Top 10 Best Tennessee Magnet Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 120 magnet public schools serving 78,249 students in Tennessee.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in Tennessee are Mcfadden School Of Excellence, Central Magnet School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 30% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Tennessee Magnet Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mcfadden School Of Excellence
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-7251
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #22.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Grades: 6-12
| 1,215 students
Rank: #33.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
128 Township Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-6543
Grades: K-12
| 665 students
Rank: #44.
Discovery School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1165 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 895-4973
Grades: PK-6
| 398 students
Rank: #55.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6715
Grades: K-8
| 654 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Julia Green Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3500 Hobbs Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8082
Grades: K-4
| 402 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Lockeland Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
105 South 17th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 258-1330
Grades: K-4
| 290 students
Rank: #88.
Glendale Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
800 Thompson Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 279-7970
Grades: PK-4
| 427 students
Rank: #99.
Thomas Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
515 Tate Avenue
Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 684-6818
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1010.
Chattanooga School For The Liberal Arts
Magnet School
Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6579 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-2614
Grades: K-9
| 674 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Chattanooga School For The Arts And Science Lower
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
865 East 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 498-6845
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Meigs Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 271-3222
Grades: 5-8
| 688 students
Rank: #1313.
Martin Luther King Jr School
Magnet School
Math: 48% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
613 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400
Grades: 7-12
| 1,252 students
Rank: #1414.
Signal Mountain Middle/high School
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2650 Sam Powell Trl
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
(423) 886-0880
Grades: 6-12
| 1,333 students
Rank: #1515.
Chatt High Center For Creative Arts
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1301 Dallas Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 498-7365
Grades: 6-12
| 614 students
Rank: #1616.
Normal Park Museum Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1219 West Mississippi Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 498-6880
Grades: PK-8
| 840 students
Rank: #1717.
Franklin High School
Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
810 Hillsboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4450
Grades: 9-12
| 1,746 students
Rank: #1818.
Science Hill High School
Magnet School
Math: 37% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1509 John Exum Pkwy
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 232-2190
Grades: 9-12
| 2,258 students
Rank: #1919.
Community Montessori School
Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
716 Westwood Ave
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 422-3116
Grades: PK-8
| 591 students
Rank: #2020.
Stanford Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2417 Maplecrest Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 885-8822
Grades: PK-4
| 394 students
Rank: #2121.
Battle For Teaching Learning
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1601 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37408
(423) 498-6860
Grades: PK-5
| 484 students
Rank: #2222.
Sylvan Park Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4801 Utah Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-8423
Grades: K-4
| 393 students
Rank: #2323.
White Station Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5465 Mason Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 416-2184
Grades: 6-8
| 1,078 students
Rank: #2424.
Hume - Fogg High School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 291-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 894 students
Rank: #2525.
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: #2626.
White Station High School
Magnet School
Math: 23% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
514 S Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-8880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,851 students
Rank: #2727.
Moore Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1350 Madison St
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-5635
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #2828.
J. P. Freeman Elementary/middle
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-3156
Grades: K-8
| 599 students
Rank: #2929.
John Trotwood Moore Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4425 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-8095
Grades: 5-8
| 601 students
Rank: #3030.
Delano Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1716 Delano Ave
Memphis, TN 38127
(901) 416-3932
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #3131.
Riverwood Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1330 Stern Ln
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 416-2310
Grades: PK-5
| 920 students
Rank: #3232.
East High School
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3206 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 416-6160
Grades: 9-12
| 573 students
Rank: #3333.
Grahamwood Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3950 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 416-5952
Grades: PK-5
| 912 students
Rank: #3434.
Idlewild Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1950 Linden Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4566
Grades: K-5
| 471 students
Rank: #3535.
Cookeville High School
Magnet School
Math: 17% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Cavalier Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 520-2287
Grades: 9-12
| 2,266 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked magnet public schools in Tennessee?
The top ranked magnet public schools in Tennessee include Mcfadden School Of Excellence, Central Magnet School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School.
How many magnet public schools are located in Tennessee?
120 magnet public schools are located in Tennessee.
What is the racial composition of students in Tennessee?
Tennessee magnet public schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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