Top 10 Best Knoxville Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 86 public schools serving 55,561 students in Knoxville, TN (there are 49 private schools, serving 11,092 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Knoxville, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Knoxville, TN are Sequoyah Elementary School, Farragut Middle School and Rocky Hill Elementary School. 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 31% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Knoxville have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Knoxville, TN (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sequoyah Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
942 Southgate Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 594-1360
Grades: PK-5
| 476 students
Rank: #22.
Farragut Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 West End Ave
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-9756
Grades: 6-8
| 1,409 students
Rank: #33.
Rocky Hill Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Morrell Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-7844
Grades: PK-5
| 703 students
Rank: #44.
Blue Grass Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8901 Blue Grass Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-7864
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #55.
Farragut Intermediate
(Math: 62% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
208 West End Ave
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-6703
Grades: 3-5
| 1,098 students
Rank: #66.
Northshore Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1889 Thunderhead Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 670-4104
Grades: PK-5
| 1,109 students
Rank: #77.
Farragut High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-9775
Grades: 9-12
| 2,067 students
Rank: #88.
Shannondale Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5316 Shannondale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-1465
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #99.
Bearden Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5717 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 909-9000
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #1010.
West Valley Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9118 George Williams Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-5145
Grades: 6-8
| 1,131 students
Rank: #1111.
Hardin Valley Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11445 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 470-2088
Grades: PK-5
| 1,305 students
Rank: #1212.
A L Lotts Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9320 Westland Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 539-8611
Grades: PK-5
| 949 students
Rank: #1313.
L N Stem Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 329-8440
Grades: 9-12
| 574 students
Rank: #1414.
Ball Camp Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9801 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 539-7888
Grades: PK-5
| 586 students
Rank: #1515.
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
535 Chickamauga Avenue Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 525-0069
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
New Hopewell Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
757 Kimberlin Hgts Rd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2194
Grades: K-5
| 225 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
South Knox Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 Sevier Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 194 students
Rank: #1818.
Hardin Valley Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2280 Steele
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 594-1800
Grades: 6-8
| 967 students
Rank: #1919.
Mt Olive Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2507 Maryville Pike S W
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2170
Grades: PK-5
| 200 students
Rank: #2020.
Halls Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7502 Andersonville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-7445
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #2121.
Beaumont Elementary/magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1211 Beaumont Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-1272
Grades: K-5
| 562 students
Rank: #2222.
Gap Creek Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1920 Kimberlin Hts Rd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-4860
Grades: K-5
| 72 students
Rank: #2323.
Sterchi Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 Oaklett Dr
Knoxville, TN 37912
(865) 689-1470
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #2424.
Bearden High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8352 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,048 students
Rank: #2525.
Brickey Mccloud Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1810 Dry Gap Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-1499
Grades: PK-5
| 869 students
Rank: #2626.
West Hills Elementary School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
409 Vanosdale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-7850
Grades: PK-5
| 744 students
Rank: #2727.
Hardin Valley Academy
(Math: 24% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11345 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 690-9690
Grades: 9-12
| 2,096 students
Rank: #2828.
West High School
Magnet School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3300 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 594-4477
Grades: 9-12
| 1,525 students
Rank: #2929.
Amherst Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5101 Schaad Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 560-7001
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #3030.
Karns Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2925 Gray Hendrix Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
(865) 539-7732
Grades: 6-8
| 923 students
Rank: #3131.
Cedar Bluff Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
705 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 539-7721
Grades: PK-5
| 1,247 students
Rank: #3232.
Kcs Virtual Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 N. Chilhowee Dr
Knoxville, TN 37924
(865) 622-3902
Grades: 1-5
| 218 students
Rank: #3333.
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3013 Walnoaks Rd
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-1354
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #3434.
Bearden Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 Francis Rd
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 539-7839
Grades: 6-8
| 1,197 students
Rank: #3535.
Career Magnet Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1731
Grades: 9-12
| 256 students
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Knoxville, Tennessee 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 Knoxville, TN?
The top ranked public schools in Knoxville, TN include Sequoyah Elementary School, Farragut Middle School and Rocky Hill Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Knoxville, TN?
86 public schools are located in Knoxville, TN.
What percentage of students in Knoxville, TN go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Knoxville, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Knoxville, TN?
Knoxville, TN public schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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