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For the 2021 school year, there are 121 public schools serving 60,545 students in Nashville, TN. Nashville has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
The top ranked public schools in Nashville, TN are Lockeland Elementary School, Percy Priest Elementary School and Glendale Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nashville, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 34% statewide average). Schools in Nashville have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Nashville, TN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Lockeland Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    105 South 17th St
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 258-1330

    Grades: K-4 | 303 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Percy Priest Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1700 Otter Creek Rd
    Nashville, TN 37215
    (615) 298-8416

    Grades: PK-4 | 536 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Glendale Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    800 Thompson Ave
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 279-7970

    Grades: PK-4 | 430 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Julia Green Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3500 Hobbs Rd
    Nashville, TN 37215
    (615) 298-8082

    Grades: PK-4 | 428 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Meigs Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    713 Ramsey St
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 271-3222

    Grades: 5-8 | 686 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Valor Flagship Academy Charter School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4527 Nollensville Rd
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 823-7982

    Grades: 5-8 | 485 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Martin Luther King Junior School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    613 17th Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 329-8400

    Grades: 7-12 | 1,226 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Purpose Prep Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    220 Venture Cir
    Nashville, TN 37228
    (615) 724-0705

    Grades: K-4 | 341 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Nashville Classical Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1310 Ordway
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 538-5841

    Grades: K-4 | 377 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Dan Mills Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4106 Kennedy Ave
    Nashville, TN 37216
    (615) 262-6677

    Grades: PK-4 | 539 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Valor Voyager Academy Charter School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4527 Nolensville Rd
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 823-7982

    Grades: 5-8 | 489 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Crieve Hall Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    498 Hogan Rd
    Nashville, TN 37220
    (615) 333-5059

    Grades: PK-4 | 455 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Harpeth Valley Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7840 Learning Ln
    Nashville, TN 37221
    (615) 662-3015

    Grades: PK-4 | 757 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Head Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1830 Jo Johnston Ave
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 329-8160

    Grades: 5-8 | 582 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Hume - Fogg High School Magnet School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    700 Broadway
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 291-6300

    Grades: 9-12 | 894 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Eakin Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2500 Fairfax Ave
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 298-8076

    Grades: PK-4 | 575 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    May Werthan Shayne Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6217 Nolensville Rd
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 332-3020

    Grades: PK-4 | 746 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    John Trotwood Moore Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4425 Granny White Pike
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 298-8095

    Grades: 5-8 | 670 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Sylvan Park Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4801 Utah Ave
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 298-8423

    Grades: PK-4 | 459 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Rose Park Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1025 9th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 291-6405

    Grades: 5-8 | 432 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Kipp Academy Nashville Charter School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    123 Douglas Ave
    Nashville, TN 37207
    (615) 226-4484

    Grades: 5-8 | 363 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    East End Preparatory School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1460 Mcgavock Pike
    Nashville, TN 37216
    (615) 630-7470

    Grades: K-6 | 750 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Gower Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    650 Old Hickory Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 353-2012

    Grades: PK-4 | 637 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    West End Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3529 West End Ave
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615) 298-8425

    Grades: 5-8 | 488 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Waverly-belmont Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2301 10th Ave South
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 800-7690

    Grades: PK-4 | 480 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Stanford Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2417 Maplecrest Dr
    Nashville, TN 37214
    (615) 885-8822

    Grades: PK-4 | 397 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Rocketship United Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    320 Plus Park Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37217
    (615) 712-7499

    Grades: K-4 | 530 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Mnps Virtual School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4805 Park Ave, Suite 300
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 259-4636

    Grades: 6-12 | 98 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Westmeade Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6641 Clearbrook Dr
    Nashville, TN 37205
    (615) 353-2066

    Grades: PK-4 | 405 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    William Henry Oliver Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6211 Nolensville Rd
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 332-3011

    Grades: 5-8 | 882 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Stem Prep Academy Charter School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1162 Foster Ave
    Nashville, TN 37210
    (615) 752-0002

    Grades: 5-8 | 523 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Bellevue Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    655 Colice Jeanne Rd
    Nashville, TN 37221
    (615) 662-3000

    Grades: 5-8 | 633 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5200 Delaware Ave
    Nashville, TN 37209
    (615) 298-3278

    Grades: 9-12 | 45 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Kipp Nashville College Prep Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3410 Knight Rd
    Nashville, TN 37207
    (615) 226-4484

    Grades: 5-8 | 343 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Hull-jackson Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1015 Kellow St
    Nashville, TN 37208
    (615) 291-6601

    Grades: PK-4 | 459 students
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