Top 10 Best Tennessee Special Education Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 16 special education public schools serving 2,308 students in Tennessee.
The top ranked special education public schools in Tennessee are West Tennessee School For Deaf, Harris-hillman Special Education and Tenn School For Blind. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 15% (versus the 35% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Best Tennessee Special Education Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Tennessee School For Deaf
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Berryhill Dr
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-5705
Grades: PK-6
| 42 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Harris-hillman Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1706 26th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-8085
Grades: PK-12
| 516 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Tenn School For Blind
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 231-7300
Grades: 1-12
| 131 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Tennessee Elementary School For Deaf
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 42 students
Rank: #55.
Tennessee High School For Deaf
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 57 students
Rank: #66.
Knox Adaptive Education Center
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5719 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 909-9020
Grades: 4-12
| 88 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Cora Howe School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1928 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 612-2545
Grades: 1-12
| 104 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Murrell School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 14th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-8070
Grades: 1-8
| 68 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Shrine School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4259 Forest View Dr
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 416-2400
Grades: PK-12
| 143 students
Avon School
Special Education School
(1)
310 Avon Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-2124
Grades: 12
| 171 students
Fair Garden Family/community Center
Special Education School
400 Fern St
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1320
Grades: PK-K
| 159 students
Ft Sanders Education Development Center
Special Education School
501 S Twenty-first St
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 594-5035
Grades: 3-12
| 312 students
Palmer Early Learning Center
Special Education School
1609 Ft Henry Dr
Kingsport, TN 37664
(423) 378-2160
Grades: PK
| 124 students
Sam E. Hill Family/community Center
Special Education School
1725 Delaware Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-3632
Grades: 4
| 177 students
T Lawson Early Childhood Education Center
Special Education School
550 East Gate Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 428-5793
Grades: PK-K
| 138 students
Tennessee Middle School For The Deaf
Special Education School
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: 6-8
| 36 students

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