 231 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Hardin Valley Academy Math: 19% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    11345 Hardin Valley Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865) 690-9690

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,050 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Bearden Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1000 Francis Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    (865) 539-7839

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,299 student
  • Rank: #3333.
    Gresham Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    500 Gresham Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37918
    (865) 689-1430

    Grades: 6-8 | 837 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Holston Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    600 Chilhowee Dr
    Knoxville, TN 37924
    (865) 594-1300

    Grades: 6-8 | 898 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Tennessee High School For Deaf Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2725 Island Home Blvd
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    (865) 579-2500

    Grades: 9-12 | 57 students
  • Show 44 more public schools in Knoxville, TN (out of 79 total schools)
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