Top 10 Best Nashville Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 124 public schools serving 58,076 students in Nashville, TN (there are 57 private schools, serving 17,394 private students). 77% of all K-12 students in Nashville, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Nashville, TN are Lockeland Elementary School, Meigs Middle School and Julia Green 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 22% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 37% 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 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Nashville, TN (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lockeland Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
105 South 17th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 258-1330
Grades: K-4
| 290 students
Rank: #22.
Meigs Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 271-3222
Grades: 5-8
| 688 students
Rank: #33.
Julia Green Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3500 Hobbs Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8082
Grades: K-4
| 402 students
Rank: #44.
Hume - Fogg High School
Magnet School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 291-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 894 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Glendale Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
800 Thompson Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 279-7970
Grades: PK-4
| 427 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Percy Priest Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1700 Otter Creek Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8416
Grades: K-4
| 412 students
Rank: #77.
Martin Luther King Jr School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
613 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400
Grades: 7-12
| 1,252 students
Rank: #88.
Harpeth Valley Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7840 Learning Ln
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 662-3015
Grades: PK-4
| 608 students
Rank: #99.
Crieve Hall Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
498 Hogan Rd
Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 333-5059
Grades: K-4
| 416 students
Rank: #1010.
Valor Voyager Academy
Charter School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4531 Nolensville Pike, Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 823-7982
Grades: 5-8
| 501 students
Rank: #1111.
Stanford Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2417 Maplecrest Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 885-8822
Grades: PK-4
| 394 students
Rank: #1212.
Valor Flagship Academy
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4527 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 823-7982
Grades: 5-12
| 1,360 students
Rank: #1313.
Dan Mills Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4106 Kennedy Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 262-6677
Grades: PK-4
| 544 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Purpose Prep
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 Venture Cir
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 724-0705
Grades: K-4
| 350 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Waverly-belmont Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2301 10th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 800-7690
Grades: K-4
| 475 students
Rank: #1616.
Nashville Classical
Charter School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2000 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 538-5841
Grades: K-8
| 536 students
Rank: #1717.
John Trotwood Moore Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4425 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-8095
Grades: 5-8
| 601 students
Rank: #1818.
Sylvan Park Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4801 Utah Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-8423
Grades: K-4
| 393 students
Rank: #1919.
Early College High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-3333
Grades: 9-12
| 191 students
Rank: #2020.
Eakin Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2500 Fairfax Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-8076
Grades: K-4
| 503 students
Rank: #2121.
Head Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1830 Jo Johnston Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8160
Grades: 5-8
| 551 students
Rank: #2222.
Rose Park Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1025 9th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 291-6405
Grades: 5-8
| 396 students
Rank: #2323.
West End Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3529 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-8425
Grades: 5-8
| 441 students
Rank: #2424.
May Werthan Shayne Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6217 Nolensville Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 332-3020
Grades: PK-4
| 713 students
Rank: #2525.
Gower Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
650 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-2012
Grades: PK-4
| 495 students
Rank: #2626.
Nashville School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1250 Foster Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 610 students
Rank: #2727.
Harris-hillman Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1706 26th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-8085
Grades: PK-12
| 456 students
Rank: #2828.
Liberty Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3515 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 564-1974
Grades: 5-8
| 365 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Rosebank Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1012 Preston Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6720
Grades: PK-4
| 335 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Westmeade Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6641 Clearbrook Dr
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 353-2066
Grades: K-4
| 386 students
Rank: #3131.
Charlotte Park Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Annex Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-2006
Grades: PK-4
| 486 students
Rank: #3232.
Norman Binkley Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 West Longdale Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 333-5037
Grades: PK-4
| 586 students
Rank: #3333.
Hillsboro High School
Magnet School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3812 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 298-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,175 students
Rank: #3434.
East End Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1460 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 630-7470
Grades: K-8
| 814 students
Rank: #3535.
Nashville Prep
Charter School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 56th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 538-7284
Grades: 5-8
| 229 students
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Nashville, Tennessee Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2000 Greenwood Av
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6670
Grades: 5-8
| 405 students
3515 Gallatin Rd
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 650-5381
Grades: 7-12
| 154 students
730 Neely's Bend Rd
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 717-7643
Grades: 7-8
| 120 students
2835 Brick Church Pk
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 262-6665
Grades: 8
| 96 students
1531 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 291-6762
Grades: PK-4
| n/a students
1110 12th So Av
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 291-6410
Grades: K-4
| 307 students
1034 1st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6365
Grades: 7-8
| 119 students
4805 Park Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 259-8400
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
1928 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6675
Grades: PK-4
| 238 students
500 Spence La
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6385
Grades: 5-8
| 299 students
322 Cleveland St
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 262-6682
Grades: PK-4
| 158 students
575 Joyce Ln
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 262-6685
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
1200 2nd So Av
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6414
Grades: 5-8
| 9 students
1200 2nd Ave So
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6414
Grades: 8-12
| 44 students
1000 Sevier St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6708
Grades: 3-4
| 150 students
1300 56th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-8090
Grades: K-8
| 37 students
915 38th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 329-8170
Grades: PK-8
| 198 students
4805 Park Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 259-4636
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
2601 Bransford Av
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-2294
Grades: 5-8
| 32 students
2000 Murphy Av
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8410
Grades: 6-11
| 22 students
3307 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 921-5000
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
3500 Hydes Ferry Rd
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 291-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 557 students
297 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 473-3006
Grades: 5-8
| 159 students
Old Cockrill (Closed 2006)
Alternative School
610 49th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-2495
Grades: 5-12
| 327 students
3200 Kings Ln
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 876-5126
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
1506 Mary St
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 715-8104
Grades: K-2
| 51 students
601 Mcferrin Av
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6728
Grades: PK-4
| 240 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Nashville, TN?
The top ranked public schools in Nashville, TN include Lockeland Elementary School, Meigs Middle School and Julia Green Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Nashville, TN?
124 public schools are located in Nashville, TN.
What percentage of students in Nashville, TN go to public school?
77% of all K-12 students in Nashville, TN are educated in public schools (compared to the TN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Nashville, TN?
Nashville, TN public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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